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Total crime 71%
Violent crime 72%
Property crime 71%
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 peopleRochester/100k peopleIllinois/100k peopleNational/100k people
Total crime27n/a (estimate)7272,2532,489
Murder0n/a0.06.65.0
Rape1n/a26.948.042.6
Robbery2n/a53.998.481.6
Assault1n/a26.9254.0250.2
Violent crime4n/a (estimate)108407379
Burglary1n/a26.9271.7340.5
Theft22n/a592.41,426.61,549.5
Vehicle theft0n/a0.0148.2219.9
Property crime23n/a (estimate)6191,8472,110

Key findings

  • Rochester crime rates are 71% lower than the national average
  • Violent crimes in Rochester are 72% lower than the national average
  • In Rochester you have a 1 in 138 chance of becoming a victim of crime
  • Rochester is safer than 78% of the cities in the United States
  • Year over year crime in Rochester has increased by 36%

Rochester crime map

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

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      Daily Crime In Rochester (per 100,000 people)

      The above illustration depicts the number of crimes committed daily in Rochester, per 100,000 residents. In Rochester, the total number of daily crimes is 3.10 times less than the Illinois average and 3.42 times less than the national average. Violent daily crime statistics in Rochester are 3.78 times less than the Illinois average and 3.52 times less than the national average. For property crime, Rochester has a daily crime rate that is 2.98 times less than the Illinois average and 3.41 times less than the daily national average.

      How Safe is Rochester (higher is better)

      What are the odds that you'll be safer in Rochester, Illinois compared to other areas of Illinois, as well as the rest of America? When it comes down to it, is Rochester safe? In the graphs above, it shows that Rochester is safer than 66% of Illinois cities, and 78% compared to all other cities across America. These statistics are calculated by taking a closer look at each city's crime rate in Illinois, as well as the rest of the US. It is then determined which cities see less crime than Rochester. At this time, Rochester sees a above average rate of crime in comparison to other United States cities.

      Chance of Being A Victim of Crime in Rochester

      The chance of being a victim of violent crime in Rochester is 1 in 929
      The chance of being a victim of property crime in Rochester is 1 in 162
      The chance of being a victim of crime in Rochester is 1 in 138
      Are you worried about becoming a crime victim? In Rochester, your chance of becoming a victim of a violent crime is 1 in 929. Types of violent crimes may include assault, robbery, rape, or murder. You also have a 1 in 162 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 Rochester is 1 in 138.

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

      Determining whether Rochester is becoming less or more safe for its residents (per 100,000) is most easily done by comparing year-over-year crime rates. Rochester violent crime rates have increased by 100%. At the same time, property crime has increased by 28% year over year. Total crimes for Rochester has increased by 36% in the same time frame.

      Rochester police department

      ItemRochesterIllinoisNational
      Law enforcement employees (officers & civilians)830,690558,732
      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
      Divernon, IL1,201000
      Leland Grove, IL1,62506767
      Auburn, IL5,0068664150
      Williamsville, IL1,346134134267
      Pawnee, IL2,738114227341
      Thayer, IL728152304456
      Athens, IL2,013105470575
      Rochester, IL3,687108619727

      Cities with similar population

      City, StatePopulationViolent crime/100k peopleProperty crime/100k peopleTotal crime/100k people
      Harrisburg, OR3,6871891,8152,004
      Independence, MN3,68745396441
      Citrus City, TX3,6863191,8222,141
      Waverly, NE3,686120814934
      Harrington, DE3,6889582,1083,067
      Rochester, IL3,687108619727
      Source: The Rochester, 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.