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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 peopleInverness/100k peopleIllinois/100k peopleNational/100k people
Total crime21n/a (estimate)2871,9702,324
Violent crime2n/a (estimate)27287370
Vehicle theft1n/a13.7281.6282.7
Property crime19n/a (estimate)2601,6831,954

An Overview of Crime Rates in Inverness, IL

Crime is typically categorized into two main types: violent and property crimes. Violent crimes encompass offenses such as murder, rape, robbery, and assault, while property crimes include burglary, theft, and vehicle theft. Based on the most recent report, the Inverness crime rate is lower than the national average by 87.7%. Specifically, there were 2 violent crimes in Inverness, equivalent to 27 per 100,000 individuals, lower than the national average by 92.6%. Furthermore, Inverness recorded 19 property crimes, amounting to 260 per 100,000 residents, which was lower than the average by 86.7%.

Boasting a crime rate of 287, well below the national average of 2324, Inverness emerges as a standout destination for those seeking a secure place to reside in the United States. This crime rate is derived from the total occurrences of both violent and property crimes per 100,000 residents, underscoring the unwavering dedication of Inverness to ensure a safe living environment for its residents.

Inverness shines as one of the safest cities in the United States, thanks to its remarkably low rate of only 27 violent incidents per 100,000 residents. This impressive safety record has made Inverness an attractive choice for individuals seeking a secure and hospitable community to call home.

Although the murder rates in America have decreased steadily since 1990, over the last few years there has been an uptick. Inverness has one of the highest murder rates in the country when compared to all other cities that reported crime in the U.S. There were a total of 1 murders in Inverness, which is 14 murders per 100,000 people.

Since 1990, property crime rates per 100,000 people in the United States have steadily decreased. Recently, the average did increase slightly. Having said that, Inverness has a property crime rate that is well below the national average with only 260 reported property crimes compared to the national average of 1954. Based on this report, Inverness remains a very safe place to live with regards to property crime.

What Do the Locals Say About Crime in Inverness?

What do the local residents think about crime in Inverness? Well, based on a recent survey of 6 people (conducted by AreaVibes), 83% of Inverness residents said that there was virtually no crime and that they felt safe walking at night. Another 17% of respondents said that there was too much crime in the area and they did not feel safe walking alone at night.

Is Inverness a Safe Place to Live?

Determining whether Inverness 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, Inverness has an overall crime rate that is 88% lower than the national average. When we take a look at crime on a daily basis, this translates into 0.06 daily occurrences, comprising 0.01 violent crimes and 0.05 property crimes. Scrutinizing these statistics provides a foundation for a more informed assessment of the suitability of Inverness as a potential place to establish residency.

Potential Causes for Crime in Inverness

Limited employment opportunities or a prevalence of low-wage jobs can result in higher rates of unemployment and underemployment. Regions where individuals grapple with joblessness or meager wages may exhibit greater vulnerability to an uptick in crime due to financial instability. While areas that have strong employment rates, often will see a reduction in overall crime. Inverness, for instance, reports an unemployment rate of 0.8%, which differs from the national average of 4.7%.

Regions characterized by high population density frequently encompass expansive urban hubs that offer diverse economic prospects. In such areas, income inequality can be exacerbated, creating pockets of poverty alongside affluence. Economic disparities within these regions may correlate with elevated property crimes and, in certain instances, violent crimes. Conversely, areas with low population density numbers generally exhibit reduced Inverness crime rates. Inverness registers a population density of 1218 people per square mile, in contrast to the national average of 90.6 people per square mile.

In Inverness, the cost of living is 71.32% higher than the national average. A high cost of living can induce economic stress for locals, especially those with limited financial resources. When people grapple with soaring housing expenses, utility bills, healthcare costs, and other essential necessities, they may be driven towards criminal activities, including theft or fraud, as a means of financial survival. Conversely, cities boasting a lower cost of living may mitigate economic pressures and potentially result in reduced crime rates.

Inverness crime map

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

  • Inverness crime rates are 88% lower than the national average
  • Violent crimes in Inverness are 93% lower than the national average
  • In Inverness you have a 1 in 349 chance of becoming a victim of crime
  • Inverness is safer than 94% of the cities in the United States
  • Year over year crime in Inverness has increased by 19%

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        Daily Crime In Inverness (per 100,000 people)

        The bar chart above reveals the rate of daily crimes in Inverness for every 100,000 residents. The Inverness total amount of daily crime is 6.86 times less than the Illinois average and 8.09 times less than than that of the nation. As for violent crimes, the daily average in Inverness, is 10.51 times less than the Illinois average, and it is 13.52 times less than the national average. The statistics for property crimes show that Inverness has a daily crime average that is 6.48 times less than the Illinois average and 7.52 times less than the daily national rate.

        How Safe is Inverness (higher is better)

        What are the odds that you'll be safer in Inverness, Illinois compared to other areas of Illinois, as well as the rest of America? When it comes down to it, is Inverness safe? In the graphs above, it shows that Inverness is safer than 86% of Illinois cities, and 94% 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 Inverness. At this time, Inverness sees a above average rate of crime in comparison to other United States cities.

        Chance of Being A Victim of Crime in Inverness

        The chance of being a victim of violent crime in Inverness is 1 in 3658
        The chance of being a victim of property crime in Inverness is 1 in 385
        The chance of being a victim of crime in Inverness is 1 in 349
        How likely are you to become a victim of crime? In Inverness, Illinois you have a 1 in 3658 chance of becoming a victim of violent crime. Violent crimes include murder, rape, robbery and assault. With regards to property crime, you have a 1 in 385 chance of becoming a victim. Property crimes include burglary, theft and vehicle theft. Overall, you have a 1 in 349 chance of becoming a victim of crime in Inverness.

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

        An ideal indicator of whether Inverness is becoming a safer or more dangerous place to live can be done by analyzing the year over year crime rates per 100,000 people. Year over year violent crime in Inverness has n/a and the rate of property crime in Inverness has increased by 7%. The total crime rate in Inverness has increased by 19% year to year.

        Inverness police department

        Item Inverness Illinois National
        Law enforcement employees (officers & civilians)n/a30,690558,732
        Police officers & civilians /1000 residentsn/a2.63.3

        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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        Source: The Inverness, 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.