Reported Annual Crime In Columbia

StatisticReportedincidents/100k peopleColumbia/100k peopleIllinois/100k peopleNational/100k people
Total crime81n/a (estimate)7812,4502,745
StatisticReportedincidents/100k peopleColumbia/100k peopleIllinois/100k peopleNational/100k people
Murder0n/a0.07.85.3
Rape0n/a0.043.441.7
Robbery0n/a0.0137.298.0
Assault8n/a77.2250.4248.9
Violent crime8n/a (estimate)77439383
Burglary16n/a154.3339.5430.4
Theft55n/a530.41,508.81,694.4
Vehicle theft2n/a19.3163.1237.4
Property crime73n/a (estimate)7042,0112,362

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When reviewing the above table, you see a comprehensive overview of all annual crimes reported in Columbia, IL. All reported Columbia, IL crimes are shown and for assessment, each particular crime is demonstrated, establishing an accurate total that represents any crimes committed for every 100,000 residents. You'll also notice that the crimes are distributed into two separate categories, being; violent crimes and property crimes. In addition, the table also demonstrates that the Columbia, IL overall crime rate is 68% lower than in comparison to the Illinois average; and is also 72% lower than compared to the national average. Specifically regarding violent crimes in Columbia, IL, the rate is 82% lower than compared to the Illinois average, and 80% lower than when paralleled to the national average. When comparing property crime, Columbia, IL comes in at 65% lower than to the average seen in Illinois, and 70% lower than the overall national average.
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The Columbia crime map provides a detailed overview of all crimes in Columbia 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 Columbia crime heat map offers insight into the total crimes on a block group level.

Did you know?

  • The overall crime rate in Columbia is 72% lower than the national average.
  • For every 100,000 people, there are 2.14 daily crimes that occur in Columbia.
  • Columbia is safer than 84% of the cities in the United States.
  • In Columbia you have a 1 in 129 chance of becoming a victim of any crime.
  • The number of total year over year crimes in Columbia has decreased by 22%.

Compare Columbia, IL Crime To Other Cities

Daily Crime In Columbia (per 100,000 people)

The chart above shows the number of daily crimes in Columbia, IL per 100,000 individuals. The total number of daily crimes is also reported for Illinois and on a national scale. In Columbia, IL the entire number of daily crimes is accurately recorded at 3.14 times less than the Illinois average and 3.51 times less than the national average. The typical number of daily violent crimes in Columbia, IL is 5.69 times less than the Illinois average and 4.96 times less than the calculated daily national average. With regards to recent property crimes, Columbia, IL has a constant daily crime rate that is 2.86 times less than the Illinois average and 3.36 times less than the overall daily national average.

How Safe is Columbia (higher is better)

When comparing the safety of Columbia, IL compared to every other city in Illinois as well as the entirety of the United States, the gauges found above illustrate that Columbia, IL ranks safer than 74% of every city located within Illinois along with 84% 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. It is then established the total amount of cities that have a lower crime rate than Columbia, IL. As a result, Columbia, IL is ranked above average when compared to the majority of US cities.

Chance of Being A Victim of Crime in Columbia

The chance of being a victim of violent crime in Columbia is 1 in 1297
The chance of being a victim of property crime in Columbia is 1 in 143
The chance of being a victim of crime in Columbia is 1 in 129
Have you ever worried about your odds of becoming a crime victim in Columbia, IL? The above illustrations display your chances being the victim of property crimes, violent crimes, or either crime. In Columbia, IL your chance of becoming a victim of a violent crime is 1 in 1297. Types of violent crimes may include assault, robbery, rape, or murder. You also have a 1 in 143 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 Columbia, IL is 1 in 129.

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

The year over year crime rate for Columbia, IL is an accurate tool for tracking the rise and fall of crime, and in determining whether living in Columbia, IL has become a safer or more dangerous place to live. For example, the above graph shows the year over year crime rate for violent, property and total crimes per 100,000 people. The year over year data displayed in the graph shows that violent crimes have increased by 166% in Columbia, IL, while property crimes in Columbia, IL have decreased by 28%. Crimes in total for Columbia, IL have decreased by 22% year over year.

Columbia police department

ItemColumbiaIllinoisNational
Law enforcement employees (officers & civilians)2130,690558,732
Police officers & civilians /1000 residents2.12.63.3
There are a total of 21 Columbia police officers. This results in 2.1 police officers per 1,000 residents which is 19.2% less than the Illinois average and 34.2% 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
Kimmswick, MO149000
Smithton, IL3,7920372372
Oakland, MO1,64973364436
Grantwood Village, MO1,01374398472
Millstadt, IL3,91178570648
Valmeyer, IL1,18480716796
Webster Groves, MO23,111118727845
Columbia, IL10,19377704781

Cities with similar population

City, StatePopulationViolent crime/100k peopleProperty crime/100k peopleTotal crime/100k people
Waterloo, IL10,1974151,9002,315
Rockport, TX10,1971933,9564,149
Eunice, LA10,1994785,2935,771
Marlton, NJ10,1872471,6811,929
Little Canada, MN10,2022302,1162,346
Columbia, IL10,19377704781
Source: The Columbia, IL crime data displayed above is derived from the FBI's uniform crime reports for the year of 2017. 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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