Vandalia, IL
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Vandalia, 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 Vandalia is considerably higher than the national average across all communities in America from the largest to the smallest, although at 20 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 Vandalia is 1 in 49. Based on FBI crime data, Vandalia is not one of the safest communities in America. Relative to Illinois, Vandalia has a crime rate that is higher than 76% of the state's cities and towns of all sizes.

How does the crime rate in Vandalia compare to similar sized communities across America? When NeighborhoodScout compared Vandalia with other communities its size, we found that the crime rate was near the average for all other communities of similar size. So, whether Vandalia's crime rate is high or low compared to all places in the US, when we control for population size and compare it to places that are similar in size, it is near the middle of the pack in crime rate; not much more or less dangerous, and about what we would expect from the statistics.

Now let us turn to take a look at how Vandalia 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 Vandalia.

From our analysis, we discovered that violent crime in Vandalia 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 Vandalia; such as armed robbery, aggravated assault, rape or murder; is 1 in 445. This equates to a rate of 2 per one thousand inhabitants.

NeighborhoodScout's analysis also reveals that Vandalia's rate for property crime is 18 per one thousand population. This makes Vandalia 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 Vandalia is one in 56.

Vandalia Crime Data

 

Crime Index

36

(100 is safest)


Safer than 36% of U.S. Cities

Vandalia Annual Crimes

  Violent Property Total

Number of Crimes

16

128

144

Crime Rate
(per 1,000 residents)

2.25

18.00

20.25

Violent Crime

violent Crime Comparison (per 1,000 residents)

Crime
Vandalia 2.25
Illinois 3.84

My Chances of Becoming a Victim of a Violent Crime

1 in 445

in Vandalia

1 in 261

in Illinois

Vandalia VIOLENT CRIMES

Population: 7,112
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
Vandalia 18.00
Illinois 19.89

My Chances of Becoming a Victim of a Property Crime

1 in 56

in Vandalia

1 in 50

in Illinois

Vandalia Property CRIMES

Population: 7,112
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

Vandalia Crimes Per Square Mile

Crime
Vandalia 18
Illinois 33