Reported Annual Crime In Decatur

StatisticReportedincidents/100k peopleDecatur/100k peopleIllinois/100k peopleNational/100k people
Total crime3,049n/a (estimate)4,1942,4852,837
StatisticReportedincidents/100k peopleDecatur/100k peopleIllinois/100k peopleNational/100k people
Murder3n/a4.18.25.3
Rape45n/a61.938.340.4
Robbery97n/a133.4139.3102.8
Assault247n/a339.8250.5248.5
Violent crime392n/a (estimate)539436386
Burglary859n/a1,181.7374.9468.9
Theft1,700n/a2,338.61,518.61,745.0
Vehicle theft98n/a134.8155.5236.9
Property crime2,657n/a (estimate)3,6552,0492,451
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 69% higher than in comparison to the Illinois average; and is also 48% higher than compared to the national average. Specifically regarding violent crimes in Decatur, IL, the rate is 24% higher than compared to the Illinois average, and 40% higher than when paralleled to the national average. When comparing property crime, Decatur, IL comes in at 78% higher than to the average seen in Illinois, and 49% higher than the overall national average.

Did you know?

  • The overall crime rate in Decatur is 48% higher than the national average.
  • For every 100,000 people, there are 11.49 daily crimes that occur in Decatur.
  • Decatur is safer than 17% of the cities in the United States.
  • In Decatur you have a 1 in 24 chance of becoming a victim of any crime.
  • The number of total year over year crimes in Decatur has increased by 11%.

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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 1.69 times more than the Illinois average and 1.48 times more than the national level. Daily violent Crimes in Decatur, IL are 1.24 times more than than Illinois and 1.40 times more than the national mean. While daily property crimes in Decatur, IL are 1.78 times more than than Illinois and 1.49 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 8% of the cities in Illinois and 17% 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 186
The chance of being a victim of property crime in Decatur is 1 in 28
The chance of being a victim of crime in Decatur is 1 in 24
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 186 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 28 chance of becoming a victim. Property crimes include burglary, theft and vehicle theft. Overall, you have a 1 in 24 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 4%, while the property crime rate in Decatur, IL has increased by 12% year over year. The number of total crimes in Decatur, IL has increased by 11% 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
Mount Zion, IL5,89451358409
Forsyth, IL3,421135633767
Warrensburg, IL1,365260607867
Long Creek, IL1,508165775940
Harristown, IL1,2401939051,097
Cerro Gordo, IL1,4042039541,157
Argenta, IL1,1252049581,162
Decatur, IL74,0635393,6554,194

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Gastonia, NC73,8774843,5604,044
Bolingbrook, IL74,3202121,2681,480
Schaumburg, IL74,366992,2532,352
San Ramon, CA74,366511,0701,121
Perris, CA73,7182952,8303,125
Decatur, IL74,0635393,6554,194
Source: The Decatur, IL crime data displayed above is derived from the FBI's uniform crime reports for the year of 2016. 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.