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Total crime 11%
Violent crime 32%
Property crime 18%
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 peopleRock Island/100k peopleIllinois/100k peopleNational/100k people
Total crime1,085n/a (estimate)2,8562,3372,580
Murder1n/a2.66.95.0
Rape3n/a7.946.042.6
Robbery19n/a50.0111.586.2
Assault76n/a200.1239.7246.8
Violent crime99n/a (estimate)261404381
Burglary166n/a437.0306.7376.0
Theft688n/a1,811.21,472.31,594.6
Vehicle theft132n/a347.5153.8228.9
Property crime986n/a (estimate)2,5961,9332,200

Key findings

  • Rock Island crime rates are 11% higher than the national average
  • Violent crimes in Rock Island are 32% lower than the national average
  • In Rock Island you have a 1 in 36 chance of becoming a victim of crime
  • Rock Island is safer than 36% of the cities in the United States
  • Year over year crime in Rock Island has decreased by 9%

Rock Island crime map

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

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      Daily Crime In Rock Island (per 100,000 people)

      The number of daily crimes per 100,000 residents in Rock Island, Illinois is displayed in the graph above. As you can see, the daily crimes for Rock Island are 1.22 times more than the Illinois average and 1.11 times more than the national level. Daily violent crimes in Rock Island are 1.55 times less than than Illinois and 1.46 times less than the national mean. While daily property crimes in Rock Island are 1.34 times more than than Illinois and 1.18 times more than the national average.

      How Safe is Rock Island (higher is better)

      What are the odds that you'll be safer in Rock Island, Illinois compared to other areas of Illinois, as well as the rest of America? When it comes down to it, is Rock Island safe? In the graphs above, it shows that Rock Island is safer than 21% of Illinois cities, and 36% 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 Rock Island. At this time, Rock Island sees a below average rate of crime in comparison to other United States cities.

      Chance of Being A Victim of Crime in Rock Island

      The chance of being a victim of violent crime in Rock Island is 1 in 384
      The chance of being a victim of property crime in Rock Island is 1 in 39
      The chance of being a victim of crime in Rock Island is 1 in 36
      Are you at risk of becoming a victim of crime in Rock Island, Illinois? If you reside in Rock Island, then there is a 1 in 384 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 39. These types of crime include burglary, petty theft, and theft of motor vehicles. Altogether, there is a 1 in 36 risk that you will become a victim of crime in Rock Island.

      Year Over Year Crime In Rock Island (per 100,000 people)

      Determining whether Rock Island is becoming less or more safe for its residents (per 100,000) is most easily done by comparing year-over-year crime rates. Rock Island violent crime rates have decreased by 25%. At the same time, property crime has decreased by 7% year over year. Total crimes for Rock Island has decreased by 9% in the same time frame.

      Rock Island police department

      ItemRock IslandIllinoisNational
      Law enforcement employees (officers & civilians)11030,690558,732
      Police officers & civilians /1000 residents2.82.63.3
      There are a total of 110 Rock Island police officers. This results in 2.8 police officers per 1,000 residents which is 6.4% greater than the Illinois average and 13.3% 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

      City, StatePopulationViolent crime/100k peopleProperty crime/100k peopleTotal crime/100k people
      Princeton, IA1,10076511587
      Hampton, IL1,996111498609
      Park View, IA2,71889604693
      Le Claire, IA3,931224499723
      Walcott, IA1,45061671732
      Port Byron, IL1,670135647782
      Rapids City, IL1,095136650785
      Rock Island, IL38,6472612,5962,856

      Cities with similar population

      City, StatePopulationViolent crime/100k peopleProperty crime/100k peopleTotal crime/100k people
      Muskogee, OK38,6051,0014,0795,080
      Hurst, TX38,6902423,6193,861
      Stanton, CA38,5943501,6001,950
      South Miami Heights, FL38,7365083,0093,517
      Kailua, HI38,5141191,3711,490
      Rock Island, IL38,6472612,5962,856
      Source: The Rock Island, 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.