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Total crime 35%
Violent crime 24%
Property crime 37%
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.
Crime data for this area is not available from the FBI, so estimates are used based on demographic data including, but not limited to: home prices, income per capita and population density.
StatisticReportedincidents/100k peopleColumbia/100k peopleIllinois/100k peopleNational/100k people
Total crime0n/a (estimate)1,684 (estimate)2,3372,580
Murdern/an/an/a6.95.0
Rapen/an/an/a46.042.6
Robberyn/an/an/a111.586.2
Assaultn/an/an/a239.7246.8
Violent crimen/an/a (estimate)291 (estimate)404381
Burglaryn/an/an/a306.7376.0
Theftn/an/an/a1,472.31,594.6
Vehicle theftn/an/an/a153.8228.9
Property crimen/an/a (estimate)1,392 (estimate)1,9332,200

Key findings

  • Columbia crime rates are 35% lower than the national average
  • Violent crimes in Columbia are 24% lower than the national average
  • In Columbia you have a 1 in 60 chance of becoming a victim of crime
  • Columbia is safer than 45% of the cities in the United States
  • Year over year crime in Columbia has increased by 116%

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      Daily Crime In Columbia (per 100,000 people)

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      Chance of Being A Victim of Crime in Columbia

      The chance of being a victim of violent crime in Columbia is 1 in 344
      The chance of being a victim of property crime in Columbia is 1 in 72
      The chance of being a victim of crime in Columbia is 1 in 60

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

      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
      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
      Kimmswick, MO149000
      Smithton, IL3,79226209235
      Grantwood Village, MO1,01370372442
      Glendale, MO5,91751544595
      Lakeshire, MO1,64172644716
      Fairmont City, IL2,349122608730
      Oakland, MO1,6490804804
      Columbia, IL10,1932911,3921,684

      Cities with similar population

      City, StatePopulationViolent crime/100k peopleProperty crime/100k peopleTotal crime/100k people
      Waterloo, IL10,197125701826
      Rockport, TX10,1972054,1274,332
      Eunice, LA10,1994374,8355,272
      Marlton, NJ10,1872251,5181,743
      Little Canada, MN10,2022121,9252,138
      Columbia, IL10,1932911,3921,684
      Source: The Columbia, 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.