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Total crime 6%
Violent crime 23%
Property crime 3%
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 peoplePrinceton/100k peopleIllinois/100k peopleNational/100k people
Total crime182n/a (estimate)2,4142,3372,580
Murder0n/a0.06.95.0
Rape11n/a145.946.042.6
Robbery1n/a13.3111.586.2
Assault10n/a132.7239.7246.8
Violent crime22n/a (estimate)292404381
Burglary26n/a344.9306.7376.0
Theft128n/a1,698.11,472.31,594.6
Vehicle theft6n/a79.6153.8228.9
Property crime160n/a (estimate)2,1231,9332,200

Key findings

  • Princeton crime rates are 6% lower than the national average
  • Violent crimes in Princeton are 23% lower than the national average
  • In Princeton you have a 1 in 42 chance of becoming a victim of crime
  • Princeton is safer than 38% of the cities in the United States
  • Year over year crime in Princeton has increased by 27%

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 1.03 times more than the Illinois average and 1.07 times less than the national average. Violent daily crime statistics in Princeton are 1.38 times less than the Illinois average and 1.30 times less than the national average. For property crime, Princeton has a daily crime rate that is 1.10 times more than the Illinois average and 1.04 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 23% of cities in Illinois and 38% 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 below 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 343
      The chance of being a victim of property crime in Princeton is 1 in 48
      The chance of being a victim of crime in Princeton is 1 in 42
      Are you at risk of becoming a victim of crime in Princeton, Illinois? If you reside in Princeton, then there is a 1 in 343 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 48. These types of crime include burglary, petty theft, and theft of motor vehicles. Altogether, there is a 1 in 42 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 increased by 121%, the amount of property crime in Princeton has increased by 20%, and the total amount of crime in Princeton has increased by 27% 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
      Walnut, IL1,6010302302
      Ladd, IL1,178248166414
      Granville, IL1,3051778451,021
      De Pue, IL1,6612161,0341,251
      Spring Valley, IL5,3651541,7321,886
      Mark, IL5304702,2472,717
      Hennepin, IL8154712,2522,722
      Princeton, IL7,7412922,1232,414

      Cities with similar population

      City, StatePopulationViolent crime/100k peopleProperty crime/100k peopleTotal crime/100k people
      Wading River, NY7,742178733911
      Quincy, FL7,7439903,6524,642
      Three Rivers, MI7,7437433,9234,666
      Lander, WY7,74403,4083,408
      Southwest Ranches, FL7,745371,5911,628
      Princeton, IL7,7412922,1232,414
      Source: The Princeton, 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.