Reported Annual Crime In Pontiac

StatisticReportedincidents/100k peoplePontiac/100k peopleIllinois/100k peopleNational/100k people
Total crime217n/a (estimate)1,8372,4502,745
StatisticReportedincidents/100k peoplePontiac/100k peopleIllinois/100k peopleNational/100k people
Murder0n/a0.07.85.3
Rape0n/a0.043.441.7
Robbery10n/a84.7137.298.0
Assault30n/a254.0250.4248.9
Violent crime40n/a (estimate)339439383
Burglary33n/a279.4339.5430.4
Theft139n/a1,176.71,508.81,694.4
Vehicle theft5n/a42.3163.1237.4
Property crime177n/a (estimate)1,4982,0112,362

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The table above provides a full overview of all reported crimes in Pontiac, IL for the year. The sum of recorded criminal acts in Pontiac, IL is displayed; for comparisons, each offense is also shown in regards to the amount of offenses per 100,000 people. Along with this, they are separated into multiple categories: violent crimes and property crimes. The crime data reveals that the overall Pontiac, IL crime rates are 25% lower than in comparison to the Illinois mean and are 33% lower than the nation's mean. In regards to violent offenses, Pontiac, IL has a rate that is 23% lower than the Illinois average; compared to the United States, it is 12% lower than. Looking at crimes involving property, Pontiac, IL is 26% lower than its state's mean, and 37% lower than the country's average.
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The Pontiac crime map provides a detailed overview of all crimes in Pontiac as reported by the local law enforcement agency. Based on the color coded legend above, the crime map outlines the areas with low crime compared to the areas with high crime. The Pontiac crime heat map offers insight into the total crimes on a block group level.

Did you know?

  • The overall crime rate in Pontiac is 33% lower than the national average.
  • For every 100,000 people, there are 5.03 daily crimes that occur in Pontiac.
  • Pontiac is safer than 40% of the cities in the United States.
  • In Pontiac you have a 1 in 55 chance of becoming a victim of any crime.
  • The number of total year over year crimes in Pontiac has decreased by 40%.

Compare Pontiac, IL Crime To Other Cities

Daily Crime In Pontiac (per 100,000 people)

The illustration above looks at the comparison of crimes committed in Pontiac, IL on a daily bases (per 100,000 people) to crimes committed throughout the state of Illinois. A comparison to the average number of daily national crimes is displayed as well. According to the latest crime statistics, daily crimes in Pontiac, IL (which include property crimes as well as violent crimes), when compared to Illinois state wide, are 1.33 times less than the state average and 1.49 times less than than national statistics. Violent crimes committed in Pontiac, IL on a daily bases are 1.30 times less than than Illinois average and 1.13 times less than the average nationwide. Daily property crime rates in Pontiac, IL are 1.34 times less than the daily state average and 1.58 times less than the daily national numbers.

How Safe is Pontiac (higher is better)

Compared to the other cities in Illinois and cities in all other U.S. states, how safe is Pontiac, IL? From the gauges displayed above, you will notice that Pontiac, IL has been ranked safer than 26% of other cities in the state of Illinois. In addition, Pontiac, IL is safer than 40% of cities in the entire United States. To achieve these results, all Illinois and United States cities were analyzed to determine how many locations had a lower crime rate than Pontiac, IL. By studying this data, it was possible to determine that Pontiac, IL is below average in safety when compared with other United States cities.

Chance of Being A Victim of Crime in Pontiac

The chance of being a victim of violent crime in Pontiac is 1 in 296
The chance of being a victim of property crime in Pontiac is 1 in 67
The chance of being a victim of crime in Pontiac is 1 in 55
Have you ever worried about your odds of becoming a crime victim in Pontiac, IL? The above illustrations display your chances being the victim of property crimes, violent crimes, or either crime. In Pontiac, IL your chance of becoming a victim of a violent crime is 1 in 296. Types of violent crimes may include assault, robbery, rape, or murder. You also have a 1 in 67 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 Pontiac, IL is 1 in 55.

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

An ideal indicator of whether Pontiac, IL is becoming a safer or more dangerous residential area or not is an analysis of the crime rate in the area from year to year. In the above illustration, the year to year crime rates are visualized per 100,000 people for property, violent, and total crime. Year to year rate of violent crime in Pontiac, IL has decreased by 32% and the rate of property crime in Pontiac, IL has decreased by 42%. The total crime rate in Pontiac, IL has decreased by 40% year to year.

Pontiac police department

ItemPontiacIllinoisNational
Law enforcement employees (officers & civilians)2030,690558,732
Police officers & civilians /1000 residents1.72.63.3
There are a total of 20 Pontiac police officers. This results in 1.7 police officers per 1,000 residents which is 36.6% less than the Illinois average and 48.4% less than the National average.

Sex offenders in Illinois

StateTotal offendersIllinois /100KNational /100K
Illinois26,115212222
There are a total of 26,115 sex offenders in Illinois. This yields a total of 212 sex offenders in Illinois per 100,000 residents which is 5% less than the national average.

Nearby Cities With Low Crime Rates

City, StatePopulationViolent crime/100k peopleProperty crime/100k peopleTotal crime/100k people
Chenoa, IL1,84095600695
Gridley, IL1,4261848451,029
Flanagan, IL1,0691878581,045
Forrest, IL1,0832079501,157
Fairbury, IL3,6103639231,286
Dwight, IL4,1683351,5361,871
Odell, IL9515472,5063,053
Pontiac, IL12,0163391,4981,837

Cities with similar population

City, StatePopulationViolent crime/100k peopleProperty crime/100k peopleTotal crime/100k people
Platteville, WI12,0202512,0522,302
Bucyrus, OH12,0112203,6863,906
Clawson, MI12,008150534684
Diamond Springs, CA12,0025292,9413,470
Edgewater, NJ11,998821,0921,174
Pontiac, IL12,0163391,4981,837
Source: The Pontiac, IL crime data displayed above is derived from the FBI's uniform crime reports for the year of 2017. 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.
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