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Date & Last Updated: This data reflects the 2022 calendar year and was released from the FBI in September, 2023; this is the most current data available.
StatisticReportedincidents/100k peopleNew Baden/100k peopleIllinois/100k peopleNational/100k people
Total crime15n/a (estimate)4461,9702,324
Violent crime3n/a (estimate)89287370
Vehicle theft0n/a0.0281.6282.7
Property crime12n/a (estimate)3571,6831,954

An Overview of Crime Rates in New Baden, IL

The New Baden crime rates are 80.8% lower than the national average. There are two main categories of crime - violent crime and property crime. Violent crime consists of murder, rape, robbery and assault, while property crimes include burglary, theft and vehicle theft. There were a total of 3 violent crimes in New Baden (89 per 100,000 people), which is 75.9% lower than the national average and there were a total of 12 property crimes (357 per 100,000 residents) which is 81.7% lower than average.

New Baden has a crime rate of 446, which is considerably less than the national average of 2324. This results in New Baden being one of the safest places to live across the United States. The crime rate is based on the total number of violent and property crimes per 100,000 people.

New Baden stands out with one of the lowest violent crime rates in the United States. Reporting only 89 violent crimes per 100,000 people, New Baden secures its place among the safest cities in the nation, making it an enticing destination for those in search of a new home.

New Baden showcased a dedication to violent crime safety in its latest reported crime year by achieving a murder rate of 0. This accomplishment could indicate that it is a safe place for residents, but also provides a shining example to other urban areas endeavoring to create safer communities.

Property crime rates per 100,000 people have declined steadily since 1990, but did see a slight increase in recent years. Based on the most recent crime data, New Baden has a property crime rate of 357 crimes per 100,000 people, which is far below the national average of 1954. This is a good indicator that New Baden is a safe place to live.

The United States contends with some of the world's highest vehicle theft rates, with approximately 300 vehicle thefts per 100,000 individuals. Remarkably, only a modest fraction, approximately 10%, of cities have been fortunate enough to have zero reported instances of stolen vehicles. New Baden stands out as one of these cities, as it reported no vehicle thefts in the most recent crime report, underscoring its commitment to a secure environment.

What Do the Locals Say About Crime in New Baden?

What do the local residents think about crime in New Baden? Well, based on a recent survey of 6 people (conducted by AreaVibes), 67% of New Baden residents said that there was virtually no crime and that they felt safe walking at night. Another 33% of respondents said that there was too much crime in the area and they did not feel safe walking alone at night.

Is New Baden a Safe Place to Live?

To determine if New Baden is a safe place to live, let's take a look at the overall crime rate of the area, as well as the number of daily crimes. New Baden has a total crime rate that is 81% lower than the national average per 100,000 residents. This results in a total of 0.04 daily crimes (0.01 violent daily crimes and 0.03 daily property crimes) in New Baden.

Has Crime in New Baden Increased Since Last Year?

In the most recent crime report, year-over-year crime rates in New Baden has decreased by 28.6%. Examining the change in crime rates from one year to the next provides valuable insights into the evolving safety landscape of New Baden, aiding residents in assessing whether it is becoming a safer or more dangerous place to live. These crime rates are categorized into two primary groups: violent and property crimes. Year-over-year, violent crime has increased by 50%, while property crime has decreased by 36.8%. This comprehensive analysis offers potential residents essential information for making informed decisions about whether or not New Baden is a safe place to live.

Potential Causes for Crime in New Baden

Rising cost of living expenses, including increased housing costs, grocery, utility and healthcare expenditures, can induce financial strain on individuals and families, particularly those with limited financial resources. Such economic stress may propel individuals towards crime, including theft or burglary, as a means of addressing their financial hardships. Conversely, cities characterized by a lower cost of living may alleviate economic pressures, potentially resulting in a reduced crime rate. In New Baden, the cost of living is 11.84% lower than the national average, reflecting a more affordable economic environment that could contribute to a decrease in crime levels.

The effectiveness of law enforcement and community policing initiatives can influence crime rates. A strong and collaborative relationship between the police and the community can deter criminal activity and improve safety. In New Baden, there are 0 police officers and civilians per 1,000 residents, compared to the national average of 3.25. The effectiveness of law enforcement often depends on community policing strategies that emphasize building trust and cooperation between the police and the community. It's not just about the number of officers but also how they engage with the community.

New Baden has an average rental rate of $889 per month, compared to the national average of $949. In areas with high rental costs, some individuals and families may be forced to live in overcrowded or substandard housing conditions. Overcrowding can lead to increased stress and tension, which may contribute to domestic disputes and related property or violent crimes. Addressing affordable housing and economic mobility can be important strategies for reducing crime in such areas.

New Baden crime map

The New Baden crime map provides a detailed overview of all crimes in New Baden as reported by the local law enforcement agencies. Based on the color coded legend above, the crime map outlines the areas with lower crime compared to the areas with higher crime. The New Baden crime heat map offers insight into the total crimes on a block group level. Please note that the red areas on the New Baden crime map does not always indicate that it is a dangerous area for its residents. Areas on the heat map could be inflated if they are located in high traffic areas like airports, sports centers or large parks. Other areas on the heat map could see increased crime rates if they are located in major tourist areas like the downtown core.
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      Crime Quick Facts

      • New Baden crime rates are 81% lower than the national average
      • Violent crimes in New Baden are 76% lower than the national average
      • In New Baden you have a 1 in 225 chance of becoming a victim of crime
      • New Baden is safer than 84% of the cities in the United States
      • Year over year crime in New Baden has decreased by 31%

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        Daily Crime In New Baden (per 100,000 people)

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        Chance of Being A Victim of Crime in New Baden

        The chance of being a victim of violent crime in New Baden is 1 in 1121
        The chance of being a victim of property crime in New Baden is 1 in 281
        The chance of being a victim of crime in New Baden is 1 in 225

        Year Over Year Crime In New Baden (per 100,000 people)

        New Baden police department

        Item New Baden Illinois National
        Law enforcement employees (officers & civilians)530,690558,732
        Police officers & civilians /1000 residentsn/a2.63.3

        Sex offenders in Illinois

        State Total offenders Illinois /100K National /100K
        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.

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        Source: The New Baden, IL crime data displayed above is derived from the FBI's uniform crime reports for the year of 2022. 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.