Crime in Carbondale, Illinois

Carbondale's crime rate

There were 871 crimes reported in Carbondale, Illinois in 2018, the most recent year crime data is available. Adjusted for population, the city’s annual crime rate is 3,374 incidents for every 100,000 people.

How does Carbondale compare?

Carbondale has a higher overall crime rate than the vast majority of U.S. cities. For comparison, the national total crime rate is 2,580 incidents for every 100,000 people.

Carbondale's overall crime rate is 44% higher than the overall crime rate in Illinois. Statewide, there were 297,754 crimes reported in 2018, or 2,337 for every 100,000 people.

What types of crimes are being committed?

The FBI's crime rate includes seven crime categories: three property crimes -- larceny, burglary, and motor vehicle theft, and four violent crimes -- aggravated assault, robbery, rape, and murder.

Property crime

The vast majority of crimes in America are property crimes, accounting for 85% of total crimes in 2018. In Carbondale, however, property crimes account for about 87% of all offenses.

Property crime is more prevalent in Carbondale than it is nationwide. There were 760 property crimes in Carbondale in 2018, or 2,944 for every 100,000 residents. Meanwhile, the national property crime rate is 2,200 incidents per 100,000 people.

Larceny

Larceny is by far the most common type of property crime in the U.S. It is also the most commonly committed type of property crime in Carbondale. There were 613 larcenies reported in Carbondale in 2018, or 2,374 for every 100,000 people. Nationwide, the larceny rate is 1,595 per 100,000.

Burglary

There were 114 break-ins reported in Carbondale in 2018, or 442 for every 100,000 residents. For reference, there were 327 reported burglaries for every 100,000 people nationwide in 2018.

Motor Vehicle Theft

Across the United States, the annual motor vehicle theft rate is 229 for every 100,000 people. In Carbondale, meanwhile, there were 33 motor vehicle thefts in 2018, or 128 for every 100,000 people.

Violent crime

Violent crime accounts for a relatively small share of crimes nationwide. These offenses, which are generally more egregious than property crimes, account for about 15% of the more than 8.4 million offenses reported across the U.S. in 2018. In Carbondale, however, violent offenses account for a smaller 13% share of all reported crime.

At 430 incidents for every 100,000 people, the violent crime rate in Carbondale is above the national violent crime rate of 381 offenses per 100,000 people. Law enforcement in Carbondale reported a total of 111 violent crimes in 2018.

Aggravated Assault

Aggravated assault is by far the most common type of violent crime reported in the U.S. It is also the most commonly reported violent offense in Carbondale. There were 58 aggravated assaults reported in Carbondale in 2018, or 225 for every 100,000 people. Nationwide, the rate is slightly higher, standing at 247 aggravated assaults per 100,000 people.

Robbery

Robbery is the second most common type of violent crime in America. There were 26 robberies reported in Carbondale in 2018, a rate of 101 robberies for every 100,000 residents. For comparison, the national robbery rate was 86 per 100,000 in 2018.

Rape

There were 27 rapes reported in Carbondale in 2018, or 105 for every 100,000 people. Nationwide, there were 139,380 rapes in 2018, a rate of 43 per 100,000 people.

Murder

While there were 16,214 murders nationwide in 2018, none were reported in Carbondale in 2018.

Carbondale compared to other cities in Illinois

Carbondale has a higher crime rate than the vast majority of all comparable cities in Illinois. To be considered comparable, a city must have a complete 2018 FBI crime report and population of 5,000 or more.

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