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Sangamon County, Illinois Crime Statistics

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

Total Crime

Between 1999 and 2007 there were 82,941 total crimes reported in Sangamon County, Illinois (12,595 of them violent). Of the 9,216 crimes that take place per year in Sangamon County, close to 50% transpire less than one mile from home. On average, someone is a victim of a crime in Sangamon County, Illinois every 57 minutes.

Total Crime in Sangamon 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

In the course of the most recent 10 years, crime data were available in Sangamon County, Illinois for 9 years. Throughout that period, reported crime in Sangamon County has risen by 11%. Throughout that same period of time, violent crime climbed by 41%. By and large, the crime data indicate a general rise in crime over these years in Sangamon County.

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

Please take note that these graphs show reported crime rates and some sudden changes in crime data are the result of changes in reporting, not actual changes in crime rates.

Crime Comparisons

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

You are discouraged against over-analyzing ranking data to decide 'how dangerous' a certain location is, as many factors, including episodic events, or disparities in crime reporting and methodology can skew rankings. Click on the individual table bars to see crime rates in these locations.

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Crime Data Information

Sangamon County, Illinois law enforcement agencies report their statistics to the FBI UCR program. The data reported for Sangamon 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.