Peoria is a city in the County of Peoria, Illinois, in the United States of America. Founded and established in 1691 by a French explorer, Henri de Tonti, Peoria is one of the largest city on the bank of the Illinois River. Peoria is the headquarters for companies like Caterpillar Inc., which is one of the 30 companies composing the Dow Jones Industrial Average. Peoria ranks consistently in the Top 10 Best Mannered Cities in America, as compiled by etiquette expert Marjabelle Young Stewart.
Peoria Illinois Population demographics
The estimated population in Peoria, Illinois is 112,883 people according to the US census estimates. The annual growth rate of the population decreased from 114,934 total population in 2010 to 112,883 in 2017. The population density was 2342.46 people per square kilometer. The average median age of the population in Peoria is 34.1 years. The median age for males is 33.2 years and 35.3 years for a female. There are 90.8 males for ever 100 women.
Peoria Illinois Crime and Arrest Statistics
The crime rate in Peoria, Illinois, is 46 per one thousand residents. The possibilities of becoming a victim of crime here are one in 22. The crime rate has decreased by 55% from 2007 to 2012. The crimes that people are most likely to get convicted for in Peoria are Larceny-Theft, Property Crimes or Burglary.
Here are the crime statistics in detail, from Peoria Illinois:
1. Aggravated Assault
The attempt to injure another person with clear intention and no value for human life has decreased in Peoria by 47% from 474 in 2007 to 252 in 2016. Chances of becoming a victim to this crime are 0.426%.
It is an unlawful act where one steals from another with an intent to gain monetary rewards. The crime rate in Peoria has decreased by 59% from 1,248 in 2007 to 518 in 2016. The possibilities of becoming a victim of this crime are 0.946%.3. Larceny-theft
The act of unlawfully possessing an asset that belongs to another person is larceny-theft. In Peoria, Illinois the crime rate has decreased by 57% from 3541 to 1536 in 2007 and 2016 respectively. The chances of becoming a victim to this crime are 2.707%.
4. Property crimes
It is an unlawful act of obtaining money, property or an asset through force, aggression or threats. The crime rate of Property crime in Peoria has decreased by 59% since 2007 from 5216 to 2171 in 2016. The chances of becoming a victim of this crime are 3.848%.
5. Motor Vehicle Theft
The crime rate has decreased in Peoria by 73% from 427 in 2007 to 117 in 2016. The chances of becoming a victim of this crime are 0.195%.
6. Sex Offenses
There are 488 registered sex offenders were living in Peoria, according to the research done by city-data as of December 25, 2018. The ratio of the number of residents to the number of sex offenders in this city is 237 to 1. The number of reported crimes in Peoria, Illinois is shown for comparison purposes, and each offense is displayed based on the number of crimes per 100,000 people.
The statistics show that the overall crime rate in Peoria, Illinois is 103% higher than the Illinois average and 81% higher than the national average. Regarding the rate of violent crime in Peoria, your chances of becoming a victim to crimes such as armed robbery, aggravated assault, rape or murder are one in 131. Concerning Property crimes in Peoria, there is an above average chance of becoming a victim of a property crime. The chances of becoming a victim to crimes such as motor vehicle theft, arson, larceny, and burglary in Peoria is one in 26.