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Total crime 20%
Violent crime 61%
Property crime 12%
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 peoplePrinceton/100k peopleIllinois/100k peopleNational/100k people
Total crime150n/a (estimate)2,0002,2532,489
Murder0n/a0.06.65.0
Rape3n/a40.048.042.6
Robbery0n/a0.098.481.6
Assault8n/a106.7254.0250.2
Violent crime11n/a (estimate)147407379
Burglary10n/a133.3271.7340.5
Theft128n/a1,706.71,426.61,549.5
Vehicle theft1n/a13.3148.2219.9
Property crime139n/a (estimate)1,8531,8472,110

Key findings

  • Princeton crime rates are 20% lower than the national average
  • Violent crimes in Princeton are 61% lower than the national average
  • In Princeton you have a 1 in 51 chance of becoming a victim of crime
  • Princeton is safer than 53% of the cities in the United States
  • Year over year crime in Princeton has decreased by 17%

Princeton crime map

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Compare Princeton, IL Crime

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      Daily Crime In Princeton (per 100,000 people)

      The above illustration depicts the number of crimes committed daily in Princeton, per 100,000 residents. In Princeton, the total number of daily crimes is 1.13 times less than the Illinois average and 1.24 times less than the national average. Violent daily crime statistics in Princeton are 2.77 times less than the Illinois average and 2.59 times less than the national average. For property crime, Princeton has a daily crime rate that is 1.00 times more than the Illinois average and 1.14 times less than the daily national average.

      How Safe is Princeton (higher is better)

      Are people any safer living in Princeton in comparison to other Illinois communities and all other areas throughout the United States? When we look at all cities across America, is Princeton safe? The evidence provided by these graphs show Princeton being safer than 38% of cities in Illinois and 53% 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 Princeton. In conclusion, Princeton ranks above average compared to the rest of the United States.

      Chance of Being A Victim of Crime in Princeton

      The chance of being a victim of violent crime in Princeton is 1 in 682
      The chance of being a victim of property crime in Princeton is 1 in 54
      The chance of being a victim of crime in Princeton is 1 in 51
      Are you at risk of becoming a victim of crime in Princeton, Illinois? If you reside in Princeton, then there is a 1 in 682 chance that you will experience a violent crime. These types of crimes may include homicide, sexual assault, robbery, and physical assault. Your risk of being a victim of property crime is 1 in 54. These types of crime include burglary, petty theft, and theft of motor vehicles. Altogether, there is a 1 in 51 risk that you will become a victim of crime in Princeton.

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

      An analysis of year to year crime rates in Princeton, Illinois (per 100,000 people) is a useful indicator of whether the area is becoming a safer or a more dangerous place to live. The amount of violent crime in Princeton has decreased by 50%, the amount of property crime in Princeton has decreased by 13%, and the total amount of crime in Princeton has decreased by 17% year over year.

      Princeton police department

      ItemPrincetonIllinoisNational
      Law enforcement employees (officers & civilians)1830,690558,732
      Police officers & civilians /1000 residents2.42.63.3
      There are a total of 18 Princeton police officers. This results in 2.4 police officers per 1,000 residents which is 10.4% less than the Illinois average and 27% 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
      Ladd, IL1,1780500500
      Spring Valley, IL5,365252718970
      Granville, IL1,305178807985
      Walnut, IL1,6011898561,045
      De Pue, IL1,6612189881,206
      Mark, IL5304732,1462,619
      Hennepin, IL8154742,1502,625
      Princeton, IL7,7411471,8532,000

      Cities with similar population

      City, StatePopulationViolent crime/100k peopleProperty crime/100k peopleTotal crime/100k people
      Wading River, NY7,742183699882
      Quincy, FL7,7437704,8305,600
      Three Rivers, MI7,7439814,6065,587
      Lander, WY7,74403,3783,378
      Southwest Ranches, FL7,745871,8111,898
      Princeton, IL7,7411471,8532,000
      Source: The Princeton, 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.