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Total crime 42%
Violent crime 81%
Property crime 35%
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 peopleSt. Elmo/100k peopleIllinois/100k peopleNational/100k people
Total crime20n/a (estimate)1,4402,2532,489
Murder0n/a0.06.65.0
Rape0n/a0.048.042.6
Robbery0n/a0.098.481.6
Assault1n/a72.0254.0250.2
Violent crime1n/a (estimate)72407379
Burglary4n/a288.0271.7340.5
Theft15n/a1,079.91,426.61,549.5
Vehicle theft0n/a0.0148.2219.9
Property crime19n/a (estimate)1,3681,8472,110

Key findings

  • St. Elmo crime rates are 42% lower than the national average
  • Violent crimes in St. Elmo are 81% lower than the national average
  • In St. Elmo you have a 1 in 70 chance of becoming a victim of crime
  • St. Elmo is safer than 69% of the cities in the United States
  • Year over year crime in St. Elmo has increased by 42%

St. Elmo crime map

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

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      Daily Crime In St. Elmo (per 100,000 people)

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      Chance of Being A Victim of Crime in St. Elmo

      The chance of being a victim of violent crime in St. Elmo is 1 in 1390
      The chance of being a victim of property crime in St. Elmo is 1 in 74
      The chance of being a victim of crime in St. Elmo is 1 in 70

      Year Over Year Crime In St. Elmo (per 100,000 people)

      St. Elmo police department

      ItemSt. ElmoIllinoisNational
      Law enforcement employees (officers & civilians)230,690558,732
      Police officers & civilians /1000 residents1.42.63.3
      There are a total of 2 St. Elmo police officers. This results in 1.4 police officers per 1,000 residents which is 47.1% less than the Illinois average and 56.9% 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
      Altamont, IL2,3141329221,054
      Ramsey, IL1,3742231,0131,237
      Vandalia, IL6,7583901,8012,191
      Shumway, IL1756052,7453,351
      St. Peter, IL3886062,7473,353
      Edgewood, IL4946142,7843,398
      Farina, IL6476222,8233,445
      St. Elmo, IL1,298721,3681,440

      Cities with similar population

      City, StatePopulationViolent crime/100k peopleProperty crime/100k peopleTotal crime/100k people
      Lillian, AL1,298156818974
      South Gull Lake, MI1,29861222284
      Minerva Park, OH1,29976534610
      Hiller, PA1,299131599729
      Mapleton, IA1,299112728840
      St. Elmo, IL1,298721,3681,440
      Source: The St. Elmo, 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.