Murphysboro, IL
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Murphysboro, IL crime analytics

With a crime rate of 46 per one thousand residents, Murphysboro 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 22. Within Illinois, more than 97% of the communities have a lower crime rate than Murphysboro.

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

From our analysis, we discovered that violent crime in Murphysboro 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 Murphysboro; such as armed robbery, aggravated assault, rape or murder; is 1 in 235. This equates to a rate of 4 per one thousand inhabitants.

In addition, NeighborhoodScout found that a lot of the crime that takes place in Murphysboro is property crime. Property crimes that are tracked for this analysis are burglary, larceny over fifty dollars, motor vehicle theft, and arson. In Murphysboro, your chance of becoming a victim of a property crime is one in 24, which is a rate of 42 per one thousand population.

Murphysboro Crime Data

Crime Index


(100 is safest)

Safer than 7% of U.S. Cities

Murphysboro Annual Crimes
  Violent Property Total

Number of Crimes




Crime Rate
(per 1,000 residents)




Violent Crime

violent Crime Comparison (per 1,000 residents)

Murphysboro 4.25
Illinois 3.84
My Chances of Becoming a Victim of a Violent Crime

1 in 235

in Murphysboro

1 in 261

in Illinois
Population: 7,768
Murder Rape Robbery Assault
Report Total 0 3 7 23
Rate per 1,000 0.00 0.39 0.90 2.96
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)

Murphysboro 42.10
Illinois 19.89
My Chances of Becoming a Victim of a Property Crime

1 in 24

in Murphysboro

1 in 50

in Illinois
Murphysboro Property CRIMES
Population: 7,768
burglary theft motor vehicle theft
Report Total 58 269 0
Rate per 1,000 7.47 34.63 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

Murphysboro Crimes Per Square Mile

Murphysboro 69
Illinois 33

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