Kankakee, IL
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Kankakee, 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 2018 calendar year; released from FBI in Sept. 2019 (latest available). Updated annually. Where is 2019 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 42 per one thousand residents, Kankakee 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 24. Within Illinois, more than 95% of the communities have a lower crime rate than Kankakee. In fact, after researching dangerous places to live, NeighborhoodScout found Kankakee to be one of the top 100 most dangerous cities in the U.S.A.

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

For Kankakee, 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 Kankakee is one in 113.

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 Kankakee 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.

In addition, NeighborhoodScout found that a lot of the crime that takes place in Kankakee is property crime. Property crimes that are tracked for this analysis are burglary, larceny over fifty dollars, motor vehicle theft, and arson. In Kankakee, your chance of becoming a victim of a property crime is one in 30, which is a rate of 33 per one thousand population.

Kankakee Crime Data

 

Crime Index

7

(100 is safest)


Safer than 7% of U.S. Cities

Kankakee Annual Crimes

  Violent Property Total

Number of Crimes

230

871

1,101

Crime Rate
(per 1,000 residents)

8.83

33.43

42.26

Violent Crime

violent Crime Comparison (per 1,000 residents)

Crime
Kankakee 8.83
Illinois 4.04

My Chances of Becoming a Victim of a Violent Crime

1 in 113

in Kankakee

1 in 247

in Illinois

Kankakee VIOLENT CRIMES

Population: 26,052
Murder Rape Robbery Assault
Report Total 4 35 47 144
Rate per 1,000 0.15 1.34 1.80 5.53

United States VIOLENT CRIMES

Population: 327,167,434
Murder Rape Robbery Assault
Report Total 16,214 139,380 282,061 807,410
Rate per 1,000 0.05 0.43 0.86 2.47

Property Crime

property Crime Comparison (per 1,000 residents)

Crime
Kankakee 33.43
Illinois 19.33

My Chances of Becoming a Victim of a Property Crime

1 in 30

in Kankakee

1 in 52

in Illinois

Kankakee Property CRIMES

Population: 26,052
burglary theft motor vehicle theft
Report Total 143 682 46
Rate per 1,000 5.49 26.18 1.77

United States Property CRIMES

Population: 327,167,434
burglary theft motor vehicle theft
Report Total 1,230,149 5,217,055 748,841
Rate per 1,000 3.76 15.95 2.29

Kankakee Crimes Per Square Mile

Crime
Kankakee 75
Illinois 33