Reported Annual Crime In West Chicago

StatisticReportedincidents/100k peopleWest Chicago/100k peopleIllinois/100k peopleNational/100k people
Total crime327n/a (estimate)1,1902,4852,837
StatisticReportedincidents/100k peopleWest Chicago/100k peopleIllinois/100k peopleNational/100k people
Murder0n/a0.08.25.3
Rape6n/a21.838.340.4
Robbery10n/a36.4139.3102.8
Assault18n/a65.5250.5248.5
Violent crime34n/a (estimate)124436386
Burglary46n/a167.3374.9468.9
Theft233n/a847.61,518.61,745.0
Vehicle theft14n/a50.9155.5236.9
Property crime293n/a (estimate)1,0662,0492,451
The table above offers a complete overview of all reported annual crimes in West Chicago, IL. The total number of reported crimes in West Chicago, IL is shown and for comparison purposes, each crime is also displayed based on the number of crimes per 100,000 people. The crimes are also broken down into two categories; violent crimes and property crimes. The table shows that the overall West Chicago, IL crime rate is 52% lower than the Illinois average and is 58% lower than the national average. Looking at violent crime specifically, West Chicago, IL has a violent crime rate that is 72% lower than the Illinois average and 68% lower than the national average. For property crime, West Chicago, IL is 48% lower than the Illinois average and 57% lower than the national average.

Nearby Cities With Low Crime Rates

City, StatePopulationViolent crime/100k peopleProperty crime/100k peopleTotal crime/100k people
Sleepy Hollow, IL3,3360298298
Gilberts, IL7,25626295321
Campton Hills, IL10,90835307342
Prestbury, IL1,59761288349
Pingree Grove, IL5,06270279349
Clarendon Hills, IL8,54869367436
Wayne, IL2,4450490490
West Chicago, IL27,4161241,0661,190

Did you know?

  • The overall crime rate in West Chicago is 58% lower than the national average.
  • For every 100,000 people, there are 3.26 daily crimes that occur in West Chicago.
  • West Chicago is safer than 73% of the cities in the United States.
  • In West Chicago you have a 1 in 85 chance of becoming a victim of any crime.
  • The number of total year over year crimes in West Chicago has decreased by 14%.

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Daily Crime In West Chicago (per 100,000 people)

The number of daily crimes per 100,000 residents in West Chicago, 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 West Chicago, IL are 2.09 times less than the Illinois average and 2.38 times less than the national level. Daily violent Crimes in West Chicago, IL are 3.53 times less than than Illinois and 3.12 times less than the national mean. While daily property crimes in West Chicago, IL are 1.92 times less than than Illinois and 2.30 times less than the national average.

How Safe is West Chicago (higher is better)

Compared to the other cities in Illinois and cities in all other U.S. states, how safe is West Chicago, IL? From the gauges displayed above, you will notice that West Chicago, IL has been ranked safer than 56% of other cities in the state of Illinois. In addition, West Chicago, IL is safer than 73% 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 West Chicago, IL. By studying this data, it was possible to determine that West Chicago, IL is above average in safety when compared with other United States cities.

Chance of Being A Victim of Crime in West Chicago

The chance of being a victim of violent crime in West Chicago is 1 in 809
The chance of being a victim of property crime in West Chicago is 1 in 94
The chance of being a victim of crime in West Chicago is 1 in 85
Do you want to know the risk of being victimized by a crime in West Chicago, IL? Displayed here are the statistics showing how likely you are to become a victim of a crime of violence, crime against your property, or any other crime. If you are in West Chicago, IL, then there is a 1 in 809 risk that you will experience a violent crime against you. These types of crimes may include homicide, sexual assault, robbery, and physical assault. Your risk of being a victim of property crime is 1 in 94. These types of crime include burglary, petty theft, and theft of motor vehicles. Altogether, there is a 1 in 85 risk that you will become a victim of crime in West Chicago, IL.

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

Determining whether West Chicago, IL is growing less or more safe for inhabitants is most easily done by comparing yearly crime rates. Graphs - like the one above - show crimes by crime type per 100,000 residents. They are displayed by crime types of violent, property, and total, in order to give a better overview of yearly crime rates. West Chicago, IL has increased by 55% in violent crimes. At the same time, property crime has decreased by 18% year over year. Total crimes for West Chicago, IL has decreased by 14% in the same time frame.

West Chicago police department

ItemWest ChicagoIllinoisNational
Law enforcement employees (officers & civilians)5830,690556,527
Police officers & civilians /1000 residents2.12.63.3
There are a total of 58 West Chicago police officers. This results in 2.1 police officers per 1,000 residents which is 19.7% less than the Illinois average and 34.9% 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.

Cities with similar population

City, StatePopulationViolent crime/100k peopleProperty crime/100k peopleTotal crime/100k people
Maryland Heights, MO27,4202011,7171,918
Englewood, NJ27,4352131,1331,346
Glen Ellyn, IL27,39492863955
Frankfort, KY27,3893763,9144,290
Plum, PA27,3863551,9592,314
West Chicago, IL27,4161241,0661,190
Source: The West 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.