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Total crime 30%
Violent crime 31%
Property crime 30%
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.
StatisticReportedincidents/100k peopleDecatur/100k peopleIllinois/100k peopleNational/100k people
Total crime2,408n/a (estimate)3,3622,3372,580
Murder9n/a12.66.95.0
Rape30n/a41.946.042.6
Robbery84n/a117.3111.586.2
Assault235n/a328.1239.7246.8
Violent crime358n/a (estimate)500404381
Burglary618n/a862.8306.7376.0
Theft1,325n/a1,849.91,472.31,594.6
Vehicle theft107n/a149.4153.8228.9
Property crime2,050n/a (estimate)2,8621,9332,200

Key findings

  • Decatur crime rates are 30% higher than the national average
  • Violent crimes in Decatur are 31% higher than the national average
  • In Decatur you have a 1 in 30 chance of becoming a victim of crime
  • Decatur is safer than 17% of the cities in the United States
  • Year over year crime in Decatur has decreased by 14%

Decatur crime map

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The Decatur crime map provides a detailed overview of all crimes in Decatur 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 Decatur crime heat map offers insight into the total crimes on a block group level.

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      Daily Crime In Decatur (per 100,000 people)

      The number of daily crimes per 100,000 residents in Decatur, Illinois is displayed in the graph above. As you can see, the daily crimes for Decatur are 1.44 times more than the Illinois average and 1.30 times more than the national level. Daily violent crimes in Decatur are 1.24 times more than than Illinois and 1.31 times more than the national mean. While daily property crimes in Decatur are 1.48 times more than than Illinois and 1.30 times more than the national average.

      How Safe is Decatur (higher is better)

      How safe is Decatur, Illinois compared to other cities in Illinois and the rest of the cities across the United States? The graphs above show that Decatur is safer than 10% of the cities in Illinois and 17% of the cities in the United States. These results are calculated by analyzing all cities in Illinois and across the US as a whole and determining how many areas have a lower crime rate than Decatur. Overall, Decatur is ranked below average compared to all other cities across the United States.

      Chance of Being A Victim of Crime in Decatur

      The chance of being a victim of violent crime in Decatur is 1 in 201
      The chance of being a victim of property crime in Decatur is 1 in 35
      The chance of being a victim of crime in Decatur is 1 in 30
      How likely are you to become a victim of crime? In Decatur, Illinois you have a 1 in 201 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 35 chance of becoming a victim. Property crimes include burglary, theft and vehicle theft. Overall, you have a 1 in 30 chance of becoming a victim of crime in Decatur.

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

      A good indicator of whether Decatur is becoming a safer or a more dangerous place to live can be determined by analyzing the year over year crime rate (per 100,000 people). The number of violent crimes in Decatur has decreased by 19%, while the property crime rate in Decatur has decreased by 14% year over year. The number of total crimes in Decatur has decreased by 14% year over year.

      Decatur police department

      ItemDecaturIllinoisNational
      Law enforcement employees (officers & civilians)18930,690558,732
      Police officers & civilians /1000 residents2.52.63.3
      There are a total of 189 Decatur police officers. This results in 2.5 police officers per 1,000 residents which is 6.2% less than the Illinois average and 23.6% 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
      Stonington, IL9131160116
      Warrensburg, IL1,365177353530
      Forsyth, IL3,421125597722
      Long Creek, IL1,508153732884
      Bethany, IL1,27579870949
      Mount Zion, IL5,89486877963
      Harristown, IL1,2401788541,032
      Decatur, IL74,0635002,8623,362

      Cities with similar population

      City, StatePopulationViolent crime/100k peopleProperty crime/100k peopleTotal crime/100k people
      Gastonia, NC73,8776794,9655,644
      Bolingbrook, IL74,320148785933
      San Ramon, CA74,366561,0271,083
      Schaumburg, IL74,366822,0442,126
      Perris, CA73,7182702,5242,794
      Decatur, IL74,0635002,8623,362
      Source: The Decatur, 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.