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Total crime 70%
Violent crime 63%
Property crime 71%
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 peopleChatham/100k peopleIllinois/100k peopleNational/100k people
Total crime100n/a (estimate)7832,3372,580
Murder0n/a0.06.95.0
Rape6n/a47.046.042.6
Robbery3n/a23.5111.586.2
Assault9n/a70.5239.7246.8
Violent crime18n/a (estimate)141404381
Burglary8n/a62.6306.7376.0
Theft71n/a556.01,472.31,594.6
Vehicle theft3n/a23.5153.8228.9
Property crime82n/a (estimate)6421,9332,200

Key findings

  • Chatham crime rates are 70% lower than the national average
  • Violent crimes in Chatham are 63% lower than the national average
  • In Chatham you have a 1 in 128 chance of becoming a victim of crime
  • Chatham is safer than 75% of the cities in the United States
  • Year over year crime in Chatham has increased by 12%

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

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      Daily Crime In Chatham (per 100,000 people)

      The graph above looks at the comparison of crimes committed in Chatham on a daily basis (per 100,000 people) to crimes committed throughout the state of Illinois and the USA. According to the latest crime statistics, daily crimes in Chatham (which include property crimes as well as violent crimes), when compared to Illinois, are 2.98 times less than the state average and 3.29 times less than than national average. Violent crimes committed in Chatham on a daily basis are 2.87 times less than than Illinois average and 2.70 times less than the average nationwide. Daily property crime rates in Chatham are 3.01 times less than the daily state average and 3.43 times less than the daily national numbers.

      How Safe is Chatham (higher is better)

      When comparing the safety of Chatham to every other city in Illinois, as well as the entirety of the United States, is Chatham safe? The gauges above illustrate that Chatham is safer than 60% of every city located within Illinois along with 75% of the all the cities located in the United States. The results of these graphs are created after analyzing each of the cities in Illinois and in the United States as a whole. As a result, Chatham, IL is ranked above average when compared to the rest of the US cities.

      Chance of Being A Victim of Crime in Chatham

      The chance of being a victim of violent crime in Chatham is 1 in 710
      The chance of being a victim of property crime in Chatham is 1 in 156
      The chance of being a victim of crime in Chatham is 1 in 128
      How likely are you to become a victim of crime? In Chatham, Illinois you have a 1 in 710 chance of becoming a victim of violent crime. Violent crimes include murder, rape, robbery and assault. With regards to property crime, you have a 1 in 156 chance of becoming a victim. Property crimes include burglary, theft and vehicle theft. Overall, you have a 1 in 128 chance of becoming a victim of crime in Chatham.

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

      An ideal indicator of whether Chatham 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 Chatham has increased by 10% and the rate of property crime in Chatham has increased by 13%. The total crime rate in Chatham has increased by 13% year to year.

      Chatham police department

      ItemChathamIllinoisNational
      Law enforcement employees (officers & civilians)2130,690558,732
      Police officers & civilians /1000 residents1.82.63.3
      There are a total of 21 Chatham police officers. This results in 1.8 police officers per 1,000 residents which is 31.7% less than the Illinois average and 44.4% 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
      Pawnee, IL2,73837037
      Leland Grove, IL1,62506767
      Auburn, IL5,00643149192
      Thayer, IL7280452452
      Divernon, IL1,2010534534
      Rochester, IL3,68754482536
      New Berlin, IL1,5050602602
      Chatham, IL12,569141642783

      Cities with similar population

      City, StatePopulationViolent crime/100k peopleProperty crime/100k peopleTotal crime/100k people
      New Kingman-Butler, AZ12,5667013,9494,649
      Green River, WY12,574116848965
      North Palm Beach, FL12,58191795885
      Bensville, MD12,5843571,5471,904
      Cambridge, MD12,5521,0354,8695,904
      Chatham, IL12,569141642783
      Source: The Chatham, 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.