Morris, IL
Crime Rates


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Morris, IL crime analytics

The crime rate in Morris is considerably higher than the national average across all communities in America from the largest to the smallest, although at 22 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 Morris is 1 in 45. Based on FBI crime data, Morris is not one of the safest communities in America. Relative to Illinois, Morris has a crime rate that is higher than 79% of the state's cities and towns of all sizes.

How does the crime rate in Morris compare to similar sized communities across America? When NeighborhoodScout compared Morris with other communities its size, we found that the crime rate was near the average for all other communities of similar size. So, whether Morris'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 Morris 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 Morris.

For Morris, 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 Morris than in most of America. One's chance of becoming a victim of a violent crime here is one in 1026, which is a violent crime rate of 1 per one thousand inhabitants.

NeighborhoodScout's analysis also reveals that Morris's rate for property crime is 21 per one thousand population. This makes Morris 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 Morris is one in 47.

Morris Crime Data

Crime Index


(100 is safest)

Safer than 31% of U.S. Cities

Morris Annual Crimes
  Violent Property Total

Number of Crimes




Crime Rate
(per 1,000 residents)




Violent Crime

violent Crime Comparison (per 1,000 residents)

Morris 0.97
Illinois 3.84
My Chances of Becoming a Victim of a Violent Crime

1 in 1,026

in Morris

1 in 261

in Illinois
Population: 14,363
Murder Rape Robbery Assault
Report Total 0 3 2 9
Rate per 1,000 0.00 0.21 0.14 0.63
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)

Morris 21.24
Illinois 19.89
My Chances of Becoming a Victim of a Property Crime

1 in 47

in Morris

1 in 50

in Illinois
Morris Property CRIMES
Population: 14,363
burglary theft motor vehicle theft
Report Total 53 248 4
Rate per 1,000 3.69 17.27 0.28
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

Morris Crimes Per Square Mile

Morris 33
Illinois 33