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Violent crime NAT. AVG.
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Date & Last Updated: This data reflects the 2022 calendar year and was released from the FBI in September, 2023; this is the most current data available.
StatisticReportedincidents/100k peopleChannahon/100k peopleIllinois/100k peopleNational/100k people
Total crime89n/a (estimate)6351,9702,324
Violent crime16n/a (estimate)114287370
Vehicle theft11n/a78.5281.6282.7
Property crime73n/a (estimate)5211,6831,954

An Overview of Crime Rates in Channahon, IL

Looking at the most recent crime report, the crime rate in Channahon is 72.7% lower than the national average. These crimes fall into two primary categories: violent and property. Violent crimes encompass murder, rape, robbery and assault, while property crimes involve theft, vehicle theft and burglary. In Channahon, there were 16 reported violent crimes, equivalent to 114 per 100,000 individuals, 69.1% lower than the national average. Additionally, there were 73 property crimes, amounting to 521 per 100,000 residents, 73.3% lower than the U.S. average.

Channahon enjoys a remarkably low crime rate, standing at just 635, a significant contrast to the national average of 2324. This distinction firmly establishes Channahon as one of the safest places to reside in the entire United States. This crime rate is meticulously calculated, taking into account the total occurrences of both violent and property crimes per 100,000 individuals, providing a comprehensive perspective on the area's safety and livability.

Channahon has one of the lowest violent crime rates of all cities in the United States. With a rate of 114 violent crimes per 100,000 people, Channahon ranks among the safest cities in the United States making it an attractive choice for those seeking a new place to call home.

Channahon showcased a dedication to violent crime safety in its latest reported crime year by achieving a murder rate of 0. This accomplishment could indicate that it is a safe place for residents, but also provides a shining example to other urban areas endeavoring to create safer communities.

Since 1990, property crime rates per 100,000 people in the United States have steadily decreased. Recently, the average did increase slightly. Having said that, Channahon has a property crime rate that is well below the national average with only 521 reported property crimes compared to the national average of 1954. Based on this report, Channahon remains a very safe place to live with regards to property crime.

Is Channahon a Safe Place to Live?

To get a feel for the safety of living in Channahon, it's essential to analyze both the overall crime rate and the daily incident count. Channahon presents a total crime rate that is 73% lower than the national average per 100,000 residents. Consequently, Channahon experiences an average of 0.24 daily crimes, comprising 0.04 violent incidents and 0.2 property-related offenses. This evaluation offers a comprehensive understanding of the safety landscape, aiding individuals in making informed decisions when considering relocation.

Has Crime in Channahon Increased Since Last Year?

In the most recent crime report, year-over-year crime rates in Channahon has increased by 3.5%. Examining the change in crime rates from one year to the next provides valuable insights into the evolving safety landscape of Channahon, aiding residents in assessing whether it is becoming a safer or more dangerous place to live. These crime rates are categorized into two primary groups: violent and property crimes. Year-over-year, violent crime has increased by 128.6%, while property crime has increased by 7.6%. This comprehensive analysis offers potential residents essential information for making informed decisions about whether or not Channahon is a safe place to live.

Potential Causes for Crime in Channahon

If employment opportunities are limited or if many jobs offer low wages, it can lead to higher rates of unemployment and underemployment, which could lead to an increase in Channahon crime rates. Areas where individuals struggle with unemployment or low wages, may be more susceptible to an increase in criminal activities as a result of financial insecurity. While lower rates of unemployment or a surplus of job opportunities could lead to a decrease in crime as their basic needs are being met. Channahon has an unemployment rate of 4.1%, compared to a national average of 4.7%.

Channahon has a ratio of police officers and civilians per 1,000 residents that differs from the national norm, with 2.14 officers and civilians per 1,000 residents, compared to 3.25 nationwide. Crime rates are profoundly influenced by the effectiveness of law enforcement and community policing endeavors. A resilient and cooperative partnership between law enforcement agencies and the community can serve as a deterrent to criminal activities, ultimately enhancing safety. The efficacy of law enforcement extends beyond mere numbers and extends into the realm of community policing strategies, emphasizing the cultivation of trust and collaboration between officers and the community. It is not merely a matter of quantity but the quality of engagement with the community that matters most.

Elevated rental costs can generate economic strain for both individuals and families, particularly those with restricted financial means. When a substantial proportion of one's income is allocated to housing costs, it often leaves limited resources for fulfilling other crucial necessities such as groceries, healthcare and education. This financial pressure can fuel desperation, potentially prompting individuals to resort to criminal actions, including theft or fraud, as a means of coping with their financial hardships. In Channahon, the average monthly rent stands at $1,518, while the national average is $949 per month.

Channahon crime map

The Channahon crime map provides a detailed overview of all crimes in Channahon as reported by the local law enforcement agencies. Based on the color coded legend above, the crime map outlines the areas with lower crime compared to the areas with higher crime. The Channahon crime heat map offers insight into the total crimes on a block group level. Please note that the red areas on the Channahon crime map does not always indicate that it is a dangerous area for its residents. Areas on the heat map could be inflated if they are located in high traffic areas like airports, sports centers or large parks. Other areas on the heat map could see increased crime rates if they are located in major tourist areas like the downtown core.
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      Crime Quick Facts

      • Channahon crime rates are 73% lower than the national average
      • Violent crimes in Channahon are 69% lower than the national average
      • In Channahon you have a 1 in 158 chance of becoming a victim of crime
      • Channahon is safer than 77% of the cities in the United States
      • Year over year crime in Channahon has decreased by 3%

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        Daily Crime In Channahon (per 100,000 people)

        The number of daily crimes per 100,000 residents in Channahon, Illinois is displayed in the graph above. As you can see, the daily crimes for Channahon are 3.10 times less than the Illinois average and 3.66 times less than the national level. Daily violent crimes in Channahon are 2.51 times less than than Illinois and 3.24 times less than the national mean. While daily property crimes in Channahon are 3.23 times less than than Illinois and 3.75 times less than the national average.

        How Safe is Channahon (higher is better)

        What are the odds that you'll be safer in Channahon, Illinois compared to other areas of Illinois, as well as the rest of America? When it comes down to it, is Channahon safe? In the graphs above, it shows that Channahon is safer than 59% of Illinois cities, and 77% compared to all other cities across America. These statistics are calculated by taking a closer look at each city's crime rate in Illinois, as well as the rest of the US. It is then determined which cities see less crime than Channahon. At this time, Channahon sees a above average rate of crime in comparison to other United States cities.

        Chance of Being A Victim of Crime in Channahon

        The chance of being a victim of violent crime in Channahon is 1 in 876
        The chance of being a victim of property crime in Channahon is 1 in 192
        The chance of being a victim of crime in Channahon is 1 in 158
        Are you curious to know the likelihood of suffering from a crime in Channahon? If you reside in Channahon, the likelihood that you will become a victim of a violent crime is 1 in 876. Violent crimes include: murder, sexual assault, robbery, and physical assault. There is a 1 in 192 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 Channahon, is 1 in 158.

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

        The year over year crime rate per 100,000 people for Channahon is an accurate tool for tracking the rise and fall of crime, and in determining if living in Channahon has become safer or more dangerous. The year over year data displayed in the graph shows that violent crimes have increased by 115% in Channahon, while property crimes in Channahon have decreased by 13%. Total crime has decreased by 3% year over year.

        Channahon police department

        Item Channahon Illinois National
        Law enforcement employees (officers & civilians)2730,690558,732
        Police officers & civilians /1000 residents2.12.63.3
        There are a total of 27 Channahon police officers. This results in 2.1 police officers per 1,000 residents which is 19.2% less than the Illinois average and 34.2% less than the National average.

        Sex offenders in Illinois

        State Total offenders Illinois /100K National /100K
        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.

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        Channahon, IL13,281114521635
        Source: The Channahon, IL crime data displayed above is derived from the FBI's uniform crime reports for the year of 2022. 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.