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South Bend, Indiana Police Station Crime Information

There were 10 registered sex offenders living in South Bend as of January, 2024. The ratio of all residents to sex offenders in South Bend is 10,158 to 1. The ratio of registered sex offenders to all residents in this city is significantly lower than the state average. The 2020 crime rate in South Bend was 652, which was 2.6 times higher than the U.S. average. It was higher than in 98.6% U.S. cities. The crime rate in South Bend increased by 15% from 2019 to 2020. The number of homicides was 28, which was an increase of 14 compared to 2019. In the last 5 years, South Bend has seen an increase in violent crime and a decrease in property crime.

South Bend crime rates are 2,779 per 100k, which is 50% higher than Indiana
Property Crime
2,319 crimes per 100k

Violent Crime
460 crimes per 100k

The South Bend Police Department consists of a Patrol Division, Support Division, and an Operations Division. The Patrol Division provides a safe and timely response to service calls and investigates crimes and traffic incidents. The Support Division contains the Detective Bureau, which is responsible for investigating crimes against persons and property. The Operations Division is responsible for strategic planning and the day-to-day functioning of the department.

Accident Reports can be purchased at the Police Station for $8 or online through the State for $12 at When purchasing a report on, individuals must select the state and jurisdiction in which the accident occurred. The last name of the driver must then be entered along with one of the following: VIN, report number, or driver’s license number. Search results should yield the report at the bottom of the webpage, which can then be paid for using credit/debit.

Chief of Police: Scott Ruszkowski

South Bend Police Department Address:
701 W. Sample St.
South Bend, IN 46601

Mugshot Record Request in South Bend, Indiana

To request a record, individuals may do so in person at the South Bend Police Department. When requesting records, individuals should visit the Records Bureau. The Records Bureau is open Monday through Friday from 9 am to 6 pm and Saturday and Sunday from 9 am to 5 pm.

South Bend Police Department Records Bureau Address:
701 W. Sample St.
South Bend, IN 46601
(574) 235-9201

County Sheriff, Warrant, Most Wanted Information in South Bend, Indiana

The Warrants Division is responsible for processing warrants in St. Joseph County. If a member of the public has information about a wanted suspect, they are encouraged to call 574-235-9756 during the normal business hours of 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday. To inquire about most wanted fugitives in St. Joseph County, the public may contact the St. Joseph County Sheriff’s Office directly at:

St. Joseph County Sheriff’s Office Address:
401 W. Sample St.
South Bend, IN 46601

Phone: 574-235-9611

South Bend, Indiana Information

According to 2020 U.S. Census data, the population of South Bend was 103,453. The total area of South Bend is 42.40 square miles. The county seat is St. Joseph County. The mayor of South Bend is James Mueller.

Phone: 574.233.0311

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