Reported Annual Crime In Elgin

StatisticReportedincidents/100k peopleElgin/100k peopleIllinois/100k peopleNational/100k people
Total crime1,749n/a (estimate)1,5642,3722,860
StatisticReportedincidents/100k peopleElgin/100k peopleIllinois/100k peopleNational/100k people
Murder3n/a2.75.84.9
Rape37n/a33.137.538.6
Robbery68n/a60.8115.9101.9
Assault153n/a136.8224.6237.8
Violent crime261n/a (estimate)233384373
Burglary256n/a228.9361.1491.4
Theft1,161n/a1,038.21,490.21,775.4
Vehicle theft71n/a63.5137.3220.2
Property crime1,488n/a (estimate)1,3311,9892,487
A comprehensive overview of any and all yearly reported crimes in Elgin, IL is shown in the table above. In order to provide more clarity, the total number of crimes is shown as well as the amount of crimes committed per 100,000 people. The crimes indicated in the table are separated into two different categories. These categories are property crimes and violent crimes. According to the table, the overall crime rate is 34% lower than the average of crimes committed in Illinois. It is also 45% lower than the national average. When it comes to violent crimes, Elgin, IL shows a crime rate that is 39% lower than the Illinois average. The crime rate is also 37% lower than the national average. When it comes to property crimes, Elgin, IL is shown to be 33% lower than the Illinois average and 46% lower than the national average.

Did you know?

  • The overall crime rate in Elgin is 45% lower than the national average.
  • For every 100,000 people, there are 4.28 daily crimes that occur in Elgin.
  • Elgin is safer than 54% of the cities in the United States.
  • In Elgin you have a 1 in 64 chance of becoming a victim of any crime.
  • The number of total year over year crimes in Elgin has decreased by 22%.

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Daily Crime In Elgin (per 100,000 people)

The number of daily crimes per 100,000 residents in Elgin, IL is demonstrated in the illustration above. So that direct comparisons can be made, the number of daily crimes for Illinois and on a national level are also posted. As you can see, the daily crimes for Elgin, IL are 1.52 times less than the Illinois average and 1.83 times less than the national level. Daily violent Crimes in Elgin, IL are 1.64 times less than than Illinois and 1.60 times less than the national mean. While daily property crimes in Elgin, IL are 1.49 times less than than Illinois and 1.87 times less than the national average.

How Safe is Elgin (higher is better)

Compared to the other cities in Illinois and cities in all other U.S. states, how safe is Elgin, IL? From the gauges displayed above, you will notice that Elgin, IL has been ranked safer than 33% of other cities in the state of Illinois. In addition, Elgin, IL is safer than 54% of cities in the entire United States. To achieve these results, all Illinois and United States cities were analyzed to determine how many locations had a lower crime rate than Elgin, IL. By studying this data, it was possible to determine that Elgin, IL is above average in safety when compared with other United States cities.

Chance of Being A Victim of Crime in Elgin

The chance of being a victim of violent crime in Elgin is 1 in 429
The chance of being a victim of property crime in Elgin is 1 in 76
The chance of being a victim of crime in Elgin is 1 in 64
Are you curious to know the likelihood of suffering from a crime in Elgin, IL? The graphics above display the likelihood of becoming victimized by an illegal act such as a crime including violence or property damage. If you reside in Elgin, IL, the likelihood that you will suffer a violent crime is 1 in 429. These sorts of violent crimes include murder, sexual assault, robbery, and physical assault. Illegal actions against property are represented by a likelihood of 1 in 76 that you become a victim. These sorts of crimes against personal property include burglary, theft, and auto theft. In total, the likelihood of being victimized by a crime in Elgin, IL is 1 in 64.

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

An analysis of year to year crime rates in Elgin, IL is a useful indicator of whether the area is becoming a safer area to live or a more dangerous area. In the above graph, you can see that the year to year crime rates are shown for the total crime, property crime, and violent crime per 100,000 people. The amount of violent crime in Elgin, IL has increased by 17%, the amount of property crime in Elgin, IL has decreased by 26%, and the total amount of crime in Elgin, IL has decreased by 22% year to year.

Elgin police department

ItemElginIllinoisNational
Law enforcement employees (officers & civilians)21530,690556,527
Police officers & civilians /1000 residents2.02.63.3
There are a total of 215 Elgin police officers. This results in 2.0 police officers per 1,000 residents which is 25.6% less than the Illinois average and 39.7% 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
Lakewood, IL4,41126105132
Winfield, IL9,36831279310
Gilberts, IL7,2560324324
Campton Hills, IL10,90835317352
Elgin, IL110,9062331,3311,564

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Miami Gardens, FL110,8676233,6474,270
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Inglewood, CA111,1336892,3233,012
Costa Mesa, CA111,6353404,1624,502
Wilmington, NC110,1007624,4795,241
Elgin, IL110,9062331,3311,564
Source: The Elgin, 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.