Salem, IL Crime Statistics For 2021

Demographics | Crime | Cost Of Living
Updated: 2020-12-30
355
Total Crimes
5,033.3
Total Crimes / 100k People
103.23%
Above National Average
550 out of 572
In Illinois
9,255 out of 9,891
In America

What is the crime rate in Salem, IL?

According to the most recent data from the FBI, the total crime rate in Salem is 5,033.3 per 100,000 people. That's 103.23% higher than the national rate of 2,476.7 per 100,000 people and 123.37% higher than the Illinois total crime rate of 2,253.4 per 100,000 people.

Note: Because the rates of crime are so low in America, we use "per 100,000 people" to make the number a bit easier to compare across locations visually. It's mathematically the same as doing per capita comparisons and isn't conveying that there are 100,000+ people in a location.

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Salem SnackAbility

5
/10
Overall SnackAbility
Jobs
4/10
Housing
4
Affordability
8.5
Diversity
5
Safety
4
Amenities
8
Education
6
Commute
9.5

How Does Salem Crime Compare To The Rest Of The Country?

Statistic Count
Raw
Salem
/ 100k People
Illinois
/ 100k People
National
/ 100k People
Total Crimes Per 100K 355 5,033.3 2,253.4 2,476.7
Murder 0 0.0 6.6 5.0
Robbery 2 28.4 98.4 81.6
Aggravated Assault 12 170.1 254.0 250.2
Violent Crime 21 297.7 406.9 366.7
Burglary 34 482.1 271.7 340.5
Larceny 288 4,083.4 1,426.6 1,549.5
Car Theft 12 170.1 148.2 219.9
Property Crime 334 4,735.6 1,846.5 2,109.9

Violent Crime Rates In Salem

21.0
Violent Crimes
297.7
Violent Crimes / 100k People
-18.80%
Below National Average
  • You have a 1 in 335.9 chance of being the victim of a violent crime in Salem each year. That compares to a 1 in 245.8 chance statewide.
  • The violent crime rate in Salem is 297.7 per 100,000 people.
  • That's -18.80% lower than the national rate of 366.7 per 100,000 people.
  • -26.82% lower than the Illinois violent crime rate of 406.9 per 100,000 people.

Property Crime Rates In Salem

334.0
Property Crimes
4,735.6
Property Crimes / 100k People
124.45%
Above National Average
  • You have a 1 in 21.1 chance of being the victim of a property crime in Salem each year. That compares to a 1 in 47.4 chance nationally.
  • The property crime rate in Salem is 4,735.6 per 100,000 people.
  • That's 124.45% higher than the national rate of 2,109.9 per 100,000 people.
  • And 156.46% higher than the Illinois property crime rate of 1,846.5 per 100,000 people.

Salem Crime Compared To Illinois Average

Each category of crime indexed to the worst per capita in Illinois.
Data Source -- FBI UCR 2018.

Crime In Cities Around Salem

City Population Count
Raw
Total Crime
/ 100k People
Property Crime
/ 100k People
Violent Crime
/ 100k People
Mount Vernon, IL 14,802 945 6,384.3 4,938.5 1,445.8
Effingham, IL 12,662 393 3,103.8 2,558.8 544.9
Highland, IL 9,836 101 1,026.8 935.3 91.5
Mascoutah, IL 8,091 50 618.0 593.3 24.7
Greenville, IL 6,384 46 720.6 642.2 78.3
Hillsboro, IL 5,972 112 1,875.4 1,641.0 234.4
Du Quoin, IL 5,705 41 718.7 473.3 245.4
Pinckneyville, IL 5,404 37 684.7 481.1 203.6
Fairfield, IL 4,961 134 2,701.1 2,539.8 161.3
Sandoval, IL 1,207 41 3,396.9 2,816.9 580.0
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