Annual Crime In Jacksonville (2018)

Date & Last Updated: This data reflects the 2018 calendar year and was released from the FBI in September, 2019; this is the most current data available.
In the event that crime data for this area is not available from the FBI, estimates are used. The estimates are based on demographic data including, but not limited to: home prices, income per capita and population density.
StatisticReportedincidents/100k peopleJacksonville/100k peopleIllinois/100k peopleNational/100k people
Total crime584n/a (estimate)3,1882,3372,580
StatisticReportedincidents/100k peopleJacksonville/100k peopleIllinois/100k peopleNational/100k people
Murder0n/a0.06.95.0
Rape7n/a38.246.042.6
Robbery6n/a32.8111.586.2
Assault52n/a283.8239.7246.8
Violent crime65n/a (estimate)355404381
Burglary72n/a393.0306.7376.0
Theft435n/a2,374.41,472.31,594.6
Vehicle theft12n/a65.5153.8228.9
Property crime519n/a (estimate)2,8331,9332,200

Key findings

  • Jacksonville crime rates are 24% higher than the national average
  • Violent crimes in Jacksonville are 7% lower than the national average
  • In Jacksonville you have a 1 in 32 chance of becoming a victim of crime
  • Jacksonville is safer than 27% of the cities in the United States
  • Year over year crime in Jacksonville has decreased by 8%

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Compare Jacksonville, IL Crime To Other Cities

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      Daily Crime In Jacksonville (per 100,000 people)

      The graph above illustrates the number of daily crimes in Jacksonville, IL per 100,000 people. In Jacksonville, the total number of daily crimes is 1.36 times more than the Illinois average and 1.24 times more than the national average. The number of daily violent crimes in Jacksonville is 1.14 times less than the Illinois average and 1.07 times less than the national average. With regards to property crimes, Jacksonville has a daily crime rate that is 1.47 times more than the Illinois average and 1.29 times more than the national average.

      How Safe is Jacksonville (higher is better)

      Compared to the other cities in Illinois and cities in all other U.S. states, how safe is Jacksonville, IL? From the gauges displayed above, you will notice that Jacksonville is safer than 17% of other cities in the state of Illinois. In addition, Jacksonville is safer than 27% of cities in the entire United States. To achieve these results, all Illinois and United States cities were analyzed to determine how many locations had a lower crime rate than Jacksonville. By studying this data, it was possible to determine that Jacksonville is below average in safety when compared with other United States cities.

      Chance of Being A Victim of Crime in Jacksonville

      The chance of being a victim of violent crime in Jacksonville is 1 in 282
      The chance of being a victim of property crime in Jacksonville is 1 in 36
      The chance of being a victim of crime in Jacksonville is 1 in 32
      Interested in knowing the odds that you will be a crime victim in Jacksonville? In Jacksonville, you have a 1 in 282 chance of falling victim to a violent crime, such as rape, robbery, assault, or even murder. In terms of property crime, your chances of being a victim are 1 in 36. These crimes include theft, vehicle theft, and burglary. Your overall chance of being a victim of crime in Jacksonville, IL is 1 in 32.

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

      Determining whether Jacksonville is becoming less or more safe for its residents (per 100,000) is most easily done by comparing year-over-year crime rates. Jacksonville violent crime rates have increased by 11%. At the same time, property crime has decreased by 10% year over year. Total crimes for Jacksonville has decreased by 8% in the same time frame.

      Jacksonville police department

      ItemJacksonvilleIllinoisNational
      Law enforcement employees (officers & civilians)4830,690558,732
      Police officers & civilians /1000 residents2.52.63.3
      There are a total of 48 Jacksonville police officers. This results in 2.5 police officers per 1,000 residents which is 6.8% less than the Illinois average and 24.1% 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
      Ashland, IL1,26483333416
      Waverly, IL1,2220902902
      Winchester, IL1,6361979431,141
      South Jacksonville, IL3,2722361,1301,366
      Woodson, IL3454982,3842,883
      Arenzville, IL3825162,4712,988
      Franklin, IL4665322,5473,079
      Jacksonville, IL19,0423552,8333,188

      Cities with similar population

      City, StatePopulationViolent crime/100k peopleProperty crime/100k peopleTotal crime/100k people
      Pinole, CA19,0403593,8294,188
      Sherrelwood, CO19,0295383,6214,159
      Montgomery, IL19,055851,4421,528
      Bonney Lake, WA19,0221562,1282,284
      Alamo, TX19,0216554,8035,459
      Jacksonville, IL19,0423552,8333,188
      Source: The Jacksonville, 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.