Belleville, IL
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Belleville, IL crime analytics


With a crime rate of 46 per one thousand residents, Belleville has one of the highest crime rates in America compared to all communities of all sizes - from the smallest towns to the very largest cities. One's chance of becoming a victim of either violent or property crime here is one in 22. Within Illinois, more than 97% of the communities have a lower crime rate than Belleville.

Importantly, when you compare Belleville to other communities of similar population, then Belleville crime rate (violent and property crimes combined) is quite a bit higher than average. Regardless of how Belleville does relative to all communities in America of all sizes, when NeighborhoodScout compared it to communities of similar population size, its crime rate per thousand residents stands out as higher than most.

Now let us turn to take a look at how Belleville does for violent crimes specifically, and then how it does for property crimes. This is important because the overall crime rate can be further illuminated by understanding if violent crime or property crimes (or both) are the major contributors to the general rate of crime in Belleville.

For Belleville, we found that the violent crime rate is one of the highest in the nation, across communities of all sizes (both large and small). Violent offenses tracked included rape, murder and non-negligent manslaughter, armed robbery, and aggravated assault, including assault with a deadly weapon. According to NeighborhoodScout's analysis of FBI reported crime data, your chance of becoming a victim of one of these crimes in Belleville is one in 177.

In addition, NeighborhoodScout found that a lot of the crime that takes place in Belleville is property crime. Property crimes that are tracked for this analysis are burglary, larceny over fifty dollars, motor vehicle theft, and arson. In Belleville, your chance of becoming a victim of a property crime is one in 25, which is a rate of 40 per one thousand population.

Belleville Crime Data

 
Crime Index

8

(100 is safest)


Safer than 8% of U.S. Cities

Belleville Annual Crimes
  Violent Property Total

Number of Crimes

238

1,686

1,924

Crime Rate
(per 1,000 residents)

5.66

40.11

45.77

Violent Crime

violent Crime Comparison (per 1,000 residents)

Crime
Belleville 5.66
Illinois 3.84
My Chances of Becoming a Victim of a Violent Crime

1 in 177

in Belleville

1 in 261

in Illinois
Belleville VIOLENT CRIMES
Population: 42,034
Murder Rape Robbery Assault
Report Total 0 37 57 144
Rate per 1,000 0.00 0.88 1.36 3.43
United States VIOLENT CRIMES
Population: 321,418,820
Murder Rape Robbery Assault
Report Total 15,696 124,047 327,374 764,449
Rate per 1,000 0.05 0.39 1.02 2.38

Property Crime

property Crime Comparison (per 1,000 residents)

Crime
Belleville 40.11
Illinois 19.89
My Chances of Becoming a Victim of a Property Crime

1 in 25

in Belleville

1 in 50

in Illinois
Belleville Property CRIMES
Population: 42,034
burglary theft motor vehicle theft
Report Total 393 1,243 50
Rate per 1,000 9.35 29.57 1.19
United States Property CRIMES
Population: 321,418,820
burglary theft motor vehicle theft
Report Total 1,579,527 5,706,346 707,758
Rate per 1,000 4.91 17.75 2.20

Belleville Crimes Per Square Mile

Crime
Belleville 84
Illinois 33