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 2019 calendar year; released from FBI in Sept. 2020 (latest available). Updated annually. Where is 2020 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 about Scout's Crime Data

The crime rate in East St. Louis is considerably higher than the national average across all communities in America from the largest to the smallest, although at 26 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 East St. Louis is 1 in 38. Based on FBI crime data, East St. Louis is not one of the safest communities in America. Relative to Illinois, East St. Louis has a crime rate that is higher than 86% of the state's cities and towns of all sizes. 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.

Importantly, when you compare East St. Louis to other communities of similar population, then East St. Louis crime rate (violent and property crimes combined) is quite a bit higher than average. Regardless of how East St. Louis 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 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 97.

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 16 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 63.

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 243.

East St. Louis Crime Data

 

Crime Index

19

(100 is safest)


Safer than 19% of U.S. Cities

East St. Louis Annual Crimes

  Violent Property Total

Number of Crimes

268

415

683

Crime Rate
(per 1,000 residents)

10.29

15.93

26.22

Violent Crime

Violent Crime Comparison (per 1,000 residents)

20 15 10 5 0
10.29
4.07
National Median: 4
    East St. Louis
    Illinois

My Chances of Becoming a Victim of a Violent Crime

1 in 97

in East St. Louis

1 in 246

in Illinois

East St. Louis VIOLENT CRIMES

Population: 26,047
Murder Rape Robbery Assault
Report Total 36 27 32 173
Rate per 1,000 1.38 1.04 1.23 6.64

United States VIOLENT CRIMES

Population: 328,239,523
Murder Rape Robbery Assault
Report Total 16,425 139,815 267,988 821,182
Rate per 1,000 0.05 0.43 0.82 2.50

Property Crime

Property Crime Comparison (per 1,000 residents)

100 75 50 25 0
15.93
18.46
National Median: 21
    East St. Louis
    Illinois

My Chances of Becoming a Victim of a Property Crime

1 in 63

in East St. Louis

1 in 54

in Illinois

East St. Louis Property CRIMES

Population: 26,047
burglary theft motor vehicle theft
Report Total 169 139 107
Rate per 1,000 6.49 5.34 4.11

United States Property CRIMES

Population: 328,239,523
burglary theft motor vehicle theft
Report Total 1,117,696 5,086,096 721,885
Rate per 1,000 3.41 15.50 2.20

East St. Louis Crimes Per Square Mile

200 150 100 50 0
48
31
National Median: 28.3
    East St. Louis
    Illinois