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Total crime 24%
Violent crime 14%
Property crime 31%
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 peopleBloomington/100k peopleIllinois/100k peopleNational/100k people
Total crime1,532n/a (estimate)1,9622,3372,580
Murder9n/a11.56.95.0
Rape68n/a87.146.042.6
Robbery37n/a47.4111.586.2
Assault225n/a288.1239.7246.8
Violent crime339n/a (estimate)434404381
Burglary196n/a251.0306.7376.0
Theft909n/a1,163.91,472.31,594.6
Vehicle theft88n/a112.7153.8228.9
Property crime1,193n/a (estimate)1,5281,9332,200

Key findings

  • Bloomington crime rates are 24% lower than the national average
  • Violent crimes in Bloomington are 14% higher than the national average
  • In Bloomington you have a 1 in 51 chance of becoming a victim of crime
  • Bloomington is safer than 29% of the cities in the United States
  • Year over year crime in Bloomington has decreased by 9%

Bloomington crime map

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The Bloomington crime map provides a detailed overview of all crimes in Bloomington 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 Bloomington crime heat map offers insight into the total crimes on a block group level.

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      Daily Crime In Bloomington (per 100,000 people)

      The bar chart above reveals the rate of daily crimes in Bloomington for every 100,000 residents. The Bloomington total amount of daily crime is 1.19 times less than the Illinois average and 1.32 times less than than that of the nation. As for violent crimes, the daily average in Bloomington, is 1.07 times more than the Illinois average, and it is 1.14 times more than the national average. The statistics for property crimes show that Bloomington has a daily crime average that is 1.27 times less than the Illinois average and 1.44 times less than the daily national rate.

      How Safe is Bloomington (higher is better)

      When comparing the safety of Bloomington to every other city in Illinois, as well as the entirety of the United States, is Bloomington safe? The gauges above illustrate that Bloomington is safer than 17% of every city located within Illinois along with 29% of the all the cities located in the United States. The results of these graphs are created after analyzing each of the cities in Illinois and in the United States as a whole. As a result, Bloomington, IL is ranked below average when compared to the rest of the US cities.

      Chance of Being A Victim of Crime in Bloomington

      The chance of being a victim of violent crime in Bloomington is 1 in 231
      The chance of being a victim of property crime in Bloomington is 1 in 66
      The chance of being a victim of crime in Bloomington is 1 in 51
      How likely are you to become a victim of crime? In Bloomington, Illinois you have a 1 in 231 chance of becoming a victim of violent crime. Violent crimes include murder, rape, robbery and assault. With regards to property crime, you have a 1 in 66 chance of becoming a victim. Property crimes include burglary, theft and vehicle theft. Overall, you have a 1 in 51 chance of becoming a victim of crime in Bloomington.

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

      An analysis of year to year crime rates in Bloomington, Illinois (per 100,000 people) is a useful indicator of whether the area is becoming a safer or a more dangerous place to live. The amount of violent crime in Bloomington has decreased by 1%, the amount of property crime in Bloomington has decreased by 10%, and the total amount of crime in Bloomington has decreased by 8% year over year.

      Bloomington police department

      ItemBloomingtonIllinoisNational
      Law enforcement employees (officers & civilians)15730,690558,732
      Police officers & civilians /1000 residents2.02.63.3
      There are a total of 157 Bloomington police officers. This results in 2.0 police officers per 1,000 residents which is 23.1% less than the Illinois average and 37.4% 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
      Stanford, IL701000
      Lexington, IL2,107494998
      Danvers, IL1,2910180180
      Hudson, IL1,7040219219
      Twin Grove, IL1,92992440532
      McLean, IL7790626626
      Downs, IL971206515722
      Bloomington, IL78,3684341,5281,962

      Cities with similar population

      City, StatePopulationViolent crime/100k peopleProperty crime/100k peopleTotal crime/100k people
      Hammond, IN78,3494803,4873,967
      St. George, UT78,5732271,6101,838
      Deerfield Beach, FL78,6424043,0603,464
      Silver Spring, MD78,0383601,5591,918
      Lynchburg, VA78,7553371,9942,331
      Bloomington, IL78,3684341,5281,962
      Source: The Bloomington, 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.