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Total crime 8%
Violent crime 92%
Property crime 27%
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 peopleMurphysboro/100k peopleIllinois/100k peopleNational/100k people
Total crime169n/a (estimate)2,2792,2532,489
Murder0n/a0.06.65.0
Rape2n/a27.048.042.6
Robbery5n/a67.498.481.6
Assault47n/a633.7254.0250.2
Violent crime54n/a (estimate)728407379
Burglary31n/a418.0271.7340.5
Theft82n/a1,105.61,426.61,549.5
Vehicle theft2n/a27.0148.2219.9
Property crime115n/a (estimate)1,5501,8472,110

Key findings

  • Murphysboro crime rates are 8% lower than the national average
  • Violent crimes in Murphysboro are 92% higher than the national average
  • In Murphysboro you have a 1 in 44 chance of becoming a victim of crime
  • Murphysboro is safer than 13% of the cities in the United States
  • Year over year crime in Murphysboro has decreased by 40%

Murphysboro crime map

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

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      Daily Crime In Murphysboro (per 100,000 people)

      The above illustration depicts the number of crimes committed daily in Murphysboro, per 100,000 residents. In Murphysboro, the total number of daily crimes is 1.01 times more than the Illinois average and 1.09 times less than the national average. Violent daily crime statistics in Murphysboro are 1.79 times more than the Illinois average and 1.92 times more than the national average. For property crime, Murphysboro has a daily crime rate that is 1.19 times less than the Illinois average and 1.36 times less than the daily national average.

      How Safe is Murphysboro (higher is better)

      When comparing the safety of Murphysboro to every other city in Illinois, as well as the entirety of the United States, is Murphysboro safe? The gauges above illustrate that Murphysboro is safer than 8% of every city located within Illinois along with 13% 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, Murphysboro, IL is ranked below average when compared to the rest of the US cities.

      Chance of Being A Victim of Crime in Murphysboro

      The chance of being a victim of violent crime in Murphysboro is 1 in 138
      The chance of being a victim of property crime in Murphysboro is 1 in 65
      The chance of being a victim of crime in Murphysboro is 1 in 44
      How likely are you to become a victim of crime? In Murphysboro, Illinois you have a 1 in 138 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 65 chance of becoming a victim. Property crimes include burglary, theft and vehicle theft. Overall, you have a 1 in 44 chance of becoming a victim of crime in Murphysboro.

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

      An ideal indicator of whether Murphysboro is becoming a safer or more dangerous place to live can be done by analyzing the year over year crime rates per 100,000 people. Year over year violent crime in Murphysboro has increased by 3% and the rate of property crime in Murphysboro has decreased by 50%. The total crime rate in Murphysboro has decreased by 40% year to year.

      Murphysboro police department

      ItemMurphysboroIllinoisNational
      Law enforcement employees (officers & civilians)2130,690558,732
      Police officers & civilians /1000 residents2.62.63.3
      There are a total of 21 Murphysboro police officers. This results in 2.6 police officers per 1,000 residents which is 0.8% less than the Illinois average and 19.2% 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
      Hurst, IL7050253253
      Cambria, IL1,33778390468
      Royalton, IL1,124179538717
      Crainville, IL1,456161731892
      De Soto, IL1,658331596927
      Elkville, IL1,1402169801,196
      Makanda, IL5903121,4151,727
      Murphysboro, IL8,0077281,5502,279

      Cities with similar population

      City, StatePopulationViolent crime/100k peopleProperty crime/100k peopleTotal crime/100k people
      Blair, NE8,0071281,5191,646
      Village Green-Green Ridge, PA8,0022149811,195
      West Livingston, TX8,0125573,1773,734
      Sound Beach, NY8,0013091,1831,492
      Cumberland Hill, RI8,0141611,1221,283
      Murphysboro, IL8,0077281,5502,279
      Source: The Murphysboro, 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.