Indiana is the 19th state of the United States, admitted into the union in the year 1816. It is the 38th largest of all the 50 states in terms of area, and the 17th largest in terms of population. The state observed a violent crime rate of over 371 per 100,000 residents - much at par with the national average. Much of these seems to be concentrated towards Indianapolis, which accounts for over 40% of all reported incidents. Aggravated battery is the most common of these, followed by robbery, assaults, and homicides.