Reported Annual Crime In Watseka

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 peopleWatseka/100k peopleIllinois/100k peopleNational/100k people
Total crime141n/a (estimate)2,8422,4502,745
StatisticReportedincidents/100k peopleWatseka/100k peopleIllinois/100k peopleNational/100k people
Murder1n/a20.27.85.3
Rape1n/a20.243.441.7
Robbery2n/a40.3137.298.0
Assault4n/a80.6250.4248.9
Violent crime8n/a (estimate)161439383
Burglary18n/a362.8339.5430.4
Theft104n/a2,096.41,508.81,694.4
Vehicle theft11n/a221.7163.1237.4
Property crime133n/a (estimate)2,6812,0112,362

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The table above offers a complete overview of all reported annual crimes in Watseka, IL. The total number of reported crimes in Watseka, IL is shown and for comparison purposes, each crime is also displayed based on the number of crimes per 100,000 people. The crimes are also broken down into two categories; violent crimes and property crimes. The table shows that the overall Watseka, IL crime rate is 16% higher than the Illinois average and is 4% higher than the national average. Looking at violent crime specifically, Watseka, IL has a violent crime rate that is 63% lower than the Illinois average and 58% lower than the national average. For property crime, Watseka, IL is 33% higher than the Illinois average and 13% higher than the national average.
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Did you know?

  • The overall crime rate in Watseka is 4% higher than the national average.
  • For every 100,000 people, there are 7.79 daily crimes that occur in Watseka.
  • Watseka is safer than 45% of the cities in the United States.
  • In Watseka you have a 1 in 36 chance of becoming a victim of any crime.
  • The number of total year over year crimes in Watseka has increased by 3%.

Compare Watseka, IL Crime To Other Cities

Daily Crime In Watseka (per 100,000 people)

The number of daily crimes per 100,000 residents in Watseka, IL is demonstrated in the illustration above. So that direct comparisons can be made, the number of daily crimes for Illinois and on a national level are also posted. As you can see, the daily crimes for Watseka, IL are 1.16 times more than the Illinois average and 1.04 times more than the national level. Daily violent Crimes in Watseka, IL are 2.72 times less than than Illinois and 2.37 times less than the national mean. While daily property crimes in Watseka, IL are 1.33 times more than than Illinois and 1.13 times more than the national average.

How Safe is Watseka (higher is better)

How safe is Watseka, IL compared to other cities in Illinois and the rest of the cities across the United States? The graphs above show that Watseka, IL is safer than 30% of the cities in Illinois and 45% of the cities in the United States. These results are determined by analyzing all cities in Illinois and across the US as a whole and determining how many total cities have a lower crime rate than Watseka, IL. Overall, Watseka, IL 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 621
The chance of being a victim of property crime in Watseka is 1 in 38
The chance of being a victim of crime in Watseka is 1 in 36
Wondering what the chances are that you fall victim to a crime in Watseka, IL? The illustrations above show how likely you are to become a victim of violent crime, property crime or any crime. In Watseka, IL you have a 1 in 621 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 38 chance of becoming a victim. Property crimes include burglary, theft and vehicle theft. Overall, you have a 1 in 36 chance of becoming a victim of crime in Watseka, IL.

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

The year over year crime rate for Watseka, IL is an accurate tool for tracking the rise and fall of crime, and in determining whether living in Watseka, IL has become a safer or more dangerous place to live. For example, the above graph shows the year over year crime rate for violent, property and total crimes per 100,000 people. The year over year data displayed in the graph shows that violent crimes have decreased by 64% in Watseka, IL, while property crimes in Watseka, IL have increased by 16%. Crimes in total for Watseka, IL have increased by 3% 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
Illinois26,115212222
There are a total of 26,115 sex offenders in Illinois. This yields a total of 212 sex offenders in Illinois per 100,000 residents which is 5% less than the national average.

Nearby Cities With Low Crime Rates

City, StatePopulationViolent crime/100k peopleProperty crime/100k peopleTotal crime/100k people
Onarga, IL1,29577077
Clifton, IL1,4751938851,078
Kentland, IN1,8421781,0801,258
Milford, IL1,2462261,0371,263
Sheldon, IL1,1822381,0921,330
Ashkum, IL7105232,3972,921
Danforth, IL6025852,6793,264
Watseka, IL5,3181612,6812,842

Cities with similar population

City, StatePopulationViolent crime/100k peopleProperty crime/100k peopleTotal crime/100k people
Myrtletown, CA5,3204492,4992,948
Eastman, GA5,3156879,2489,935
Bret Harte, CA5,3155843,2483,832
Firthcliffe, NY5,3232711,1471,418
Monticello, IN5,3124032,4412,844
Watseka, IL5,3181612,6812,842
Source: The Watseka, IL crime data displayed above is derived from the FBI's uniform crime reports for the year of 2017. 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.
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