Reported Annual Crime In Decatur

StatisticReportedincidents/100k peopleDecatur/100k peopleIllinois/100k peopleNational/100k people
Total crime2,837n/a (estimate)3,9322,4502,745
StatisticReportedincidents/100k peopleDecatur/100k peopleIllinois/100k peopleNational/100k people
Murder10n/a13.97.85.3
Rape52n/a72.143.441.7
Robbery106n/a146.9137.298.0
Assault275n/a381.1250.4248.9
Violent crime443n/a (estimate)614439383
Burglary731n/a1,013.1339.5430.4
Theft1,571n/a2,177.31,508.81,694.4
Vehicle theft92n/a127.5163.1237.4
Property crime2,394n/a (estimate)3,3182,0112,362

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When reviewing the above table, you see a comprehensive overview of all annual crimes reported in Decatur, IL. All reported Decatur, 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 Decatur, IL overall crime rate is 60% higher than in comparison to the Illinois average; and is also 43% higher than compared to the national average. Specifically regarding violent crimes in Decatur, IL, the rate is 40% higher than compared to the Illinois average, and 60% higher than when paralleled to the national average. When comparing property crime, Decatur, IL comes in at 65% higher than to the average seen in Illinois, and 40% higher than the overall national average.
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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 low crime compared to the areas with high crime. The Decatur crime heat map offers insight into the total crimes on a block group level.

Did you know?

  • The overall crime rate in Decatur is 43% higher than the national average.
  • For every 100,000 people, there are 10.77 daily crimes that occur in Decatur.
  • Decatur is safer than 13% of the cities in the United States.
  • In Decatur you have a 1 in 26 chance of becoming a victim of any crime.
  • The number of total year over year crimes in Decatur has increased by 4%.

Compare Decatur, IL Crime To Other Cities

Daily Crime In Decatur (per 100,000 people)

The number of daily crimes per 100,000 residents in Decatur, IL is demonstrated in the illustration above. So that direct comparisons can be made, the number of daily crimes for Illinois and on a national level are also posted. As you can see, the daily crimes for Decatur, IL are 1.60 times more than the Illinois average and 1.43 times more than the national level. Daily violent Crimes in Decatur, IL are 1.40 times more than than Illinois and 1.60 times more than the national mean. While daily property crimes in Decatur, IL are 1.65 times more than than Illinois and 1.40 times more than the national average.

How Safe is Decatur (higher is better)

How safe is Decatur, IL compared to other cities in Illinois and the rest of the cities across the United States? The graphs above show that Decatur, IL is safer than 6% of the cities in Illinois and 13% of the cities in the United States. These results are determined by analyzing all cities in Illinois and across the US as a whole and determining how many total cities have a lower crime rate than Decatur, IL. Overall, Decatur, IL 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 163
The chance of being a victim of property crime in Decatur is 1 in 31
The chance of being a victim of crime in Decatur is 1 in 26
Wondering what the chances are that you will be the victim of a crime in Decatur, IL? The illustrations above show how likely you are to become a victim of violent crime, property crime or any crime. In Decatur, IL you have a 1 in 163 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 31 chance of becoming a victim. Property crimes include burglary, theft and vehicle theft. Overall, you have a 1 in 26 chance of becoming a victim of crime in Decatur, IL.

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

A good indicator of whether Decatur, IL is becoming a safer or a more dangerous place to live can be determined by analyzing the year over year crime rate. In the graph above, the year over year crime rates are displayed for violent, property and total crimes per 100,000 people. The number of violent crimes in Decatur, IL has increased by 19%, while the property crime rate in Decatur, IL has increased by 2% year over year. The number of total crimes in Decatur, IL has increased by 4% 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
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
Forsyth, IL3,421136621756
Long Creek, IL1,508166761927
Mount Zion, IL5,894188751939
Warrensburg, IL1,365175787962
Harristown, IL1,2401948881,082
Cerro Gordo, IL1,4042049361,141
Argenta, IL1,1252059401,145
Decatur, IL74,0636143,3183,932

Cities with similar population

City, StatePopulationViolent crime/100k peopleProperty crime/100k peopleTotal crime/100k people
Gastonia, NC73,8777444,8755,619
Bolingbrook, IL74,3201879841,171
Schaumburg, IL74,3661061,6701,777
San Ramon, CA74,366731,2761,349
Perris, CA73,7182472,4182,665
Decatur, IL74,0636143,3183,932
Source: The Decatur, 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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