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Total crime 31%
Violent crime 45%
Property crime 28%
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 peopleZion/100k peopleIllinois/100k peopleNational/100k people
Total crime770n/a (estimate)3,2602,2532,489
Murder2n/a8.56.65.0
Rape32n/a135.548.042.6
Robbery25n/a105.998.481.6
Assault71n/a300.6254.0250.2
Violent crime130n/a (estimate)550407379
Burglary96n/a406.5271.7340.5
Theft461n/a1,952.01,426.61,549.5
Vehicle theft83n/a351.4148.2219.9
Property crime640n/a (estimate)2,7101,8472,110

Key findings

  • Zion crime rates are 31% higher than the national average
  • Violent crimes in Zion are 45% higher than the national average
  • In Zion you have a 1 in 31 chance of becoming a victim of crime
  • Zion is safer than 15% of the cities in the United States
  • Year over year crime in Zion has decreased by 10%

Zion crime map

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

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Compare Zion, IL Crime

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      Daily Crime In Zion (per 100,000 people)

      The bar chart above reveals the rate of daily crimes in Zion for every 100,000 residents. The Zion total amount of daily crime is 1.45 times more than the Illinois average and 1.31 times more than than that of the nation. As for violent crimes, the daily average in Zion, is 1.35 times more than the Illinois average, and it is 1.45 times more than the national average. The statistics for property crimes show that Zion has a daily crime average that is 1.47 times more than the Illinois average and 1.28 times more than the daily national rate.

      How Safe is Zion (higher is better)

      How safe is Zion, Illinois compared to other cities in Illinois and the rest of the cities across the United States? The graphs above show that Zion is safer than 10% of the cities in Illinois and 15% 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 Zion. Overall, Zion is ranked below average compared to all other cities across the United States.

      Chance of Being A Victim of Crime in Zion

      The chance of being a victim of violent crime in Zion is 1 in 182
      The chance of being a victim of property crime in Zion is 1 in 37
      The chance of being a victim of crime in Zion is 1 in 31
      Wondering what the chances are that you fall victim to a crime in Zion? In Zion, IL you have a 1 in 182 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 37 chance of becoming a victim. Property crimes include burglary, theft and motor vehicle theft. Overall, you have a 1 in 31 chance of becoming a victim of crime in Zion.

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

      An ideal indicator of whether Zion is becoming a safer or more dangerous place to live can be done by analyzing the year over year crime rates per 100,000 people. Year over year violent crime in Zion has decreased by 11% and the rate of property crime in Zion has decreased by 10%. The total crime rate in Zion has decreased by 10% year to year.

      Zion police department

      ItemZionIllinoisNational
      Law enforcement employees (officers & civilians)5830,690558,732
      Police officers & civilians /1000 residents2.42.63.3
      There are a total of 58 Zion police officers. This results in 2.4 police officers per 1,000 residents which is 10.7% less than the Illinois average and 27.2% 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
      Lindenhurst, IL14,38035294329
      Third Lake, IL1,26662281343
      Knollwood, IL1,72975338412
      Green Oaks, IL3,83278352429
      Winthrop Harbor, IL6,832178342520
      Lake Villa, IL8,91658475533
      Wadsworth, IL3,646110498608
      Zion, IL24,1955502,7103,260

      Cities with similar population

      City, StatePopulationViolent crime/100k peopleProperty crime/100k peopleTotal crime/100k people
      Fairland, MD24,2014892,1022,591
      Selma, CA24,2283402,4222,762
      Vero Beach South, FL24,2344432,5162,960
      Staunton, VA24,2342051,8972,102
      North Potomac, MD24,1481918191,010
      Zion, IL24,1955502,7103,260
      Source: The Zion, 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.