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Total crime 28%
Violent crime 81%
Property crime 46%
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.
StatisticReportedincidents/100k peopleLitchfield/100k peopleIllinois/100k peopleNational/100k people
Total crime222n/a (estimate)3,2902,3372,580
Murder0n/a0.06.95.0
Rape2n/a29.646.042.6
Robbery1n/a14.8111.586.2
Assault2n/a29.6239.7246.8
Violent crime5n/a (estimate)74404381
Burglary26n/a385.4306.7376.0
Theft188n/a2,786.41,472.31,594.6
Vehicle theft3n/a44.5153.8228.9
Property crime217n/a (estimate)3,2161,9332,200

Key findings

  • Litchfield crime rates are 28% higher than the national average
  • Violent crimes in Litchfield are 81% lower than the national average
  • In Litchfield you have a 1 in 31 chance of becoming a victim of crime
  • Litchfield is safer than 38% of the cities in the United States
  • Year over year crime in Litchfield has increased by 22%

Litchfield crime map

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

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      Daily Crime In Litchfield (per 100,000 people)

      The graph above looks at the comparison of crimes committed in Litchfield on a daily basis (per 100,000 people) to crimes committed throughout the state of Illinois and the USA. According to the latest crime statistics, daily crimes in Litchfield (which include property crimes as well as violent crimes), when compared to Illinois, are 1.41 times more than the state average and 1.28 times more than than national average. Violent crimes committed in Litchfield on a daily basis are 5.45 times less than than Illinois average and 5.14 times less than the average nationwide. Daily property crime rates in Litchfield are 1.66 times more than the daily state average and 1.46 times more than the daily national numbers.

      How Safe is Litchfield (higher is better)

      How safe is Litchfield, Illinois compared to other cities in Illinois and the rest of the cities across the United States? The graphs above show that Litchfield is safer than 24% of the cities in Illinois and 38% of the cities in the United States. These results are calculated by analyzing all cities in Illinois and across the US as a whole and determining how many areas have a lower crime rate than Litchfield. Overall, Litchfield is ranked below average compared to all other cities across the United States.

      Chance of Being A Victim of Crime in Litchfield

      The chance of being a victim of violent crime in Litchfield is 1 in 1350
      The chance of being a victim of property crime in Litchfield is 1 in 32
      The chance of being a victim of crime in Litchfield is 1 in 31
      Are you curious to know the likelihood of suffering from a crime in Litchfield? If you reside in Litchfield, the likelihood that you will become a victim of a violent crime is 1 in 1350. Violent crimes include: murder, sexual assault, robbery, and physical assault. There is a 1 in 32 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 Litchfield, is 1 in 31.

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

      Determining whether Litchfield is becoming less or more safe for its residents (per 100,000) is most easily done by comparing year-over-year crime rates. Litchfield violent crime rates have increased by 1%. At the same time, property crime has increased by 22% year over year. Total crimes for Litchfield has increased by 22% in the same time frame.

      Litchfield police department

      ItemLitchfieldIllinoisNational
      Law enforcement employees (officers & civilians)1630,690558,732
      Police officers & civilians /1000 residents2.32.63.3
      There are a total of 16 Litchfield police officers. This results in 2.3 police officers per 1,000 residents which is 12.2% less than the Illinois average and 28.5% 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
      Mount Olive, IL1,980511,1251,176
      Benld, IL1,5722131,0181,230
      Gillespie, IL3,3232631,2561,519
      Hillsboro, IL7,2874651,2301,695
      Staunton, IL4,8953481,6642,012
      East Gillespie, IL2635152,4632,977
      Dorchester, IL1335242,5083,032
      Litchfield, IL6,976743,2163,290

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      City, StatePopulationViolent crime/100k peopleProperty crime/100k peopleTotal crime/100k people
      Strathmore, NJ6,9751459831,128
      Castroville, CA6,9785342,8443,379
      La Junta, CO6,9784954,7765,272
      Cortland, OH6,97415888903
      Winters, CA6,9741221,6011,723
      Litchfield, IL6,976743,2163,290
      Source: The Litchfield, 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.