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.