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Total crime 4%
Violent crime 169%
Property crime 25%
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 St. Louis/100k peopleIllinois/100k peopleNational/100k people
Total crime683n/a (estimate)2,5992,2532,489
Murder36n/a137.06.65.0
Rape27n/a102.848.042.6
Robbery32n/a121.898.481.6
Assault173n/a658.4254.0250.2
Violent crime268n/a (estimate)1,020407379
Burglary169n/a643.1271.7340.5
Theft139n/a529.01,426.61,549.5
Vehicle theft107n/a407.2148.2219.9
Property crime415n/a (estimate)1,5791,8472,110

Key findings

  • East St. Louis crime rates are 4% higher than the national average
  • Violent crimes in East St. Louis are 169% higher than the national average
  • In East St. Louis you have a 1 in 39 chance of becoming a victim of crime
  • East St. Louis is safer than 8% of the cities in the United States
  • Year over year crime in East St. Louis has increased by 13%

East St. Louis crime map

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

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      Daily Crime In East St. Louis (per 100,000 people)

      The graph above looks at the comparison of crimes committed in East St. Louis on a daily basis (per 100,000 people) to crimes committed throughout the state of Illinois and the USA. According to the latest crime statistics, daily crimes in East St. Louis (which include property crimes as well as violent crimes), when compared to Illinois, are 1.15 times more than the state average and 1.04 times more than than national average. Violent crimes committed in East St. Louis on a daily basis are 2.51 times more than than Illinois average and 2.69 times more than the average nationwide. Daily property crime rates in East St. Louis are 1.17 times less than the daily state average and 1.34 times less than the daily national numbers.

      How Safe is East St. Louis (higher is better)

      How safe is East St. Louis, Illinois compared to other cities in Illinois and the rest of the cities across the United States? The graphs above show that East St. Louis is safer than 5% of the cities in Illinois and 8% 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 East St. Louis. Overall, East St. Louis is ranked below average compared to all other cities across the United States.

      Chance of Being A Victim of Crime in East St. Louis

      The chance of being a victim of violent crime in East St. Louis is 1 in 99
      The chance of being a victim of property crime in East St. Louis is 1 in 64
      The chance of being a victim of crime in East St. Louis is 1 in 39
      Interested in knowing the odds that you will be a crime victim in East St. Louis? In East St. Louis, you have a 1 in 99 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 64. These crimes include theft, vehicle theft, and burglary. Your overall chance of being a victim of crime in East St. Louis, IL is 1 in 39.

      Year Over Year Crime In East St. Louis (per 100,000 people)

      Determining whether East St. Louis is becoming less or more safe for its residents (per 100,000) is most easily done by comparing year-over-year crime rates. East St. Louis violent crime rates have decreased by 14%. At the same time, property crime has increased by 41% year over year. Total crimes for East St. Louis has increased by 13% in the same time frame.

      East St. Louis police department

      ItemEast St. LouisIllinoisNational
      Law enforcement employees (officers & civilians)9830,690558,732
      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.

      Nearby Cities With Low Crime Rates

      City, StatePopulationViolent crime/100k peopleProperty crime/100k peopleTotal crime/100k people
      Lakeshire, MO1,64172287359
      Smithton, IL3,7920391391
      Oakland, MO1,64969370440
      Grantwood Village, MO1,01369370440
      Freeburg, IL4,11171566637
      Glen Carbon, IL12,78231656687
      Columbia, IL10,193162591753
      East St. Louis, IL26,7311,0201,5792,599

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      City, StatePopulationViolent crime/100k peopleProperty crime/100k peopleTotal crime/100k people
      Bristol, TN26,7345023,0223,524
      Stevens Point, WI26,7142119961,207
      Wooster, OH26,7734132,7733,186
      Horn Lake, MS26,7851142,4802,594
      Superior, WI26,6762774,2404,517
      East St. Louis, IL26,7311,0201,5792,599
      Source: The East St. Louis, IL crime data displayed above is derived from the FBI's uniform crime reports for the year of 2019. 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.