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Total crime 25%
Violent crime 49%
Property crime 21%
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 peoplePeru/100k peopleIllinois/100k peopleNational/100k people
Total crime181n/a (estimate)1,8592,2532,489
Murder0n/a0.06.65.0
Rape7n/a71.948.042.6
Robbery1n/a10.398.481.6
Assault11n/a113.0254.0250.2
Violent crime19n/a (estimate)195407379
Burglary13n/a133.5271.7340.5
Theft149n/a1,530.11,426.61,549.5
Vehicle theft0n/a0.0148.2219.9
Property crime162n/a (estimate)1,6641,8472,110

Key findings

  • Peru crime rates are 25% lower than the national average
  • Violent crimes in Peru are 49% lower than the national average
  • In Peru you have a 1 in 54 chance of becoming a victim of crime
  • Peru is safer than 51% of the cities in the United States
  • Year over year crime in Peru has increased by 14%

Peru crime map

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

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Compare Peru, IL Crime

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      Daily Crime In Peru (per 100,000 people)

      The chart above shows the number of daily crimes in Peru, IL per 100,000 people. In Peru, the number of daily crimes is projected to be 1.21 times less than the Illinois average and 1.34 times less than the national average. The average number of daily violent crimes in Peru is 2.09 times less than the Illinois average and 1.94 times less than the daily national average. With regards to property crimes, Peru has a daily crime rate that is 1.11 times less than the Illinois average and 1.27 times less than the overall daily national average.

      How Safe is Peru (higher is better)

      Are people any safer living in Peru in comparison to other Illinois communities and all other areas throughout the United States? When we look at all cities across America, is Peru safe? The evidence provided by these graphs show Peru being safer than 37% of cities in Illinois and 51% 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 Peru. In conclusion, Peru ranks above average compared to the rest of the United States.

      Chance of Being A Victim of Crime in Peru

      The chance of being a victim of violent crime in Peru is 1 in 513
      The chance of being a victim of property crime in Peru is 1 in 61
      The chance of being a victim of crime in Peru is 1 in 54
      Are you worried about becoming a crime victim? In Peru, your chance of becoming a victim of a violent crime is 1 in 513. Types of violent crimes may include assault, robbery, rape, or murder. You also have a 1 in 61 chance of being the victim of a property crime such as vehicle theft, personal property theft, and burglary. Your overall risk of becoming a crime victim in Peru is 1 in 54.

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

      The year over year crime rate per 100,000 people for Peru is an accurate tool for tracking the rise and fall of crime, and in determining if living in Peru has become safer or more dangerous. The year over year data displayed in the graph shows that violent crimes have increased by 91% in Peru, while property crimes in Peru have increased by 9%. Total crime has increased by 14% year over year.

      Peru police department

      ItemPeruIllinoisNational
      Law enforcement employees (officers & civilians)3130,690558,732
      Police officers & civilians /1000 residents3.02.63.3
      There are a total of 31 Peru police officers. This results in 3.0 police officers per 1,000 residents which is 14.1% greater than the Illinois average and 7.1% 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
      North Utica, IL1,402000
      Ladd, IL1,1780500500
      Spring Valley, IL5,365252718970
      Granville, IL1,305178807985
      Mendota, IL7,1821578551,011
      De Pue, IL1,6612189881,206
      LaSalle, IL9,484561,1561,212
      Peru, IL9,9131951,6641,859

      Cities with similar population

      City, StatePopulationViolent crime/100k peopleProperty crime/100k peopleTotal crime/100k people
      Oregon, WI9,91275496571
      Brookdale, NJ9,9191539881,141
      Monmouth, OR9,9191411,2041,345
      Waldwick, NJ9,92220557576
      Keansburg, NJ9,9042171,8192,036
      Peru, IL9,9131951,6641,859
      Source: The Peru, 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.