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


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

Crime rate in Decatur, IL

The 2019 crime rate in Decatur, IL is 326 (City-Data.com crime index), which is 1.2 times higher than the U.S. average. It was higher than in 86.7% U.S. cities. The 2019 Decatur crime rate rose by 7% compared to 2018. The number of homicides stood at 11 - an increase of 2 compared to 2018. In the last 5 years Decatur has seen rise of violent crime and decline of property crime.
See how dangerous Decatur, IL is compared to the nearest cities:
(Note: Higher means more crime)
Decatur:

326.5
Mount Zion:

148.8
Warrensburg:

67.6
Argenta:

167.7
Cerro Gordo:

240.9
Niantic:

5.7
Maroa:

75.6
Blue Mound:

21.4
Illiopolis:

8.2
City-Data.com crime index
Crime rates in Decatur by year

Type

2006

2007

2008

2009

2010

2011

2012

2013

2014

2015

2016

2017

2018

2019

Murders
(per 100,000)
10
(12.8)
7
(9.1)
9
(11.7)
4
(5.2)
4
(5.3)
10
(13.1)
6
(7.9)
5
(6.6)
1
(1.3)
6
(8.2)
3
(4.1)
10
(13.9)
9
(12.6)
11
(15.6)
Rapes
(per 100,000)
72
(92.5)
95
(123.3)
92
(120.0)
99
(129.8)
20
(26.7)
14
(18.3)
26
(34.2)
9
(12.0)
10
(13.4)
38
(51.7)
45
(61.9)
52
(72.1)
30
(41.9)
52
(73.5)
Robberies
(per 100,000)
180
(231.3)
144
(186.9)
162
(211.3)
149
(195.4)
308
(411.5)
333
(436.1)
106
(139.2)
84
(111.7)
93
(125.0)
120
(163.3)
97
(133.4)
106
(146.9)
84
(117.3)
65
(91.9)
Assaults
(per 100,000)
381
(489.5)
375
(486.7)
307
(400.4)
415
(544.2)
136
(181.7)
124
(162.4)
214
(281.1)
253
(336.5)
251
(337.5)
215
(292.5)
247
(339.8)
275
(381.1)
235
(328.1)
247
(349.3)
Burglaries
(per 100,000)
1,431
(1,838)
1,007
(1,307)
1,107
(1,444)
1,344
(1,762)
1,514
(2,023)
1,140
(1,493)
921
(1,210)
793
(1,055)
644
(865.9)
649
(883.0)
859
(1,182)
731
(1,013)
618
(862.8)
442
(625.1)
Thefts
(per 100,000)
2,250
(2,891)
2,052
(2,663)
1,773
(2,312)
1,580
(2,072)
1,481
(1,978)
1,581
(2,071)
1,445
(1,898)
1,512
(2,011)
1,519
(2,042)
1,680
(2,286)
1,700
(2,339)
1,571
(2,177)
1,325
(1,850)
1,339
(1,894)
Auto thefts
(per 100,000)
239
(307.1)
224
(290.7)
209
(272.6)
155
(203.3)
114
(152.3)
128
(167.6)
82
(107.7)
64
(85.1)
62
(83.4)
70
(95.2)
98
(134.8)
92
(127.5)
107
(149.4)
173
(244.7)
Arson
(per 100,000)
37
(47.5)
36
(46.7)
31
(40.4)
39
(51.1)
27
(36.1)
29
(38.0)
30
(39.4)
20
(26.6)
24
(32.3)
25
(34.0)
16
(22.0)
30
(41.6)
23
(32.1)
32
(45.3)
City-Data.com crime index535.9491.5478.3504.3424.7404.9310.3284.8267.4326.0352.8373.9305.8326.5

The City-Data.com crime index weighs serious crimes and violent crimes more heavily. Higher means more crime, U.S. average is 270.6. It adjusts for the number of visitors and daily workers commuting into cities.

- means the value is smaller than the state average.
- means the value is about the same as the state average.
- means the value is bigger than the state average.
- means the value is much bigger than the state average.



According to our research of Illinois and other state lists, there were 334 registered sex offenders living in Decatur, Illinois as of January 26, 2022.
The ratio of all residents to sex offenders in Decatur is 221 to 1.



Violent crime rate in 2019
Decatur:

325.3
U.S. Average:

205.8

Violent crime rate in 2018
Decatur:

289.7
U.S. Average:

208.2

Violent crime rate in 2017
Decatur:

363.8
U.S. Average:

215.2

Violent crime rate in 2016
Decatur:

306.8
U.S. Average:

216.3

Violent crime rate in 2015
Decatur:

295.9
U.S. Average:

208.5

Violent crime rate in 2014
Decatur:

247.4
U.S. Average:

200.7

Violent crime rate in 2013
Decatur:

249.4
U.S. Average:

204.3

Violent crime rate in 2012
Decatur:

260.1
U.S. Average:

214.5

Violent crime rate in 2011
Decatur:

343.8
U.S. Average:

214.1

Violent crime rate in 2010
Decatur:

334.0
U.S. Average:

223.2

Violent crime rate in 2009
Decatur:

510.1
U.S. Average:

238.0

Violent crime rate in 2008
Decatur:

449.3
U.S. Average:

252.4

Violent crime rate in 2007
Decatur:

478.3
U.S. Average:

259.7

Violent crime rate in 2006
Decatur:

478.6
U.S. Average:

264.1

Violent crime rate in 2005
Decatur:

518.7
U.S. Average:

258.9

Violent crime rate in 2004
Decatur:

341.6
U.S. Average:

256.0

Violent crime rate in 2003
Decatur:

350.2
U.S. Average:

262.6

Violent crime rate in 2002
Decatur:

341.5
U.S. Average:

272.2

Property crime rate in 2019
Decatur:

256.4
U.S. Average:

178.6

Property crime rate in 2018
Decatur:

287.5
U.S. Average:

190.2

Property crime rate in 2017
Decatur:

330.6
U.S. Average:

206.4

Property crime rate in 2016
Decatur:

373.5
U.S. Average:

216.6

Property crime rate in 2015
Decatur:

305.2
U.S. Average:

221.5

Property crime rate in 2014
Decatur:

287.8
U.S. Average:

230.8

Property crime rate in 2013
Decatur:

324.2
U.S. Average:

250.4

Property crime rate in 2012
Decatur:

353.0
U.S. Average:

267.3

Property crime rate in 2011
Decatur:

427.3
U.S. Average:

273.5

Property crime rate in 2010
Decatur:

526.3
U.S. Average:

276.4

Property crime rate in 2009
Decatur:

486.6
U.S. Average:

285.6

Property crime rate in 2008
Decatur:

445.3
U.S. Average:

302.2

Property crime rate in 2007
Decatur:

438.2
U.S. Average:

309.2

Property crime rate in 2006
Decatur:

558.3
U.S. Average:

317.3

Property crime rate in 2005
Decatur:

552.4
U.S. Average:

322.3

Property crime rate in 2004
Decatur:

404.7
U.S. Average:

327.4

Property crime rate in 2003
Decatur:

484.6
U.S. Average:

334.1

Property crime rate in 2002
Decatur:

472.6
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 2019, including police officers: 149 (141 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.99
Illinois average:

2.31

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2018, including police officers: 154 (147 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

2.05
Illinois average:

2.09

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2017, including police officers: 181 (150 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

2.08
Illinois average:

1.96

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2016, including police officers: 189 (158 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

2.17
Illinois average:

2.66

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2015, including police officers: 193 (163 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

2.22
Illinois average:

2.74

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2014, including police officers: 186 (157 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

2.11
Illinois average:

2.66

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2012, including police officers: 189 (160 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

2.10
Illinois average:

2.67

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2011, including police officers: 186 (158 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

2.07
Illinois average:

2.71

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2010, including police officers: 188 (157 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

2.10
Illinois average:

2.76

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2009, including police officers: 195 (162 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

2.14
Illinois average:

2.84

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2008, including police officers: 199 (166 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

2.18
Illinois average:

2.89

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2007, including police officers: 195 (162 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

2.12
Illinois average:

2.90

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2006, including police officers: 191 (162 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.98
Illinois average:

2.91

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2005, including police officers: 191 (161 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.97
Illinois average:

2.87

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2004, including police officers: 188 (161 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.97
Illinois average:

2.88

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2003, including police officers: 192 (162 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.98
Illinois average:

2.90

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

Zip codes: 62521, 62522, 62523, 62526, 62535, 62554.