Cairo, IL
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With a crime rate of 100 per one thousand residents, Cairo 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 10. Within Illinois, more than 100% of the communities have a lower crime rate than Cairo.

Separately, it is always interesting and important to compare a city's crime rate with those of similarly sized communities - a fair comparison as larger cities tend to have more crime. NeighborhoodScout has done just that. With a population of 2,467, Cairo has a combined rate of violent and property crime that is very high compared to other places of similar population size. Regardless of whether Cairo does well or poorly compared to all other cities and towns in the US of all sizes, compared to places with a similar population, it fares badly. Few other communities of this size have a crime rate as high as Cairo.

Now let us turn to take a look at how Cairo 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 Cairo.

For Cairo, 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 Cairo is one in 26.

In addition, NeighborhoodScout found that a lot of the crime that takes place in Cairo is property crime. Property crimes that are tracked for this analysis are burglary, larceny over fifty dollars, motor vehicle theft, and arson. In Cairo, your chance of becoming a victim of a property crime is one in 16, which is a rate of 61 per one thousand population.

Importantly, we found that Cairo has one of the highest rates of motor vehicle theft in the nation according to our analysis of FBI crime data. This is compared to communities of all sizes, from the smallest to the largest. In fact, your chance of getting your car stolen if you live in Cairo is one in 352.

Cairo Crime Data

 
Crime Index

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(100 is safest)


Safer than 0% of U.S. Cities

Cairo Annual Crimes
  Violent Property Total

Number of Crimes

96

150

246

Crime Rate
(per 1,000 residents)

38.91

60.80

99.72

Violent Crime

violent Crime Comparison (per 1,000 residents)

Crime
Cairo 38.91
Illinois 3.84
My Chances of Becoming a Victim of a Violent Crime

1 in 26

in Cairo

1 in 261

in Illinois
Cairo VIOLENT CRIMES
Population: 2,467
Murder Rape Robbery Assault
Report Total 0 3 3 90
Rate per 1,000 0.00 1.22 1.22 36.48
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
Cairo 60.80
Illinois 19.89
My Chances of Becoming a Victim of a Property Crime

1 in 16

in Cairo

1 in 50

in Illinois
Cairo Property CRIMES
Population: 2,467
burglary theft motor vehicle theft
Report Total 51 92 7
Rate per 1,000 20.67 37.29 2.84
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

Cairo Crimes Per Square Mile

Crime
Cairo 27
Illinois 33