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Total crime 10%
Violent crime 213%
Property crime 49%
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 peopleEast St. Louis/100k peopleIllinois/100k peopleNational/100k people
Total crime615n/a (estimate)2,3092,3372,580
Murder23n/a86.46.95.0
Rape22n/a82.646.042.6
Robbery51n/a191.5111.586.2
Assault221n/a829.9239.7246.8
Violent crime317n/a (estimate)1,190404381
Burglary198n/a743.5306.7376.0
Theftn/an/an/a1,472.31,594.6
Vehicle theft100n/a375.5153.8228.9
Property crime298n/a (estimate)1,1191,9332,200

Key findings

  • East St. Louis crime rates are 10% lower than the national average
  • Violent crimes in East St. Louis are 213% higher than the national average
  • In East St. Louis you have a 1 in 44 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 decreased by 55%

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 1.01 times less than the state average and 1.12 times less than than national average. Violent crimes committed in East St. Louis on a daily basis are 2.95 times more than than Illinois average and 3.13 times more than the average nationwide. Daily property crime rates in East St. Louis are 1.73 times less than the daily state average and 1.97 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 3% 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 85
      The chance of being a victim of property crime in East St. Louis is 1 in 90
      The chance of being a victim of crime in East St. Louis is 1 in 44
      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 85 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 90. 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 44.

      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 58%. At the same time, property crime has decreased by 50% year over year. Total crimes for East St. Louis has decreased by 55% 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
      Smithton, IL3,79226209235
      Grantwood Village, MO1,01370372442
      Glendale, MO5,91751544595
      Lakeshire, MO1,64172644716
      Fairmont City, IL2,349122608730
      Freeburg, IL4,11147683730
      Maryville, IL7,837113666779
      East St. Louis, IL26,7311,1901,1192,309

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      City, StatePopulationViolent crime/100k peopleProperty crime/100k peopleTotal crime/100k people
      Bristol, TN26,7345623,1903,752
      Stevens Point, WI26,7141521,4941,647
      Wooster, OH26,7733262,9863,312
      Horn Lake, MS26,7851032,3862,489
      Superior, WI26,6762924,2764,567
      East St. Louis, IL26,7311,1901,1192,309
      Source: The East St. Louis, 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.