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Total crime 63%
Violent crime 57%
Property crime 65%
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.
Crime data for this area is not available from the FBI, so estimates are used based on demographic data including, but not limited to: home prices, income per capita and population density.
StatisticReportedincidents/100k peopleWaterman/100k peopleIllinois/100k peopleNational/100k people
Total crime0n/a (estimate)910 (estimate)2,2532,489
Murdern/an/an/a6.65.0
Rapen/an/an/a48.042.6
Robberyn/an/an/a98.481.6
Assaultn/an/an/a254.0250.2
Violent crimen/an/a (estimate)164 (estimate)407379
Burglaryn/an/an/a271.7340.5
Theftn/an/an/a1,426.61,549.5
Vehicle theftn/an/an/a148.2219.9
Property crimen/an/a (estimate)745 (estimate)1,8472,110

Key findings

  • Waterman crime rates are 63% lower than the national average
  • Violent crimes in Waterman are 57% lower than the national average
  • In Waterman you have a 1 in 110 chance of becoming a victim of crime
  • Waterman is safer than 67% of the cities in the United States
  • Year over year crime in Waterman has decreased by 4%

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      Daily Crime In Waterman (per 100,000 people)

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      Chance of Being A Victim of Crime in Waterman

      The chance of being a victim of violent crime in Waterman is 1 in 609
      The chance of being a victim of property crime in Waterman is 1 in 135
      The chance of being a victim of crime in Waterman is 1 in 110

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

      Waterman police department

      ItemWatermanIllinoisNational
      Law enforcement employees (officers & civilians)230,690558,732
      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.

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      Somonauk, IL2,1060107107
      Malta, IL1,0410173173
      Hinckley, IL2,0530197197
      Sandwich, IL7,491163339502
      Big Rock, IL1,139125566690
      Plano, IL11,929153603756
      Maple Park, IL1,2730820820
      Waterman, IL1,527164745910

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      Freeport, ME1,527121,0821,094
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      Ness City, KS1,5271791,0081,188
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      Glade Spring, VA1,5270771771
      Waterman, IL1,527164745910
      Source: The Waterman, 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.