Charleston, IL
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Charleston, IL crime analytics


According to NeighborhoodScout's analysis of FBI crime statistics, Charleston is safer than 68% of the cities and towns in the US of all population sizes. In Illinois, only on the order of 46% 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 95. The US average across communities from the largest to the smallest is 1 in 35.

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 272. This equates to a rate of 4 per one thousand inhabitants.

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 147.

Charleston Crime Data

 
Crime Index

68

(100 is safest)


Safer than 68% of U.S. Cities

Charleston Annual Crimes
  Violent Property Total

Number of Crimes

78

144

222

Crime Rate
(per 1,000 residents)

3.68

6.79

10.47

Violent Crime

violent Crime Comparison (per 1,000 residents)

Crime
Charleston 3.68
Illinois 3.84
My Chances of Becoming a Victim of a Violent Crime

1 in 272

in Charleston

1 in 261

in Illinois
Charleston VIOLENT CRIMES
Population: 21,196
Murder Rape Robbery Assault
Report Total 0 10 9 59
Rate per 1,000 0.00 0.47 0.42 2.78
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
Charleston 6.79
Illinois 19.89
My Chances of Becoming a Victim of a Property Crime

1 in 147

in Charleston

1 in 50

in Illinois
Charleston Property CRIMES
Population: 21,196
burglary theft motor vehicle theft
Report Total 36 105 3
Rate per 1,000 1.70 4.95 0.14
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

Charleston Crimes Per Square Mile

Crime
Charleston 23
Illinois 33

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