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Total crime 3%
Violent crime 13%
Property crime 6%
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.
Crime data for this area is not available from the FBI, so estimates are used based on demographic data including, but not limited to: home prices, income per capita and population density.
StatisticReportedincidents/100k peopleEssex/100k peopleIllinois/100k peopleNational/100k people
Total crime0n/a (estimate)2,492 (estimate)2,3372,580
Murdern/an/an/a6.95.0
Rapen/an/an/a46.042.6
Robberyn/an/an/a111.586.2
Assaultn/an/an/a239.7246.8
Violent crimen/an/a (estimate)431 (estimate)404381
Burglaryn/an/an/a306.7376.0
Theftn/an/an/a1,472.31,594.6
Vehicle theftn/an/an/a153.8228.9
Property crimen/an/a (estimate)2,062 (estimate)1,9332,200

Key findings

  • Essex crime rates are 3% lower than the national average
  • Violent crimes in Essex are 13% higher than the national average
  • In Essex you have a 1 in 41 chance of becoming a victim of crime
  • Essex is safer than 26% of the cities in the United States
  • Year over year crime in Essex has decreased by 6%

Essex crime map

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      Daily Crime In Essex (per 100,000 people)

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      Chance of Being A Victim of Crime in Essex

      The chance of being a victim of violent crime in Essex is 1 in 233
      The chance of being a victim of property crime in Essex is 1 in 49
      The chance of being a victim of crime in Essex is 1 in 41

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

      Essex police department

      ItemEssexIllinoisNational
      Law enforcement employees (officers & civilians)n/a30,690558,732
      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
      Diamond, IL2,73304040
      Coal City, IL5,6879475169
      Godley, IL7300804804
      Limestone, IL1,562152728880
      Braidwood, IL6,102177724901
      Herscher, IL1,462156747903
      Gardner, IL1,242159760919
      Essex, IL7874312,0622,492

      Cities with similar population

      City, StatePopulationViolent crime/100k peopleProperty crime/100k peopleTotal crime/100k people
      Mount Vernon, MD7876732,9183,591
      Sharpsburg, MD7876572,8493,506
      Isle, MN7872506,8667,116
      Dongola, IL7876303,0153,645
      Louise, TX7875213,0023,523
      Essex, IL7874312,0622,492
      Source: The Essex, 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.