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Total crime 58%
Violent crime 54%
Property crime 58%
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.
StatisticReportedincidents/100k peopleNewton/100k peopleIllinois/100k peopleNational/100k people
Total crime31n/a (estimate)1,0882,3372,580
Murder0n/a0.06.95.0
Rape2n/a70.246.042.6
Robbery0n/a0.0111.586.2
Assault3n/a105.3239.7246.8
Violent crime5n/a (estimate)176404381
Burglary11n/a386.2306.7376.0
Theft12n/a421.31,472.31,594.6
Vehicle theft3n/a105.3153.8228.9
Property crime26n/a (estimate)9131,9332,200

Key findings

  • Newton crime rates are 58% lower than the national average
  • Violent crimes in Newton are 54% lower than the national average
  • In Newton you have a 1 in 92 chance of becoming a victim of crime
  • Newton is safer than 65% of the cities in the United States
  • Year over year crime in Newton has decreased by 5%

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      Daily Crime In Newton (per 100,000 people)

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      Chance of Being A Victim of Crime in Newton

      The chance of being a victim of violent crime in Newton is 1 in 570
      The chance of being a victim of property crime in Newton is 1 in 110
      The chance of being a victim of crime in Newton is 1 in 92

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

      Newton police department

      ItemNewtonIllinoisNational
      Law enforcement employees (officers & civilians)730,690558,732
      Police officers & civilians /1000 residents2.52.63.3
      There are a total of 7 Newton police officers. This results in 2.5 police officers per 1,000 residents which is 7.4% less than the Illinois average and 24.6% 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
      Oblong, IL1,571217724941
      Ste. Marie, IL2755482,6243,172
      Dieterich, IL7145582,6703,228
      Hidalgo, IL1056072,9053,512
      Rose Hill, IL576152,9443,559
      Willow Hill, IL2616533,1243,777
      Montrose, IL2586533,1243,777
      Newton, IL2,6311769131,088

      Cities with similar population

      City, StatePopulationViolent crime/100k peopleProperty crime/100k peopleTotal crime/100k people
      Westhampton, NY2,63155226281
      Wisconsin Dells, WI2,6313314,8385,169
      Vergennes, VT2,631791,4531,531
      Corinth, NY2,6322038331,036
      Hoisington, KS2,6322761,8122,087
      Newton, IL2,6311769131,088
      Source: The Newton, 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.