Columbia, IL
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Columbia, 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 for both violent and property crime combined of 10 per 1,000 residents, the crime rate in Columbia is one of the lower rates in America among communities of all sizes (lower than 70% of America's communities). One's chance of becoming a victim of crime in Columbia is one in 99. Compared to communities within Illinois, Columbia‘s crime rate is lower than nearly 56% of the state's cities and towns.

Compared to other communities of similar population size, Columbia has a crime rate that is noticeably lower than the average. This means that for comparably sized cities all across America, Columbia 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 Columbia 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 Columbia.

For Columbia, NeighborhoodScout found that the violent crime rate is well below the national average for all communities of all population sizes. Violent crimes such as assault, rape, murder and armed robbery happen less often in Columbia than in most of America. One's chance of becoming a victim of a violent crime here is one in 3386, which is a violent crime rate of 0 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 Columbia 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 Columbia 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 Columbia than in most communities in America. Your chance of becoming a victim of property crime if you live here? Just one in 102.

Columbia Crime Data

 

Crime Index

70

(100 is safest)


Safer than 70% of U.S. Cities

Columbia Annual Crimes

  Violent Property Total

Number of Crimes

3

100

103

Crime Rate
(per 1,000 residents)

0.30

9.84

10.14

Violent Crime

violent Crime Comparison (per 1,000 residents)

Crime
Columbia 0.30
Illinois 3.84

My Chances of Becoming a Victim of a Violent Crime

1 in 3,386

in Columbia

1 in 261

in Illinois

Columbia VIOLENT CRIMES

Population: 10,158
Murder Rape Robbery Assault
Report Total 1 1 1 0
Rate per 1,000 0.10 0.10 0.10 0.00

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
Columbia 9.84
Illinois 19.89

My Chances of Becoming a Victim of a Property Crime

1 in 102

in Columbia

1 in 50

in Illinois

Columbia Property CRIMES

Population: 10,158
burglary theft motor vehicle theft
Report Total 36 60 4
Rate per 1,000 3.54 5.91 0.39

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

Columbia Crimes Per Square Mile

Crime
Columbia 10
Illinois 33