Decatur, IL
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The crime rate in Decatur is considerably higher than the national average across all communities in America from the largest to the smallest, although at 39 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 Decatur is 1 in 26. Based on FBI crime data, Decatur is not one of the safest communities in America. Relative to Illinois, Decatur has a crime rate that is higher than 94% of the state's cities and towns of all sizes.

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 190.

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 30.

Decatur Crime Data

 
Crime Index

12

(100 is safest)


Safer than 12% of U.S. Cities

Decatur Annual Crimes
  Violent Property Total

Number of Crimes

386

2,464

2,850

Crime Rate
(per 1,000 residents)

5.27

33.64

38.91

Violent Crime

violent Crime Comparison (per 1,000 residents)

Crime
Decatur 5.27
Illinois 3.84
My Chances of Becoming a Victim of a Violent Crime

1 in 190

in Decatur

1 in 261

in Illinois
Decatur VIOLENT CRIMES
Population: 73,254
Murder Rape Robbery Assault
Report Total 6 38 122 220
Rate per 1,000 0.08 0.52 1.67 3.00
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
Decatur 33.64
Illinois 19.89
My Chances of Becoming a Victim of a Property Crime

1 in 30

in Decatur

1 in 50

in Illinois
Decatur Property CRIMES
Population: 73,254
burglary theft motor vehicle theft
Report Total 653 1,739 72
Rate per 1,000 8.91 23.74 0.98
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

Decatur Crimes Per Square Mile

Crime
Decatur 61
Illinois 33