Reported Annual Crime In Chicago

StatisticReportedincidents/100k peopleChicago/100k peopleIllinois/100k peopleNational/100k people
Total crime117,086n/a (estimate)4,2962,4852,837
StatisticReportedincidents/100k peopleChicago/100k peopleIllinois/100k peopleNational/100k people
Murder765n/a28.18.25.3
Rape1,589n/a58.338.340.4
Robbery11,957n/a438.8139.3102.8
Assault15,815n/a580.3250.5248.5
Violent crime30,126n/a (estimate)1,105436386
Burglary14,258n/a523.2374.9468.9
Theft61,229n/a2,246.81,518.61,745.0
Vehicle theft11,473n/a421.0155.5236.9
Property crime86,960n/a (estimate)3,1912,0492,451
A general overview of all the annual reported crimes in Chicago, IL is displayed above. The data has been arranged to make it easier to find both the gross total of reported crimes and the number of crimes reported per 100,000 people in Chicago, IL. These statistics are further divided into two distinct categories (violent crimes and property crimes) to provide more insight to how prevalent crime is in the area. You'll find that the rate of crime in Chicago, IL averages 73% higher than the rest of Illinois while the rate of crime on a national scale is 51% higher than. You'll find that the occurrence of violent crime in Chicago, IL is 153% higher than the average rate of crime in Illinois and 186% higher than the rest of the nation. Similarly, crime involving property stands 56% higher than the remainder of the state of Illinois and 30% higher than the nation's average. Both of these statistics relate to how safe residents and businesses are while performing everyday activities in the Chicago, IL area.

Nearby Cities With Low Crime Rates

City, StatePopulationViolent crime/100k peopleProperty crime/100k peopleTotal crime/100k people
Golf, IL4900198198
Western Springs, IL13,0660260260
Kenilworth, IL2,6480468468
Willow Springs, IL5,69253491544
Palos Hills, IL17,58491478569
Palos Park, IL4,91941654695
Palos Heights, IL12,57216693709
Chicago, IL2,712,6081,1053,1914,296

Did you know?

  • The overall crime rate in Chicago is 51% higher than the national average.
  • For every 100,000 people, there are 11.77 daily crimes that occur in Chicago.
  • Chicago is safer than 4% of the cities in the United States.
  • In Chicago you have a 1 in 24 chance of becoming a victim of any crime.
  • The number of total year over year crimes in Chicago has increased by 12%.

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Daily Crime In Chicago (per 100,000 people)

The bar chart above reveals the rate of daily criminal activity in Chicago, IL for every 100,000 residents. To compare, daily crime statistics are also disclosed for Illinois as well as those across America as a whole. The Chicago, IL total amount of daily offenses is 1.73 times more than the Illinois average and 1.51 times more than than that of the nation. As for violent crimes, the daily average in Chicago, IL is 2.53 times more than the Illinois average, and it is 2.86 times more than the national mean. The statistics for property crimes show that Chicago, IL has a daily crime figure that is 1.56 times more than the Illinois average and 1.30 times more than the daily national rate.

How Safe is Chicago (higher is better)

How safe is Chicago, IL compared to other cities in Illinois and the rest of the cities across the United States? The graphs above show that Chicago, IL is safer than 1% of the cities in Illinois and 4% of the cities in the United States. These results are determined by analyzing all cities in Illinois and across the US as a whole and determining how many total cities have a lower crime rate than Chicago, IL. Overall, Chicago, IL is ranked below average compared to all other cities across the United States.

Chance of Being A Victim of Crime in Chicago

The chance of being a victim of violent crime in Chicago is 1 in 91
The chance of being a victim of property crime in Chicago is 1 in 32
The chance of being a victim of crime in Chicago is 1 in 24
Wondering what the chances are that you will be the victim of a crime in Chicago, IL? The illustrations above show how likely you are to become a victim of violent crime, property crime or any crime. In Chicago, IL you have a 1 in 91 chance of becoming a victim of violent crime. Violent crimes include murder, rape, robbery and assault. With regards to property crime, you have a 1 in 32 chance of becoming a victim. Property crimes include burglary, theft and vehicle theft. Overall, you have a 1 in 24 chance of becoming a victim of crime in Chicago, IL.

Year Over Year Crime In Chicago (per 100,000 people)

An ideal indicator of whether Chicago, IL is becoming a safer or more dangerous residential area or not is an analysis of the crime rate in the area from year to year. In the above illustration, the year to year crime rates are visualized per 100,000 people for property, violent, and total crime. Year to year rate of violent crime in Chicago, IL has increased by 22% and the rate of property crime in Chicago, IL has increased by 8%. The total crime rate in Chicago, IL has increased by 12% year to year.

Chicago police department

ItemChicagoIllinoisNational
Law enforcement employees (officers & civilians)12,76630,690556,527
Police officers & civilians /1000 residents4.72.63.3
There are a total of 12,766 Chicago police officers. This results in 4.7 police officers per 1,000 residents which is 78% greater than the Illinois average and 44.3% greater than the National average.

Sex offenders in Illinois

StateTotal offendersIllinois /100KNational /100K
Illinois26,115212222
There are a total of 26,115 sex offenders in Illinois. This yields a total of 212 sex offenders in Illinois per 100,000 residents which is 5% less than the national average.

Cities with similar population

City, StatePopulationViolent crime/100k peopleProperty crime/100k peopleTotal crime/100k people
Houston, TX2,167,9881,0264,3215,347
Los Angeles, CA3,862,2107192,4743,193
Philadelphia, PA1,546,9209893,1414,130
Phoenix, AZ1,490,7586743,6904,365
San Antonio, TX1,385,4387185,1905,908
Chicago, IL2,712,6081,1053,1914,296
Source: The Chicago, IL crime data displayed above is derived from the FBI's uniform crime reports for the year of 2016. The crime report encompasses more than 18,000 city and state law enforcement agencies reporting data on property and violent crimes. The uniform crime reports program represents approximately 309 million American residents, which results in 98% coverage of metropolitan statistical areas.