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Total crime 84%
Violent crime 20%
Property crime 96%
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 peopleGalesburg/100k peopleIllinois/100k peopleNational/100k people
Total crime1,387n/a (estimate)4,5902,2532,489
Murder0n/a0.06.65.0
Rape35n/a115.848.042.6
Robbery13n/a43.098.481.6
Assault90n/a297.8254.0250.2
Violent crime138n/a (estimate)457407379
Burglary234n/a774.3271.7340.5
Theft979n/a3,239.61,426.61,549.5
Vehicle theft36n/a119.1148.2219.9
Property crime1,249n/a (estimate)4,1331,8472,110

Key findings

  • Galesburg crime rates are 84% higher than the national average
  • Violent crimes in Galesburg are 20% higher than the national average
  • In Galesburg you have a 1 in 22 chance of becoming a victim of crime
  • Galesburg is safer than 14% of the cities in the United States
  • Year over year crime in Galesburg has increased by 24%

Galesburg crime map

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

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      Daily Crime In Galesburg (per 100,000 people)

      The bar chart above reveals the rate of daily crimes in Galesburg for every 100,000 residents. The Galesburg total amount of daily crime is 2.04 times more than the Illinois average and 1.84 times more than than that of the nation. As for violent crimes, the daily average in Galesburg, is 1.12 times more than the Illinois average, and it is 1.20 times more than the national average. The statistics for property crimes show that Galesburg has a daily crime average that is 2.24 times more than the Illinois average and 1.96 times more than the daily national rate.

      How Safe is Galesburg (higher is better)

      What are the odds that you'll be safer in Galesburg, Illinois compared to other areas of Illinois, as well as the rest of America? When it comes down to it, is Galesburg safe? In the graphs above, it shows that Galesburg is safer than 9% of Illinois cities, and 14% 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 Galesburg. At this time, Galesburg sees a below average rate of crime in comparison to other United States cities.

      Chance of Being A Victim of Crime in Galesburg

      The chance of being a victim of violent crime in Galesburg is 1 in 219
      The chance of being a victim of property crime in Galesburg is 1 in 25
      The chance of being a victim of crime in Galesburg is 1 in 22
      Are you curious to know the likelihood of suffering from a crime in Galesburg? If you reside in Galesburg, the likelihood that you will become a victim of a violent crime is 1 in 219. Violent crimes include: murder, sexual assault, robbery, and physical assault. There is a 1 in 25 change that you will become a victim of a property crime. These sorts of crimes against personal property include: burglary, theft, and auto theft. In total, the likelihood of being victimized by a crime in Galesburg, is 1 in 22.

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

      An analysis of year to year crime rates in Galesburg, Illinois (per 100,000 people) is a useful indicator of whether the area is becoming a safer or a more dangerous place to live. The amount of violent crime in Galesburg has decreased by 29%, the amount of property crime in Galesburg has increased by 35%, and the total amount of crime in Galesburg has increased by 24% year over year.

      Galesburg police department

      ItemGalesburgIllinoisNational
      Law enforcement employees (officers & civilians)8230,690558,732
      Police officers & civilians /1000 residents2.52.63.3
      There are a total of 82 Galesburg police officers. This results in 2.5 police officers per 1,000 residents which is 3.8% less than the Illinois average and 21.7% 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
      Knoxville, IL2,7932129621,174
      Oak Run, IL5282841,2871,571
      Abingdon, IL3,1812941,3341,628
      Alexis, IL9791271,5291,656
      Monmouth, IL9,2722571,9572,214
      East Galesburg, IL7375402,4502,991
      Henderson, IL2275552,5183,073
      Galesburg, IL31,4694574,1334,590

      Cities with similar population

      City, StatePopulationViolent crime/100k peopleProperty crime/100k peopleTotal crime/100k people
      Garfield, NJ31,4561601,9442,104
      Marrero, LA31,4547034,0464,749
      Fruit Cove, FL31,4191699621,131
      Mundelein, IL31,55074710784
      West Fargo, ND31,5571441,5301,674
      Galesburg, IL31,4694574,1334,590
      Source: The Galesburg, 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.