Centralia, IL
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Centralia, IL crime analytics

Source & Methodology

Analytics built by:   Location, Inc.

Raw data sources:   Uniform Crime Reporting Program (Federal Bureau of Investigation), additional data from local police agencies.

Date(s) & Update Frequency:   Reflects 2015 calendar year; released from FBI in Sept. 2016 (latest available). Updated annually. Wheres 2016 data?

Methodology:   Our nationwide meta-analysis overcomes the issues inherent in any crime database, including non-reporting and reporting errors. This is possible by associating the 9.4 million reported crimes in the U.S, including over 2 million geocoded point locations…. Read more

With a crime rate of 54 per one thousand residents, Centralia 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 18. Within Illinois, more than 98% of the communities have a lower crime rate than Centralia.

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 12,655, Centralia has a combined rate of violent and property crime that is very high compared to other places of similar population size. Regardless of whether Centralia 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 Centralia.

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

For Centralia, 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 Centralia is one in 129.

Significantly, based on the number of murders reported by the FBI and the number of residents living in the city, NeighborhoodScout's analysis shows that Centralia experiences one of the higher murder rates in the nation when compared with cities and towns for all sizes of population, from the largest to the smallest.

In addition, NeighborhoodScout found that a lot of the crime that takes place in Centralia is property crime. Property crimes that are tracked for this analysis are burglary, larceny over fifty dollars, motor vehicle theft, and arson. In Centralia, your chance of becoming a victim of a property crime is one in 22, which is a rate of 46 per one thousand population.

Centralia Crime Data

 

Crime Index

5

(100 is safest)


Safer than 5% of U.S. Cities

Centralia Annual Crimes

  Violent Property Total

Number of Crimes

98

587

685

Crime Rate
(per 1,000 residents)

7.74

46.38

54.13

Violent Crime

violent Crime Comparison (per 1,000 residents)

Crime
Centralia 7.74
Illinois 3.84

My Chances of Becoming a Victim of a Violent Crime

1 in 129

in Centralia

1 in 261

in Illinois

Centralia VIOLENT CRIMES

Population: 12,655
Murder Rape Robbery Assault
Report Total 3 16 8 71
Rate per 1,000 0.24 1.26 0.63 5.61

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
Centralia 46.38
Illinois 19.89

My Chances of Becoming a Victim of a Property Crime

1 in 22

in Centralia

1 in 50

in Illinois

Centralia Property CRIMES

Population: 12,655
burglary theft motor vehicle theft
Report Total 124 441 22
Rate per 1,000 9.80 34.85 1.74

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

Centralia Crimes Per Square Mile

Crime
Centralia 74
Illinois 33