B+
Total crime 50%
Violent crime 24%
Property crime 55%
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 peopleCanton/100k peopleIllinois/100k peopleNational/100k people
Total crime169n/a (estimate)1,2432,2532,489
Murder0n/a0.06.65.0
Rape11n/a80.948.042.6
Robbery1n/a7.498.481.6
Assault27n/a198.5254.0250.2
Violent crime39n/a (estimate)287407379
Burglary64n/a470.6271.7340.5
Theft57n/a419.11,426.61,549.5
Vehicle theft9n/a66.2148.2219.9
Property crime130n/a (estimate)9561,8472,110

Key findings

  • Canton crime rates are 50% lower than the national average
  • Violent crimes in Canton are 24% lower than the national average
  • In Canton you have a 1 in 81 chance of becoming a victim of crime
  • Canton is safer than 47% of the cities in the United States
  • Year over year crime in Canton has decreased by 61%

Canton crime map

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

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      Daily Crime In Canton (per 100,000 people)

      The above illustration depicts the number of crimes committed daily in Canton, per 100,000 residents. In Canton, the total number of daily crimes is 1.81 times less than the Illinois average and 2.00 times less than the national average. Violent daily crime statistics in Canton are 1.42 times less than the Illinois average and 1.32 times less than the national average. For property crime, Canton has a daily crime rate that is 1.93 times less than the Illinois average and 2.21 times less than the daily national average.

      How Safe is Canton (higher is better)

      Is Canton safe in comparison to other cities in the state of Illinois as well as in comparison to the rest of the areas across the United States. Using the gauges above, which compare crime in Canton to other cities in the state and across the country, Canton is 33% safer than other cities of Illinois and 47% safer than other cities in the nation. Canton has a ranks below average in comparison to other cities in the country.

      Chance of Being A Victim of Crime in Canton

      The chance of being a victim of violent crime in Canton is 1 in 349
      The chance of being a victim of property crime in Canton is 1 in 105
      The chance of being a victim of crime in Canton is 1 in 81
      Are you curious to know the likelihood of suffering from a crime in Canton? If you reside in Canton, the likelihood that you will become a victim of a violent crime is 1 in 349. Violent crimes include: murder, sexual assault, robbery, and physical assault. There is a 1 in 105 change that you will become a victim of a property crime. These sorts of crimes against personal property include: burglary, theft, and auto theft. In total, the likelihood of being victimized by a crime in Canton, is 1 in 81.

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

      Determining whether Canton is becoming less or more safe for its residents (per 100,000) is most easily done by comparing year-over-year crime rates. Canton violent crime rates have decreased by 48%. At the same time, property crime has decreased by 64% year over year. Total crimes for Canton has decreased by 61% in the same time frame.

      Canton police department

      ItemCantonIllinoisNational
      Law enforcement employees (officers & civilians)3430,690558,732
      Police officers & civilians /1000 residents2.32.63.3
      There are a total of 34 Canton police officers. This results in 2.3 police officers per 1,000 residents which is 12.5% less than the Illinois average and 28.7% 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
      Glasford, IL1,2340208208
      Yates City, IL7220613613
      Forest City, IL2250881881
      Hanna City, IL1,227171775946
      Manito, IL1,514173785958
      Cuba, IL1,3992241,0161,240
      Lewistown, IL2,3852301,0421,272
      Canton, IL14,3972879561,243

      Cities with similar population

      City, StatePopulationViolent crime/100k peopleProperty crime/100k peopleTotal crime/100k people
      Robbinsdale, MN14,3823852,9273,312
      Bradley Gardens, NJ14,4131388881,026
      Lindenhurst, IL14,38035294329
      Johnstown, CO14,3791091,8721,981
      College, AK14,3728552,8713,725
      Canton, IL14,3972879561,243
      Source: The Canton, 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.