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Total crime 43%
Violent crime 33%
Property crime 45%
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.
Crime data for this area is not available from the FBI. Either data from local enforcement agencies is applied or estimates are created based on demographic data including, but not limited to: home prices, income per capita and population density.
StatisticReportedincidents/100k peopleCairo/100k peopleIllinois/100k peopleNational/100k people
Total crime0n/a (estimate)1,414 (estimate)2,2532,489
Murdern/an/an/a6.65.0
Rapen/an/an/a48.042.6
Robberyn/an/an/a98.481.6
Assaultn/an/an/a254.0250.2
Violent crimen/an/a (estimate)255 (estimate)407379
Burglaryn/an/an/a271.7340.5
Theftn/an/an/a1,426.61,549.5
Vehicle theftn/an/an/a148.2219.9
Property crimen/an/a (estimate)1,158 (estimate)1,8472,110

Key findings

  • Cairo crime rates are 43% lower than the national average
  • Violent crimes in Cairo are 33% lower than the national average
  • In Cairo you have a 1 in 71 chance of becoming a victim of crime
  • Cairo is safer than 50% of the cities in the United States
  • Year over year crime in Cairo has decreased by 4%

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      Daily Crime In Cairo (per 100,000 people)

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      Chance of Being A Victim of Crime in Cairo

      The chance of being a victim of violent crime in Cairo is 1 in 392
      The chance of being a victim of property crime in Cairo is 1 in 87
      The chance of being a victim of crime in Cairo is 1 in 71

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

      Cairo police department

      ItemCairoIllinoisNational
      Law enforcement employees (officers & civilians)1030,690558,732
      Police officers & civilians /1000 residents3.62.63.3
      There are a total of 10 Cairo police officers. This results in 3.6 police officers per 1,000 residents which is 36.9% greater than the Illinois average and 11.4% greater 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
      La Center, KY1,054000
      Bardwell, KY8030447447
      Bandana, KY25188766854
      Mounds, IL1,0542281,0361,265
      Bertrand, MO78102,5502,550
      Charleston, MO5,8557651,8032,568
      Wickliffe, KY6492982,6042,902
      Cairo, IL2,5592551,1581,414

      Cities with similar population

      City, StatePopulationViolent crime/100k peopleProperty crime/100k peopleTotal crime/100k people
      Horace, ND2,55964445509
      Overton, TX2,56040717757
      Seymour, TX2,5601929621,154
      Brookville, IN2,5601729161,089
      Camden, AL2,5601,4254,6606,086
      Cairo, IL2,5592551,1581,414
      Source: The Cairo, 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.