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Total crime 30%
Violent crime 11%
Property crime 34%
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.
StatisticReportedincidents/100k peoplePontiac/100k peopleIllinois/100k peopleNational/100k people
Total crime212n/a (estimate)1,7972,3372,580
Murder0n/a0.06.95.0
Rape0n/a0.046.042.6
Robbery4n/a33.9111.586.2
Assault36n/a305.2239.7246.8
Violent crime40n/a (estimate)339404381
Burglary21n/a178.0306.7376.0
Theft149n/a1,263.31,472.31,594.6
Vehicle theft2n/a17.0153.8228.9
Property crime172n/a (estimate)1,4581,9332,200

Key findings

  • Pontiac crime rates are 30% lower than the national average
  • Violent crimes in Pontiac are 11% lower than the national average
  • In Pontiac you have a 1 in 56 chance of becoming a victim of crime
  • Pontiac is safer than 39% of the cities in the United States
  • Year over year crime in Pontiac has decreased by 2%

Pontiac crime map

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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 lower crime compared to the areas with higher crime. The Pontiac crime heat map offers insight into the total crimes on a block group level.

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      Daily Crime In Pontiac (per 100,000 people)

      The graph above looks at the comparison of crimes committed in Pontiac 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 Pontiac (which include property crimes as well as violent crimes), when compared to Illinois, are 1.30 times less than the state average and 1.44 times less than than national average. Violent crimes committed in Pontiac on a daily basis are 1.19 times less than than Illinois average and 1.12 times less than the average nationwide. Daily property crime rates in Pontiac are 1.33 times less than the daily state average and 1.51 times less than the daily national numbers.

      How Safe is Pontiac (higher is better)

      Compared to the other cities in Illinois and all other cities across the US, is Pontiac safe? From the gauges displayed above, you will notice that Pontiac is safer than 24% of other cities in the state of Illinois. In addition, Pontiac is safer than 39% 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. By studying this data, it was possible to determine that Pontiac 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 295
      The chance of being a victim of property crime in Pontiac is 1 in 69
      The chance of being a victim of crime in Pontiac is 1 in 56
      Are you worried about becoming a crime victim? In Pontiac, your chance of becoming a victim of a violent crime is 1 in 295. Types of violent crimes may include assault, robbery, rape, or murder. You also have a 1 in 69 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 is 1 in 56.

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

      An ideal indicator of whether Pontiac is becoming a safer or more dangerous place to live can be done by analyzing the year over year crime rates per 100,000 people. Year over year violent crime in Pontiac has not changed and the rate of property crime in Pontiac has decreased by 3%. The total crime rate in Pontiac has decreased by 2% 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
      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
      Chenoa, IL1,84064223286
      Gridley, IL1,426170812982
      Flanagan, IL1,069172824997
      Dwight, IL4,1681259481,073
      Forrest, IL1,0831919131,104
      Fairbury, IL3,6102481,1851,433
      Odell, IL9515032,4092,912
      Pontiac, IL12,0163391,4581,797

      Cities with similar population

      City, StatePopulationViolent crime/100k peopleProperty crime/100k peopleTotal crime/100k people
      Platteville, WI12,0202451,6451,891
      Bucyrus, OH12,0112563,0153,271
      Clawson, MI12,008100577677
      Diamond Springs, CA12,0025272,8033,330
      Edgewater, NJ11,9981061,1121,218
      Pontiac, IL12,0163391,4581,797
      Source: The Pontiac, 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.