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Peoria County, Illinois Crime Statistics

This page contains crime numbers for Peoria County, Illinois. You can take a look at the breakdown of crime by type, changes to crime figures over time, and see how Peoria County compares to similar locations. If you are interested in seeing public records information for Peoria County, Illinois, you can click the Public Records tab at the top.

Total Crime

Between 1999 and 2007 there were 77,673 total crimes reported in Peoria County, Illinois (7,907 of them violent). Of the 8,630 crimes that happen every year in Peoria County, nearly one-half occur less than one mile from home. On average, someone is a victim of a crime in Peoria County, Illinois 24 times every day.

Total Crime in Peoria County, Illinois (1999-2007)

Please note that these figures do not include crime statistics for 2008, as there were no data available for that year.

Crime Trends

Over the preceding 10 years, crime data were available in Peoria County, Illinois for 9 years. During that time frame, reported crime in Peoria County has lessened by 68%. During the same interval, violent crime decreased by 10%. On the whole, the crime figures reflect a dramatic reduction in crime over these years in Peoria County.

Crime Trends in Peoria County, Illinois (1999-2007)

Keep in mind that these graphs show reported crime numbers and certain sharp changes in crime figures might be the result of changes in reporting, not actual changes in crime rates.

Crime Comparisons

Crime rates per 1,000 population in counties like Peoria County, Illinois (1999-2007)

Users are warned against reading into ranking data to decide 'how dangerous' a given location is, as many factors, including episodic events, or variations in crime reporting and methodology can skew rankings. Click on the individual chart bars to see crime numbers in these locations.

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Crime Data Information

Peoria County, Illinois law enforcement agencies report their statistics to the FBI UCR program. The data reported for Peoria County conform to the FBI data quality guidelines. For more information, and a description of the statistical methods and data algorithms used by RecordsPedia, please visit our methodology section.