Reported Annual Crime In Chester

StatisticReportedincidents/100k peopleChester/100k peopleIllinois/100k peopleNational/100k people
Total crime37n/a (estimate)4322,4502,745
StatisticReportedincidents/100k peopleChester/100k peopleIllinois/100k peopleNational/100k people
Murder0n/a0.07.85.3
Rape3n/a35.143.441.7
Robbery0n/a0.0137.298.0
Assault10n/a116.8250.4248.9
Violent crime13n/a (estimate)152439383
Burglary8n/a93.5339.5430.4
Theft13n/a151.91,508.81,694.4
Vehicle theft3n/a35.1163.1237.4
Property crime24n/a (estimate)2802,0112,362
The table above provides a full overview of all reported crimes in Chester, IL for the year. The sum of recorded criminal acts in Chester, IL is displayed; for comparisons, each offense is also shown in regards to the amount of offenses per 100,000 people. Along with this, they are separated into multiple categories: violent crimes and property crimes. The crime data reveals that the overall Chester, IL crime rates are 82% lower than in comparison to the Illinois mean and are 84% lower than the nation's mean. In regards to violent offenses, Chester, IL has a rate that is 65% lower than the Illinois average; compared to the United States, it is 60% lower than. Looking at crimes involving property, Chester, IL is 86% lower than its state's mean, and 88% lower than the country's average.

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The Chester crime map provides a detailed overview of all crimes in Chester as reported by the local law enforcement agency. Based on the color coded legend above, the crime map outlines the areas with low crime compared to the areas with high crime. The Chester crime heat map offers insight into the total crimes on a block group level.

Did you know?

  • The overall crime rate in Chester is 84% lower than the national average.
  • For every 100,000 people, there are 1.18 daily crimes that occur in Chester.
  • Chester is safer than 68% of the cities in the United States.
  • In Chester you have a 1 in 232 chance of becoming a victim of any crime.
  • The number of total year over year crimes in Chester has decreased by 66%.

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Compare Chester, IL Crime To Other Cities

Daily Crime In Chester (per 100,000 people)

The bar chart above reveals the rate of daily criminal activity in Chester, IL for every 100,000 residents. To compare, daily crime statistics are also disclosed for Illinois as well as those across America as a whole. The Chester, IL total amount of daily offenses is 5.67 times less than the Illinois average and 6.35 times less than than that of the nation. As for violent crimes, the daily average in Chester, IL is 2.89 times less than the Illinois average, and it is 2.52 times less than the national mean. The statistics for property crimes show that Chester, IL has a daily crime figure that is 7.17 times less than the Illinois average and 8.42 times less than the daily national rate.

How Safe is Chester (higher is better)

Compared to the other cities in Illinois and cities in all other U.S. states, how safe is Chester, IL? From the gauges displayed above, you will notice that Chester, IL has been ranked safer than 49% of other cities in the state of Illinois. In addition, Chester, IL is safer than 68% 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 Chester, IL. By studying this data, it was possible to determine that Chester, IL is above average in safety when compared with other United States cities.

Chance of Being A Victim of Crime in Chester

The chance of being a victim of violent crime in Chester is 1 in 659
The chance of being a victim of property crime in Chester is 1 in 357
The chance of being a victim of crime in Chester is 1 in 232
Wondering what the chances are that you will be the victim of a crime in Chester, IL? The illustrations above show how likely you are to become a victim of violent crime, property crime or any crime. In Chester, IL you have a 1 in 659 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 357 chance of becoming a victim. Property crimes include burglary, theft and vehicle theft. Overall, you have a 1 in 232 chance of becoming a victim of crime in Chester, IL.

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

Determining whether Chester, IL is growing less or more safe for inhabitants is most easily done by comparing yearly crime rates. Graphs - like the one above - show crimes by crime type per 100,000 residents. They are displayed by crime types of violent, property, and total, in order to give a better overview of yearly crime rates. Chester, IL has decreased by 33% in violent crimes. At the same time, property crime has decreased by 73% year over year. Total crimes for Chester, IL has decreased by 66% in the same time frame.

Chester police department

ItemChesterIllinoisNational
Law enforcement employees (officers & civilians)1130,690558,732
Police officers & civilians /1000 residents1.32.63.3
There are a total of 11 Chester police officers. This results in 1.3 police officers per 1,000 residents which is 51.5% less than the Illinois average and 60.5% less than the National average.

Sex offenders in Illinois

StateTotal offendersIllinois /100KNational /100K
Illinois26,115212222
There are a total of 26,115 sex offenders in Illinois. This yields a total of 212 sex offenders in Illinois per 100,000 residents which is 5% less than the national average.

Nearby Cities With Low Crime Rates

City, StatePopulationViolent crime/100k peopleProperty crime/100k peopleTotal crime/100k people
Ruma, IL2780639639
Ste. Genevieve, MO4,447671,2201,287
Steeleville, IL2,3272381,0911,329
Sparta, IL4,3784051,8572,263
Perryville, MO8,3743892,6963,085
Ozora, MO1295262,8113,336
Evansville, IL6796392,9263,565
Chester, IL8,599152280432

Cities with similar population

City, StatePopulationViolent crime/100k peopleProperty crime/100k peopleTotal crime/100k people
Florence, OR8,5972374,9685,205
Four Corners, MD8,5962771,2331,510
Sugarmill Woods, FL8,5963842,3622,745
Orange Park, FL8,6033391,2551,594
Willowbrook, IL8,603591,4401,498
Chester, IL8,599152280432
Source: The Chester, IL crime data displayed above is derived from the FBI's uniform crime reports for the year of 2016. 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.
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