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Total crime 86%
Violent crime 51%
Property crime 93%
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 peopleChester/100k peopleIllinois/100k peopleNational/100k people
Total crime30n/a (estimate)3532,3372,580
Murder0n/a0.06.95.0
Rape3n/a35.346.042.6
Robbery2n/a23.5111.586.2
Assault11n/a129.3239.7246.8
Violent crime16n/a (estimate)188404381
Burglary5n/a58.8306.7376.0
Theft3n/a35.31,472.31,594.6
Vehicle theft6n/a70.5153.8228.9
Property crime14n/a (estimate)1651,9332,200

Key findings

  • Chester crime rates are 86% lower than the national average
  • Violent crimes in Chester are 51% lower than the national average
  • In Chester you have a 1 in 284 chance of becoming a victim of crime
  • Chester is safer than 71% of the cities in the United States
  • Year over year crime in Chester has decreased by 58%

Chester crime map

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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 lower crime compared to the areas with higher crime. The Chester crime heat map offers insight into the total crimes on a block group level.

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      Daily Crime In Chester (per 100,000 people)

      The bar chart above reveals the rate of daily crimes in Chester for every 100,000 residents. The Chester total amount of daily crime is 6.63 times less than the Illinois average and 7.31 times less than than that of the nation. As for violent crimes, the daily average in Chester, is 2.15 times less than the Illinois average, and it is 2.02 times less than the national average. The statistics for property crimes show that Chester has a daily crime average that is 11.74 times less than the Illinois average and 13.36 times less than the daily national rate.

      How Safe is Chester (higher is better)

      Compared to the other cities in Illinois and all other cities across the US, is Chester safe? From the gauges displayed above, you will notice that Chester is safer than 54% of other cities in the state of Illinois. In addition, Chester is safer than 71% 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. By studying this data, it was possible to determine that Chester 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 532
      The chance of being a victim of property crime in Chester is 1 in 608
      The chance of being a victim of crime in Chester is 1 in 284
      How likely are you to become a victim of crime? In Chester, Illinois you have a 1 in 532 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 608 chance of becoming a victim. Property crimes include burglary, theft and vehicle theft. Overall, you have a 1 in 284 chance of becoming a victim of crime in Chester.

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

      Determining whether Chester is becoming less or more safe for its residents (per 100,000) is most easily done by comparing year-over-year crime rates. Chester violent crime rates have decreased by 10%. At the same time, property crime has decreased by 74% year over year. Total crimes for Chester has decreased by 58% 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
      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
      Steeleville, IL2,3272191,0481,267
      Ruma, IL27801,2991,299
      Ste. Genevieve, MO4,447681,5311,598
      Sparta, IL4,3783731,7852,159
      Perryville, MO8,3744832,6373,119
      Ozora, MO1294982,6253,123
      Evansville, IL6795882,8133,401
      Chester, IL8,599188165353

      Cities with similar population

      City, StatePopulationViolent crime/100k peopleProperty crime/100k peopleTotal crime/100k people
      Florence, OR8,5971223,1833,305
      Sugarmill Woods, FL8,5963622,1452,507
      Four Corners, MD8,5962601,1281,388
      Willowbrook, IL8,6032521,2071,460
      Orange Park, FL8,6032632,0462,309
      Chester, IL8,599188165353
      Source: The Chester, 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.