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Total crime 29%
Violent crime 12%
Property crime 36%
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 peopleWatseka/100k peopleIllinois/100k peopleNational/100k people
Total crime154n/a (estimate)3,2022,2532,489
Murder1n/a20.86.65.0
Rape8n/a166.448.042.6
Robbery3n/a62.498.481.6
Assault4n/a83.2254.0250.2
Violent crime16n/a (estimate)333407379
Burglary25n/a519.9271.7340.5
Theft102n/a2,121.01,426.61,549.5
Vehicle theft11n/a228.7148.2219.9
Property crime138n/a (estimate)2,8701,8472,110

Key findings

  • Watseka crime rates are 29% higher than the national average
  • Violent crimes in Watseka are 12% lower than the national average
  • In Watseka you have a 1 in 32 chance of becoming a victim of crime
  • Watseka is safer than 26% of the cities in the United States
  • Year over year crime in Watseka has increased by 8%

Watseka crime map

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

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      Daily Crime In Watseka (per 100,000 people)

      The number of daily crimes per 100,000 residents in Watseka, Illinois is displayed in the graph above. As you can see, the daily crimes for Watseka are 1.42 times more than the Illinois average and 1.29 times more than the national level. Daily violent crimes in Watseka are 1.22 times less than than Illinois and 1.14 times less than the national mean. While daily property crimes in Watseka are 1.55 times more than than Illinois and 1.36 times more than the national average.

      How Safe is Watseka (higher is better)

      How safe is Watseka, Illinois compared to other cities in Illinois and the rest of the cities across the United States? The graphs above show that Watseka is safer than 18% of the cities in Illinois and 26% of the cities in the United States. These results are calculated by analyzing all cities in Illinois and across the US as a whole and determining how many areas have a lower crime rate than Watseka. Overall, Watseka is ranked below average compared to all other cities across the United States.

      Chance of Being A Victim of Crime in Watseka

      The chance of being a victim of violent crime in Watseka is 1 in 301
      The chance of being a victim of property crime in Watseka is 1 in 35
      The chance of being a victim of crime in Watseka is 1 in 32
      Wondering what the chances are that you fall victim to a crime in Watseka? In Watseka, IL you have a 1 in 301 chance of becoming a victim of violent crime. Violent crimes include murder, rape, robbery and assault. With regards to property crime, you have a 1 in 35 chance of becoming a victim. Property crimes include burglary, theft and motor vehicle theft. Overall, you have a 1 in 32 chance of becoming a victim of crime in Watseka.

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

      The year over year crime rate per 100,000 people for Watseka is an accurate tool for tracking the rise and fall of crime, and in determining if living in Watseka has become safer or more dangerous. The year over year data displayed in the graph shows that violent crimes have increased by 80% in Watseka, while property crimes in Watseka have increased by 3%. Total crime has increased by 7% year over year.

      Watseka police department

      ItemWatsekaIllinoisNational
      Law enforcement employees (officers & civilians)930,690558,732
      Police officers & civilians /1000 residents1.72.63.3
      There are a total of 9 Watseka police officers. This results in 1.7 police officers per 1,000 residents which is 34.8% less than the Illinois average and 46.9% 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
      Onarga, IL1,29578627705
      Clifton, IL1,475179812991
      Kentland, IN1,8421668811,047
      Milford, IL1,2462109521,162
      Sheldon, IL1,1822211,0021,223
      Gilman, IL1,753602,1012,161
      Ashkum, IL7104852,2012,686
      Watseka, IL5,3183332,8703,202

      Cities with similar population

      City, StatePopulationViolent crime/100k peopleProperty crime/100k peopleTotal crime/100k people
      Myrtletown, CA5,3204412,3332,774
      Eastman, GA5,3158348,6349,468
      Bret Harte, CA5,3155743,0323,606
      Firthcliffe, NY5,3232721,0401,312
      Monticello, IN5,3123751,9902,365
      Watseka, IL5,3183332,8703,202
      Source: The Watseka, 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.