Reported Annual Crime In Chester

StatisticReportedincidents/100k peopleChester/100k peopleIllinois/100k peopleNational/100k people
Total crime72n/a (estimate)8382,4852,837
StatisticReportedincidents/100k peopleChester/100k peopleIllinois/100k peopleNational/100k people
Murder1n/a11.68.25.3
Rape1n/a11.638.340.4
Robbery0n/a0.0139.3102.8
Assault16n/a186.3250.5248.5
Violent crime18n/a (estimate)210436386
Burglary4n/a46.6374.9468.9
Theft49n/a570.41,518.61,745.0
Vehicle theft1n/a11.6155.5236.9
Property crime54n/a (estimate)6292,0492,451
The table above provides a full overview of all reported crimes in Chester, IL for the year. The sum of recorded criminal acts in Chester, IL is displayed; for comparisons, each offense is also shown in regards to the amount of offenses per 100,000 people. Along with this, they are separated into multiple categories: violent crimes and property crimes. The crime data reveals that the overall Chester, IL crime rates are 66% lower than in comparison to the Illinois mean and are 70% lower than the nation's mean. In regards to violent offenses, Chester, IL has a rate that is 52% lower than the Illinois average; compared to the United States, it is 46% lower than. Looking at crimes involving property, Chester, IL is 69% lower than its state's mean, and 74% lower than the country's average.

Nearby Cities With Low Crime Rates

City, StatePopulationViolent crime/100k peopleProperty crime/100k peopleTotal crime/100k people
Ruma, IL3820317317
Steeleville, IL1,9302059651,171
Ste. Genevieve, MO4,4131781,5601,739
Perryville, MO8,2804861,7442,230
Sparta, IL4,3383931,8452,237
Ozora, MO1275202,8023,321
Evansville, IL7026282,9533,582
Chester, IL8,495210629838

Did you know?

  • The overall crime rate in Chester is 70% lower than the national average.
  • For every 100,000 people, there are 2.3 daily crimes that occur in Chester.
  • Chester is safer than 59% of the cities in the United States.
  • In Chester you have a 1 in 120 chance of becoming a victim of any crime.
  • The number of total year over year crimes in Chester has decreased by 20%.

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Daily Crime In Chester (per 100,000 people)

The bar chart above reveals the rate of daily criminal activity in Chester, IL for every 100,000 residents. To compare, daily crime statistics are also disclosed for Illinois as well as those across America as a whole. The Chester, IL total amount of daily offenses is 2.97 times less than the Illinois average and 3.38 times less than than that of the nation. As for violent crimes, the daily average in Chester, IL is 2.08 times less than the Illinois average, and it is 1.84 times less than the national mean. The statistics for property crimes show that Chester, IL has a daily crime figure that is 3.26 times less than the Illinois average and 3.90 times less than the daily national rate.

How Safe is Chester (higher is better)

Compared to the other cities in Illinois and cities in all other U.S. states, how safe is Chester, IL? From the gauges displayed above, you will notice that Chester, IL has been ranked safer than 40% of other cities in the state of Illinois. In addition, Chester, IL is safer than 59% of cities in the entire United States. To achieve these results, all Illinois and United States cities were analyzed to determine how many locations had a lower crime rate than Chester, IL. By studying this data, it was possible to determine that Chester, IL is above average in safety when compared with other United States cities.

Chance of Being A Victim of Crime in Chester

The chance of being a victim of violent crime in Chester is 1 in 478
The chance of being a victim of property crime in Chester is 1 in 160
The chance of being a victim of crime in Chester is 1 in 120
Wondering what the chances are that you will be the victim of a crime in Chester, IL? The illustrations above show how likely you are to become a victim of violent crime, property crime or any crime. In Chester, IL you have a 1 in 478 chance of becoming a victim of violent crime. Violent crimes include murder, rape, robbery and assault. With regards to property crime, you have a 1 in 160 chance of becoming a victim. Property crimes include burglary, theft and vehicle theft. Overall, you have a 1 in 120 chance of becoming a victim of crime in Chester, IL.

Year Over Year Crime In Chester (per 100,000 people)

Determining whether Chester, IL is growing less or more safe for inhabitants is most easily done by comparing yearly crime rates. Graphs - like the one above - show crimes by crime type per 100,000 residents. They are displayed by crime types of violent, property, and total, in order to give a better overview of yearly crime rates. Chester, IL has increased by 36% in violent crimes. At the same time, property crime has decreased by 29% year over year. Total crimes for Chester, IL has decreased by 20% in the same time frame.

Chester police department

ItemChesterIllinoisNational
Law enforcement employees (officers & civilians)1130,690556,527
Police officers & civilians /1000 residents1.32.63.3
There are a total of 11 Chester police officers. This results in 1.3 police officers per 1,000 residents which is 51.5% less than the Illinois average and 60.7% less than the National average.

Sex offenders in Illinois

StateTotal offendersIllinois /100KNational /100K
Illinois26,115212222
There are a total of 26,115 sex offenders in Illinois. This yields a total of 212 sex offenders in Illinois per 100,000 residents which is 5% less than the national average.

Cities with similar population

City, StatePopulationViolent crime/100k peopleProperty crime/100k peopleTotal crime/100k people
Congers, NY8,496188773961
Granbury, TX8,4961554,8134,967
Winchester, TN8,4937264,1544,880
Monroe, NY8,4932771,1401,417
Florence, OR8,4981154,8014,917
Chester, IL8,495210629838
Source: The Chester, IL crime data displayed above is derived from the FBI's uniform crime reports for the year of 2016. The crime report encompasses more than 18,000 city and state law enforcement agencies reporting data on property and violent crimes. The uniform crime reports program represents approximately 309 million American residents, which results in 98% coverage of metropolitan statistical areas.