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Total crime 8%
Violent crime 6%
Property crime 8%
Date & Last Updated: This data reflects the 2019 calendar year and was released from the FBI in September, 2020; this is the most current data available.
StatisticReportedincidents/100k peopleEast Alton/100k peopleIllinois/100k peopleNational/100k people
Total crime161n/a (estimate)2,6862,2532,489
Murder0n/a0.06.65.0
Rape8n/a133.448.042.6
Robbery10n/a166.898.481.6
Assault6n/a100.1254.0250.2
Violent crime24n/a (estimate)400407379
Burglary23n/a383.7271.7340.5
Theft103n/a1,718.11,426.61,549.5
Vehicle theft11n/a183.5148.2219.9
Property crime137n/a (estimate)2,2851,8472,110

Key findings

  • East Alton crime rates are 8% higher than the national average
  • Violent crimes in East Alton are 6% higher than the national average
  • In East Alton you have a 1 in 38 chance of becoming a victim of crime
  • East Alton is safer than 26% of the cities in the United States
  • Year over year crime in East Alton has decreased by 37%

East Alton crime map

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

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      Daily Crime In East Alton (per 100,000 people)

      The number of daily crimes per 100,000 residents in East Alton, Illinois is displayed in the graph above. As you can see, the daily crimes for East Alton are 1.19 times more than the Illinois average and 1.08 times more than the national level. Daily violent crimes in East Alton are 1.02 times less than than Illinois and 1.06 times more than the national mean. While daily property crimes in East Alton are 1.24 times more than than Illinois and 1.08 times more than the national average.

      How Safe is East Alton (higher is better)

      Is East Alton safe in comparison to other cities in the state of Illinois as well as in comparison to the rest of the areas across the United States. Using the gauges above, which compare crime in East Alton to other cities in the state and across the country, East Alton is 18% safer than other cities of Illinois and 26% safer than other cities in the nation. East Alton has a ranks below average in comparison to other cities in the country.

      Chance of Being A Victim of Crime in East Alton

      The chance of being a victim of violent crime in East Alton is 1 in 250
      The chance of being a victim of property crime in East Alton is 1 in 44
      The chance of being a victim of crime in East Alton is 1 in 38
      Interested in knowing the odds that you will be a crime victim in East Alton? In East Alton, you have a 1 in 250 chance of falling victim to a violent crime, such as rape, robbery, assault, or even murder. In terms of property crime, your chances of being a victim are 1 in 44. These crimes include theft, vehicle theft, and burglary. Your overall chance of being a victim of crime in East Alton, IL is 1 in 38.

      Year Over Year Crime In East Alton (per 100,000 people)

      An ideal indicator of whether East Alton is becoming a safer or more dangerous place to live can be done by analyzing the year over year crime rates per 100,000 people. Year over year violent crime in East Alton has decreased by 16% and the rate of property crime in East Alton has decreased by 40%. The total crime rate in East Alton has decreased by 37% year to year.

      East Alton police department

      ItemEast AltonIllinoisNational
      Law enforcement employees (officers & civilians)1530,690558,732
      Police officers & civilians /1000 residents2.42.63.3
      There are a total of 15 East Alton police officers. This results in 2.4 police officers per 1,000 residents which is 9.9% less than the Illinois average and 26.6% 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
      Brighton, IL2,31647421468
      Glen Carbon, IL12,78231656687
      Holiday Shores, IL2,785144655799
      Edwardsville, IL25,04464771834
      Troy, IL10,041145706851
      Maryville, IL7,837124772896
      Bethalto, IL9,364108809917
      East Alton, IL6,1714002,2852,686

      Cities with similar population

      City, StatePopulationViolent crime/100k peopleProperty crime/100k peopleTotal crime/100k people
      Schuyler, NE6,17147391438
      Holly, MI6,17181647728
      Guadalupe, AZ6,1725673,0423,610
      Heathcote, NJ6,172113731844
      Chillicothe, IL6,1694127081,120
      East Alton, IL6,1714002,2852,686
      Source: The East Alton, 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.