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Total crime 43%
Violent crime 67%
Property crime 39%
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.
Crime data for this area is not available from the FBI, so estimates are used based on demographic data including, but not limited to: home prices, income per capita and population density.
StatisticReportedincidents/100k peopleNelson/100k peopleIllinois/100k peopleNational/100k people
Total crime0n/a (estimate)3,686 (estimate)2,3372,580
Murdern/an/an/a6.95.0
Rapen/an/an/a46.042.6
Robberyn/an/an/a111.586.2
Assaultn/an/an/a239.7246.8
Violent crimen/an/a (estimate)637 (estimate)404381
Burglaryn/an/an/a306.7376.0
Theftn/an/an/a1,472.31,594.6
Vehicle theftn/an/an/a153.8228.9
Property crimen/an/a (estimate)3,049 (estimate)1,9332,200

Key findings

  • Nelson crime rates are 43% higher than the national average
  • Violent crimes in Nelson are 67% higher than the national average
  • In Nelson you have a 1 in 28 chance of becoming a victim of crime
  • Nelson is safer than 11% of the cities in the United States
  • Year over year crime in Nelson has decreased by 5%

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      Daily Crime In Nelson (per 100,000 people)

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      Chance of Being A Victim of Crime in Nelson

      The chance of being a victim of violent crime in Nelson is 1 in 157
      The chance of being a victim of property crime in Nelson is 1 in 33
      The chance of being a victim of crime in Nelson is 1 in 28

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

      Nelson police department

      ItemNelsonIllinoisNational
      Law enforcement employees (officers & civilians)n/a30,690558,732
      Police officers & civilians /1000 residentsn/a2.63.3

      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
      Amboy, IL2,519215301517
      Milledgeville, IL1,0521049401,045
      Rock Falls, IL9,1041241,0061,131
      Polo, IL2,1312211,0581,280
      Oregon, IL3,6572471,1811,428
      Dixon, IL14,8022121,4671,679
      Lost Nation, IL6333251,5531,878
      Nelson, IL1326373,0493,686

      Cities with similar population

      City, StatePopulationViolent crime/100k peopleProperty crime/100k peopleTotal crime/100k people
      Custer, MT1324953,3063,801
      Alvo, NE1324042,9463,350
      Ellenton, GA1324913,8674,358
      Bluff City, KS1327094,2574,966
      Port Wing, WI1323531,8662,218
      Nelson, IL1326373,0493,686
      Source: The Nelson, 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.