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Total crime 31%
Violent crime 13%
Property crime 34%
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 peopleCarbondale/100k peopleIllinois/100k peopleNational/100k people
Total crime871n/a (estimate)3,3742,3372,580
Murder0n/a0.06.95.0
Rape27n/a104.646.042.6
Robbery26n/a100.7111.586.2
Assault58n/a224.7239.7246.8
Violent crime111n/a (estimate)430404381
Burglary114n/a441.6306.7376.0
Theft613n/a2,374.51,472.31,594.6
Vehicle theft33n/a127.8153.8228.9
Property crime760n/a (estimate)2,9441,9332,200

Key findings

  • Carbondale crime rates are 31% higher than the national average
  • Violent crimes in Carbondale are 13% higher than the national average
  • In Carbondale you have a 1 in 30 chance of becoming a victim of crime
  • Carbondale is safer than 20% of the cities in the United States
  • Year over year crime in Carbondale has decreased by 12%

Carbondale crime map

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

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      Daily Crime In Carbondale (per 100,000 people)

      The above illustration depicts the number of crimes committed daily in Carbondale, per 100,000 residents. In Carbondale, the total number of daily crimes is 1.44 times more than the Illinois average and 1.31 times more than the national average. Violent daily crime statistics in Carbondale are 1.06 times more than the Illinois average and 1.13 times more than the national average. For property crime, Carbondale has a daily crime rate that is 1.52 times more than the Illinois average and 1.34 times more than the daily national average.

      How Safe is Carbondale (higher is better)

      Compared to the other cities in Illinois and all other cities across the US, is Carbondale safe? From the gauges displayed above, you will notice that Carbondale is safer than 12% of other cities in the state of Illinois. In addition, Carbondale is safer than 20% of cities in the entire United States. To achieve these results, all Illinois and United States cities were analyzed to determine how many locations had a lower crime rate than Carbondale. By studying this data, it was possible to determine that Carbondale is below average in safety when compared with other United States cities.

      Chance of Being A Victim of Crime in Carbondale

      The chance of being a victim of violent crime in Carbondale is 1 in 233
      The chance of being a victim of property crime in Carbondale is 1 in 34
      The chance of being a victim of crime in Carbondale is 1 in 30
      Are you worried about becoming a crime victim? In Carbondale, your chance of becoming a victim of a violent crime is 1 in 233. Types of violent crimes may include assault, robbery, rape, or murder. You also have a 1 in 34 chance of being the victim of a property crime such as vehicle theft, personal property theft, and burglary. Your overall risk of becoming a crime victim in Carbondale is 1 in 30.

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

      An ideal indicator of whether Carbondale is becoming a safer or more dangerous place to live can be done by analyzing the year over year crime rates per 100,000 people. Year over year violent crime in Carbondale has decreased by 17% and the rate of property crime in Carbondale has decreased by 11%. The total crime rate in Carbondale has decreased by 12% year to year.

      Carbondale police department

      ItemCarbondaleIllinoisNational
      Law enforcement employees (officers & civilians)8430,690558,732
      Police officers & civilians /1000 residents3.22.63.3
      There are a total of 84 Carbondale police officers. This results in 3.2 police officers per 1,000 residents which is 22.2% greater than the Illinois average and 0.5% 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
      Crainville, IL1,456160766926
      De Soto, IL1,658196782978
      Goreville, IL1,1781929181,110
      Carterville, IL5,7422219881,209
      Cambria, IL1,3372101,0041,214
      Elkville, IL1,1402151,0261,241
      Royalton, IL1,1242171,0401,258
      Carbondale, IL26,0664302,9443,374

      Cities with similar population

      City, StatePopulationViolent crime/100k peopleProperty crime/100k peopleTotal crime/100k people
      Wasco, CA26,0617724,1134,885
      Plainview, NY26,087151622773
      Key West, FL26,0393953,1953,591
      Xenia, OH26,1052662,9563,222
      Rockledge, FL26,1442191,4651,684
      Carbondale, IL26,0664302,9443,374
      Source: The Carbondale, 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.