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Total crime 54%
Violent crime 46%
Property crime 55%
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.
Crime data for this area is not available from the FBI, so estimates are used based on demographic data including, but not limited to: home prices, income per capita and population density.
StatisticReportedincidents/100k peoplePetersburg/100k peopleIllinois/100k peopleNational/100k people
Total crime0n/a (estimate)1,193 (estimate)2,3372,580
Murdern/an/an/a6.95.0
Rapen/an/an/a46.042.6
Robberyn/an/an/a111.586.2
Assaultn/an/an/a239.7246.8
Violent crimen/an/a (estimate)206 (estimate)404381
Burglaryn/an/an/a306.7376.0
Theftn/an/an/a1,472.31,594.6
Vehicle theftn/an/an/a153.8228.9
Property crimen/an/a (estimate)987 (estimate)1,9332,200

Key findings

  • Petersburg crime rates are 54% lower than the national average
  • Violent crimes in Petersburg are 46% lower than the national average
  • In Petersburg you have a 1 in 84 chance of becoming a victim of crime
  • Petersburg is safer than 60% of the cities in the United States
  • Year over year crime in Petersburg has decreased by 6%

Petersburg crime map

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      Daily Crime In Petersburg (per 100,000 people)

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      Chance of Being A Victim of Crime in Petersburg

      The chance of being a victim of violent crime in Petersburg is 1 in 485
      The chance of being a victim of property crime in Petersburg is 1 in 102
      The chance of being a victim of crime in Petersburg is 1 in 84

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

      Petersburg police department

      ItemPetersburgIllinoisNational
      Law enforcement employees (officers & civilians)530,690558,732
      Police officers & civilians /1000 residentsn/a2.63.3

      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
      Ashland, IL1,26483333416
      Sherman, IL4,40463439502
      Pleasant Plains, IL8640750750
      Athens, IL2,0130842842
      Lake Petersburg, IL6492911,3941,686
      Mason City, IL2,2725091,2041,714
      Grandview, IL1,3881431,7141,857
      Petersburg, IL2,3332069871,193

      Cities with similar population

      City, StatePopulationViolent crime/100k peopleProperty crime/100k peopleTotal crime/100k people
      Ellinwood, KS2,3324021,3551,757
      Freeport, FL2,332143845987
      Inez, TX2,335121696816
      Selmont-West Selmont, AL2,3353151,7062,020
      Kure Beach, NC2,33559391451
      Petersburg, IL2,3332069871,193
      Source: The Petersburg, 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.