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Total crime 66%
Violent crime 83%
Property crime 63%
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 peopleEdwardsville/100k peopleIllinois/100k peopleNational/100k people
Total crime209n/a (estimate)8342,2532,489
Murder3n/a12.06.65.0
Rape0n/a0.048.042.6
Robbery0n/a0.098.481.6
Assault13n/a51.9254.0250.2
Violent crime16n/a (estimate)64407379
Burglary15n/a59.9271.7340.5
Theft169n/a674.71,426.61,549.5
Vehicle theft9n/a35.9148.2219.9
Property crime193n/a (estimate)7711,8472,110

Key findings

  • Edwardsville crime rates are 66% lower than the national average
  • Violent crimes in Edwardsville are 83% lower than the national average
  • In Edwardsville you have a 1 in 120 chance of becoming a victim of crime
  • Edwardsville is safer than 82% of the cities in the United States
  • Year over year crime in Edwardsville has increased by 6%

Edwardsville crime map

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

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      Daily Crime In Edwardsville (per 100,000 people)

      The graph above looks at the comparison of crimes committed in Edwardsville 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 Edwardsville (which include property crimes as well as violent crimes), when compared to Illinois, are 2.70 times less than the state average and 2.98 times less than than national average. Violent crimes committed in Edwardsville on a daily basis are 6.37 times less than than Illinois average and 5.94 times less than the average nationwide. Daily property crime rates in Edwardsville are 2.40 times less than the daily state average and 2.74 times less than the daily national numbers.

      How Safe is Edwardsville (higher is better)

      What are the odds that you'll be safer in Edwardsville, Illinois compared to other areas of Illinois, as well as the rest of America? When it comes down to it, is Edwardsville safe? In the graphs above, it shows that Edwardsville is safer than 72% of Illinois cities, and 82% compared to all other cities across America. These statistics are calculated by taking a closer look at each city's crime rate in Illinois, as well as the rest of the US. It is then determined which cities see less crime than Edwardsville. At this time, Edwardsville sees a above average rate of crime in comparison to other United States cities.

      Chance of Being A Victim of Crime in Edwardsville

      The chance of being a victim of violent crime in Edwardsville is 1 in 1566
      The chance of being a victim of property crime in Edwardsville is 1 in 130
      The chance of being a victim of crime in Edwardsville is 1 in 120
      How likely are you to become a victim of crime? In Edwardsville, Illinois you have a 1 in 1566 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 130 chance of becoming a victim. Property crimes include burglary, theft and vehicle theft. Overall, you have a 1 in 120 chance of becoming a victim of crime in Edwardsville.

      Year Over Year Crime In Edwardsville (per 100,000 people)

      The year over year crime rate per 100,000 people for Edwardsville is an accurate tool for tracking the rise and fall of crime, and in determining if living in Edwardsville has become safer or more dangerous. The year over year data displayed in the graph shows that violent crimes have increased by 23% in Edwardsville, while property crimes in Edwardsville have increased by 4%. Total crime has increased by 6% year over year.

      Edwardsville police department

      ItemEdwardsvilleIllinoisNational
      Law enforcement employees (officers & civilians)5530,690558,732
      Police officers & civilians /1000 residents2.32.63.3
      There are a total of 55 Edwardsville police officers. This results in 2.3 police officers per 1,000 residents which is 14.3% less than the Illinois average and 30.2% 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
      Marine, IL872109217326
      Trenton, IL2,68077386463
      Glen Carbon, IL12,78231656687
      Holiday Shores, IL2,785144655799
      Troy, IL10,041145706851
      Maryville, IL7,837124772896
      St. Jacob, IL1,354165748912
      Edwardsville, IL25,04464771834

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      City, StatePopulationViolent crime/100k peopleProperty crime/100k peopleTotal crime/100k people
      Balch Springs, TX25,0436473,5474,194
      Riverside, OH25,0361391,3641,503
      Ardmore, OK25,0278264,2135,038
      Mint Hill, NC25,0242121,3791,591
      Canton, GA25,0223612,5192,880
      Edwardsville, IL25,04464771834
      Source: The Edwardsville, 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.