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Total crime 73%
Violent crime 51%
Property crime 77%
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 peopleMorton/100k peopleIllinois/100k peopleNational/100k people
Total crime107n/a (estimate)6602,2532,489
Murder0n/a0.06.65.0
Rape2n/a12.348.042.6
Robbery2n/a12.398.481.6
Assault26n/a160.4254.0250.2
Violent crime30n/a (estimate)185407379
Burglary12n/a74.0271.7340.5
Theft63n/a388.71,426.61,549.5
Vehicle theft2n/a12.3148.2219.9
Property crime77n/a (estimate)4751,8472,110

Key findings

  • Morton crime rates are 73% lower than the national average
  • Violent crimes in Morton are 51% lower than the national average
  • In Morton you have a 1 in 152 chance of becoming a victim of crime
  • Morton is safer than 67% of the cities in the United States
  • Year over year crime in Morton has decreased by 11%

Morton crime map

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      Daily Crime In Morton (per 100,000 people)

      The chart above shows the number of daily crimes in Morton, IL per 100,000 people. In Morton, the number of daily crimes is projected to be 3.41 times less than the Illinois average and 3.77 times less than the national average. The average number of daily violent crimes in Morton is 2.20 times less than the Illinois average and 2.05 times less than the daily national average. With regards to property crimes, Morton has a daily crime rate that is 3.89 times less than the Illinois average and 4.44 times less than the overall daily national average.

      How Safe is Morton (higher is better)

      Are people any safer living in Morton in comparison to other Illinois communities and all other areas throughout the United States? When we look at all cities across America, is Morton safe? The evidence provided by these graphs show Morton being safer than 51% of cities in Illinois and 67% of cities across the United States. This is evident by tracking Illinois cities as well as all US cities over a one year period to contrast crime statistics as they relate to Morton. In conclusion, Morton ranks above average compared to the rest of the United States.

      Chance of Being A Victim of Crime in Morton

      The chance of being a victim of violent crime in Morton is 1 in 541
      The chance of being a victim of property crime in Morton is 1 in 211
      The chance of being a victim of crime in Morton is 1 in 152
      Are you at risk of becoming a victim of crime in Morton, Illinois? If you reside in Morton, then there is a 1 in 541 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 211. These types of crime include burglary, petty theft, and theft of motor vehicles. Altogether, there is a 1 in 152 risk that you will become a victim of crime in Morton.

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

      The year over year crime rate per 100,000 people for Morton is an accurate tool for tracking the rise and fall of crime, and in determining if living in Morton has become safer or more dangerous. The year over year data displayed in the graph shows that violent crimes have increased by 68% in Morton, while property crimes in Morton have decreased by 25%. Total crime has decreased by 11% year over year.

      Morton police department

      ItemMortonIllinoisNational
      Law enforcement employees (officers & civilians)2630,690558,732
      Police officers & civilians /1000 residents1.62.63.3
      There are a total of 26 Morton police officers. This results in 1.6 police officers per 1,000 residents which is 39.8% less than the Illinois average and 51% 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
      Marquette Heights, IL2,8910265265
      Stanford, IL701171341512
      Lake Camelot, IL1,890121551672
      Germantown Hills, IL3,491123559683
      Hopedale, IL8710731731
      Heritage Lake, IL1,482134610744
      Deer Creek, IL771151605756
      Morton, IL16,343185475660

      Cities with similar population

      City, StatePopulationViolent crime/100k peopleProperty crime/100k peopleTotal crime/100k people
      Chickasha, OK16,3424332,7513,184
      Burlington, KY16,3471741,5241,698
      Laguna Woods, CA16,34744773817
      Donna, TX16,3498324,7085,540
      Aberdeen, WA16,3354274,0904,517
      Morton, IL16,343185475660
      Source: The Morton, 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.