Reported Annual Crime In Evanston

StatisticReportedincidents/100k peopleEvanston/100k peopleIllinois/100k peopleNational/100k people
Total crime1,946n/a (estimate)2,5632,3722,860
StatisticReportedincidents/100k peopleEvanston/100k peopleIllinois/100k peopleNational/100k people
Murder3n/a4.05.84.9
Rape0n/a0.037.538.6
Robbery51n/a67.2115.9101.9
Assault77n/a101.4224.6237.8
Violent crime131n/a (estimate)173384373
Burglary313n/a412.2361.1491.4
Theft1,440n/a1,896.51,490.21,775.4
Vehicle theft62n/a81.7137.3220.2
Property crime1,815n/a (estimate)2,3901,9892,487
A general overview of all the annual reported crimes in Evanston, 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 Evanston, 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 Evanston, IL averages 8% higher than the rest of Illinois while the rate of crime on a national scale is 10% lower than. You'll find that the occurrence of violent crime in Evanston, IL is 55% lower than the average rate of crime in Illinois and 54% lower than the rest of the nation. Similarly, crime involving property stands 20% higher than the remainder of the state of Illinois and 4% lower than the nation's average. Both of these statistics relate to how safe residents and businesses are while performing everyday activities in the Evanston, IL area.

Did you know?

  • The overall crime rate in Evanston is 10% lower than the national average.
  • For every 100,000 people, there are 7.02 daily crimes that occur in Evanston.
  • Evanston is safer than 50% of the cities in the United States.
  • In Evanston you have a 1 in 40 chance of becoming a victim of any crime.
  • The number of total year over year crimes in Evanston has decreased by 5%.

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Daily Crime In Evanston (per 100,000 people)

The bar chart above reveals the rate of daily criminal activity in Evanston, 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 Evanston, IL total amount of daily offenses is 1.08 times more than the Illinois average and 1.12 times less than than that of the nation. As for violent crimes, the daily average in Evanston, IL is 2.22 times less than the Illinois average, and it is 2.16 times less than the national mean. The statistics for property crimes show that Evanston, IL has a daily crime figure that is 1.20 times more than the Illinois average and 1.04 times less than the daily national rate.

How Safe is Evanston (higher is better)

Are people any safer living in the Evanston, IL area in comparison to other Illinois communities and all other cities throughout the United States? The evidence provided by these graphs show Evanston, IL being safer than 32% of cities in Illinois and 50% 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 Evanston, IL. In conclusion, Evanston, IL now ranks above average in comparison to all United States cities.

Chance of Being A Victim of Crime in Evanston

The chance of being a victim of violent crime in Evanston is 1 in 580
The chance of being a victim of property crime in Evanston is 1 in 42
The chance of being a victim of crime in Evanston is 1 in 40
Are you curious to know the likelihood of suffering from a crime in Evanston, 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 Evanston, IL, the likelihood that you will suffer a violent crime is 1 in 580. 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 42 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 Evanston, IL is 1 in 40.

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

A good indicator of whether Evanston, IL is becoming a safer or a more dangerous place to live can be determined by analyzing the year over year crime rate. In the graph above, the year over year crime rates are displayed for violent, property and total crimes per 100,000 people. The number of violent crimes in Evanston, IL has decreased by 13%, while the property crime rate in Evanston, IL has decreased by 5% year over year. The number of total crimes in Evanston, IL has decreased by 5% year over year.

Evanston police department

ItemEvanstonIllinoisNational
Law enforcement employees (officers & civilians)22330,690556,527
Police officers & civilians /1000 residents3.02.63.3
There are a total of 223 Evanston police officers. This results in 3.0 police officers per 1,000 residents which is 12.6% greater than the Illinois average and 8.8% 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
Golf, IL490197197394
Buffalo Grove, IL41,6135560565
La Grange Park, IL13,62422577599
Northfield, IL5,33218637655
Deerfield, IL18,47638630668
Evanston, IL75,2821732,3902,563

Cities with similar population

City, StatePopulationViolent crime/100k peopleProperty crime/100k peopleTotal crime/100k people
Kalamazoo, MI75,1901,1283,5194,647
St. George, UT75,4691451,7481,893
Upland, CA75,0893033,1133,416
Decatur, IL75,0885163,2643,780
Bethlehem, PA75,0503842,2132,597
Evanston, IL75,2821732,3902,563
Source: The Evanston, 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.