Annual Crime In Rantoul (2018)

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.
In the event that crime data for this area is not available from the FBI, estimates are used. The estimates are based on demographic data including, but not limited to: home prices, income per capita and population density.
StatisticReportedincidents/100k peopleRantoul/100k peopleIllinois/100k peopleNational/100k people
Total crime384n/a (estimate)3,0142,3372,580
StatisticReportedincidents/100k peopleRantoul/100k peopleIllinois/100k peopleNational/100k people
Murder1n/a7.86.95.0
Rape18n/a141.346.042.6
Robbery14n/a109.9111.586.2
Assault2n/a15.7239.7246.8
Violent crime35n/a (estimate)275404381
Burglary92n/a722.1306.7376.0
Theft243n/a1,907.21,472.31,594.6
Vehicle theft14n/a109.9153.8228.9
Property crime349n/a (estimate)2,7391,9332,200

Key findings

  • Rantoul crime rates are 17% higher than the national average
  • Violent crimes in Rantoul are 28% lower than the national average
  • In Rantoul you have a 1 in 34 chance of becoming a victim of crime
  • Rantoul is safer than 33% of the cities in the United States
  • Year over year crime in Rantoul has not changed

Rantoul crime map

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Compare Rantoul, IL Crime To Other Cities

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      Daily Crime In Rantoul (per 100,000 people)

      The graph above looks at the comparison of crimes committed in Rantoul 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 Rantoul (which include property crimes as well as violent crimes), when compared to Illinois, are 1.29 times more than the state average and 1.17 times more than than national average. Violent crimes committed in Rantoul on a daily basis are 1.47 times less than than Illinois average and 1.39 times less than the average nationwide. Daily property crime rates in Rantoul are 1.42 times more than the daily state average and 1.25 times more than the daily national numbers.

      How Safe is Rantoul (higher is better)

      How safe is Rantoul, IL when compared to other cities in Illinois and the rest of the cities across the United States? The graphs above show that Rantoul is safer than 20% of the cities in Illinois and 33% of the cities in the United States. These results are calculated by analyzing all cities in Illinois and across the US as a whole and determining how many areas have a lower crime rate than Rantoul. Overall, Rantoul is ranked below average compared to all other cities across the United States.

      Chance of Being A Victim of Crime in Rantoul

      The chance of being a victim of violent crime in Rantoul is 1 in 365
      The chance of being a victim of property crime in Rantoul is 1 in 37
      The chance of being a victim of crime in Rantoul is 1 in 34
      How likely are you to become a victim of crime? In Rantoul, IL you have a 1 in 365 chance of becoming a victim of violent crime. Violent crimes include murder, rape, robbery and assault. With regards to property crime, you have a 1 in 37 chance of becoming a victim. Property crimes include burglary, theft and vehicle theft. Overall, you have a 1 in 34 chance of becoming a victim of crime in Rantoul.

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

      The year over year change in crime per 100,000 people helps to understand whether crime in Rantoul, IL is on the rise or declining. The violent crime rate in Rantoul has decreased by 32%, while the property crime rate in Rantoul has increased by 5% year over year. Summing up the numbers, Rantoul has not changed with regards to total crimes year over year.

      Rantoul police department

      ItemRantoulIllinoisNational
      Law enforcement employees (officers & civilians)4030,690558,732
      Police officers & civilians /1000 residents3.12.63.3
      There are a total of 40 Rantoul police officers. This results in 3.1 police officers per 1,000 residents which is 16.3% greater than the Illinois average and 5.3% 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

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      Rankin, IL457000
      Fithian, IL468000
      Gifford, IL8490273273
      Gibson City, IL3,423334243577
      Mahomet, IL7,996115646761
      Thomasboro, IL1,1221858851,070
      Lake of the Woods, IL2,6871969361,132
      Rantoul, IL13,2382752,7393,014

      Cities with similar population

      City, StatePopulationViolent crime/100k peopleProperty crime/100k peopleTotal crime/100k people
      Glenn Dale, MD13,2353471,5031,850
      Thonotosassa, FL13,2274322,5612,993
      Monroe, GA13,2536564,6345,290
      Lockhart, TX13,222861,2261,312
      East Milton, FL13,2225333,1603,694
      Rantoul, IL13,2382752,7393,014
      Source: The Rantoul, 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.