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Total crime 70%
Violent crime 69%
Property crime 70%
Date & Last Updated: This data reflects the 2018 calendar year and was released from the FBI in September, 2019; this is the most current data available.
StatisticReportedincidents/100k peopleAlton/100k peopleIllinois/100k peopleNational/100k people
Total crime1,165n/a (estimate)4,3862,3372,580
Murder8n/a30.16.95.0
Rape26n/a97.946.042.6
Robbery25n/a94.1111.586.2
Assault112n/a421.6239.7246.8
Violent crime171n/a (estimate)644404381
Burglary228n/a858.3306.7376.0
Theft703n/a2,646.51,472.31,594.6
Vehicle theft63n/a237.2153.8228.9
Property crime994n/a (estimate)3,7421,9332,200

Key findings

  • Alton crime rates are 70% higher than the national average
  • Violent crimes in Alton are 69% higher than the national average
  • In Alton you have a 1 in 23 chance of becoming a victim of crime
  • Alton is safer than 9% of the cities in the United States
  • Year over year crime in Alton has decreased by 5%

Alton crime map

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      Daily Crime In Alton (per 100,000 people)

      The graph above looks at the comparison of crimes committed in Alton on a daily basis (per 100,000 people) to crimes committed throughout the state of Illinois and the USA. According to the latest crime statistics, daily crimes in Alton (which include property crimes as well as violent crimes), when compared to Illinois, are 1.88 times more than the state average and 1.70 times more than than national average. Violent crimes committed in Alton on a daily basis are 1.59 times more than than Illinois average and 1.69 times more than the average nationwide. Daily property crime rates in Alton are 1.94 times more than the daily state average and 1.70 times more than the daily national numbers.

      How Safe is Alton (higher is better)

      What are the odds that you'll be safer in Alton, Illinois compared to other areas of Illinois, as well as the rest of America? When it comes down to it, is Alton safe? In the graphs above, it shows that Alton is safer than 4% of Illinois cities, and 9% compared to all other cities across America. These statistics are calculated by taking a closer look at each city's crime rate in Illinois, as well as the rest of the US. It is then determined which cities see less crime than Alton. At this time, Alton sees a below average rate of crime in comparison to other United States cities.

      Chance of Being A Victim of Crime in Alton

      The chance of being a victim of violent crime in Alton is 1 in 156
      The chance of being a victim of property crime in Alton is 1 in 27
      The chance of being a victim of crime in Alton is 1 in 23
      Interested in knowing the odds that you will be a crime victim in Alton? In Alton, you have a 1 in 156 chance of falling victim to a violent crime, such as rape, robbery, assault, or even murder. In terms of property crime, your chances of being a victim are 1 in 27. These crimes include theft, vehicle theft, and burglary. Your overall chance of being a victim of crime in Alton, IL is 1 in 23.

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

      Determining whether Alton is becoming less or more safe for its residents (per 100,000) is most easily done by comparing year-over-year crime rates. Alton violent crime rates have increased by 2%. At the same time, property crime has decreased by 6% year over year. Total crimes for Alton has decreased by 5% in the same time frame.

      Alton police department

      ItemAltonIllinoisNational
      Law enforcement employees (officers & civilians)8930,690558,732
      Police officers & civilians /1000 residents3.22.63.3
      There are a total of 89 Alton police officers. This results in 3.2 police officers per 1,000 residents which is 20.9% greater than the Illinois average and 1.5% less than the National average.

      Sex offenders in Illinois

      StateTotal offendersIllinois /100KNational /100K
      Illinois32,213263266
      There are a total of 32,213 sex offenders in Illinois. This yields a total of 263 sex offenders in Illinois per 100,000 residents which is 1% less than the national average.

      Nearby Cities With Low Crime Rates

      City, StatePopulationViolent crime/100k peopleProperty crime/100k peopleTotal crime/100k people
      Brighton, IL2,31647234281
      Maryville, IL7,837113666779
      Edwardsville, IL25,04452738790
      Holiday Shores, IL2,785143686829
      Troy, IL10,041127793920
      Bethalto, IL9,36454871925
      Glen Carbon, IL12,782699931,062
      Alton, IL27,1756443,7424,386

      Cities with similar population

      City, StatePopulationViolent crime/100k peopleProperty crime/100k peopleTotal crime/100k people
      Thomasville, NC27,1783123,7954,107
      Isla Vista, CA27,1796393,4044,044
      Imperial Beach, CA27,1802871,2771,563
      Anderson, SC27,2066173,8134,429
      New London, CT27,2184522,1042,556
      Alton, IL27,1756443,7424,386
      Source: The Alton, IL crime data displayed above is derived from the FBI's uniform crime reports for the year of 2018. 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.