Champaign, IL
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The crime rate in Champaign is considerably higher than the national average across all communities in America from the largest to the smallest, although at 35 crimes per one thousand residents, it is not among the communities with the very highest crime rate. The chance of becoming a victim of either violent or property crime in Champaign is 1 in 28. Based on FBI crime data, Champaign is not one of the safest communities in America. Relative to Illinois, Champaign has a crime rate that is higher than 92% of the state's cities and towns of all sizes.

Importantly, when you compare Champaign to other communities of similar population, then Champaign crime rate (violent and property crimes combined) is quite a bit higher than average. Regardless of how Champaign 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 Champaign 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 Champaign.

For Champaign, 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 Champaign is one in 147.

NeighborhoodScout's analysis also reveals that Champaign's rate for property crime is 28 per one thousand population. This makes Champaign a place where there is an above average chance of becoming a victim of a property crime, when compared to all other communities in America of all population sizes. Property crimes are motor vehicle theft, arson, larceny, and burglary. Your chance of becoming a victim of any of these crimes in Champaign is one in 35.

Champaign Crime Data

 
Crime Index

14

(100 is safest)


Safer than 14% of U.S. Cities

Champaign Annual Crimes
  Violent Property Total

Number of Crimes

585

2,437

3,022

Crime Rate
(per 1,000 residents)

6.79

28.31

35.10

Violent Crime

violent Crime Comparison (per 1,000 residents)

Crime
Champaign 6.79
Illinois 3.84
My Chances of Becoming a Victim of a Violent Crime

1 in 147

in Champaign

1 in 261

in Illinois
Champaign VIOLENT CRIMES
Population: 86,096
Murder Rape Robbery Assault
Report Total 4 42 132 407
Rate per 1,000 0.05 0.49 1.53 4.73
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
Champaign 28.31
Illinois 19.89
My Chances of Becoming a Victim of a Property Crime

1 in 35

in Champaign

1 in 50

in Illinois
Champaign Property CRIMES
Population: 86,096
burglary theft motor vehicle theft
Report Total 474 1,873 90
Rate per 1,000 5.51 21.75 1.05
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

Champaign Crimes Per Square Mile

Crime
Champaign 135
Illinois 33