(Michigan City, IN) - Michigan City is ranked the most dangerous city in Indiana going into the New Year.
The finding was contained in a recent ranking by UpgradedHome.com. According to the publishers, violent crime is not "that bad" in Michigan City.
According to the publishers, the biggest reason for being the most dangerous Indiana city for 2022 is the highest rate of theft and property-related crimes in the state. Also cited was a good number of murders for the community the size of Michigan City and a close to the 30-percent poverty rate in the city.
City Councilman Paul Przybylinski called the report "disheartening." He said the report should be brought to the attention of the police chief and mayor to find out "just what's going on out there."
Despite increased crime in recent years, Przybylinski, a lifelong resident of Michigan City, said he doesn't believe the #1 ranking and still feels safe in the community.
The report listed South Bend and Indianapolis as the second and third most dangerous. Northwest Indiana neighbor Gary was ranked 6th.