Reported Annual Crime In Alton

StatisticReportedincidents/100k peopleAlton/100k peopleIllinois/100k peopleNational/100k people
Total crime1,233n/a (estimate)4,6192,4502,745
StatisticReportedincidents/100k peopleAlton/100k peopleIllinois/100k peopleNational/100k people
Murder1n/a3.77.85.3
Rape22n/a82.443.441.7
Robbery34n/a127.4137.298.0
Assault112n/a419.6250.4248.9
Violent crime169n/a (estimate)633439383
Burglary214n/a801.7339.5430.4
Theft784n/a2,937.11,508.81,694.4
Vehicle theft66n/a247.3163.1237.4
Property crime1,064n/a (estimate)3,9862,0112,362

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When reviewing the above table, you see a comprehensive overview of all annual crimes reported in Alton, IL. All reported Alton, 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 Alton, IL overall crime rate is 89% higher than in comparison to the Illinois average; and is also 68% higher than compared to the national average. Specifically regarding violent crimes in Alton, IL, the rate is 44% higher than compared to the Illinois average, and 65% higher than when paralleled to the national average. When comparing property crime, Alton, IL comes in at 98% higher than to the average seen in Illinois, and 69% higher than the overall national average.
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The Alton crime map provides a detailed overview of all crimes in Alton as reported by the local law enforcement agency. Based on the color coded legend above, the crime map outlines the areas with low crime compared to the areas with high crime. The Alton crime heat map offers insight into the total crimes on a block group level.

Did you know?

  • The overall crime rate in Alton is 68% higher than the national average.
  • For every 100,000 people, there are 12.66 daily crimes that occur in Alton.
  • Alton is safer than 10% of the cities in the United States.
  • In Alton you have a 1 in 22 chance of becoming a victim of any crime.
  • The number of total year over year crimes in Alton has decreased by 15%.

Compare Alton, IL Crime To Other Cities

Daily Crime In Alton (per 100,000 people)

The illustration above looks at the comparison of crimes committed in Alton, 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 Alton, IL (which include property crimes as well as violent crimes), when compared to Illinois state wide, are 1.89 times more than the state average and 1.68 times more than than national statistics. Violent crimes committed in Alton, IL on a daily bases are 1.44 times more than than Illinois average and 1.65 times more than the average nationwide. Daily property crime rates in Alton, IL are 1.98 times more than the daily state average and 1.69 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, IL compared to other areas of Illinois, as well as the rest of America? In the included graphs, it's depicted that Alton, IL safer than 5% when compared to other Illinois cities, and 10% compared to all other cities across America. These statistics are derived from 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, IL. At this time, Alton, IL 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 158
The chance of being a victim of property crime in Alton is 1 in 26
The chance of being a victim of crime in Alton is 1 in 22
Are you interested in knowing the odds that you will be a crime victim in Alton, IL? Just look at the above illustrations to see what your chances are of becoming a victim of any crime, such as property crime or violent crime, in this city. In Alton, IL, you have a 1 in 158 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 26. These crimes include theft, vehicle theft, and burglary. Your overall chance of being a victim of crime in Alton, IL is 1 in 22.

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

Determining whether Alton, 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. Alton, IL has increased by 29% in violent crimes. At the same time, property crime has decreased by 19% year over year. Total crimes for Alton, IL has decreased by 15% 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
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
Troy, IL10,041148593741
Glen Carbon, IL12,78254693747
Brighton, IL2,316230598828
Holiday Shores, IL2,785156713869
Maryville, IL7,837151841991
Edwardsville, IL25,044911,0721,163
Mitchell, IL1,1832149801,194
Alton, IL27,1756333,9864,619

Cities with similar population

City, StatePopulationViolent crime/100k peopleProperty crime/100k peopleTotal crime/100k people
Thomasville, NC27,1784294,6915,120
Isla Vista, CA27,1796423,5724,214
Imperial Beach, CA27,1804821,3191,801
Anderson, SC27,2066536,0086,661
New London, CT27,2184912,7573,248
Alton, IL27,1756333,9864,619
Source: The Alton, IL crime data displayed above is derived from the FBI's uniform crime reports for the year of 2017. 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.
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