Edwardsville, 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

According to NeighborhoodScout's analysis of FBI crime statistics, Edwardsville is safer than 68% of the cities and towns in the US of all population sizes. In Illinois, only on the order of 37% of the communities have a lower crime rate than Edwardsville. If you live in Edwardsville, your chance of becoming a victim of crime in the community is 1 in 121. The US average across communities from the largest to the smallest is 1 in 40. It is for these reasons that Edwardsville is ranked as one of the top 100 safest cities in the U.S.A.

Compared to other communities of similar population size, Edwardsville has a crime rate that is noticeably lower than the average. This means that for comparably sized cities all across America, Edwardsville is actually safer than most according to NeighborhoodScout's exclusive analysis of FBI crime data.

Now let us turn to take a look at how Edwardsville 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 Edwardsville.

For Edwardsville, NeighborhoodScout found that the violent crime rate is well below the national average for all communities of all population sizes. Violent crimes such as assault, rape, murder and armed robbery happen less often in Edwardsville than in most of America. One's chance of becoming a victim of a violent crime here is one in 1577, which is a violent crime rate of 1 per one thousand inhabitants.

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 Edwardsville 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 of property crime reveals that the property crime rate in Edwardsville is below average to all cities and towns in the nation. This means that you are less likely to become a victim of arson, motor vehicle theft, larceny, or burglary in Edwardsville than in most communities in America. Your chance of becoming a victim of property crime if you live here? Just one in 131.

Edwardsville Crime Data

 

Crime Index

68

(100 is safest)


Safer than 68% of U.S. Cities

Edwardsville Annual Crimes

  Violent Property Total

Number of Crimes

16

193

209

Crime Rate
(per 1,000 residents)

0.63

7.65

8.28

Violent Crime

Violent Crime Comparison (per 1,000 residents)

20 15 10 5 0
0.63
4.07
National Median: 4
    Edwardsville
    Illinois

My Chances of Becoming a Victim of a Violent Crime

1 in 1,577

in Edwardsville

1 in 246

in Illinois

Edwardsville VIOLENT CRIMES

Population: 25,233
Murder Rape Robbery Assault
Report Total 3 0 0 13
Rate per 1,000 0.12 0.00 0.00 0.52

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
7.65
18.46
National Median: 21
    Edwardsville
    Illinois

My Chances of Becoming a Victim of a Property Crime

1 in 131

in Edwardsville

1 in 54

in Illinois

Edwardsville Property CRIMES

Population: 25,233
burglary theft motor vehicle theft
Report Total 15 169 9
Rate per 1,000 0.59 6.70 0.36

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

Edwardsville Crimes Per Square Mile

200 150 100 50 0
10
31
National Median: 28.3
    Edwardsville
    Illinois