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Total crime 10%
Violent crime 5%
Property crime 10%
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 peopleOlney/100k peopleIllinois/100k peopleNational/100k people
Total crime240n/a (estimate)2,7272,2532,489
Murder0n/a0.06.65.0
Rape10n/a113.648.042.6
Robbery0n/a0.098.481.6
Assault25n/a284.1254.0250.2
Violent crime35n/a (estimate)398407379
Burglary47n/a534.1271.7340.5
Theft155n/a1,761.41,426.61,549.5
Vehicle theft3n/a34.1148.2219.9
Property crime205n/a (estimate)2,3301,8472,110

Key findings

  • Olney crime rates are 10% higher than the national average
  • Violent crimes in Olney are 5% higher than the national average
  • In Olney you have a 1 in 37 chance of becoming a victim of crime
  • Olney is safer than 26% of the cities in the United States
  • Year over year crime in Olney has decreased by 42%

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

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      Daily Crime In Olney (per 100,000 people)

      The graph above looks at the comparison of crimes committed in Olney on a daily basis (per 100,000 people) to crimes committed throughout the state of Illinois and the USA. According to the latest crime statistics, daily crimes in Olney (which include property crimes as well as violent crimes), when compared to Illinois, are 1.21 times more than the state average and 1.10 times more than than national average. Violent crimes committed in Olney on a daily basis are 1.02 times less than than Illinois average and 1.05 times more than the average nationwide. Daily property crime rates in Olney are 1.26 times more than the daily state average and 1.10 times more than the daily national numbers.

      How Safe is Olney (higher is better)

      Are people any safer living in Olney in comparison to other Illinois communities and all other areas throughout the United States? When we look at all cities across America, is Olney safe? The evidence provided by these graphs show Olney being safer than 17% of cities in Illinois and 26% of cities across the United States. This is evident by tracking Illinois cities as well as all US cities over a one year period to contrast crime statistics as they relate to Olney. In conclusion, Olney ranks below average compared to the rest of the United States.

      Chance of Being A Victim of Crime in Olney

      The chance of being a victim of violent crime in Olney is 1 in 252
      The chance of being a victim of property crime in Olney is 1 in 43
      The chance of being a victim of crime in Olney is 1 in 37
      Wondering what the chances are that you fall victim to a crime in Olney? In Olney, IL you have a 1 in 252 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 43 chance of becoming a victim. Property crimes include burglary, theft and motor vehicle theft. Overall, you have a 1 in 37 chance of becoming a victim of crime in Olney.

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

      An analysis of year to year crime rates in Olney, Illinois (per 100,000 people) is a useful indicator of whether the area is becoming a safer or a more dangerous place to live. The amount of violent crime in Olney has decreased by 21%, the amount of property crime in Olney has decreased by 44%, and the total amount of crime in Olney has decreased by 42% year over year.

      Olney police department

      ItemOlneyIllinoisNational
      Law enforcement employees (officers & civilians)1430,690558,732
      Police officers & civilians /1000 residents1.52.63.3
      There are a total of 14 Olney police officers. This results in 1.5 police officers per 1,000 residents which is 42.1% less than the Illinois average and 52.8% 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
      Sumner, IL5,094170407576
      Ste. Marie, IL2755522,5063,058
      Claremont, IL2725682,5763,144
      Calhoun, IL1845972,7103,307
      Noble, IL6046132,7813,394
      West Salem, IL8586142,7843,398
      Parkersburg, IL1466152,7903,406
      Olney, IL8,9313982,3302,727

      Cities with similar population

      City, StatePopulationViolent crime/100k peopleProperty crime/100k peopleTotal crime/100k people
      Derby, CO8,9305093,4613,970
      Canonsburg, PA8,93380353432
      Makaha, HI8,9343393,3633,701
      Liberty, TX8,9362752,2812,555
      Madeira, OH8,924103721824
      Olney, IL8,9313982,3302,727
      Source: The Olney, 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.