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Total crime 81%
Violent crime 117%
Property crime 75%
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 peopleCarbondale/100k peopleIllinois/100k peopleNational/100k people
Total crime1,140n/a (estimate)4,5162,2532,489
Murder1n/a4.06.65.0
Rape48n/a190.248.042.6
Robbery38n/a150.598.481.6
Assault121n/a479.4254.0250.2
Violent crime208n/a (estimate)824407379
Burglary113n/a447.7271.7340.5
Theft779n/a3,086.11,426.61,549.5
Vehicle theft40n/a158.5148.2219.9
Property crime932n/a (estimate)3,6921,8472,110

Key findings

  • Carbondale crime rates are 81% higher than the national average
  • Violent crimes in Carbondale are 117% higher than the national average
  • In Carbondale you have a 1 in 23 chance of becoming a victim of crime
  • Carbondale is safer than 5% of the cities in the United States
  • Year over year crime in Carbondale has increased by 34%

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 2.00 times more than the Illinois average and 1.81 times more than the national average. Violent daily crime statistics in Carbondale are 2.03 times more than the Illinois average and 2.17 times more than the national average. For property crime, Carbondale has a daily crime rate that is 2.00 times more than the Illinois average and 1.75 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 3% of other cities in the state of Illinois. In addition, Carbondale is safer than 5% 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 122
      The chance of being a victim of property crime in Carbondale is 1 in 28
      The chance of being a victim of crime in Carbondale is 1 in 23
      Are you worried about becoming a crime victim? In Carbondale, your chance of becoming a victim of a violent crime is 1 in 122. Types of violent crimes may include assault, robbery, rape, or murder. You also have a 1 in 28 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 23.

      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 increased by 92% and the rate of property crime in Carbondale has increased by 25%. The total crime rate in Carbondale has increased by 34% 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
      Hurst, IL7050253253
      Cambria, IL1,33778390468
      Royalton, IL1,124179538717
      Crainville, IL1,456161731892
      De Soto, IL1,658331596927
      Goreville, IL1,1781938771,070
      Elkville, IL1,1402169801,196
      Carbondale, IL26,0668243,6924,516

      Cities with similar population

      City, StatePopulationViolent crime/100k peopleProperty crime/100k peopleTotal crime/100k people
      Wasco, CA26,0617624,0284,790
      Plainview, NY26,087155593748
      Key West, FL26,0393912,9893,380
      Xenia, OH26,1052752,5112,785
      Rockledge, FL26,1442211,3851,606
      Carbondale, IL26,0668243,6924,516
      Source: The Carbondale, 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.