Hillsboro, IL
Crime Rates


Safest Hillsboro neighborhoods

Hillsboro, IL crime analytics

Hillsboro has an overall crime rate of 17 per 1,000 residents, making the crime rate here near the average for all cities and towns of all sizes in America. According to our analysis of FBI crime data, your chance of becoming a victim of crime in Hillsboro is 1 in 60. How does Hillsboro fare compared to other communities in Illinois of all population sizes? Hillsboro's crime rate is lower than approximately 32% of Illinois communities.

How does the crime rate in Hillsboro compare to similar sized communities across America? When NeighborhoodScout compared Hillsboro with other communities its size, we found that the crime rate was near the average for all other communities of similar size. So, whether Hillsboro's crime rate is high or low compared to all places in the US, when we control for population size and compare it to places that are similar in size, it is near the middle of the pack in crime rate; not much more or less dangerous, and about what we would expect from the statistics.

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

From our analysis, we discovered that violent crime in Hillsboro occurs at a rate higher than in most communities of all population sizes in America. The chance that a person will become a victim of a violent crime in Hillsboro; such as armed robbery, aggravated assault, rape or murder; is 1 in 205. This equates to a rate of 5 per one thousand inhabitants.

Moreover, the rate of property crime in Hillsboro; burglary, larceny ($50 or more), grand theft auto, and arson; is 12 per 1,000 residents. This is about average for all cities and towns in America of all population sizes.

Hillsboro Crime Data

Crime Index


(100 is safest)

Safer than 45% of U.S. Cities

Hillsboro Annual Crimes
  Violent Property Total

Number of Crimes




Crime Rate
(per 1,000 residents)




Violent Crime

violent Crime Comparison (per 1,000 residents)

Hillsboro 4.89
Illinois 3.84
My Chances of Becoming a Victim of a Violent Crime

1 in 205

in Hillsboro

1 in 261

in Illinois
Population: 5,726
Murder Rape Robbery Assault
Report Total 0 2 1 25
Rate per 1,000 0.00 0.35 0.17 4.37
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)

Hillsboro 11.88
Illinois 19.89
My Chances of Becoming a Victim of a Property Crime

1 in 84

in Hillsboro

1 in 50

in Illinois
Hillsboro Property CRIMES
Population: 5,726
burglary theft motor vehicle theft
Report Total 15 53 0
Rate per 1,000 2.62 9.26 0.00
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

Hillsboro Crimes Per Square Mile

Hillsboro 12
Illinois 33

Popular Neighborhoods in Hillsboro

Popular Communities Near Hillsboro IL

Zip Codes in Hillsboro, IL