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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 peopleAtwood/100k peopleIllinois/100k peopleNational/100k people
Total crime22n/a (estimate)1,9711,9702,324
Violent crime3n/a (estimate)269287370
Vehicle theft0n/a0.0281.6282.7
Property crime19n/a (estimate)1,7031,6831,954

An Overview of Crime Rates in Atwood, IL

Crime is typically categorized into two main types: violent and property crimes. Violent crimes encompass offenses such as murder, rape, robbery, and assault, while property crimes include burglary, theft, and vehicle theft. Based on the most recent report, the Atwood crime rate is lower than the national average by 15.2%. Specifically, there were 3 violent crimes in Atwood, equivalent to 269 per 100,000 individuals, lower than the national average by 27.3%. Furthermore, Atwood recorded 19 property crimes, amounting to 1703 per 100,000 residents, which was lower than the average by 12.9%.

In the most recently reported crime year, Atwood 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 rate per 100,000 people in Atwood is very similar to the national average. Atwood had a property crime rate of 1703, while the national average was 1954. Based on these numbers, you could expect an average amount of property crime in this area.

The United States faces a global challenge with vehicle theft rates, averaging around 300 incidents per 100,000 individuals. Interestingly, only a limited proportion, approximately 10%, of cities have been fortunate enough to not report any stolen vehicles. In the latest crime report, Atwood was among these cities, with no reported vehicle thefts, reaffirming its commitment to safety and security.

Is Atwood a Safe Place to Live?

Determining whether Atwood 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, Atwood has an overall crime rate that is 15% lower than the national average. When we take a look at crime on a daily basis, this translates into 0.06 daily occurrences, comprising 0.01 violent crimes and 0.05 property crimes. Scrutinizing these statistics provides a foundation for a more informed assessment of the suitability of Atwood as a potential place to establish residency.

Potential Causes for Crime in Atwood

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. Atwood currently has an unemployment rate of 0.8%, 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 impact of law enforcement and community policing efforts plays a crucial role in shaping crime rates in any city. A robust and cooperative bond between law enforcement and the community can serve as a deterrent to criminal activities, enhancing overall safety. In Atwood, the ratio of police officers and civilians per 1,000 residents stands at 1.64, differing from the national average of 3.25. Effective law enforcement hinges not solely on officer numbers but also on the manner in which they interact and collaborate with the community. Building trust and cooperation are central tenets of community policing, amplifying its influence on crime prevention.

In Atwood, the median home price stands at $86,800, diverging from the national average of $184,700. Elevated housing costs often induce financial strain among residents. When individuals grapple with the challenges of affording housing, they may find themselves compelled to resort to criminal activities as a means of addressing their financial hardships, including acts like theft or fraud. This predicament is particularly pronounced in areas where housing affordability poses a persistent issue, giving rise to heightened concerns regarding crime. In such instances, some individuals and families may find themselves constrained to reside in cramped or subpar housing conditions, exacerbating stress levels and potentially fostering domestic disputes and associated criminal incidents.

Atwood crime map

The Atwood crime map provides a detailed overview of all crimes in Atwood 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 Atwood crime heat map offers insight into the total crimes on a block group level. Please note that the red areas on the Atwood 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

  • Atwood crime rates are 15% lower than the national average
  • Violent crimes in Atwood are 27% lower than the national average
  • In Atwood you have a 1 in 51 chance of becoming a victim of crime
  • Atwood is safer than 41% of the cities in the United States
  • Year over year crime in Atwood has increased by 114%

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        Daily Crime In Atwood (per 100,000 people)

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        Chance of Being A Victim of Crime in Atwood

        The chance of being a victim of violent crime in Atwood is 1 in 373
        The chance of being a victim of property crime in Atwood is 1 in 59
        The chance of being a victim of crime in Atwood is 1 in 51

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

        Atwood police department

        Item Atwood Illinois National
        Law enforcement employees (officers & civilians)230,690558,732
        Police officers & civilians /1000 residents1.62.63.3
        There are a total of 2 Atwood police officers. This results in 1.6 police officers per 1,000 residents which is 38% less than the Illinois average and 49.5% 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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        City Population Violent crime/100k people Property crime/100k people Total crime/100k people
        Sullivan, IL4,450205182388
        Arcola, IL2,84035487522
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        Bethany, IL1,311160721881
        Cerro Gordo, IL1,275134784917
        Bement, IL1,490135791926
        Atwood, IL1,1262691,7031,971

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        Atwood, IL1,1262691,7031,971
        Source: The Atwood, 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.