Salem, IL
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With a crime rate of 46 per one thousand residents, Salem 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 Salem.

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

From our analysis, we discovered that violent crime in Salem 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 Salem; such as armed robbery, aggravated assault, rape or murder; is 1 in 364. This equates to a rate of 3 per one thousand inhabitants.

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 Salem 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 Salem is property crime. Property crimes that are tracked for this analysis are burglary, larceny over fifty dollars, motor vehicle theft, and arson. In Salem, your chance of becoming a victim of a property crime is one in 23, which is a rate of 43 per one thousand population.

Salem Crime Data

 
Crime Index

7

(100 is safest)


Safer than 7% of U.S. Cities

Salem Annual Crimes
  Violent Property Total

Number of Crimes

20

315

335

Crime Rate
(per 1,000 residents)

2.74

43.23

45.97

Violent Crime

violent Crime Comparison (per 1,000 residents)

Crime
Salem 2.74
Illinois 3.84
My Chances of Becoming a Victim of a Violent Crime

1 in 364

in Salem

1 in 261

in Illinois
Salem VIOLENT CRIMES
Population: 7,287
Murder Rape Robbery Assault
Report Total 1 12 2 5
Rate per 1,000 0.14 1.65 0.27 0.69
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
Salem 43.23
Illinois 19.89
My Chances of Becoming a Victim of a Property Crime

1 in 23

in Salem

1 in 50

in Illinois
Salem Property CRIMES
Population: 7,287
burglary theft motor vehicle theft
Report Total 54 253 8
Rate per 1,000 7.41 34.72 1.10
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

Salem Crimes Per Square Mile

Crime
Salem 47
Illinois 33

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