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Total crime 36%
Violent crime 74%
Property crime 29%
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 peopleHarrisburg/100k peopleIllinois/100k peopleNational/100k people
Total crime291n/a (estimate)3,3752,2532,489
Murder1n/a11.66.65.0
Rape7n/a81.248.042.6
Robbery6n/a69.698.481.6
Assault43n/a498.8254.0250.2
Violent crime57n/a (estimate)661407379
Burglary79n/a916.4271.7340.5
Theft145n/a1,681.91,426.61,549.5
Vehicle theft10n/a116.0148.2219.9
Property crime234n/a (estimate)2,7141,8472,110

Key findings

  • Harrisburg crime rates are 36% higher than the national average
  • Violent crimes in Harrisburg are 74% higher than the national average
  • In Harrisburg you have a 1 in 30 chance of becoming a victim of crime
  • Harrisburg is safer than 11% of the cities in the United States
  • Year over year crime in Harrisburg has decreased by 22%

Harrisburg crime map

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

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      Daily Crime In Harrisburg (per 100,000 people)

      The chart above shows the number of daily crimes in Harrisburg, IL per 100,000 people. In Harrisburg, the number of daily crimes is projected to be 1.50 times more than the Illinois average and 1.36 times more than the national average. The average number of daily violent crimes in Harrisburg is 1.62 times more than the Illinois average and 1.74 times more than the daily national average. With regards to property crimes, Harrisburg has a daily crime rate that is 1.47 times more than the Illinois average and 1.29 times more than the overall daily national average.

      How Safe is Harrisburg (higher is better)

      Are people any safer living in Harrisburg in comparison to other Illinois communities and all other areas throughout the United States? When we look at all cities across America, is Harrisburg safe? The evidence provided by these graphs show Harrisburg being safer than 7% of cities in Illinois and 11% of cities across the United States. This is evident by tracking Illinois cities as well as all US cities over a one year period to contrast crime statistics as they relate to Harrisburg. In conclusion, Harrisburg ranks below average compared to the rest of the United States.

      Chance of Being A Victim of Crime in Harrisburg

      The chance of being a victim of violent crime in Harrisburg is 1 in 152
      The chance of being a victim of property crime in Harrisburg is 1 in 37
      The chance of being a victim of crime in Harrisburg is 1 in 30
      Are you curious to know the likelihood of suffering from a crime in Harrisburg? If you reside in Harrisburg, the likelihood that you will become a victim of a violent crime is 1 in 152. Violent crimes include: murder, sexual assault, robbery, and physical assault. There is a 1 in 37 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 Harrisburg, is 1 in 30.

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

      An analysis of year to year crime rates in Harrisburg, 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 Harrisburg has increased by 17%, the amount of property crime in Harrisburg has decreased by 27%, and the total amount of crime in Harrisburg has decreased by 22% year over year.

      Harrisburg police department

      ItemHarrisburgIllinoisNational
      Law enforcement employees (officers & civilians)1530,690558,732
      Police officers & civilians /1000 residents1.72.63.3
      There are a total of 15 Harrisburg police officers. This results in 1.7 police officers per 1,000 residents which is 37.3% less than the Illinois average and 49% 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
      Carrier Mills, IL2,1292531,1491,403
      Eldorado, IL4,1341782,6142,791
      Crab Orchard, IL2805342,4232,957
      Equality, IL5916072,7533,360
      Raleigh, IL3086092,7633,372
      New Burnside, IL2076152,7893,404
      Galatia, IL9406332,8723,505
      Harrisburg, IL9,4186612,7143,375

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      City, StatePopulationViolent crime/100k peopleProperty crime/100k peopleTotal crime/100k people
      Prineville, OR9,4193632,1282,491
      Lowell, IN9,4233031,6081,911
      Warren, PA9,4076631,4802,143
      Pleasant Hill, IA9,4061671,0841,251
      Lake Mohawk, NJ9,432132853985
      Harrisburg, IL9,4186612,7143,375
      Source: The Harrisburg, 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.