Property Crime Rate

What is the indicator?

The property crime rate indicator includes both the total number of property crime incidents per year in Champaign County, and the number of property crime incidents per 100,000 people per year in Champaign County. “Property crimes” are those counted in the following categories in the Illinois State Police’s annual Crime in Illinois report: Burglary, Theft, Motor Vehicle Theft, and Arson.

 

What does the data say? Are there any notable trends?

 

Property Crime

 Champaign County  
PopulationTotal Property Crime OffensesRate per 100,000
1996167,3929,5595,710.55
1997167,3928,2364,920.19
1998167,7886,9724,155.24
1999167,7886,6523,964.53
2000179,6696,4003,562.10
2001179,6696,5933,669.52
2002181,3886,3913,523.39
2003183,1596,5473,574.49
2004186,8006,4463,450.75
2005184,3696,9193,752.80
2006184,9055,9553,220.57
2007185,6825,5783,004.06
2008190,2605,7753,035.32
2009193,6364,8172,487.66
2010201,0815,2332,602.43
2011201,6855,3322,643.73
2012203,2765,8422,873.92
2013204,8975,5082,688.18
2014207,1335,2612,539.91
2015207,1335,5682,688.13

 

The property crime data spans the same time period as the violent crime data: 1996 to 2015. The total number of offenses and rate per 100,000 both dropped over the course of this timeframe. There are significantly more property crime offenses in Champaign County than violent crime incidents.

 

Why is this important?/Why did we include it in our set of indicators?

Like violent crime, property crime is also a major indicator of community safety.

 

Where did we get the data, and how often is it released?

This data is sourced from the Illinois State Police’s annually released Crime in Illinois: Annual Uniform Crime Report.

 

Sources: Illinois State Police. (2015). Crime in Illinois: Annual Uniform Crime Report 2015. Illinois State Police. (2014). Crime in Illinois: Annual Uniform Crime Report 2014.; Illinois State Police. (2012). Crime in Illinois: Annual Uniform Crime Report 2012.; Illinois State Police. (2011). Crime in Illinois: Annual Uniform Crime Report 2010-2011.; Illinois State Police. (2009). Crime in Illinois: Annual Uniform Crime Report 2009.; Illinois State Police. (2007). Crime in Illinois: Annual Uniform Crime Report 2007.; Illinois State Police. (2005). Crime in Illinois: Annual Uniform Crime Report 2005.; Illinois State Police. (2003). Crime in Illinois: Annual Uniform Crime Report 2003.; Illinois State Police. (2001). Crime in Illinois: Annual Uniform Crime Report 2001.; Illinois State Police. (1999). Crime in Illinois: Annual Uniform Crime Report 1999.; Illinois State Police. (1997). Crime in Illinois: Annual Uniform Crime Report 1997.