Reported Annual Crime In East St. Louis

StatisticReportedincidents/100k peopleEast St. Louis/100k peopleIllinois/100k peopleNational/100k people
Total crime1,331n/a (estimate)4,9432,4502,745
StatisticReportedincidents/100k peopleEast St. Louis/100k peopleIllinois/100k peopleNational/100k people
Murder30n/a111.47.85.3
Rape43n/a159.743.441.7
Robbery97n/a360.2137.298.0
Assault571n/a2,120.6250.4248.9
Violent crime741n/a (estimate)2,752439383
Burglary173n/a642.5339.5430.4
Theft273n/a1,013.81,508.81,694.4
Vehicle theft144n/a534.8163.1237.4
Property crime590n/a (estimate)2,1912,0112,362
The table above illustrates an overview of the annual crime reported in East St. Louis, IL. These figures on reported criminal activity in East St. Louis, IL, based on a reported crime per 100,000 citizens, is shown in order to compare these rates across disparate categories. You will notice that the crimes collected here, for comparison purposes, have been separated between violent crimes and those involving or threatening property. According to the annual crime data, the crime rate in East St. Louis, IL is 102% higher than the average of the whole of the state of Illinois, and when compared with the national average, is 80% higher than. When looking at violent crimes, East St. Louis, IL has 527% higher than violent crime rate than Illinois average, while remaining 619% higher than the national average. In property crime, East St. Louis, IL is 9% higher than the average of Illinois and is 7% lower than the national average.

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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 low crime compared to the areas with high crime. The East St. Louis crime heat map offers insight into the total crimes on a block group level.

Did you know?

  • The overall crime rate in East St. Louis is 80% higher than the national average.
  • For every 100,000 people, there are 13.54 daily crimes that occur in East St. Louis.
  • East St. Louis is safer than 7% of the cities in the United States.
  • In East St. Louis you have a 1 in 21 chance of becoming a victim of any crime.
  • The number of total year over year crimes in East St. Louis has decreased by 22%.

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Compare East St. Louis, IL Crime To Other Cities

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

The illustration above looks at the comparison of crimes committed in East St. Louis, IL on a daily bases (per 100,000 people) to crimes committed throughout the state of Illinois. A comparison to the average number of daily national crimes is displayed as well. According to the latest crime statistics, daily crimes in East St. Louis, IL (which include property crimes as well as violent crimes), when compared to Illinois state wide, are 2.02 times more than the state average and 1.80 times more than than national statistics. Violent crimes committed in East St. Louis, IL on a daily bases are 6.27 times more than than Illinois average and 7.19 times more than the average nationwide. Daily property crime rates in East St. Louis, IL are 1.09 times more than the daily state average and 1.08 times less than the daily national numbers.

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

How safe is East St. Louis, IL compared to other cities in Illinois and the rest of the cities across the United States? The graphs above show that East St. Louis, IL is safer than 2% of the cities in Illinois and 7% 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 East St. Louis, IL. Overall, East St. Louis, IL 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 37
The chance of being a victim of property crime in East St. Louis is 1 in 46
The chance of being a victim of crime in East St. Louis is 1 in 21
Are you interested in knowing the odds that you will be a crime victim in East St. Louis, IL? Just look at the above illustrations to see what your chances are of becoming a victim of any crime, such as property crime or violent crime, in this city. In East St. Louis, IL, you have a 1 in 37 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 46. 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 21.

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

Determining whether East St. Louis, IL is growing less or more safe for inhabitants is most easily done by comparing yearly crime rates. Graphs - like the one above - show crimes by crime type per 100,000 residents. They are displayed by crime types of violent, property, and total, in order to give a better overview of yearly crime rates. East St. Louis, IL has decreased by 18% in violent crimes. At the same time, property crime has decreased by 27% year over year. Total crimes for East St. Louis, IL has decreased by 22% 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
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
Smithton, IL3,7920372372
Oakland, MO1,64973364436
Grantwood Village, MO1,01374398472
Millstadt, IL3,91178570648
Troy, IL10,041148593741
Glen Carbon, IL12,78254693747
Columbia, IL10,19377704781
East St. Louis, IL26,7312,7522,1914,943

Cities with similar population

City, StatePopulationViolent crime/100k peopleProperty crime/100k peopleTotal crime/100k people
Bristol, TN26,7344053,3673,772
Stevens Point, WI26,7141551,7211,876
Wooster, OH26,7733753,3713,747
Horn Lake, MS26,7851182,5852,702
Superior, WI26,6761674,3564,523
East St. Louis, IL26,7312,7522,1914,943
Source: The East St. Louis, 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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