Paxton, IL
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Paxton, IL crime analytics

Source & Methodology

Analytics built by:   Location, Inc.

Raw data sources:   Uniform Crime Reporting Program (Federal Bureau of Investigation), additional data from local police agencies.

Date(s) & Update Frequency:   Reflects 2015 calendar year; released from FBI in Sept. 2016 (latest available). Updated annually. Wheres 2016 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

The crime rate in Paxton is considerably higher than the national average across all communities in America from the largest to the smallest, although at 25 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 Paxton is 1 in 40. Based on FBI crime data, Paxton is not one of the safest communities in America. Relative to Illinois, Paxton has a crime rate that is higher than 83% of the state's cities and towns of all sizes.

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

For Paxton, 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 Paxton is one in 174.

NeighborhoodScout's analysis also reveals that Paxton's rate for property crime is 19 per one thousand population. This makes Paxton 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 Paxton is one in 52.

Paxton Crime Data


Crime Index


(100 is safest)

Safer than 26% of U.S. Cities

Paxton Annual Crimes

  Violent Property Total

Number of Crimes




Crime Rate
(per 1,000 residents)




Violent Crime

violent Crime Comparison (per 1,000 residents)

Paxton 5.74
Illinois 3.84

My Chances of Becoming a Victim of a Violent Crime

1 in 174

in Paxton

1 in 261

in Illinois


Population: 4,357
Murder Rape Robbery Assault
Report Total 0 4 2 19
Rate per 1,000 0.00 0.92 0.46 4.36


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)

Paxton 19.28
Illinois 19.89

My Chances of Becoming a Victim of a Property Crime

1 in 52

in Paxton

1 in 50

in Illinois

Paxton Property CRIMES

Population: 4,357
burglary theft motor vehicle theft
Report Total 22 61 1
Rate per 1,000 5.05 14.00 0.23

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

Paxton Crimes Per Square Mile

Paxton 47
Illinois 33

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