Peoria, IL
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Peoria, 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

With a crime rate of 45 per one thousand residents, Peoria 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 96% of the communities have a lower crime rate than Peoria.

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

For Peoria, 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 Peoria is one in 149.

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 Peoria 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 Peoria is property crime. Property crimes that are tracked for this analysis are burglary, larceny over fifty dollars, motor vehicle theft, and arson. In Peoria, your chance of becoming a victim of a property crime is one in 26, which is a rate of 39 per one thousand population.

Peoria Crime Data

 

Crime Index

8

(100 is safest)


Safer than 8% of U.S. Cities

Peoria Annual Crimes

  Violent Property Total

Number of Crimes

772

4,448

5,220

Crime Rate
(per 1,000 residents)

6.71

38.65

45.36

Violent Crime

violent Crime Comparison (per 1,000 residents)

Crime
Peoria 6.71
Illinois 3.84

My Chances of Becoming a Victim of a Violent Crime

1 in 149

in Peoria

1 in 261

in Illinois

Peoria VIOLENT CRIMES

Population: 115,070
Murder Rape Robbery Assault
Report Total 14 64 310 384
Rate per 1,000 0.12 0.56 2.69 3.34

United States VIOLENT CRIMES

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)

Crime
Peoria 38.65
Illinois 19.89

My Chances of Becoming a Victim of a Property Crime

1 in 26

in Peoria

1 in 50

in Illinois

Peoria Property CRIMES

Population: 115,070
burglary theft motor vehicle theft
Report Total 1,084 3,224 140
Rate per 1,000 9.42 28.02 1.22

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

Peoria Crimes Per Square Mile

Crime
Peoria 104
Illinois 33