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61%
Total crime NAT. AVG.
71%
Violent crime NAT. AVG.
60%
Property 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 peopleGreenville/100k peopleIllinois/100k peopleNational/100k people
Total crime58n/a (estimate)8951,9702,324
Murder0n/a0.07.86.3
Rape0n/a0.048.140.0
Robbery1n/a15.484.766.1
Assault6n/a92.6146.7268.2
Violent crime7n/a (estimate)108287370
Burglary9n/a138.9208.5269.8
Theft38n/a586.41,192.71,401.9
Vehicle theft4n/a61.7281.6282.7
Property crime51n/a (estimate)7871,6831,954

An Overview of Crime Rates in Greenville, IL

When we analyze the latest crime report, the Greenville crime rate is 61.5% lower than the national average. These incidents are classified into two primary categories: violent and property crimes. Violent crimes include assault, robbery, rape and murder. Whereas property crimes encompass theft, vehicle theft and burglary. In the case of Greenville, there were 7 reported violent crimes, equivalent to 108 per 100,000 individuals, 70.8% lower than the national average. Additionally, Greenville recorded 51 property crimes, amounting to 787 per 100,000 residents, 59.7% lower than the U.S. average.

Greenville distinguishes itself with one of the lowest violent crime rates in the U.S., reporting a mere 108 violent crimes per 100,000 people. This achievement firmly establishes Greenville among the safest cities in the nation, rendering it an alluring choice for those seeking a new place to call home.

Greenville showcased a dedication to violent crime safety in its latest reported crime year by achieving a murder rate of 0. This accomplishment could indicate that it is a safe place for residents, but also provides a shining example to other urban areas endeavoring to create safer communities.

Is Greenville a Safe Place to Live?

To determine if Greenville is a safe place to live, let's take a look at the overall crime rate of the area, as well as the number of daily crimes. Greenville has a total crime rate that is 61% lower than the national average per 100,000 residents. This results in a total of 0.16 daily crimes (0.02 violent daily crimes and 0.14 daily property crimes) in Greenville.

Has Crime in Greenville Increased Since Last Year?

In the most recent crime report, year-over-year crime rates in Greenville has increased by 26.1%. Examining the change in crime rates from one year to the next provides valuable insights into the evolving safety landscape of Greenville, 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 40%, while property crime has increased by 24.4%. This comprehensive analysis offers potential residents essential information for making informed decisions about whether or not Greenville is a safe place to live.

Potential Causes for Crime in Greenville

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 Greenville crime rates. For instance, in Greenville, the population density stands at 1066 people per square mile, diverging from the national average of 90.6 people per square mile.

In cities grappling with housing affordability challenges, crime can emerge as a prominent issue. Certain individuals and families may find themselves needing to reside in cramped or subpar housing conditions, elevating stress levels and potentially fueling domestic conflicts and associated criminal incidents. Greenville has a median home price of $97,700, deviating from the national average of $184,700. Large disparities in housing costs can significantly impact the well-being of residents and the prevalence of crime within the community.

Elevated rental costs can generate economic strain for both individuals and families, particularly those with restricted financial means. When a substantial proportion of one's income is allocated to housing costs, it often leaves limited resources for fulfilling other crucial necessities such as groceries, healthcare and education. This financial pressure can fuel desperation, potentially prompting individuals to resort to criminal actions, including theft or fraud, as a means of coping with their financial hardships. In Greenville, the average monthly rent stands at $526, while the national average is $949 per month.

Greenville crime map



The Greenville crime map provides a detailed overview of all crimes in Greenville 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 Greenville crime heat map offers insight into the total crimes on a block group level. Please note that the red areas on the Greenville 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

  • Greenville crime rates are 61% lower than the national average
  • Violent crimes in Greenville are 71% lower than the national average
  • In Greenville you have a 1 in 112 chance of becoming a victim of crime
  • Greenville is safer than 74% of the cities in the United States
  • Year over year crime in Greenville has increased by 24%

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        Daily Crime In Greenville (per 100,000 people)

        The bar chart above reveals the rate of daily crimes in Greenville for every 100,000 residents. The Greenville total amount of daily crime is 2.20 times less than the Illinois average and 2.60 times less than than that of the nation. As for violent crimes, the daily average in Greenville, is 2.66 times less than the Illinois average, and it is 3.42 times less than the national average. The statistics for property crimes show that Greenville has a daily crime average that is 2.14 times less than the Illinois average and 2.48 times less than the daily national rate.

        How Safe is Greenville (higher is better)

        Is Greenville safe in comparison to other cities in the state of Illinois as well as in comparison to the rest of the areas across the United States. Using the gauges above, which compare crime in Greenville to other cities in the state and across the country, Greenville is 54% safer than other cities of Illinois and 74% safer than other cities in the nation. Greenville has a ranks above average in comparison to other cities in the country.

        Chance of Being A Victim of Crime in Greenville

        The chance of being a victim of violent crime in Greenville is 1 in 926
        The chance of being a victim of property crime in Greenville is 1 in 128
        The chance of being a victim of crime in Greenville is 1 in 112
        Are you at risk of becoming a victim of crime in Greenville, Illinois? If you reside in Greenville, then there is a 1 in 926 chance that you will experience a violent crime. These types of crimes may include homicide, sexual assault, robbery, and physical assault. Your risk of being a victim of property crime is 1 in 128. These types of crime include burglary, petty theft, and theft of motor vehicles. Altogether, there is a 1 in 112 risk that you will become a victim of crime in Greenville.

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

        A good indicator of whether Greenville 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 Greenville has increased by 38%, while the property crime rate in Greenville has increased by 23% year over year. The number of total crimes in Greenville has increased by 24% year over year.

        Greenville police department

        Item Greenville Illinois National
        Law enforcement employees (officers & civilians)1330,690558,732
        Police officers & civilians /1000 residents1.92.63.3
        There are a total of 13 Greenville police officers. This results in 1.9 police officers per 1,000 residents which is 29.8% less than the Illinois average and 42.8% less than the National average.

        Sex offenders in Illinois

        State Total offenders Illinois /100K National /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.

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        Greenville, IL6,725108787895

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        Source: The Greenville, 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.