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Total crime 102%
Violent crime 22%
Property crime 124%
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 peopleSalem/100k peopleIllinois/100k peopleNational/100k people
Total crime355n/a (estimate)5,0332,2532,489
Murder0n/a0.06.65.0
Rape7n/a99.248.042.6
Robbery2n/a28.498.481.6
Assault12n/a170.1254.0250.2
Violent crime21n/a (estimate)298407379
Burglary34n/a482.1271.7340.5
Theft288n/a4,083.41,426.61,549.5
Vehicle theft12n/a170.1148.2219.9
Property crime334n/a (estimate)4,7361,8472,110

Key findings

  • Salem crime rates are 102% higher than the national average
  • Violent crimes in Salem are 22% lower than the national average
  • In Salem you have a 1 in 20 chance of becoming a victim of crime
  • Salem is safer than 18% of the cities in the United States
  • Year over year crime in Salem has not changed

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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 2.23 times more than the Illinois average and 2.02 times more than the national average. The number of daily violent crimes in Salem is 1.37 times less than the Illinois average and 1.27 times less than the national average. With regards to property crimes, Salem has a daily crime rate that is 2.56 times more than the Illinois average and 2.24 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 18% 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 336
      The chance of being a victim of property crime in Salem is 1 in 22
      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 336. Violent crimes include: murder, sexual assault, robbery, and physical assault. There is a 1 in 22 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 increased by 18%, while the property crime rate in Salem has decreased by 1% year over year. Summing up the numbers, Salem has not changed 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, IL1,0742169811,198
      Central City, IL1,0562221,0061,227
      Kinmundy, IL1,0072221,0091,231
      Wamac, IL1,3022281,0361,265
      Irvington, IL7585622,5483,110
      Dix, IL4065912,6823,273
      Patoka, IL5006062,7503,357
      Salem, IL6,9302984,7365,033

      Cities with similar population

      City, StatePopulationViolent crime/100k peopleProperty crime/100k peopleTotal crime/100k people
      Laurel, MT6,9314142,6153,029
      Kathleen, FL6,9324302,4412,871
      Lakes of the Four Seasons, IN6,9321879941,182
      Great Neck Plaza, NY6,924197753950
      Parkville, PA6,9372781,2761,554
      Salem, IL6,9302984,7365,033
      Source: The Salem, IL crime data displayed above is derived from the FBI's uniform crime reports for the year of 2019. 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.