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Violent crime NAT. AVG.
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Date & Last Updated: This data reflects the 2022 calendar year and was released from the FBI in September, 2023; this is the most current data available.
StatisticReportedincidents/100k peopleGlen Carbon/100k peopleIllinois/100k peopleNational/100k people
Total crime176n/a (estimate)1,2731,9702,324
Violent crime10n/a (estimate)72287370
Vehicle theft6n/a43.4281.6282.7
Property crime166n/a (estimate)1,2011,6831,954

An Overview of Crime Rates in Glen Carbon, IL

Looking at the most recent crime report, the crime rate in Glen Carbon is 45.2% lower than the national average. These crimes fall into two primary categories: violent and property. Violent crimes encompass murder, rape, robbery and assault, while property crimes involve theft, vehicle theft and burglary. In Glen Carbon, there were 10 reported violent crimes, equivalent to 72 per 100,000 individuals, 80.4% lower than the national average. Additionally, there were 166 property crimes, amounting to 1201 per 100,000 residents, 38.6% lower than the U.S. average.

Glen Carbon stands out with one of the lowest violent crime rates in the United States. Reporting only 72 violent crimes per 100,000 people, Glen Carbon secures its place among the safest cities in the nation, making it an enticing destination for those in search of a new home.

In a remarkable testament to the city's commitment to safety, Glen Carbon reported a murder rate of 0. This could indicate that it is a very safe place to live, but also serves as an inspiration to other urban areas striving for safer communities. Examining the full crime report will provide a complete overview of all crimes - violent and property.

What Do the Locals Say About Crime in Glen Carbon?

What is the prevailing sentiment among Glen Carbon residents regarding the state of crime? A comprehensive survey conducted by AreaVibes, involving 8 respondents, sheds light on this matter. The results were as follows: 100% of Glen Carbon residents expressed a notable sense of security, asserting that crime was virtually non-existent in their community, and they felt at ease strolling the streets after dark. While, 0% of those surveyed held a contrasting viewpoint, perceiving a higher incidence of crime, leading them to feel apprehensive about walking alone at night.

Is Glen Carbon a Safe Place to Live?

Determining whether Glen Carbon is a place to live may not always yield a simple answer, given the city's varying safety levels across different areas. Nonetheless, comprehending the city's overall crime rate can be a valuable asset. In broad terms, Glen Carbon has an overall crime rate that is 45% lower than the national average. When we take a look at crime on a daily basis, this translates into 0.48 daily occurrences, comprising 0.03 violent crimes and 0.45 property crimes. Scrutinizing these statistics provides a foundation for a more informed assessment of the suitability of Glen Carbon as a potential place to establish residency.

Has Crime in Glen Carbon Increased Since Last Year?

In the most recent crime report, year-over-year crime rates in Glen Carbon has increased by 97.8%. Examining the change in crime rates from one year to the next provides valuable insights into the evolving safety landscape of Glen Carbon, aiding residents in assessing whether it is becoming a safer or more dangerous place to live. These crime rates are categorized into two primary groups: violent and property crimes. Year-over-year, violent crime has increased by 150%, while property crime has increased by 95.3%. This comprehensive analysis offers potential residents essential information for making informed decisions about whether or not Glen Carbon is a safe place to live.

Potential Causes for Crime in Glen Carbon

Glen Carbon has a poverty rate that stands at 7.2, in contrast to the national average of 15.1. Historically, a direct correlation has been observed between poverty rates and crime stats. Higher poverty rates have led to higher crime rates, while lower poverty rates have led to a reduction in Glen Carbon crime rates. Income disparities and heightened poverty levels can serve as catalysts for elevated or reduced criminal activity, as individuals may or may not turn to illicit means to fulfill their basic needs. This could be one of many factors that may influence crime.

Highly populated regions typically encompass expansive urban hubs teeming with diverse economic prospects. Within these areas, income inequality can be exacerbated, giving rise to enclaves of poverty amid affluence. Communities marked by economic disparities may contend with heightened property crimes, and in certain instances, violent crimes. Conversely, regions characterized by low population density often exhibit lower Glen Carbon crime rates. For instance, in Glen Carbon, the population density stands at 1216.4 people per square mile, diverging from the national average of 90.6 people per square mile.

High cost of living can lead to economic stress for individuals and families, particularly those with limited financial resources. When people struggle to make ends meet due to high housing costs, healthcare expenses, or other basic necessities, they may be more inclined to engage in criminal activities, such as theft or fraud, as a means of financial survival. On the flipside, cities that have a lower cost of living, could see a reduced crime rate. In Glen Carbon, the cost of living is 4.89% lower than the national average.

Glen Carbon crime map

The Glen Carbon crime map provides a detailed overview of all crimes in Glen Carbon as reported by the local law enforcement agencies. Based on the color coded legend above, the crime map outlines the areas with lower crime compared to the areas with higher crime. The Glen Carbon crime heat map offers insight into the total crimes on a block group level. Please note that the red areas on the Glen Carbon crime map does not always indicate that it is a dangerous area for its residents. Areas on the heat map could be inflated if they are located in high traffic areas like airports, sports centers or large parks. Other areas on the heat map could see increased crime rates if they are located in major tourist areas like the downtown core.
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Crime Quick Facts

  • Glen Carbon crime rates are 45% lower than the national average
  • Violent crimes in Glen Carbon are 80% lower than the national average
  • In Glen Carbon you have a 1 in 79 chance of becoming a victim of crime
  • Glen Carbon is safer than 73% of the cities in the United States
  • Year over year crime in Glen Carbon has increased by 85%

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        Daily Crime In Glen Carbon (per 100,000 people)

        The graph above looks at the comparison of crimes committed in Glen Carbon 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 Glen Carbon (which include property crimes as well as violent crimes), when compared to Illinois, are 1.55 times less than the state average and 1.83 times less than than national average. Violent crimes committed in Glen Carbon on a daily basis are 3.97 times less than than Illinois average and 5.11 times less than the average nationwide. Daily property crime rates in Glen Carbon are 1.40 times less than the daily state average and 1.63 times less than the daily national numbers.

        How Safe is Glen Carbon (higher is better)

        What are the odds that you'll be safer in Glen Carbon, Illinois compared to other areas of Illinois, as well as the rest of America? When it comes down to it, is Glen Carbon safe? In the graphs above, it shows that Glen Carbon is safer than 52% of Illinois cities, and 73% 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 Glen Carbon. At this time, Glen Carbon sees a above average rate of crime in comparison to other United States cities.

        Chance of Being A Victim of Crime in Glen Carbon

        The chance of being a victim of violent crime in Glen Carbon is 1 in 1383
        The chance of being a victim of property crime in Glen Carbon is 1 in 84
        The chance of being a victim of crime in Glen Carbon is 1 in 79
        Are you curious to know the likelihood of suffering from a crime in Glen Carbon? If you reside in Glen Carbon, the likelihood that you will become a victim of a violent crime is 1 in 1383. Violent crimes include: murder, sexual assault, robbery, and physical assault. There is a 1 in 84 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 Glen Carbon, is 1 in 79.

        Year Over Year Crime In Glen Carbon (per 100,000 people)

        A good indicator of whether Glen Carbon is becoming a safer or a more dangerous place to live can be determined by analyzing the year over year crime rate (per 100,000 people). The number of violent crimes in Glen Carbon has increased by 132%, while the property crime rate in Glen Carbon has increased by 83% year over year. The number of total crimes in Glen Carbon has increased by 85% year over year.

        Glen Carbon police department

        Item Glen Carbon Illinois National
        Law enforcement employees (officers & civilians)2530,690558,732
        Police officers & civilians /1000 residents1.92.63.3
        There are a total of 25 Glen Carbon police officers. This results in 1.9 police officers per 1,000 residents which is 26.8% less than the Illinois average and 40.4% less than the National average.

        Sex offenders in Illinois

        State Total offenders Illinois /100K National /100K
        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.

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        Glen Carbon, IL12,468721,2011,273

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        Glen Carbon, IL12,468721,2011,273
        Source: The Glen Carbon, IL crime data displayed above is derived from the FBI's uniform crime reports for the year of 2022. 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.