East St. Louis, IL
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East St. Louis, IL crime analytics


With a crime rate of 63 per one thousand residents, East St. Louis 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 16. Within Illinois, more than 99% of the communities have a lower crime rate than East St. Louis. In fact, after researching dangerous places to live, NeighborhoodScout found East St. Louis to be one of the top 100 most dangerous cities in the U.S.A.

Separately, it is always interesting and important to compare a city's crime rate with those of similarly sized communities - a fair comparison as larger cities tend to have more crime. NeighborhoodScout has done just that. With a population of 26,790, East St. Louis has a combined rate of violent and property crime that is very high compared to other places of similar population size. Regardless of whether East St. Louis does well or poorly compared to all other cities and towns in the US of all sizes, compared to places with a similar population, it fares badly. Few other communities of this size have a crime rate as high as East St. Louis.

Now let us turn to take a look at how East St. Louis 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 East St. Louis.

For East St. Louis, 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 East St. Louis is one in 30.

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 East St. Louis 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 East St. Louis's rate for property crime is 30 per one thousand population. This makes East St. Louis 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 East St. Louis is one in 33.

Importantly, we found that East St. Louis has one of the highest rates of motor vehicle theft in the nation according to our analysis of FBI crime data. This is compared to communities of all sizes, from the smallest to the largest. In fact, your chance of getting your car stolen if you live in East St. Louis is one in 147.

East St. Louis Crime Data

 
Crime Index

3

(100 is safest)


Safer than 3% of U.S. Cities

East St. Louis Annual Crimes
  Violent Property Total

Number of Crimes

889

805

1,694

Crime Rate
(per 1,000 residents)

33.18

30.05

63.23

Violent Crime

violent Crime Comparison (per 1,000 residents)

Crime
East St. Louis 33.18
Illinois 3.84
My Chances of Becoming a Victim of a Violent Crime

1 in 30

in East St. Louis

1 in 261

in Illinois
East St. Louis VIOLENT CRIMES
Population: 26,790
Murder Rape Robbery Assault
Report Total 19 42 146 682
Rate per 1,000 0.71 1.57 5.45 25.46
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
East St. Louis 30.05
Illinois 19.89
My Chances of Becoming a Victim of a Property Crime

1 in 33

in East St. Louis

1 in 50

in Illinois
East St. Louis Property CRIMES
Population: 26,790
burglary theft motor vehicle theft
Report Total 234 389 182
Rate per 1,000 8.73 14.52 6.79
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

East St. Louis Crimes Per Square Mile

Crime
East St. Louis 118
Illinois 33