Decatur, IL
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Decatur, 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

With a crime rate of 40 per one thousand residents, Decatur 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 25. Within Illinois, more than 95% of the communities have a lower crime rate than Decatur.

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

For Decatur, 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 Decatur is one in 157.

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 Decatur 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 also reveals that Decatur's rate for property crime is 34 per one thousand population. This makes Decatur 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 Decatur is one in 29.

Decatur Crime Data

 

Crime Index

9

(100 is safest)


Safer than 9% of U.S. Cities

Decatur Annual Crimes

  Violent Property Total

Number of Crimes

459

2,451

2,910

Crime Rate
(per 1,000 residents)

6.36

33.96

40.32

Violent Crime

violent Crime Comparison (per 1,000 residents)

Crime
Decatur 6.36
Illinois 4.39

My Chances of Becoming a Victim of a Violent Crime

1 in 157

in Decatur

1 in 228

in Illinois

Decatur VIOLENT CRIMES

Population: 72,174
Murder Rape Robbery Assault
Report Total 10 56 110 283
Rate per 1,000 0.14 0.78 1.52 3.92

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
Decatur 33.96
Illinois 20.11

My Chances of Becoming a Victim of a Property Crime

1 in 29

in Decatur

1 in 50

in Illinois

Decatur Property CRIMES

Population: 72,174
burglary theft motor vehicle theft
Report Total 738 1,620 93
Rate per 1,000 10.23 22.45 1.29

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

Decatur Crimes Per Square Mile

Crime
Decatur 62
Illinois 34