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Total crime 70%
Violent crime 89%
Property crime 67%
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 peopleMarengo/100k peopleIllinois/100k peopleNational/100k people
Total crime57n/a (estimate)7632,3372,580
Murder0n/a0.06.95.0
Rape2n/a26.846.042.6
Robbery0n/a0.0111.586.2
Assault1n/a13.4239.7246.8
Violent crime3n/a (estimate)40404381
Burglary8n/a107.1306.7376.0
Theft43n/a575.61,472.31,594.6
Vehicle theft3n/a40.2153.8228.9
Property crime54n/a (estimate)7231,9332,200

Key findings

  • Marengo crime rates are 70% lower than the national average
  • Violent crimes in Marengo are 89% lower than the national average
  • In Marengo you have a 1 in 132 chance of becoming a victim of crime
  • Marengo is safer than 87% of the cities in the United States
  • Year over year crime in Marengo has decreased by 27%

Marengo crime map

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

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      Daily Crime In Marengo (per 100,000 people)

      The graph above illustrates the number of daily crimes in Marengo, IL per 100,000 people. In Marengo, the total number of daily crimes is 3.06 times less than the Illinois average and 3.38 times less than the national average. The number of daily violent crimes in Marengo is 10.06 times less than the Illinois average and 9.48 times less than the national average. With regards to property crimes, Marengo has a daily crime rate that is 2.67 times less than the Illinois average and 3.04 times less than the national average.

      How Safe is Marengo (higher is better)

      Is Marengo safe in comparison to other cities in the state of Illinois as well as in comparison to the rest of the areas across the United States. Using the gauges above, which compare crime in Marengo to other cities in the state and across the country, Marengo is 81% safer than other cities of Illinois and 87% safer than other cities in the nation. Marengo has a ranks above average in comparison to other cities in the country.

      Chance of Being A Victim of Crime in Marengo

      The chance of being a victim of violent crime in Marengo is 1 in 2491
      The chance of being a victim of property crime in Marengo is 1 in 139
      The chance of being a victim of crime in Marengo is 1 in 132
      Wondering what the chances are that you fall victim to a crime in Marengo? In Marengo, IL you have a 1 in 2491 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 139 chance of becoming a victim. Property crimes include burglary, theft and motor vehicle theft. Overall, you have a 1 in 132 chance of becoming a victim of crime in Marengo.

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

      Determining whether Marengo is becoming less or more safe for its residents (per 100,000) is most easily done by comparing year-over-year crime rates. Marengo violent crime rates have decreased by 41%. At the same time, property crime has decreased by 26% year over year. Total crimes for Marengo has decreased by 27% in the same time frame.

      Marengo police department

      ItemMarengoIllinoisNational
      Law enforcement employees (officers & civilians)2230,690558,732
      Police officers & civilians /1000 residentsn/a2.63.3

      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
      Gilberts, IL7,47936242279
      Sleepy Hollow, IL3,33860241302
      Bull Valley, IL1,21357271328
      Huntley, IL25,83133358391
      Timberlane, IL1,02387416503
      Lake in the Hills, IL28,908111405515
      Hampshire, IL5,732170356526
      Marengo, IL8,08140723763

      Cities with similar population

      City, StatePopulationViolent crime/100k peopleProperty crime/100k peopleTotal crime/100k people
      Union, SC8,0819425,9506,892
      Ashland, WI8,0833993,2693,668
      Warrenton, MO8,0777494,4555,203
      Whitehouse, TX8,069107631738
      Chestnut Ridge, NY8,0962178941,111
      Marengo, IL8,08140723763
      Source: The Marengo, 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.