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Total crime 6%
Violent crime 9%
Property crime 9%
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 peoplePekin/100k peopleIllinois/100k peopleNational/100k people
Total crime750n/a (estimate)2,3412,2532,489
Murder0n/a0.06.65.0
Rape18n/a56.248.042.6
Robbery8n/a25.098.481.6
Assault106n/a330.9254.0250.2
Violent crime132n/a (estimate)412407379
Burglary102n/a318.4271.7340.5
Theft490n/a1,529.71,426.61,549.5
Vehicle theft26n/a81.2148.2219.9
Property crime618n/a (estimate)1,9291,8472,110

Key findings

  • Pekin crime rates are 6% lower than the national average
  • Violent crimes in Pekin are 9% higher than the national average
  • In Pekin you have a 1 in 43 chance of becoming a victim of crime
  • Pekin is safer than 28% of the cities in the United States
  • Year over year crime in Pekin has increased by 165%

Pekin crime map

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

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      Daily Crime In Pekin (per 100,000 people)

      The chart above shows the number of daily crimes in Pekin, IL per 100,000 people. In Pekin, the number of daily crimes is projected to be 1.04 times more than the Illinois average and 1.06 times less than the national average. The average number of daily violent crimes in Pekin is 1.01 times more than the Illinois average and 1.09 times more than the daily national average. With regards to property crimes, Pekin has a daily crime rate that is 1.04 times more than the Illinois average and 1.09 times less than the overall daily national average.

      How Safe is Pekin (higher is better)

      What are the odds that you'll be safer in Pekin, Illinois compared to other areas of Illinois, as well as the rest of America? When it comes down to it, is Pekin safe? In the graphs above, it shows that Pekin is safer than 19% of Illinois cities, and 28% compared to all other cities across America. These statistics are calculated by taking a closer look at each city's crime rate in Illinois, as well as the rest of the US. It is then determined which cities see less crime than Pekin. At this time, Pekin sees a below average rate of crime in comparison to other United States cities.

      Chance of Being A Victim of Crime in Pekin

      The chance of being a victim of violent crime in Pekin is 1 in 243
      The chance of being a victim of property crime in Pekin is 1 in 52
      The chance of being a victim of crime in Pekin is 1 in 43
      Interested in knowing the odds that you will be a crime victim in Pekin? In Pekin, you have a 1 in 243 chance of falling victim to a violent crime, such as rape, robbery, assault, or even murder. In terms of property crime, your chances of being a victim are 1 in 52. These crimes include theft, vehicle theft, and burglary. Your overall chance of being a victim of crime in Pekin, IL is 1 in 43.

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

      A good indicator of whether Pekin is becoming a safer or a more dangerous place to live can be determined by analyzing the year over year crime rate (per 100,000 people). The number of violent crimes in Pekin has decreased by 1%, while the property crime rate in Pekin has increased by 313% year over year. The number of total crimes in Pekin has increased by 165% year over year.

      Pekin police department

      ItemPekinIllinoisNational
      Law enforcement employees (officers & civilians)6330,690558,732
      Police officers & civilians /1000 residents1.82.63.3
      There are a total of 63 Pekin police officers. This results in 1.8 police officers per 1,000 residents which is 30.4% less than the Illinois average and 43.3% 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
      Glasford, IL1,2340208208
      Marquette Heights, IL2,8910265265
      Morton, IL16,343185475660
      Lake Camelot, IL1,890121551672
      Germantown Hills, IL3,491123559683
      Hopedale, IL8710731731
      Tremont, IL1,942155702857
      Pekin, IL34,0034121,9292,341

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      Dana Point, CA34,0091541,1811,335
      Houma, LA34,0526384,5445,181
      Chester, PA34,0561,3833,0054,389
      El Mirage, AZ33,9372322,7142,946
      Kyle, TX34,0801361,3221,458
      Pekin, IL34,0034121,9292,341
      Source: The Pekin, 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.