Charleston, IL
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Charleston, IL crime analytics

Source & Methodology

Analytics built by:   Location, Inc.

Raw data sources:   18,000 local law enforcement agencies in the U.S.

Date(s) & Update Frequency:   Reflects 2017 calendar year; released from FBI in Sept. 2018 (latest available). Updated annually. Where is 2018 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

According to NeighborhoodScout's analysis of FBI crime statistics, Charleston is safer than 70% of the cities and towns in the US of all population sizes. In Illinois, only on the order of 38% of the communities have a lower crime rate than Charleston. If you live in Charleston, your chance of becoming a victim of crime in the community is 1 in 108. The US average across communities from the largest to the smallest is 1 in 36.

Compared to other communities of similar population size, Charleston has a crime rate that is noticeably lower than the average. This means that for comparably sized cities all across America, Charleston is actually safer than most according to NeighborhoodScout's exclusive analysis of FBI crime data.

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

From our analysis, we discovered that violent crime in Charleston occurs at a rate higher than in most communities of all population sizes in America. The chance that a person will become a victim of a violent crime in Charleston; such as armed robbery, aggravated assault, rape or murder; is 1 in 428. This equates to a rate of 2 per one thousand inhabitants.

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 Charleston 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.

NeighborhoodScout's analysis of property crime reveals that the property crime rate in Charleston is below average to all cities and towns in the nation. This means that you are less likely to become a victim of arson, motor vehicle theft, larceny, or burglary in Charleston than in most communities in America. Your chance of becoming a victim of property crime if you live here? Just one in 144.

Charleston Crime Data

 

Crime Index

70

(100 is safest)


Safer than 70% of U.S. Cities

Charleston Annual Crimes

  Violent Property Total

Number of Crimes

49

146

195

Crime Rate
(per 1,000 residents)

2.33

6.95

9.29

Violent Crime

violent Crime Comparison (per 1,000 residents)

Crime
Charleston 2.33
Illinois 4.39

My Chances of Becoming a Victim of a Violent Crime

1 in 428

in Charleston

1 in 228

in Illinois

Charleston VIOLENT CRIMES

Population: 20,996
Murder Rape Robbery Assault
Report Total 2 7 1 39
Rate per 1,000 0.10 0.33 0.05 1.86

United States VIOLENT CRIMES

Population: 325,719,178
Murder Rape Robbery Assault
Report Total 17,284 135,755 319,356 810,825
Rate per 1,000 0.05 0.42 0.98 2.49

Property Crime

property Crime Comparison (per 1,000 residents)

Crime
Charleston 6.95
Illinois 20.11

My Chances of Becoming a Victim of a Property Crime

1 in 144

in Charleston

1 in 50

in Illinois

Charleston Property CRIMES

Population: 20,996
burglary theft motor vehicle theft
Report Total 35 105 6
Rate per 1,000 1.67 5.00 0.29

United States Property CRIMES

Population: 325,719,178
burglary theft motor vehicle theft
Report Total 1,401,840 5,519,107 773,139
Rate per 1,000 4.30 16.94 2.37

Charleston Crimes Per Square Mile

Crime
Charleston 20
Illinois 34

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