Reported Annual Crime In Salem

StatisticReportedincidents/100k peopleSalem/100k peopleIllinois/100k peopleNational/100k people
Total crime335n/a (estimate)4,5902,3722,860
StatisticReportedincidents/100k peopleSalem/100k peopleIllinois/100k peopleNational/100k people
Murder1n/a13.75.84.9
Rape12n/a164.437.538.6
Robbery2n/a27.4115.9101.9
Assault5n/a68.5224.6237.8
Violent crime20n/a (estimate)274384373
Burglary54n/a739.9361.1491.4
Theft253n/a3,466.71,490.21,775.4
Vehicle theft8n/a109.6137.3220.2
Property crime315n/a (estimate)4,3161,9892,487
When reviewing the above table, you see a comprehensive overview of all annual crimes reported in Salem, IL. All reported Salem, IL crimes are shown and for assessment, each particular crime is demonstrated, establishing an accurate total that represents any crimes committed for every 100,000 residents. You'll also notice that the crimes are distributed into two separate categories, being; violent crimes and property crimes. In addition, the table also demonstrates that the Salem, IL overall crime rate is 93% higher than in comparison to the Illinois average; and is also 61% higher than compared to the national average. Specifically regarding violent crimes in Salem, IL, the rate is 29% lower than compared to the Illinois average, and 26% lower than when paralleled to the national average. When comparing property crime, Salem, IL comes in at 117% higher than to the average seen in Illinois, and 74% higher than the overall national average.

Did you know?

  • The overall crime rate in Salem is 61% higher than the national average.
  • For every 100,000 people, there are 12.58 daily crimes that occur in Salem.
  • Salem is safer than 26% of the cities in the United States.
  • In Salem you have a 1 in 22 chance of becoming a victim of any crime.
  • The number of total year over year crimes in Salem has increased by 96%.

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Daily Crime In Salem (per 100,000 people)

The graph above illustrates the number of daily crimes in Salem, IL per 100,000 people. For comparison purposes, the number of daily crimes is also reported for Illinois and on a national level. In Salem, IL the total number of daily crimes is 1.93 times more than the Illinois average and 1.61 times more than the national average. The number of daily violent crimes in Salem, IL is 1.40 times less than the Illinois average and 1.36 times less than the national average. With regards to property crimes, Salem, IL has a daily crime rate that is 2.17 times more than the Illinois average and 1.74 times more than the national average.

How Safe is Salem (higher is better)

Are people any safer living in the Salem, IL area in comparison to other Illinois communities and all other cities throughout the United States? The evidence provided by these graphs show Salem, IL being safer than 11% of cities in Illinois and 26% of cities across the United States as a whole. This is evident by tracking Illinois cities as well as all US cities over a one year period to contrast crime statistics as they relate to Salem, IL. In conclusion, Salem, IL now ranks below average in comparison to all United States cities.

Chance of Being A Victim of Crime in Salem

The chance of being a victim of violent crime in Salem is 1 in 365
The chance of being a victim of property crime in Salem is 1 in 24
The chance of being a victim of crime in Salem is 1 in 22
Are you curious to know the likelihood of suffering from a crime in Salem, IL? The graphics above display the likelihood of becoming victimized by an illegal act such as a crime including violence or property damage. If you reside in Salem, IL, the likelihood that you will suffer a violent crime is 1 in 365. These sorts of violent crimes include murder, sexual assault, robbery, and physical assault. Illegal actions against property are represented by a likelihood of 1 in 24 that you become a victim. These sorts of crimes against personal property include burglary, theft, and auto theft. In total, the likelihood of being victimized by a crime in Salem, IL is 1 in 22.

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

The year over year change in crime helps to understand whether crime in Salem, IL is on the rise or declining. Analysts use this measure in order to eliminate the effect of changes in crime by the season. Year over year change in crime is shown for violent, property and total crimes per 100,000 people in the graph above. Clearly, the violent crime rate in Salem, IL has increased by 5%, while the property crime rate in Salem, IL has increased by 108% year over year. Summing up the numbers, Salem, IL has increased by 96% with regards to total crimes year over year.

Salem police department

ItemSalemIllinoisNational
Law enforcement employees (officers & civilians)2130,690556,527
Police officers & civilians /1000 residents2.82.63.3
There are a total of 21 Salem police officers. This results in 2.8 police officers per 1,000 residents which is 6.3% greater than the Illinois average and 13.9% 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.

Nearby Cities With Low Crime Rates

City, StatePopulationViolent crime/100k peopleProperty crime/100k peopleTotal crime/100k people
Patoka, IL597000
Odin, IL1,0332101,0881,298
Sandoval, IL1,1502111,0921,303
Central City, IL1,0762121,1011,313
Kinmundy, IL1,0252161,1171,332
Salem, IL7,1352744,3164,590

Cities with similar population

City, StatePopulationViolent crime/100k peopleProperty crime/100k peopleTotal crime/100k people
Kingston, RI7,1362141,6761,890
Delafield, WI7,136281,9501,977
Independence, OH7,13642714756
Wetumpka, AL7,1363034,5324,835
Vandenberg Village, CA7,1333542,1742,528
Salem, IL7,1352744,3164,590
Source: The Salem, IL crime data displayed above is derived from the FBI's uniform crime reports for the year of 2015. 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.