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Total crime 150%
Violent crime 43%
Property crime 169%
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 peopleMetropolis/100k peopleIllinois/100k peopleNational/100k people
Total crime392n/a (estimate)6,4522,3372,580
Murder0n/a0.06.95.0
Rape7n/a115.246.042.6
Robbery2n/a32.9111.586.2
Assault24n/a395.0239.7246.8
Violent crime33n/a (estimate)543404381
Burglary68n/a1,119.2306.7376.0
Theft273n/a4,493.11,472.31,594.6
Vehicle theft18n/a296.2153.8228.9
Property crime359n/a (estimate)5,9081,9332,200

Key findings

  • Metropolis crime rates are 150% higher than the national average
  • Violent crimes in Metropolis are 43% higher than the national average
  • In Metropolis you have a 1 in 16 chance of becoming a victim of crime
  • Metropolis is safer than 8% of the cities in the United States
  • Year over year crime in Metropolis has decreased by 4%

Metropolis crime map

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

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      Daily Crime In Metropolis (per 100,000 people)

      The chart above shows the number of daily crimes in Metropolis, IL per 100,000 people. In Metropolis, the number of daily crimes is projected to be 2.76 times more than the Illinois average and 2.50 times more than the national average. The average number of daily violent crimes in Metropolis is 1.34 times more than the Illinois average and 1.43 times more than the daily national average. With regards to property crimes, Metropolis has a daily crime rate that is 3.06 times more than the Illinois average and 2.69 times more than the overall daily national average.

      How Safe is Metropolis (higher is better)

      How safe is Metropolis, Illinois compared to other cities in Illinois and the rest of the cities across the United States? The graphs above show that Metropolis is safer than 3% of the cities in Illinois and 8% 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 Metropolis. Overall, Metropolis is ranked below average compared to all other cities across the United States.

      Chance of Being A Victim of Crime in Metropolis

      The chance of being a victim of violent crime in Metropolis is 1 in 185
      The chance of being a victim of property crime in Metropolis is 1 in 17
      The chance of being a victim of crime in Metropolis is 1 in 16
      Are you at risk of becoming a victim of crime in Metropolis, Illinois? If you reside in Metropolis, then there is a 1 in 185 chance that you will experience a violent crime. These types of crimes may include homicide, sexual assault, robbery, and physical assault. Your risk of being a victim of property crime is 1 in 17. These types of crime include burglary, petty theft, and theft of motor vehicles. Altogether, there is a 1 in 16 risk that you will become a victim of crime in Metropolis.

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

      The year over year change in crime per 100,000 people helps to understand whether crime in Metropolis, IL is on the rise or declining. The violent crime rate in Metropolis has decreased by 19%, while the property crime rate in Metropolis has decreased by 3% year over year. Summing up the numbers, Metropolis has decreased by 4% with regards to total crimes year over year.

      Metropolis police department

      ItemMetropolisIllinoisNational
      Law enforcement employees (officers & civilians)2030,690558,732
      Police officers & civilians /1000 residents3.12.63.3
      There are a total of 20 Metropolis police officers. This results in 3.1 police officers per 1,000 residents which is 15.2% greater than the Illinois average and 6.2% 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
      Bandana, KY25186793879
      Ledbetter, KY1,90490835925
      La Center, KY1,05493862955
      Massac, KY4,29994871965
      Reidland, KY4,3881191,0991,217
      Hendron, KY5,1551211,1181,238
      Brookport, IL8921111,2171,327
      Metropolis, IL6,3665435,9086,452

      Cities with similar population

      City, StatePopulationViolent crime/100k peopleProperty crime/100k peopleTotal crime/100k people
      Bethel, AK6,3651,5218762,397
      Makawao, HI6,3622222,5532,775
      Branford Center, CT6,3601671,3521,519
      Louisville, MS6,3732272,3302,557
      White Oak, TX6,374471,1371,184
      Metropolis, IL6,3665435,9086,452
      Source: The Metropolis, 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.