Pontiac, IL
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Pontiac, 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 Pontiac is considerably higher than the national average across all communities in America from the largest to the smallest, although at 26 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 Pontiac is 1 in 38. Based on FBI crime data, Pontiac is not one of the safest communities in America. Relative to Illinois, Pontiac has a crime rate that is higher than 85% of the state's cities and towns of all sizes.

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

From our analysis, we discovered that violent crime in Pontiac 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 Pontiac; such as armed robbery, aggravated assault, rape or murder; is 1 in 393. This equates to a rate of 3 per one thousand inhabitants.

NeighborhoodScout's analysis also reveals that Pontiac's rate for property crime is 24 per one thousand population. This makes Pontiac 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 Pontiac is one in 42.

Pontiac Crime Data

 

Crime Index

24

(100 is safest)


Safer than 24% of U.S. Cities

Pontiac Annual Crimes

  Violent Property Total

Number of Crimes

30

282

312

Crime Rate
(per 1,000 residents)

2.54

23.91

26.45

Violent Crime

violent Crime Comparison (per 1,000 residents)

Crime
Pontiac 2.54
Illinois 3.84

My Chances of Becoming a Victim of a Violent Crime

1 in 393

in Pontiac

1 in 261

in Illinois

Pontiac VIOLENT CRIMES

Population: 11,794
Murder Rape Robbery Assault
Report Total UNREPORTED UNREPORTED UNREPORTED UNREPORTED
Rate per 1,000 UNREPORTED UNREPORTED UNREPORTED UNREPORTED

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
Pontiac 23.91
Illinois 19.89

My Chances of Becoming a Victim of a Property Crime

1 in 42

in Pontiac

1 in 50

in Illinois

Pontiac Property CRIMES

Population: 11,794
burglary theft motor vehicle theft
Report Total UNREPORTED UNREPORTED UNREPORTED
Rate per 1,000 UNREPORTED UNREPORTED UNREPORTED

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

Pontiac Crimes Per Square Mile

Crime
Pontiac 40
Illinois 33

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