Reported Annual Crime In Wheeling

StatisticReportedincidents/100k peopleWheeling/100k peopleIllinois/100k peopleNational/100k people
Total crime456n/a (estimate)1,1972,3722,860
StatisticReportedincidents/100k peopleWheeling/100k peopleIllinois/100k peopleNational/100k people
Murder0n/a0.05.84.9
Rape8n/a21.037.538.6
Robbery10n/a26.3115.9101.9
Assault32n/a84.0224.6237.8
Violent crime50n/a (estimate)131384373
Burglary73n/a191.6361.1491.4
Theft324n/a850.61,490.21,775.4
Vehicle theft9n/a23.6137.3220.2
Property crime406n/a (estimate)1,0661,9892,487
The table above offers a complete overview of all reported annual crimes in Wheeling, IL. The total number of reported crimes in Wheeling, 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 Wheeling, IL crime rate is 50% lower than the Illinois average and is 58% lower than the national average. Looking at violent crime specifically, Wheeling, IL has a violent crime rate that is 66% lower than the Illinois average and 65% lower than the national average. For property crime, Wheeling, IL is 46% lower than the Illinois average and 57% lower than the national average.

Did you know?

  • The overall crime rate in Wheeling is 58% lower than the national average.
  • For every 100,000 people, there are 3.28 daily crimes that occur in Wheeling.
  • Wheeling is safer than 72% of the cities in the United States.
  • In Wheeling you have a 1 in 84 chance of becoming a victim of any crime.
  • The number of total year over year crimes in Wheeling has decreased by 16%.

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Daily Crime In Wheeling (per 100,000 people)

The graph above illustrates the number of daily crimes in Wheeling, IL per 100,000 people. For comparison purposes, the number of daily crimes is also reported for Illinois and on a national level. In Wheeling, IL the total number of daily crimes is 1.98 times less than the Illinois average and 2.39 times less than the national average. The number of daily violent crimes in Wheeling, IL is 2.92 times less than the Illinois average and 2.84 times less than the national average. With regards to property crimes, Wheeling, IL has a daily crime rate that is 1.87 times less than the Illinois average and 2.33 times less than the national average.

How Safe is Wheeling (higher is better)

Compared to the other cities in Illinois and cities in all other U.S. states, how safe is Wheeling, IL? From the gauges displayed above, you will notice that Wheeling, IL has been ranked safer than 53% of other cities in the state of Illinois. In addition, Wheeling, IL is safer than 72% 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 Wheeling, IL. By studying this data, it was possible to determine that Wheeling, IL is above average in safety when compared with other United States cities.

Chance of Being A Victim of Crime in Wheeling

The chance of being a victim of violent crime in Wheeling is 1 in 762
The chance of being a victim of property crime in Wheeling is 1 in 94
The chance of being a victim of crime in Wheeling is 1 in 84
Wondering what the chances are that you fall victim to a crime in Wheeling, IL? The illustrations above show how likely you are to become a victim of violent crime, property crime or any crime. In Wheeling, IL you have a 1 in 762 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 94 chance of becoming a victim. Property crimes include burglary, theft and vehicle theft. Overall, you have a 1 in 84 chance of becoming a victim of crime in Wheeling, IL.

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

The year over year change in crime helps to understand whether crime in Wheeling, IL is on the rise or declining. Analysts use this measure in order to eliminate the effect of changes in crime by the season. Year over year change in crime is shown for violent, property and total crimes per 100,000 people in the graph above. Clearly, the violent crime rate in Wheeling, IL has increased by 8%, while the property crime rate in Wheeling, IL has decreased by 18% year over year. Summing up the numbers, Wheeling, IL has decreased by 16% with regards to total crimes year over year.

Wheeling police department

ItemWheelingIllinoisNational
Law enforcement employees (officers & civilians)8430,690556,527
Police officers & civilians /1000 residents2.22.63.3
There are a total of 84 Wheeling police officers. This results in 2.2 police officers per 1,000 residents which is 16.1% less than the Illinois average and 32% 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
Hawthorn Woods, IL7,72713354367
Port Barrington, IL1,50363328391
Golf, IL490197197394
Tower Lakes, IL1,2970397397
Wheeling, IL37,8861311,0661,197

Cities with similar population

City, StatePopulationViolent crime/100k peopleProperty crime/100k peopleTotal crime/100k people
Muskegon, MI37,8227234,1964,919
Brookfield, WI37,971682,2632,332
The Acreage, FL37,7734222,5672,989
Valley Stream, NY37,7643511,4821,833
Lancaster, TX37,7314894,0764,565
Wheeling, IL37,8861311,0661,197
Source: The Wheeling, 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.