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Total crime 19%
Violent crime 41%
Property crime 15%
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 peopleDawson/100k peopleIllinois/100k peopleNational/100k people
Total crime0n/a (estimate)2,960 (estimate)2,2532,489
Murdern/an/an/a6.65.0
Rapen/an/an/a48.042.6
Robberyn/an/an/a98.481.6
Assaultn/an/an/a254.0250.2
Violent crimen/an/a (estimate)535 (estimate)407379
Burglaryn/an/an/a271.7340.5
Theftn/an/an/a1,426.61,549.5
Vehicle theftn/an/an/a148.2219.9
Property crimen/an/a (estimate)2,425 (estimate)1,8472,110

Key findings

  • Dawson crime rates are 19% higher than the national average
  • Violent crimes in Dawson are 41% higher than the national average
  • In Dawson you have a 1 in 34 chance of becoming a victim of crime
  • Dawson is safer than 17% of the cities in the United States
  • Year over year crime in Dawson has decreased by 8%

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      Daily Crime In Dawson (per 100,000 people)

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      Chance of Being A Victim of Crime in Dawson

      The chance of being a victim of violent crime in Dawson is 1 in 188
      The chance of being a victim of property crime in Dawson is 1 in 42
      The chance of being a victim of crime in Dawson is 1 in 34

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

      Dawson police department

      ItemDawsonIllinoisNational
      Law enforcement employees (officers & civilians)n/a30,690558,732
      Police officers & civilians /1000 residentsn/a2.63.3

      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.

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      Leland Grove, IL1,62506767
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      Sherman, IL4,40484568652
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      Chatham, IL12,56947703749
      Mount Pulaski, IL1,4440952952
      Dawson, IL5445352,4252,960

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      Dawson, IL5445352,4252,960
      Source: The Dawson, 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.