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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 peopleHarrisburg/100k peopleIllinois/100k peopleNational/100k people
Total crime16n/a (estimate)2001,9702,324
Violent crime6n/a (estimate)75287370
Vehicle theft0n/a0.0281.6282.7
Property crime10n/a (estimate)1251,6831,954

An Overview of Crime Rates in Harrisburg, IL

When we analyze the latest crime report, the Harrisburg crime rate is 91.4% 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 Harrisburg, there were 6 reported violent crimes, equivalent to 75 per 100,000 individuals, 79.8% lower than the national average. Additionally, Harrisburg recorded 10 property crimes, amounting to 125 per 100,000 residents, 93.6% lower than the U.S. average.

With a crime rate of 200, significantly below the national average of 2324, Harrisburg stands out as one of the safest places to reside in the United States. This distinction is primarily attributed to the calculation of total crimes, which encompasses both violent and property crimes per 100,000 residents.

Harrisburg stands out with one of the lowest violent crime rates in the United States. Reporting only 75 violent crimes per 100,000 people, Harrisburg 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, Harrisburg 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.

Property crime rates per 100,000 individuals have exhibited a consistent decrease of about 50% since 1990, with a minor upturn observed in recent years. According to the latest crime data, Harrisburg maintains a property crime rate of 125 incidents per 100,000 people, significantly below the national average of 1954. This serves as a strong indication of the status of Harrisburg as a secure and desirable place to reside, emphasizing its commitment to safety and well-being within the community.

The United States contends with some of the globe's most elevated vehicle theft rates, reaching around 300 incidents per 100,000 individuals. Remarkably, merely a small fraction, approximately 10%, of cities have been fortunate enough to remain unscathed by vehicle theft reports. In this regard, Harrisburg stands out as one of those cities, as it reported no vehicle thefts in its most recent crime report.

What Do the Locals Say About Crime in Harrisburg?

What do the local residents think about crime in Harrisburg? Well, based on a recent survey of 8 people (conducted by AreaVibes), 38% of Harrisburg residents said that there was virtually no crime and that they felt safe walking at night. Another 63% of respondents said that there was too much crime in the area and they did not feel safe walking alone at night.

Is Harrisburg a Safe Place to Live?

Determining whether Harrisburg 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, Harrisburg has an overall crime rate that is 91% lower than the national average. When we take a look at crime on a daily basis, this translates into 0.04 daily occurrences, comprising 0.02 violent crimes and 0.03 property crimes. Scrutinizing these statistics provides a foundation for a more informed assessment of the suitability of Harrisburg as a potential place to establish residency.

Has Crime in Harrisburg Increased Since Last Year?

Year-over-year crime data allows us to analyze short-term trends in crime activity. By comparing crime rates from one year to the next, we can identify patterns and shifts in Harrisburg crime rates. This information can be invaluable for residents looking to make informed decisions on where to live. When comparing the most recent year to the previous year, total crime in Harrisburg has decreased by 94.5% year over year. Violent crime has decreased by 89.5% and property crime has decreased by 95.7%.

Potential Causes for Crime in Harrisburg

The educational level within a community can have an influence on crime rates. Typically, higher levels of education are associated with reduced crime rates, as they offer individuals improved employment prospects and alternatives to engaging in criminal activities. Conversely, lower educational attainment tends to correspond with higher crime rates. In Harrisburg, 79.4% of residents have achieved at least a high school diploma, which differs from the national average of 83%.

In Harrisburg, the median home price stands at $72,900, diverging from the national average of $184,700. Elevated housing costs often induce financial strain among residents. When individuals grapple with the challenges of affording housing, they may find themselves compelled to resort to criminal activities as a means of addressing their financial hardships, including acts like theft or fraud. This predicament is particularly pronounced in areas where housing affordability poses a persistent issue, giving rise to heightened concerns regarding crime. In such instances, some individuals and families may find themselves constrained to reside in cramped or subpar housing conditions, exacerbating stress levels and potentially fostering domestic disputes and associated criminal incidents.

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 Harrisburg, the average monthly rent stands at $629, while the national average is $949 per month.

Harrisburg crime map

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

      • Harrisburg crime rates are 91% lower than the national average
      • Violent crimes in Harrisburg are 80% lower than the national average
      • In Harrisburg you have a 1 in 502 chance of becoming a victim of crime
      • Harrisburg is safer than 89% of the cities in the United States
      • Year over year crime in Harrisburg has decreased by 94%

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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 9.87 times less than the Illinois average and 11.65 times less than the national average. The average number of daily violent crimes in Harrisburg is 3.84 times less than the Illinois average and 4.94 times less than the daily national average. With regards to property crimes, Harrisburg has a daily crime rate that is 13.50 times less than the Illinois average and 15.67 times less 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 79% of cities in Illinois and 89% 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 above 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 1337
        The chance of being a victim of property crime in Harrisburg is 1 in 803
        The chance of being a victim of crime in Harrisburg is 1 in 502
        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 1337. Violent crimes include: murder, sexual assault, robbery, and physical assault. There is a 1 in 803 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 502.

        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 decreased by 89%, the amount of property crime in Harrisburg has decreased by 95%, and the total amount of crime in Harrisburg has decreased by 94% year over year.

        Harrisburg police department

        Item Harrisburg Illinois National
        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

        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.

        Nearby Cities With Low Crime Rates

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        Eldorado, IL4,0002200220
        Carrier Mills, IL1,8191791,0481,226
        Crab Orchard, IL2223772,2092,585
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        Raleigh, IL2684302,5192,949
        New Burnside, IL1324342,5432,976
        Galatia, IL1,0954462,6183,065
        Harrisburg, IL8,57875125200

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        Harrisburg, IL8,57875125200
        Source: The Harrisburg, 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.