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Violent crime NAT. AVG.
Property crime NAT. AVG.
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Date & Last Updated: This data reflects the 2022 calendar year and was released from the FBI in September, 2023; this is the most current data available.
StatisticReportedincidents/100k peopleArthur/100k peopleIllinois/100k peopleNational/100k people
Total crime17n/a (estimate)7631,9702,324
Violent crime3n/a (estimate)135287370
Vehicle theft3n/a134.7281.6282.7
Property crime14n/a (estimate)6291,6831,954

An Overview of Crime Rates in Arthur, IL

The Arthur crime rates are 67.2% lower than the national average. There are two main categories of crime - violent crime and property crime. Violent crime consists of murder, rape, robbery and assault, while property crimes include burglary, theft and vehicle theft. There were a total of 3 violent crimes in Arthur (135 per 100,000 people), which is 63.6% lower than the national average and there were a total of 14 property crimes (629 per 100,000 residents) which is 67.8% lower than average.

Arthur has a crime rate of 763, which is considerably less than the national average of 2324. This results in Arthur being one of the safest places to live across the United States. The crime rate is based on the total number of violent and property crimes per 100,000 people.

In the most recently reported crime year, Arthur registered zero reported homicides. This statistic not only designates the area as an exemplar of security but also emanates a profound sense of safety within its community. A minimal incidence of severe violent crime not only fosters a strong sense of well-being among residents but also sets a commendable standard for other regions aiming to cultivate similarly safe surroundings.

The property crime rates per 100,000 individuals have shown a steady decrease of more than 50% since 1990, with a slight uptick in recent years. The most recent crime data reveals that Arthur records a property crime rate of 629 incidents per 100,000 people, significantly lower than the national average of 1954. This underscores Arthur as an exceptionally secure and attractive residential destination, highlighting its unwavering dedication to fostering safety and community well-being.

Is Arthur a Safe Place to Live?

Determining whether Arthur is a place to live may not always yield a simple answer, given the city's varying safety levels across different areas. Nonetheless, comprehending the city's overall crime rate can be a valuable asset. In broad terms, Arthur has an overall crime rate that is 67% lower than the national average. When we take a look at crime on a daily basis, this translates into 0.05 daily occurrences, comprising 0.01 violent crimes and 0.04 property crimes. Scrutinizing these statistics provides a foundation for a more informed assessment of the suitability of Arthur as a potential place to establish residency.

Has Crime in Arthur Increased Since Last Year?

In the most recent crime report, year-over-year crime rates in Arthur has decreased by 10.5%. Examining the change in crime rates from one year to the next provides valuable insights into the evolving safety landscape of Arthur, aiding residents in assessing whether it is becoming a safer or more dangerous place to live. These crime rates are categorized into two primary groups: violent and property crimes. Year-over-year, violent crime has increased by 200%, while property crime has decreased by 22.2%. This comprehensive analysis offers potential residents essential information for making informed decisions about whether or not Arthur is a safe place to live.

Potential Causes for Crime in Arthur

In Arthur, the poverty rate currently stands at 8.3%, which contrasts with the national average of 15.1%. It's essential to recognize that the economic status of a city's inhabitants could be a pivotal factor influencing crime stats. Communities grappling with high poverty rates and income inequality are often susceptible to elevated crime levels, as some individuals may turn to unlawful activities to fulfill their essential needs. While lower poverty rates could lead to a reduction in Arthur crime rates.

In areas where employment options are limited or where a significant proportion of jobs offer meager wages, the likelihood of heightened unemployment and homelessness increases. Regions facing challenges related to unemployment or inadequate income may become more vulnerable to a surge in crime stemming from economic instability. While low unemployment rates tend to lead to reduced crime in most areas. Arthur currently has an unemployment rate of 1%, contrasting with the national average of 4.7%. This could be one of many factors that could contribute to a higher or lower crime rate.

The quality of housing and neighborhood conditions can influence crime rates. Neglected or run-down neighborhoods with poorly maintained properties may be more susceptible to criminal activities. In areas with housing affordability challenges, crime can emerge as a prominent issue. Certain individuals and families may find themselves residing in cramped or inadequate housing settings, amplifying stress levels and potentially fostering domestic conflicts and associated criminal incidents. It's worth noting that the median home price in Arthur stands at $117,600, a contrast to the national average of $184,700.

Arthur crime map

The Arthur crime map provides a detailed overview of all crimes in Arthur as reported by the local law enforcement agencies. Based on the color coded legend above, the crime map outlines the areas with lower crime compared to the areas with higher crime. The Arthur crime heat map offers insight into the total crimes on a block group level. Please note that the red areas on the Arthur crime map does not always indicate that it is a dangerous area for its residents. Areas on the heat map could be inflated if they are located in high traffic areas like airports, sports centers or large parks. Other areas on the heat map could see increased crime rates if they are located in major tourist areas like the downtown core.
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Crime Quick Facts

  • Arthur crime rates are 67% lower than the national average
  • Violent crimes in Arthur are 64% lower than the national average
  • In Arthur you have a 1 in 132 chance of becoming a victim of crime
  • Arthur is safer than 72% of the cities in the United States
  • Year over year crime in Arthur has decreased by 12%

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        Daily Crime In Arthur (per 100,000 people)

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        Chance of Being A Victim of Crime in Arthur

        The chance of being a victim of violent crime in Arthur is 1 in 743
        The chance of being a victim of property crime in Arthur is 1 in 160
        The chance of being a victim of crime in Arthur is 1 in 132

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

        Arthur police department

        Item Arthur Illinois National
        Law enforcement employees (officers & civilians)430,690558,732
        Police officers & civilians /1000 residents1.82.63.3
        There are a total of 4 Arthur police officers. This results in 1.8 police officers per 1,000 residents which is 33.6% less than the Illinois average and 46% less than the National average.

        Sex offenders in Illinois

        State Total offenders Illinois /100K National /100K
        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.

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        Source: The Arthur, IL crime data displayed above is derived from the FBI's uniform crime reports for the year of 2022. 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.