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Total crime 96%
Violent crime 34%
Property crime 118%
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 peopleSalem/100k peopleIllinois/100k peopleNational/100k people
Total crime360n/a (estimate)5,0482,3372,580
Murder0n/a0.06.95.0
Rape6n/a84.146.042.6
Robbery1n/a14.0111.586.2
Assault11n/a154.3239.7246.8
Violent crime18n/a (estimate)252404381
Burglary42n/a589.0306.7376.0
Theft287n/a4,024.71,472.31,594.6
Vehicle theft13n/a182.3153.8228.9
Property crime342n/a (estimate)4,7961,9332,200

Key findings

  • Salem crime rates are 96% higher than the national average
  • Violent crimes in Salem are 34% lower than the national average
  • In Salem you have a 1 in 20 chance of becoming a victim of crime
  • Salem is safer than 21% of the cities in the United States
  • Year over year crime in Salem has decreased by 13%

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      Daily Crime In Salem (per 100,000 people)

      The graph above illustrates the number of daily crimes in Salem, IL per 100,000 people. In Salem, the total number of daily crimes is 2.16 times more than the Illinois average and 1.96 times more than the national average. The number of daily violent crimes in Salem is 1.60 times less than the Illinois average and 1.51 times less than the national average. With regards to property crimes, Salem has a daily crime rate that is 2.48 times more than the Illinois average and 2.18 times more than the national average.

      How Safe is Salem (higher is better)

      Are people any safer living in Salem in comparison to other Illinois communities and all other areas throughout the United States? When we look at all cities across America, is Salem safe? The evidence provided by these graphs show Salem being safer than 12% of cities in Illinois and 21% 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 Salem. In conclusion, Salem ranks below average compared to the rest of the United States.

      Chance of Being A Victim of Crime in Salem

      The chance of being a victim of violent crime in Salem is 1 in 397
      The chance of being a victim of property crime in Salem is 1 in 21
      The chance of being a victim of crime in Salem is 1 in 20
      Are you curious to know the likelihood of suffering from a crime in Salem? If you reside in Salem, the likelihood that you will become a victim of a violent crime is 1 in 397. Violent crimes include: murder, sexual assault, robbery, and physical assault. There is a 1 in 21 change that you will become a victim of a property crime. These sorts of crimes against personal property include: burglary, theft, and auto theft. In total, the likelihood of being victimized by a crime in Salem, is 1 in 20.

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

      The year over year change in crime per 100,000 people helps to understand whether crime in Salem, IL is on the rise or declining. The violent crime rate in Salem has decreased by 35%, while the property crime rate in Salem has decreased by 12% year over year. Summing up the numbers, Salem has decreased by 13% with regards to total crimes year over year.

      Salem police department

      ItemSalemIllinoisNational
      Law enforcement employees (officers & civilians)2130,690558,732
      Police officers & civilians /1000 residents2.82.63.3
      There are a total of 21 Salem police officers. This results in 2.8 police officers per 1,000 residents which is 6.3% greater than the Illinois average and 13.5% 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
      Odin, IL1,0742151,0281,242
      Central City, IL1,0562201,0531,273
      Kinmundy, IL1,0072211,0561,277
      Wamac, IL1,3022271,0851,312
      Irvington, IL7585582,6683,226
      Dix, IL4065872,8083,395
      Patoka, IL5006022,8803,482
      Salem, IL6,9302524,7965,048

      Cities with similar population

      City, StatePopulationViolent crime/100k peopleProperty crime/100k peopleTotal crime/100k people
      Laurel, MT6,9312212,0002,221
      Lakes of the Four Seasons, IN6,9321931,0991,292
      Kathleen, FL6,9324382,5953,033
      Great Neck Plaza, NY6,924192790982
      Parkville, PA6,9372781,3551,633
      Salem, IL6,9302524,7965,048
      Source: The Salem, 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.