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Total crime 74%
Violent crime 78%
Property crime 73%
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 peopleSherman/100k peopleIllinois/100k peopleNational/100k people
Total crime31n/a (estimate)6522,2532,489
Murder0n/a0.06.65.0
Rape0n/a0.048.042.6
Robbery0n/a0.098.481.6
Assault4n/a84.2254.0250.2
Violent crime4n/a (estimate)84407379
Burglary5n/a105.2271.7340.5
Theft22n/a462.91,426.61,549.5
Vehicle theft0n/a0.0148.2219.9
Property crime27n/a (estimate)5681,8472,110

Key findings

  • Sherman crime rates are 74% lower than the national average
  • Violent crimes in Sherman are 78% lower than the national average
  • In Sherman you have a 1 in 154 chance of becoming a victim of crime
  • Sherman is safer than 82% of the cities in the United States
  • Year over year crime in Sherman has increased by 30%

Sherman crime map

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

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      Daily Crime In Sherman (per 100,000 people)

      The above illustration depicts the number of crimes committed daily in Sherman, per 100,000 residents. In Sherman, the total number of daily crimes is 3.45 times less than the Illinois average and 3.82 times less than the national average. Violent daily crime statistics in Sherman are 4.83 times less than the Illinois average and 4.51 times less than the national average. For property crime, Sherman has a daily crime rate that is 3.25 times less than the Illinois average and 3.71 times less than the daily national average.

      How Safe is Sherman (higher is better)

      Are people any safer living in Sherman in comparison to other Illinois communities and all other areas throughout the United States? When we look at all cities across America, is Sherman safe? The evidence provided by these graphs show Sherman being safer than 74% of cities in Illinois and 82% 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 Sherman. In conclusion, Sherman ranks above average compared to the rest of the United States.

      Chance of Being A Victim of Crime in Sherman

      The chance of being a victim of violent crime in Sherman is 1 in 1189
      The chance of being a victim of property crime in Sherman is 1 in 177
      The chance of being a victim of crime in Sherman is 1 in 154
      Interested in knowing the odds that you will be a crime victim in Sherman? In Sherman, you have a 1 in 1189 chance of falling victim to a violent crime, such as rape, robbery, assault, or even murder. In terms of property crime, your chances of being a victim are 1 in 177. These crimes include theft, vehicle theft, and burglary. Your overall chance of being a victim of crime in Sherman, IL is 1 in 154.

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

      The year over year change in crime per 100,000 people helps to understand whether crime in Sherman, IL is on the rise or declining. The violent crime rate in Sherman has increased by 33%, while the property crime rate in Sherman has increased by 29% year over year. Summing up the numbers, Sherman has increased by 30% with regards to total crimes year over year.

      Sherman police department

      ItemShermanIllinoisNational
      Law enforcement employees (officers & civilians)630,690558,732
      Police officers & civilians /1000 residents1.42.63.3
      There are a total of 6 Sherman police officers. This results in 1.4 police officers per 1,000 residents which is 45.8% less than the Illinois average and 55.8% 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
      Leland Grove, IL1,62506767
      Williamsville, IL1,346134134267
      Athens, IL2,013105470575
      Rochester, IL3,687108619727
      Jerome, IL1,662173785958
      Petersburg, IL2,33345949994
      Grandview, IL1,3882069351,141
      Sherman, IL4,40484568652

      Cities with similar population

      City, StatePopulationViolent crime/100k peopleProperty crime/100k peopleTotal crime/100k people
      Port LaBelle, FL4,4043431,9492,292
      Whitfield, PA4,403156714870
      Lindstrom, MN4,4061691,4861,654
      Greenville, KY4,401118450568
      Summerville, GA4,4083212,2402,561
      Sherman, IL4,40484568652
      Source: The Sherman, 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.