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Total crime 18%
Violent crime 11%
Property crime 22%
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 peopleEffingham/100k peopleIllinois/100k peopleNational/100k people
Total crime383n/a (estimate)3,0342,3372,580
Murder0n/a0.06.95.0
Rape12n/a95.146.042.6
Robbery5n/a39.6111.586.2
Assault26n/a206.0239.7246.8
Violent crime43n/a (estimate)341404381
Burglary41n/a324.8306.7376.0
Theft281n/a2,225.91,472.31,594.6
Vehicle theft18n/a142.6153.8228.9
Property crime340n/a (estimate)2,6931,9332,200

Key findings

  • Effingham crime rates are 18% higher than the national average
  • Violent crimes in Effingham are 11% lower than the national average
  • In Effingham you have a 1 in 33 chance of becoming a victim of crime
  • Effingham is safer than 29% of the cities in the United States
  • Year over year crime in Effingham has decreased by 3%

Effingham crime map

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

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      Daily Crime In Effingham (per 100,000 people)

      The bar chart above reveals the rate of daily crimes in Effingham for every 100,000 residents. The Effingham total amount of daily crime is 1.30 times more than the Illinois average and 1.18 times more than than that of the nation. As for violent crimes, the daily average in Effingham, is 1.19 times less than the Illinois average, and it is 1.12 times less than the national average. The statistics for property crimes show that Effingham has a daily crime average that is 1.39 times more than the Illinois average and 1.22 times more than the daily national rate.

      How Safe is Effingham (higher is better)

      How safe is Effingham, Illinois compared to other cities in Illinois and the rest of the cities across the United States? The graphs above show that Effingham is safer than 17% of the cities in Illinois and 29% 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 Effingham. Overall, Effingham is ranked below average compared to all other cities across the United States.

      Chance of Being A Victim of Crime in Effingham

      The chance of being a victim of violent crime in Effingham is 1 in 294
      The chance of being a victim of property crime in Effingham is 1 in 38
      The chance of being a victim of crime in Effingham is 1 in 33
      Are you worried about becoming a crime victim? In Effingham, your chance of becoming a victim of a violent crime is 1 in 294. Types of violent crimes may include assault, robbery, rape, or murder. You also have a 1 in 38 chance of being the victim of a property crime such as vehicle theft, personal property theft, and burglary. Your overall risk of becoming a crime victim in Effingham is 1 in 33.

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

      The year over year change in crime per 100,000 people helps to understand whether crime in Effingham, IL is on the rise or declining. The violent crime rate in Effingham has increased by 140%, while the property crime rate in Effingham has decreased by 10% year over year. Summing up the numbers, Effingham has decreased by 3% with regards to total crimes year over year.

      Effingham police department

      ItemEffinghamIllinoisNational
      Law enforcement employees (officers & civilians)3430,690558,732
      Police officers & civilians /1000 residents2.82.63.3
      There are a total of 34 Effingham police officers. This results in 2.8 police officers per 1,000 residents which is 4% greater than the Illinois average and 15.3% 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
      Teutopolis, IL1,674151722873
      Neoga, IL1,770185739924
      Altamont, IL2,314881,6711,759
      Sigel, IL3495432,6003,143
      Dieterich, IL7145582,6703,228
      Stewardson, IL7195772,7623,339
      Shumway, IL1756012,8753,476
      Effingham, IL12,6503412,6933,034

      Cities with similar population

      City, StatePopulationViolent crime/100k peopleProperty crime/100k peopleTotal crime/100k people
      Moss Bluff, LA12,6544702,8623,331
      Goldenrod, FL12,6594092,4242,832
      Loveland, OH12,64139792831
      Lincolnwood, IL12,6371203,0483,168
      Carnot-Moon, PA12,6642931,4281,721
      Effingham, IL12,6503412,6933,034
      Source: The Effingham, 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.