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Total crime 42%
Violent crime 23%
Property crime 53%
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 peopleMattoon/100k peopleIllinois/100k peopleNational/100k people
Total crime256n/a (estimate)1,4522,2532,489
Murder2n/a11.36.65.0
Rape28n/a158.848.042.6
Robbery5n/a28.498.481.6
Assault47n/a266.6254.0250.2
Violent crime82n/a (estimate)465407379
Burglary52n/a295.0271.7340.5
Theft122n/a692.01,426.61,549.5
Vehicle theft0n/a0.0148.2219.9
Property crime174n/a (estimate)9871,8472,110

Key findings

  • Mattoon crime rates are 42% lower than the national average
  • Violent crimes in Mattoon are 23% higher than the national average
  • In Mattoon you have a 1 in 69 chance of becoming a victim of crime
  • Mattoon is safer than 28% of the cities in the United States
  • Year over year crime in Mattoon has decreased by 32%

Mattoon crime map

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

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      Daily Crime In Mattoon (per 100,000 people)

      The number of daily crimes per 100,000 residents in Mattoon, Illinois is displayed in the graph above. As you can see, the daily crimes for Mattoon are 1.55 times less than the Illinois average and 1.71 times less than the national level. Daily violent crimes in Mattoon are 1.14 times more than than Illinois and 1.23 times more than the national mean. While daily property crimes in Mattoon are 1.87 times less than than Illinois and 2.14 times less than the national average.

      How Safe is Mattoon (higher is better)

      Is Mattoon 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 Mattoon to other cities in the state and across the country, Mattoon is 19% safer than other cities of Illinois and 28% safer than other cities in the nation. Mattoon has a ranks below average in comparison to other cities in the country.

      Chance of Being A Victim of Crime in Mattoon

      The chance of being a victim of violent crime in Mattoon is 1 in 215
      The chance of being a victim of property crime in Mattoon is 1 in 102
      The chance of being a victim of crime in Mattoon is 1 in 69
      Are you curious to know the likelihood of suffering from a crime in Mattoon? If you reside in Mattoon, the likelihood that you will become a victim of a violent crime is 1 in 215. Violent crimes include: murder, sexual assault, robbery, and physical assault. There is a 1 in 102 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 Mattoon, is 1 in 69.

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

      An analysis of year to year crime rates in Mattoon, Illinois (per 100,000 people) is a useful indicator of whether the area is becoming a safer or a more dangerous place to live. The amount of violent crime in Mattoon has decreased by 16%, the amount of property crime in Mattoon has decreased by 37%, and the total amount of crime in Mattoon has decreased by 32% year over year.

      Mattoon police department

      ItemMattoonIllinoisNational
      Law enforcement employees (officers & civilians)4130,690558,732
      Police officers & civilians /1000 residents2.22.63.3
      There are a total of 41 Mattoon police officers. This results in 2.2 police officers per 1,000 residents which is 16.6% less than the Illinois average and 32.1% 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
      Charleston, IL21,257155420575
      Neoga, IL1,770187560746
      Windsor, IL1,4602169791,195
      Arcola, IL2,8811411,0601,201
      Toledo, IL1,3722199921,211
      Sullivan, IL4,6751,1591,1372,296
      Strasburg, IL5015632,5553,119
      Mattoon, IL17,3994659871,452

      Cities with similar population

      City, StatePopulationViolent crime/100k peopleProperty crime/100k peopleTotal crime/100k people
      New Philadelphia, OH17,412461,3881,434
      East Cleveland, OH17,4135712,1702,741
      Concord, MO17,4153782,0172,395
      North Canton, OH17,422871,3561,443
      Santa Fe Springs, CA17,4365825,7376,319
      Mattoon, IL17,3994659871,452
      Source: The Mattoon, IL crime data displayed above is derived from the FBI's uniform crime reports for the year of 2019. 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.