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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 peopleCoal City/100k peopleIllinois/100k peopleNational/100k people
Total crime29n/a (estimate)5001,9702,324
Violent crime2n/a (estimate)34287370
Vehicle theft6n/a103.4281.6282.7
Property crime27n/a (estimate)4661,6831,954

An Overview of Crime Rates in Coal City, IL

The Coal City crime rates are 78.5% lower than the national average. There are two main categories of crime - violent crime and property crime. Violent crime consists of murder, rape, robbery and assault, while property crimes include burglary, theft and vehicle theft. There were a total of 2 violent crimes in Coal City (34 per 100,000 people), which is 90.7% lower than the national average and there were a total of 27 property crimes (466 per 100,000 residents) which is 76.2% lower than average.

Boasting a crime rate of 500, well below the national average of 2324, Coal City emerges as a standout destination for those seeking a secure place to reside in the United States. This crime rate is derived from the total occurrences of both violent and property crimes per 100,000 residents, underscoring the unwavering dedication of Coal City to ensure a safe living environment for its residents.

Coal City stands out with one of the lowest violent crime rates in the United States. Reporting only 34 violent crimes per 100,000 people, Coal City secures its place among the safest cities in the nation, making it an enticing destination for those in search of a new home.

In the latest reported crime year, Coal City recorded zero homicides. This statistic potentially positions the city as a paragon of security, radiating a profound sense of safety for its residents. A low number of severe violent crimes instills a deep feeling of well-being among its community but also establishes a lofty benchmark for other locales aspiring to foster equally secure environments.

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, Coal City has a property crime rate that is well below the national average with only 466 reported property crimes compared to the national average of 1954. Based on this report, Coal City remains a very safe place to live with regards to property crime.

Is Coal City a Safe Place to Live?

Before you decide to relocate, it’s always good to ask yourself “Is Coal City a safe place to live?” Although the answer might not be that simple, as some areas are safer than others, getting a good feel for the overall rate of crime can definitely be helpful. Overall, the Coal City crime rate is 78% lower than the national average. If we break that down daily, that translates into 0.08 crimes per day - 0.01 violent crimes and 0.07 property crimes.

Has Crime in Coal City Increased Since Last Year?

Year-over-year crime data allows us to analyze short-term trends in crime activity. By comparing crime rates from one year to the next, we can identify patterns and shifts in Coal City crime rates. This information can be invaluable for residents looking to make informed decisions on where to live. When comparing the most recent year to the previous year, total crime in Coal City has increased by 20.8% year over year. Violent crime has decreased by 33.3% and property crime has increased by 28.6%.

Potential Causes for Crime in Coal City

In Coal City, 91.5% of residents have graduated from high school, whereas the national average stands at 83%. The educational makeup of a community can exert a significant influence on crime rates. Typically, higher levels of educational attainment are associated with reduced crime rates, as they furnish individuals with improved employment prospects and viable alternatives to engaging in criminal activities. Conversely, communities characterized by lower educational achievement often grapple with higher crime rates, as limited opportunities may drive individuals towards criminal behavior.

In Coal City, the cost of living is 3.2% lower than the national average. A high cost of living can induce economic stress for locals, especially those with limited financial resources. When people grapple with soaring housing expenses, utility bills, healthcare costs, and other essential necessities, they may be driven towards criminal activities, including theft or fraud, as a means of financial survival. Conversely, cities boasting a lower cost of living may mitigate economic pressures and potentially result in reduced crime rates.

In areas where housing affordability is an issue, crime can become a significant concern. Some individuals and families may be forced to live in overcrowded or substandard housing conditions, which can increase stress and potentially contribute to domestic disputes and related crimes. The median home price in Coal City is $195,000, compared to a national average of $184,700.

Coal City crime map

The Coal City crime map provides a detailed overview of all crimes in Coal City 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 Coal City crime heat map offers insight into the total crimes on a block group level. Please note that the red areas on the Coal City 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

      • Coal City crime rates are 78% lower than the national average
      • Violent crimes in Coal City are 91% lower than the national average
      • In Coal City you have a 1 in 201 chance of becoming a victim of crime
      • Coal City is safer than 90% of the cities in the United States
      • Year over year crime in Coal City has increased by 11%

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        Daily Crime In Coal City (per 100,000 people)

        The bar chart above reveals the rate of daily crimes in Coal City for every 100,000 residents. The Coal City total amount of daily crime is 3.94 times less than the Illinois average and 4.65 times less than than that of the nation. As for violent crimes, the daily average in Coal City, is 8.33 times less than the Illinois average, and it is 10.72 times less than the national average. The statistics for property crimes show that Coal City has a daily crime average that is 3.61 times less than the Illinois average and 4.20 times less than the daily national rate.

        How Safe is Coal City (higher is better)

        Are people any safer living in Coal City in comparison to other Illinois communities and all other areas throughout the United States? When we look at all cities across America, is Coal City safe? The evidence provided by these graphs show Coal City being safer than 82% of cities in Illinois and 90% of cities across the United States. This is evident by tracking Illinois cities as well as all US cities over a one year period to contrast crime statistics as they relate to Coal City. In conclusion, Coal City ranks above average compared to the rest of the United States.

        Chance of Being A Victim of Crime in Coal City

        The chance of being a victim of violent crime in Coal City is 1 in 2900
        The chance of being a victim of property crime in Coal City is 1 in 215
        The chance of being a victim of crime in Coal City is 1 in 201
        Are you worried about becoming a crime victim? In Coal City, your chance of becoming a victim of a violent crime is 1 in 2900. Types of violent crimes may include assault, robbery, rape, or murder. You also have a 1 in 215 chance of being the victim of a property crime such as vehicle theft, personal property theft, and burglary. Your overall risk of becoming a crime victim in Coal City is 1 in 201.

        Year Over Year Crime In Coal City (per 100,000 people)

        The year over year change in crime per 100,000 people helps to understand whether crime in Coal City, IL is on the rise or declining. The violent crime rate in Coal City has decreased by 39%, while the property crime rate in Coal City has increased by 18% year over year. Summing up the numbers, Coal City has increased by 11% with regards to total crimes year over year.

        Coal City police department

        Item Coal City Illinois National
        Law enforcement employees (officers & civilians)1130,690558,732
        Police officers & civilians /1000 residents2.02.63.3
        There are a total of 11 Coal City police officers. This results in 2.0 police officers per 1,000 residents which is 25.8% less than the Illinois average and 39.6% 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.

        Nearby Cities With Low Crime Rates

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        Channahon, IL13,281114521635
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        Gardner, IL1,429113662775
        Lakewood Shores, IL566117686803
        Diamond, IL2,786118692810
        Elwood, IL2,524226725951
        Coal City, IL4,94134466500

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        Source: The Coal City, 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.