B+
Total crime 60%
Violent crime 24%
Property crime 66%
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 peoplePotomac/100k peopleIllinois/100k peopleNational/100k people
Total crime7n/a (estimate)1,0062,2532,489
Murder0n/a0.06.65.0
Rape0n/a0.048.042.6
Robbery0n/a0.098.481.6
Assault2n/a287.4254.0250.2
Violent crime2n/a (estimate)287407379
Burglary3n/a431.0271.7340.5
Theft1n/a143.71,426.61,549.5
Vehicle theft1n/a143.7148.2219.9
Property crime5n/a (estimate)7181,8472,110

Key findings

  • Potomac crime rates are 60% lower than the national average
  • Violent crimes in Potomac are 24% lower than the national average
  • In Potomac you have a 1 in 100 chance of becoming a victim of crime
  • Potomac is safer than 49% of the cities in the United States
  • Year over year crime in Potomac has increased by 43%

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

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      Daily Crime In Potomac (per 100,000 people)

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      Chance of Being A Victim of Crime in Potomac

      The chance of being a victim of violent crime in Potomac is 1 in 349
      The chance of being a victim of property crime in Potomac is 1 in 140
      The chance of being a victim of crime in Potomac is 1 in 100

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

      Potomac police department

      ItemPotomacIllinoisNational
      Law enforcement employees (officers & civilians)n/a30,690558,732
      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
      Rankin, IL457000
      Henning, IL243000
      Gifford, IL84991091
      Fithian, IL4680440440
      Oakwood, IL1,66667735802
      Rossville, IL1,694821,1451,226
      St. Joseph, IL4,1092791,2671,546
      Potomac, IL6752877181,006

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      Waleska, GA6754473,1163,563
      Junction City, CA6755512,9143,465
      Aroma Park, IL6751442,1582,302
      Wilton Center, CT675114881994
      Wright City, OK6756634,3675,030
      Potomac, IL6752877181,006
      Source: The Potomac, 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.