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Total crime 35%
Violent crime 45%
Property crime 34%
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 peopleHarvard/100k peopleIllinois/100k peopleNational/100k people
Total crime146n/a (estimate)1,6062,2532,489
Murder0n/a0.06.65.0
Rape2n/a22.048.042.6
Robbery0n/a0.098.481.6
Assault17n/a187.0254.0250.2
Violent crime19n/a (estimate)209407379
Burglary7n/a77.0271.7340.5
Theft116n/a1,275.81,426.61,549.5
Vehicle theft4n/a44.0148.2219.9
Property crime127n/a (estimate)1,3971,8472,110

Key findings

  • Harvard crime rates are 35% lower than the national average
  • Violent crimes in Harvard are 45% lower than the national average
  • In Harvard you have a 1 in 63 chance of becoming a victim of crime
  • Harvard is safer than 53% of the cities in the United States
  • Year over year crime in Harvard has increased by 104%

Harvard crime map

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

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Compare Harvard, IL Crime

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      Daily Crime In Harvard (per 100,000 people)

      The number of daily crimes per 100,000 residents in Harvard, Illinois is displayed in the graph above. As you can see, the daily crimes for Harvard are 1.40 times less than the Illinois average and 1.55 times less than the national level. Daily violent crimes in Harvard are 1.95 times less than than Illinois and 1.82 times less than the national mean. While daily property crimes in Harvard are 1.32 times less than than Illinois and 1.51 times less than the national average.

      How Safe is Harvard (higher is better)

      Are people any safer living in Harvard in comparison to other Illinois communities and all other areas throughout the United States? When we look at all cities across America, is Harvard safe? The evidence provided by these graphs show Harvard being safer than 38% of cities in Illinois and 53% 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 Harvard. In conclusion, Harvard ranks above average compared to the rest of the United States.

      Chance of Being A Victim of Crime in Harvard

      The chance of being a victim of violent crime in Harvard is 1 in 479
      The chance of being a victim of property crime in Harvard is 1 in 72
      The chance of being a victim of crime in Harvard is 1 in 63
      Are you curious to know the likelihood of suffering from a crime in Harvard? If you reside in Harvard, the likelihood that you will become a victim of a violent crime is 1 in 479. Violent crimes include: murder, sexual assault, robbery, and physical assault. There is a 1 in 72 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 Harvard, is 1 in 63.

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

      Determining whether Harvard is becoming less or more safe for its residents (per 100,000) is most easily done by comparing year-over-year crime rates. Harvard violent crime rates have increased by 140%. At the same time, property crime has increased by 100% year over year. Total crimes for Harvard has increased by 104% in the same time frame.

      Harvard police department

      ItemHarvardIllinoisNational
      Law enforcement employees (officers & civilians)2030,690558,732
      Police officers & civilians /1000 residents2.12.63.3
      There are a total of 20 Harvard police officers. This results in 2.1 police officers per 1,000 residents which is 20.1% less than the Illinois average and 35% 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
      Union, IL484000
      Sharon, WI1,7441280128
      Fontana-on-Geneva Lake, WI1,63641206248
      Bull Valley, IL1,21357259316
      Williams Bay, WI2,60538379417
      Timberlane, IL1,02388397485
      Delavan Lake, WI2,14189445533
      Harvard, IL9,5892091,3971,606

      Cities with similar population

      City, StatePopulationViolent crime/100k peopleProperty crime/100k peopleTotal crime/100k people
      Rainbow City, AL9,59010524534
      Hackettstown, NJ9,58532297329
      Silverton, OR9,5851482,1142,262
      Bristol, PA9,5932881,3221,610
      Aiea, HI9,5941821,8041,985
      Harvard, IL9,5892091,3971,606
      Source: The Harvard, IL crime data displayed above is derived from the FBI's uniform crime reports for the year of 2018. 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.