Annual Crime In Topeka (2018)

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.
In the event that crime data for this area is not available from the FBI, estimates are used. The estimates are based on demographic data including, but not limited to: home prices, income per capita and population density.
StatisticReportedincidents/100k peopleTopeka/100k peopleIllinois/100k peopleNational/100k people
Total crime0n/a (estimate)3,274 (estimate)2,3372,580
StatisticReportedincidents/100k peopleTopeka/100k peopleIllinois/100k peopleNational/100k people
Murdern/an/an/a6.95.0
Rapen/an/an/a46.042.6
Robberyn/an/an/a111.586.2
Assaultn/an/an/a239.7246.8
Violent crimen/an/a (estimate)566 (estimate)404381
Burglaryn/an/an/a306.7376.0
Theftn/an/an/a1,472.31,594.6
Vehicle theftn/an/an/a153.8228.9
Property crimen/an/a (estimate)2,708 (estimate)1,9332,200

Key findings

  • Topeka crime rates are 27% higher than the national average
  • Violent crimes in Topeka are 49% higher than the national average
  • In Topeka you have a 1 in 31 chance of becoming a victim of crime
  • Topeka is safer than 15% of the cities in the United States
  • Year over year crime in Topeka has decreased by 6%

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Compare Topeka, IL Crime To Other Cities

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      Daily Crime In Topeka (per 100,000 people)

      How Safe is Topeka (higher is better)

      Chance of Being A Victim of Crime in Topeka

      The chance of being a victim of violent crime in Topeka is 1 in 177
      The chance of being a victim of property crime in Topeka is 1 in 37
      The chance of being a victim of crime in Topeka is 1 in 31

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

      Topeka police department

      ItemTopekaIllinoisNational
      Law enforcement employees (officers & civilians)n/a30,690558,732
      Police officers & civilians /1000 residentsn/a2.63.3

      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

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      Manito, IL1,514172822994
      Cuba, IL1,3992221,0631,286
      Lewistown, IL2,3852281,0911,320
      Mason City, IL2,2725091,2041,714
      Havana, IL3,2519521,9372,889
      Bryant, IL2375582,6683,225
      South Pekin, IL1,14003,2793,279
      Topeka, IL785662,7083,274

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      Dana, IA784042,7343,138
      Raymer (New Raymer), CO785723,8484,420
      Fenwick, CT7884679763
      Ralston, IA783712,5102,881
      St. Clairsville, PA784532,2042,657
      Topeka, IL785662,7083,274
      Source: The Topeka, 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.