Washington, IL
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Washington, IL crime analytics

Source & Methodology

Analytics built by:   Location, Inc.

Raw data sources:   18,000 local law enforcement agencies in the U.S.

Date(s) & Update Frequency:   Reflects 2017 calendar year; released from FBI in Sept. 2018 (latest available). Updated annually. Where is 2018 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

Washington is safer than the majority of cities, towns, and villages in America (67%) and also has a lower crime rate than 58% of the communities in Illinois, according to NeighborhoodScout's analysis of FBI crime data. How risky is that? Your chance of becoming a victim in Washington is one in 101 based on the total crime rate (violent and property crimes, combined). In America overall, your chance of becoming a victim of crime is 1 in 36.

Compared to other communities of similar population size, Washington has a crime rate that is noticeably lower than the average. This means that for comparably sized cities all across America, Washington is actually safer than most according to NeighborhoodScout's exclusive analysis of FBI crime data.

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

For Washington, NeighborhoodScout found that the violent crime rate is well below the national average for all communities of all population sizes. Violent crimes such as assault, rape, murder and armed robbery happen less often in Washington than in most of America. One's chance of becoming a victim of a violent crime here is one in 1868, which is a violent crime rate of 1 per one thousand inhabitants.

NeighborhoodScout's analysis of property crime reveals that the property crime rate in Washington is below average to all cities and towns in the nation. This means that you are less likely to become a victim of arson, motor vehicle theft, larceny, or burglary in Washington than in most communities in America. Your chance of becoming a victim of property crime if you live here? Just one in 107.

Washington Crime Data

 

Crime Index

67

(100 is safest)


Safer than 67% of U.S. Cities

Washington Annual Crimes

  Violent Property Total

Number of Crimes

9

157

166

Crime Rate
(per 1,000 residents)

0.54

9.34

9.87

Violent Crime

violent Crime Comparison (per 1,000 residents)

Crime
Washington 0.54
Illinois 4.39

My Chances of Becoming a Victim of a Violent Crime

1 in 1,868

in Washington

1 in 228

in Illinois

Washington VIOLENT CRIMES

Population: 16,811
Murder Rape Robbery Assault
Report Total 0 3 2 4
Rate per 1,000 0.00 0.18 0.12 0.24

United States VIOLENT CRIMES

Population: 325,719,178
Murder Rape Robbery Assault
Report Total 17,284 135,755 319,356 810,825
Rate per 1,000 0.05 0.42 0.98 2.49

Property Crime

property Crime Comparison (per 1,000 residents)

Crime
Washington 9.34
Illinois 20.11

My Chances of Becoming a Victim of a Property Crime

1 in 107

in Washington

1 in 50

in Illinois

Washington Property CRIMES

Population: 16,811
burglary theft motor vehicle theft
Report Total 39 116 2
Rate per 1,000 2.32 6.90 0.12

United States Property CRIMES

Population: 325,719,178
burglary theft motor vehicle theft
Report Total 1,401,840 5,519,107 773,139
Rate per 1,000 4.30 16.94 2.37

Washington Crimes Per Square Mile

Crime
Washington 20
Illinois 34