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Total crime 156%
Violent crime 281%
Property crime 134%
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 peopleMount Vernon/100k peopleIllinois/100k peopleNational/100k people
Total crime945n/a (estimate)6,3842,2532,489
Murder3n/a20.36.65.0
Rape18n/a121.648.042.6
Robbery17n/a114.898.481.6
Assault176n/a1,189.0254.0250.2
Violent crime214n/a (estimate)1,446407379
Burglary102n/a689.1271.7340.5
Theft608n/a4,107.51,426.61,549.5
Vehicle theft21n/a141.9148.2219.9
Property crime731n/a (estimate)4,9391,8472,110

Key findings

  • Mount Vernon crime rates are 156% higher than the national average
  • Violent crimes in Mount Vernon are 281% higher than the national average
  • In Mount Vernon you have a 1 in 16 chance of becoming a victim of crime
  • Mount Vernon is safer than 1% of the cities in the United States
  • Year over year crime in Mount Vernon has decreased by 5%

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      Daily Crime In Mount Vernon (per 100,000 people)

      The bar chart above reveals the rate of daily crimes in Mount Vernon for every 100,000 residents. The Mount Vernon total amount of daily crime is 2.83 times more than the Illinois average and 2.56 times more than than that of the nation. As for violent crimes, the daily average in Mount Vernon, is 3.55 times more than the Illinois average, and it is 3.81 times more than the national average. The statistics for property crimes show that Mount Vernon has a daily crime average that is 2.67 times more than the Illinois average and 2.34 times more than the daily national rate.

      How Safe is Mount Vernon (higher is better)

      When comparing the safety of Mount Vernon to every other city in Illinois, as well as the entirety of the United States, is Mount Vernon safe? The gauges above illustrate that Mount Vernon is safer than 0% of every city located within Illinois along with 1% of the all the cities located in the United States. The results of these graphs are created after analyzing each of the cities in Illinois and in the United States as a whole. As a result, Mount Vernon, IL is ranked below average when compared to the rest of the US cities.

      Chance of Being A Victim of Crime in Mount Vernon

      The chance of being a victim of violent crime in Mount Vernon is 1 in 70
      The chance of being a victim of property crime in Mount Vernon is 1 in 21
      The chance of being a victim of crime in Mount Vernon is 1 in 16
      Are you curious to know the likelihood of suffering from a crime in Mount Vernon? If you reside in Mount Vernon, the likelihood that you will become a victim of a violent crime is 1 in 70. Violent crimes include: murder, sexual assault, robbery, and physical assault. There is a 1 in 21 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 Mount Vernon, is 1 in 16.

      Year Over Year Crime In Mount Vernon (per 100,000 people)

      Determining whether Mount Vernon is becoming less or more safe for its residents (per 100,000) is most easily done by comparing year-over-year crime rates. Mount Vernon violent crime rates have decreased by 5%. At the same time, property crime has decreased by 5% year over year. Total crimes for Mount Vernon has decreased by 5% in the same time frame.

      Mount Vernon police department

      ItemMount VernonIllinoisNational
      Law enforcement employees (officers & civilians)5530,690558,732
      Police officers & civilians /1000 residents3.62.63.3
      There are a total of 55 Mount Vernon police officers. This results in 3.6 police officers per 1,000 residents which is 36.3% greater than the Illinois average and 11% greater 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
      Ina, IL2,4500221221
      Wamac, IL1,3022281,0361,265
      Opdyke, IL2155452,4733,018
      Radom, IL1535572,5283,085
      Irvington, IL7585622,5483,110
      Woodlawn, IL6395852,6543,240
      Waltonville, IL4125882,6653,253
      Mount Vernon, IL14,8801,4464,9396,384

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      West Park, FL14,8845582,8203,378
      Oak Park, CA14,8851688881,056
      Manorville, NY14,8852539671,220
      Forrest City, AR14,8719294,8105,739
      Greece, NY14,8924771,8262,303
      Mount Vernon, IL14,8801,4464,9396,384
      Source: The Mount Vernon, 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.