East St. Louis, IL
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East St. Louis, 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 2016 calendar year; released from FBI in Sept. 2017 (latest available). Updated annually. Where is 2017 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 51 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 20. Within Illinois, more than 97% 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 26,922, 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 36.

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 22 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 45.

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 210.

East St. Louis Crime Data

 

Crime Index

6

(100 is safest)


Safer than 6% of U.S. Cities

East St. Louis Annual Crimes

  Violent Property Total

Number of Crimes

757

604

1,361

Crime Rate
(per 1,000 residents)

28.12

22.44

50.55

Violent Crime

violent Crime Comparison (per 1,000 residents)

Crime
East St. Louis 28.12
Illinois 4.36

My Chances of Becoming a Victim of a Violent Crime

1 in 36

in East St. Louis

1 in 229

in Illinois

East St. Louis VIOLENT CRIMES

Population: 26,922
Murder Rape Robbery Assault
Report Total 27 35 103 592
Rate per 1,000 1.00 1.30 3.83 21.99

United States VIOLENT CRIMES

Population: 323,127,513
Murder Rape Robbery Assault
Report Total 17,250 130,603 332,198 803,007
Rate per 1,000 0.05 0.40 1.03 2.49

Property Crime

property Crime Comparison (per 1,000 residents)

Crime
East St. Louis 22.44
Illinois 20.49

My Chances of Becoming a Victim of a Property Crime

1 in 45

in East St. Louis

1 in 49

in Illinois

East St. Louis Property CRIMES

Population: 26,922
burglary theft motor vehicle theft
Report Total 210 266 128
Rate per 1,000 7.80 9.88 4.75

United States Property CRIMES

Population: 323,127,513
burglary theft motor vehicle theft
Report Total 1,515,096 5,638,455 765,484
Rate per 1,000 4.69 17.45 2.37

East St. Louis Crimes Per Square Mile

Crime
East St. Louis 95
Illinois 35