Reported Annual Crime In Des Plaines

StatisticReportedincidents/100k peopleDes Plaines/100k peopleIllinois/100k peopleNational/100k people
Total crime685n/a (estimate)1,1592,3722,860
StatisticReportedincidents/100k peopleDes Plaines/100k peopleIllinois/100k peopleNational/100k people
Murder0n/a0.05.84.9
Rape5n/a8.537.538.6
Robbery12n/a20.3115.9101.9
Assault33n/a55.9224.6237.8
Violent crime50n/a (estimate)85384373
Burglary95n/a160.8361.1491.4
Theft508n/a859.91,490.21,775.4
Vehicle theft32n/a54.2137.3220.2
Property crime635n/a (estimate)1,0751,9892,487
The table above illustrates an overview of the annual crime reported in Des Plaines, IL. These figures on reported criminal activity in Des Plaines, IL, based on a reported crime per 100,000 citizens, is shown in order to compare these rates across disparate categories. You will notice that the crimes collected here, for comparison purposes, have been separated between violent crimes and those involving or threatening property. According to the annual crime data, the crime rate in Des Plaines, IL is 51% lower than the average of the whole of the state of Illinois, and when compared with the national average, is 59% lower than. When looking at violent crimes, Des Plaines, IL has 78% lower than violent crime rate than Illinois average, while remaining 77% lower than the national average. In property crime, Des Plaines, IL is 46% lower than the average of Illinois and is 57% lower than the national average.

Did you know?

  • The overall crime rate in Des Plaines is 59% lower than the national average.
  • For every 100,000 people, there are 3.18 daily crimes that occur in Des Plaines.
  • Des Plaines is safer than 79% of the cities in the United States.
  • In Des Plaines you have a 1 in 87 chance of becoming a victim of any crime.
  • The number of total year over year crimes in Des Plaines has decreased by 11%.

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Daily Crime In Des Plaines (per 100,000 people)

The bar chart above reveals the rate of daily criminal activity in Des Plaines, 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 Des Plaines, IL total amount of daily offenses is 2.05 times less than the Illinois average and 2.47 times less than than that of the nation. As for violent crimes, the daily average in Des Plaines, IL is 4.53 times less than the Illinois average, and it is 4.40 times less than the national mean. The statistics for property crimes show that Des Plaines, IL has a daily crime figure that is 1.85 times less than the Illinois average and 2.31 times less than the daily national rate.

How Safe is Des Plaines (higher is better)

Are people any safer living in the Des Plaines, IL area in comparison to other Illinois communities and all other cities throughout the United States? The evidence provided by these graphs show Des Plaines, IL being safer than 64% of cities in Illinois and 79% of cities across the United States as a whole. This is evident by tracking Illinois cities as well as all US cities over a one year period to contrast crime statistics as they relate to Des Plaines, IL. In conclusion, Des Plaines, IL now ranks above average in comparison to all United States cities.

Chance of Being A Victim of Crime in Des Plaines

The chance of being a victim of violent crime in Des Plaines is 1 in 1182
The chance of being a victim of property crime in Des Plaines is 1 in 94
The chance of being a victim of crime in Des Plaines is 1 in 87
Are you interested in knowing the odds that you will be a crime victim in Des Plaines, IL? Just look at the above illustrations to see what your chances are of becoming a victim of any crime, such as property crime or violent crime, in this city. In Des Plaines, IL, you have a 1 in 1182 chance of falling victim to a violent crime, such as rape, robbery, assault, or even murder. In terms of property crime, your chances of being a victim are 1 in 94. These crimes include theft, vehicle theft, and burglary. Your overall chance of being a victim of crime in Des Plaines, IL is 1 in 87.

Year Over Year Crime In Des Plaines (per 100,000 people)

The year over year crime rate for Des Plaines, IL is an accurate tool for tracking the rise and fall of crime, and in determining whether living in Des Plaines, IL has become a safer or more dangerous place to live. For example, the above graph shows the year over year crime rate for violent, property and total crimes per 100,000 people. The year over year data displayed in the graph shows that violent crimes have decreased by 6% in Des Plaines, IL, while property crimes in Des Plaines, IL have decreased by 12%. Crimes in total for Des Plaines, IL have decreased by 11% year over year.

Des Plaines police department

ItemDes PlainesIllinoisNational
Law enforcement employees (officers & civilians)10730,690556,527
Police officers & civilians /1000 residents1.82.63.3
There are a total of 107 Des Plaines police officers. This results in 1.8 police officers per 1,000 residents which is 31.1% less than the Illinois average and 44.1% less 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.

Nearby Cities With Low Crime Rates

City, StatePopulationViolent crime/100k peopleProperty crime/100k peopleTotal crime/100k people
Inverness, IL7,5160105105
Winfield, IL9,36831279310
Hawthorn Woods, IL7,72713354367
Golf, IL490197197394
Tower Lakes, IL1,2970397397
Des Plaines, IL58,802851,0751,159

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Des Plaines, IL58,802851,0751,159
Source: The Des Plaines, IL crime data displayed above is derived from the FBI's uniform crime reports for the year of 2015. 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.