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Total crime 77%
Violent crime 72%
Property crime 78%
Date & Last Updated: This data reflects the 2019 calendar year and was released from the FBI in September, 2020; this is the most current data available.
StatisticReportedincidents/100k peopleAthens/100k peopleIllinois/100k peopleNational/100k people
Total crime11n/a (estimate)5752,2532,489
Murder0n/a0.06.65.0
Rape0n/a0.048.042.6
Robbery0n/a0.098.481.6
Assault2n/a104.5254.0250.2
Violent crime2n/a (estimate)105407379
Burglary2n/a104.5271.7340.5
Theft7n/a365.91,426.61,549.5
Vehicle theft0n/a0.0148.2219.9
Property crime9n/a (estimate)4701,8472,110

Key findings

  • Athens crime rates are 77% lower than the national average
  • Violent crimes in Athens are 72% lower than the national average
  • In Athens you have a 1 in 174 chance of becoming a victim of crime
  • Athens is safer than 81% of the cities in the United States
  • Year over year crime in Athens has decreased by 32%

Athens crime map

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The Athens crime map provides a detailed overview of all crimes in Athens as reported by the local law enforcement agency. Based on the color coded legend above, the crime map outlines the areas with lower crime compared to the areas with higher crime. The Athens crime heat map offers insight into the total crimes on a block group level.

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      Daily Crime In Athens (per 100,000 people)

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      Chance of Being A Victim of Crime in Athens

      The chance of being a victim of violent crime in Athens is 1 in 957
      The chance of being a victim of property crime in Athens is 1 in 213
      The chance of being a victim of crime in Athens is 1 in 174

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

      Athens police department

      ItemAthensIllinoisNational
      Law enforcement employees (officers & civilians)330,690558,732
      Police officers & civilians /1000 residents1.52.63.3
      There are a total of 3 Athens police officers. This results in 1.5 police officers per 1,000 residents which is 43% less than the Illinois average and 53.6% 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
      Leland Grove, IL1,62506767
      Williamsville, IL1,346134134267
      Pleasant Plains, IL8640378378
      Sherman, IL4,40484568652
      Rochester, IL3,687108619727
      Jerome, IL1,662173785958
      Petersburg, IL2,33345949994
      Athens, IL2,013105470575

      Cities with similar population

      City, StatePopulationViolent crime/100k peopleProperty crime/100k peopleTotal crime/100k people
      Cherokee, NC2,0131891,1951,384
      Lost Hills, CA2,0132771,4631,739
      Camden, OH2,0131591,1141,273
      Orion, IL2,01356503559
      L'Anse, MI2,0132318381,070
      Athens, IL2,013105470575
      Source: The Athens, IL crime data displayed above is derived from the FBI's uniform crime reports for the year of 2019. 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.