Reported Annual Crime In Pontiac

StatisticReportedincidents/100k peoplePontiac/100k peopleIllinois/100k peopleNational/100k people
Total crime248n/a (estimate)2,1072,4852,837
StatisticReportedincidents/100k peoplePontiac/100k peopleIllinois/100k peopleNational/100k people
Murder0n/a0.08.25.3
Rape0n/a0.038.340.4
Robbery3n/a25.5139.3102.8
Assault23n/a195.4250.5248.5
Violent crime26n/a (estimate)221436386
Burglary37n/a314.3374.9468.9
Theft181n/a1,537.71,518.61,745.0
Vehicle theft4n/a34.0155.5236.9
Property crime222n/a (estimate)1,8862,0492,451
The table above provides a full overview of all reported crimes in Pontiac, IL for the year. The sum of recorded criminal acts in Pontiac, 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 Pontiac, IL crime rates are 15% lower than in comparison to the Illinois mean and are 26% lower than the nation's mean. In regards to violent offenses, Pontiac, IL has a rate that is 49% lower than the Illinois average; compared to the United States, it is 43% lower than. Looking at crimes involving property, Pontiac, IL is 8% lower than its state's mean, and 23% lower than the country's average.

Nearby Cities With Low Crime Rates

City, StatePopulationViolent crime/100k peopleProperty crime/100k peopleTotal crime/100k people
Chenoa, IL1,806125563688
Odell, IL1,0141818511,032
Gridley, IL1,3771848651,049
Flanagan, IL1,1111919001,091
Forrest, IL1,2022119901,201
Fairbury, IL3,8422221,0271,249
Dwight, IL4,1041741,5641,738
Pontiac, IL12,0122211,8862,107

Did you know?

  • The overall crime rate in Pontiac is 26% lower than the national average.
  • For every 100,000 people, there are 5.77 daily crimes that occur in Pontiac.
  • Pontiac is safer than 50% of the cities in the United States.
  • In Pontiac you have a 1 in 48 chance of becoming a victim of any crime.
  • The number of total year over year crimes in Pontiac has decreased by 31%.

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Daily Crime In Pontiac (per 100,000 people)

The illustration above looks at the comparison of crimes committed in Pontiac, IL on a daily bases (per 100,000 people) to crimes committed throughout the state of Illinois. A comparison to the average number of daily national crimes is displayed as well. According to the latest crime statistics, daily crimes in Pontiac, IL (which include property crimes as well as violent crimes), when compared to Illinois state wide, are 1.18 times less than the state average and 1.35 times less than than national statistics. Violent crimes committed in Pontiac, IL on a daily bases are 1.98 times less than than Illinois average and 1.75 times less than the average nationwide. Daily property crime rates in Pontiac, IL are 1.09 times less than the daily state average and 1.30 times less than the daily national numbers.

How Safe is Pontiac (higher is better)

Compared to the other cities in Illinois and cities in all other U.S. states, how safe is Pontiac, IL? From the gauges displayed above, you will notice that Pontiac, IL has been ranked safer than 31% of other cities in the state of Illinois. In addition, Pontiac, IL is safer than 50% 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 Pontiac, IL. By studying this data, it was possible to determine that Pontiac, IL is above average in safety when compared with other United States cities.

Chance of Being A Victim of Crime in Pontiac

The chance of being a victim of violent crime in Pontiac is 1 in 453
The chance of being a victim of property crime in Pontiac is 1 in 54
The chance of being a victim of crime in Pontiac is 1 in 48
Have you ever worried about your odds of becoming a crime victim in Pontiac, IL? The above illustrations display your chances being the victim of property crimes, violent crimes, or either crime. In Pontiac, IL your chance of becoming a victim of a violent crime is 1 in 453. Types of violent crimes may include assault, robbery, rape, or murder. You also have a 1 in 54 chance of being the victim of a property crime such as vehicle theft, personal property theft, and burglary. Your overall risk of becoming a crime victim in Pontiac, IL is 1 in 48.

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

An ideal indicator of whether Pontiac, IL is becoming a safer or more dangerous residential area or not is an analysis of the crime rate in the area from year to year. In the above illustration, the year to year crime rates are visualized per 100,000 people for property, violent, and total crime. Year to year rate of violent crime in Pontiac, IL has decreased by 55% and the rate of property crime in Pontiac, IL has decreased by 26%. The total crime rate in Pontiac, IL has decreased by 31% year to year.

Pontiac police department

ItemPontiacIllinoisNational
Law enforcement employees (officers & civilians)2030,690556,527
Police officers & civilians /1000 residents1.72.63.3
There are a total of 20 Pontiac police officers. This results in 1.7 police officers per 1,000 residents which is 36.6% less than the Illinois average and 48.6% 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
Powell, OH12,0120799799
Speedway, IN12,0123285,1855,513
Holiday City-Berkeley, NJ12,0133302,0822,412
Freehold, NJ12,0182911,8362,127
Maryville, MO12,0182871,1641,451
Pontiac, IL12,0122211,8862,107
Source: The Pontiac, 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.