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Crime rate in Columbia, Illinois (IL): murders, rapes, robberies, assaults, burglaries, thefts, auto thefts, arson, law enforcement employees, police officers, crime map


City-Data.com crime index in Columbia, IL compared to other U.S. cities

Crime rate in Columbia, IL

The 2017 crime rate in Columbia, IL is 49 (City-Data.com crime index), which is 5.6 times lower than the U.S. average. It was higher than in 18.0% U.S. cities. The 2017 Columbia crime rate rose by 19% compared to 2016. In the last 5 years Columbia has seen decreasing violent crime and decline of property crime.
See how dangerous Columbia, IL is compared to the nearest cities:
(Note: Higher means more crime)
Columbia:

49.0
Dupo:

125.7
Millstadt:

71.8
East Carondelet:

469.0
Bella Villa:

206.5
Cahokia:

426.4
St. George:

149.5
Waterloo:

96.7
Arnold:

200.7
City-Data.com crime index
Crime rates in Columbia by year

Type

2005

2006

2007

2008

2009

2010

2011

2012

2013

2014

2015

2016

2017

Murders
(per 100,000)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
3
(32.4)
0
(0.0)
1
(10.3)
0
(0.0)
1
(10.0)
0
(0.0)
1
(9.8)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
Rapes
(per 100,000)
5
(57.9)
4
(45.3)
2
(22.1)
2
(21.9)
2
(21.6)
1
(10.6)
3
(30.9)
5
(50.9)
2
(20.1)
0
(0.0)
1
(9.8)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
Robberies
(per 100,000)
1
(11.6)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
1
(10.9)
1
(10.8)
5
(53.1)
8
(82.5)
0
(0.0)
2
(20.1)
1
(9.9)
1
(9.8)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
Assaults
(per 100,000)
12
(139.0)
12
(135.8)
8
(88.6)
5
(54.6)
9
(97.2)
0
(0.0)
1
(10.3)
5
(50.9)
5
(50.2)
8
(79.4)
0
(0.0)
1
(9.7)
8
(77.2)
Burglaries
(per 100,000)
25
(289.6)
30
(339.6)
31
(343.3)
30
(327.8)
16
(172.9)
20
(212.3)
21
(216.5)
16
(163.0)
33
(331.3)
39
(387.3)
36
(352.1)
22
(213.8)
16
(154.3)
Thefts
(per 100,000)
102
(1,182)
80
(905.6)
83
(919.2)
94
(1,027)
36
(389.0)
111
(1,178)
60
(618.5)
76
(774.2)
57
(572.3)
58
(576.0)
60
(586.9)
52
(505.4)
55
(530.4)
Auto thefts
(per 100,000)
9
(104.3)
14
(158.5)
2
(22.1)
4
(43.7)
14
(151.3)
8
(84.9)
5
(51.5)
0
(0.0)
1
(10.0)
3
(29.8)
4
(39.1)
5
(48.6)
2
(19.3)
Arson
(per 100,000)
2
(23.2)
1
(11.3)
1
(11.1)
1
(10.9)
0
(0.0)
2
(21.2)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
1
(9.6)
City-Data.com crime index153.5136.198.099.2144.693.2116.293.399.171.481.641.049.0

The City-Data.com crime index weighs serious crimes and violent crimes more heavily. Higher means more crime, U.S. average is 274.0. It adjusts for the number of visitors and daily workers commuting into cities.




According to our research of Illinois and other state lists, there was 1 registered sex offender living in Columbia, Illinois as of October 29, 2020.
The ratio of all residents to sex offenders in Columbia is 10,153 to 1.
The ratio of registered sex offenders to all residents in this city is much lower than the state average.



Violent crime rate in 2017
Columbia:

38.6
U.S. Average:

215.2

Violent crime rate in 2016
Columbia:

4.9
U.S. Average:

216.3

Violent crime rate in 2015
Columbia:

34.2
U.S. Average:

208.5

Violent crime rate in 2014
Columbia:

44.7
U.S. Average:

200.7

Violent crime rate in 2013
Columbia:

75.3
U.S. Average:

204.3

Violent crime rate in 2012
Columbia:

76.4
U.S. Average:

214.5

Violent crime rate in 2011
Columbia:

97.9
U.S. Average:

214.1

Violent crime rate in 2010
Columbia:

37.1
U.S. Average:

223.2

Violent crime rate in 2009
Columbia:

140.5
U.S. Average:

238.0

Violent crime rate in 2008
Columbia:

54.6
U.S. Average:

252.4

Violent crime rate in 2007
Columbia:

66.4
U.S. Average:

259.7

Violent crime rate in 2006
Columbia:

113.2
U.S. Average:

264.1

Violent crime rate in 2005
Columbia:

133.2
U.S. Average:

258.9

Violent crime rate in 2004
Columbia:

107.5
U.S. Average:

256.0

Violent crime rate in 2003
Columbia:

67.2
U.S. Average:

262.6

Violent crime rate in 2002
Columbia:

70.7
U.S. Average:

272.2

Property crime rate in 2017
Columbia:

60.3
U.S. Average:

206.4

Property crime rate in 2016
Columbia:

75.3
U.S. Average:

216.6

Property crime rate in 2015
Columbia:

105.6
U.S. Average:

221.5

Property crime rate in 2014
Columbia:

110.7
U.S. Average:

230.8

Property crime rate in 2013
Columbia:

96.4
U.S. Average:

250.4

Property crime rate in 2012
Columbia:

71.3
U.S. Average:

267.3

Property crime rate in 2011
Columbia:

82.0
U.S. Average:

273.5

Property crime rate in 2010
Columbia:

114.1
U.S. Average:

276.4

Property crime rate in 2009
Columbia:

76.7
U.S. Average:

285.6

Property crime rate in 2008
Columbia:

123.5
U.S. Average:

302.2

Property crime rate in 2007
Columbia:

117.9
U.S. Average:

309.2

Property crime rate in 2006
Columbia:

137.0
U.S. Average:

317.3

Property crime rate in 2005
Columbia:

132.6
U.S. Average:

322.3

Property crime rate in 2004
Columbia:

103.9
U.S. Average:

327.4

Property crime rate in 2003
Columbia:

146.5
U.S. Average:

334.1

Property crime rate in 2002
Columbia:

154.2
U.S. Average:

336.9
Murders per 100,000 population
Rapes per 100,000 population
Robberies per 100,000 population
Assaults per 100,000 population
Burglaries per 100,000 population
Thefts per 100,000 population
Auto thefts per 100,000 population
Arson per 100,000 population

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2018, including police officers: 23 (16 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.54
Illinois average:

2.09

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2017, including police officers: 22 (15 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.45
Illinois average:

1.96

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2016, including police officers: 22 (16 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.56
Illinois average:

2.66

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2012, including police officers: 21 (14 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.43
Illinois average:

2.67

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2011, including police officers: 22 (15 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.54
Illinois average:

2.71

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2010, including police officers: 20 (13 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.37
Illinois average:

2.76

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2009, including police officers: 19 (12 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.26
Illinois average:

2.84

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2008, including police officers: 21 (14 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.49
Illinois average:

2.89

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2007, including police officers: 22 (15 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.62
Illinois average:

2.90

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2006, including police officers: 19 (13 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.64
Illinois average:

2.91

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2005, including police officers: 19 (13 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.64
Illinois average:

2.87

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2004, including police officers: 20 (15 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.89
Illinois average:

2.88

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2003, including police officers: 18 (13 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.64
Illinois average:

2.90

Full-time Law Enforcement Employees in Columbia, IL
Full-time Law Enforcement Employees
Full-time Law Enforcement Employees - Officers
Full-time Law Enforcement Employees - Civilians

Zip codes: 62236.