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Total crime 84%
Violent crime 68%
Property crime 87%
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 peopleChester/100k peopleIllinois/100k peopleNational/100k people
Total crime32n/a (estimate)3892,2532,489
Murder0n/a0.06.65.0
Rape2n/a24.348.042.6
Robbery0n/a0.098.481.6
Assault8n/a97.3254.0250.2
Violent crime10n/a (estimate)122407379
Burglary4n/a48.6271.7340.5
Theft18n/a218.91,426.61,549.5
Vehicle theft0n/a0.0148.2219.9
Property crime22n/a (estimate)2681,8472,110

Key findings

  • Chester crime rates are 84% lower than the national average
  • Violent crimes in Chester are 68% lower than the national average
  • In Chester you have a 1 in 258 chance of becoming a victim of crime
  • Chester is safer than 80% of the cities in the United States
  • Year over year crime in Chester has increased by 10%

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 5.79 times less than the Illinois average and 6.40 times less than than that of the nation. As for violent crimes, the daily average in Chester, is 3.35 times less than the Illinois average, and it is 3.12 times less than the national average. The statistics for property crimes show that Chester has a daily crime average that is 6.90 times less than the Illinois average and 7.89 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 70% of other cities in the state of Illinois. In addition, Chester is safer than 80% 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 823
      The chance of being a victim of property crime in Chester is 1 in 374
      The chance of being a victim of crime in Chester is 1 in 258
      How likely are you to become a victim of crime? In Chester, Illinois you have a 1 in 823 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 374 chance of becoming a victim. Property crimes include burglary, theft and vehicle theft. Overall, you have a 1 in 258 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 35%. At the same time, property crime has increased by 62% year over year. Total crimes for Chester has increased by 10% 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
      Ruma, IL278326651977
      Ste. Genevieve, MO4,4472021,0121,215
      Steeleville, IL2,3272211,0011,222
      Sparta, IL4,3783761,7052,081
      Perryville, MO8,3743312,7293,059
      Ozora, MO1294912,6173,108
      Evansville, IL6795922,6863,279
      Chester, IL8,599122268389

      Cities with similar population

      City, StatePopulationViolent crime/100k peopleProperty crime/100k peopleTotal crime/100k people
      Florence, OR8,5971852,4722,657
      Sugarmill Woods, FL8,5963552,0182,373
      Four Corners, MD8,5962521,0821,334
      Orange Park, FL8,6031471,7281,875
      Willowbrook, IL8,6032541,1531,407
      Chester, IL8,599122268389
      Source: The Chester, 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.