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Total crime 54%
Violent crime 58%
Property crime 53%
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 peopleWashington/100k peopleIllinois/100k peopleNational/100k people
Total crime195n/a (estimate)1,1542,2532,489
Murder0n/a0.06.65.0
Rape9n/a53.348.042.6
Robbery1n/a5.998.481.6
Assault17n/a100.6254.0250.2
Violent crime27n/a (estimate)160407379
Burglary19n/a112.4271.7340.5
Theft147n/a870.01,426.61,549.5
Vehicle theft2n/a11.8148.2219.9
Property crime168n/a (estimate)9941,8472,110

Key findings

  • Washington crime rates are 54% lower than the national average
  • Violent crimes in Washington are 58% lower than the national average
  • In Washington you have a 1 in 87 chance of becoming a victim of crime
  • Washington is safer than 65% of the cities in the United States
  • Year over year crime in Washington has decreased by 12%

Washington crime map

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

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Compare Washington, IL Crime

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      Daily Crime In Washington (per 100,000 people)

      The graph above illustrates the number of daily crimes in Washington, IL per 100,000 people. In Washington, the total number of daily crimes is 1.95 times less than the Illinois average and 2.16 times less than the national average. The number of daily violent crimes in Washington is 2.55 times less than the Illinois average and 2.37 times less than the national average. With regards to property crimes, Washington has a daily crime rate that is 1.86 times less than the Illinois average and 2.12 times less than the national average.

      How Safe is Washington (higher is better)

      When comparing the safety of Washington to every other city in Illinois, as well as the entirety of the United States, is Washington safe? The gauges above illustrate that Washington is safer than 48% of every city located within Illinois along with 65% of the all the cities located in the United States. The results of these graphs are created after analyzing each of the cities in Illinois and in the United States as a whole. As a result, Washington, IL is ranked above average when compared to the rest of the US cities.

      Chance of Being A Victim of Crime in Washington

      The chance of being a victim of violent crime in Washington is 1 in 626
      The chance of being a victim of property crime in Washington is 1 in 101
      The chance of being a victim of crime in Washington is 1 in 87
      Interested in knowing the odds that you will be a crime victim in Washington? In Washington, you have a 1 in 626 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 101. These crimes include theft, vehicle theft, and burglary. Your overall chance of being a victim of crime in Washington, IL is 1 in 87.

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

      The year over year crime rate per 100,000 people for Washington is an accurate tool for tracking the rise and fall of crime, and in determining if living in Washington has become safer or more dangerous. The year over year data displayed in the graph shows that violent crimes have decreased by 9% in Washington, while property crimes in Washington have decreased by 12%. Total crime has decreased by 12% year over year.

      Washington police department

      ItemWashingtonIllinoisNational
      Law enforcement employees (officers & civilians)3030,690558,732
      Police officers & civilians /1000 residents2.02.63.3
      There are a total of 30 Washington police officers. This results in 2.0 police officers per 1,000 residents which is 25.3% less than the Illinois average and 39.2% 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
      Danvers, IL1,2919090181
      Marquette Heights, IL2,8910265265
      Dunlap, IL1,35191412503
      Morton, IL16,343185475660
      Germantown Hills, IL3,491123559683
      Heritage Lake, IL1,482134610744
      Deer Creek, IL771151605756
      Washington, IL16,1021609941,154

      Cities with similar population

      City, StatePopulationViolent crime/100k peopleProperty crime/100k peopleTotal crime/100k people
      Siloam Springs, AR16,0954062,6573,064
      Spanish Springs, NV16,0913521,6532,005
      Madison, NJ16,0906423429
      Mount Pleasant, TX16,1155522,8523,403
      Alamo, CA16,0781809511,131
      Washington, IL16,1021609941,154
      Source: The Washington, 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.