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Violent crime NAT. AVG.
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Date & Last Updated: This data reflects the 2022 calendar year and was released from the FBI in September, 2023; this is the most current data available.
StatisticReportedincidents/100k peopleAlgonquin/100k peopleIllinois/100k peopleNational/100k people
Total crime308n/a (estimate)1,0191,9702,324
Violent crime15n/a (estimate)50287370
Vehicle theft14n/a46.3281.6282.7
Property crime293n/a (estimate)9701,6831,954

An Overview of Crime Rates in Algonquin, IL

When we analyze the latest crime report, the Algonquin crime rate is 56.1% lower than the national average. These incidents are classified into two primary categories: violent and property crimes. Violent crimes include assault, robbery, rape and murder. Whereas property crimes encompass theft, vehicle theft and burglary. In the case of Algonquin, there were 15 reported violent crimes, equivalent to 50 per 100,000 individuals, 86.6% lower than the national average. Additionally, Algonquin recorded 293 property crimes, amounting to 970 per 100,000 residents, 50.4% lower than the U.S. average.

Algonquin has one of the lowest violent crime rates of all cities in the United States. With a rate of 50 violent crimes per 100,000 people, Algonquin ranks among the safest cities in the United States making it an attractive choice for those seeking a new place to call home.

In the most recently reported crime year, Algonquin registered zero reported homicides. This statistic not only designates the area as an exemplar of security but also emanates a profound sense of safety within its community. A minimal incidence of severe violent crime not only fosters a strong sense of well-being among residents but also sets a commendable standard for other regions aiming to cultivate similarly safe surroundings.

What Do the Locals Say About Crime in Algonquin?

AreaVibes has conducted polls asking local residents if they feel safe living in Algonquin. Based on the results of the surveys (15 responses), 87% of people felt that there was very little crime in Algonquin and felt safe walking alone at night. While 13% of people felt that it was not a safe place to live and did not feel safe walking alone at night.

Is Algonquin a Safe Place to Live?

To determine if Algonquin is a safe place to live, let's take a look at the overall crime rate of the area, as well as the number of daily crimes. Algonquin has a total crime rate that is 56% lower than the national average per 100,000 residents. This results in a total of 0.84 daily crimes (0.04 violent daily crimes and 0.8 daily property crimes) in Algonquin.

Has Crime in Algonquin Increased Since Last Year?

In the most recent crime report, year-over-year crime rates in Algonquin has increased by 41.9%. Examining the change in crime rates from one year to the next provides valuable insights into the evolving safety landscape of Algonquin, aiding residents in assessing whether it is becoming a safer or more dangerous place to live. These crime rates are categorized into two primary groups: violent and property crimes. Year-over-year, violent crime has decreased by 42.3%, while property crime has increased by 53.4%. This comprehensive analysis offers potential residents essential information for making informed decisions about whether or not Algonquin is a safe place to live.

Potential Causes for Crime in Algonquin

In areas where employment options are limited or where a significant proportion of jobs offer meager wages, the likelihood of heightened unemployment and homelessness increases. Regions facing challenges related to unemployment or inadequate income may become more vulnerable to a surge in crime stemming from economic instability. While low unemployment rates tend to lead to reduced crime in most areas. Algonquin currently has an unemployment rate of 4.4%, contrasting with the national average of 4.7%. This could be one of many factors that could contribute to a higher or lower crime rate.

The impact of law enforcement and community policing efforts plays a crucial role in shaping crime rates in any city. A robust and cooperative bond between law enforcement and the community can serve as a deterrent to criminal activities, enhancing overall safety. In Algonquin, the ratio of police officers and civilians per 1,000 residents stands at 1.96, differing from the national average of 3.25. Effective law enforcement hinges not solely on officer numbers but also on the manner in which they interact and collaborate with the community. Building trust and cooperation are central tenets of community policing, amplifying its influence on crime prevention.

High rental costs can limit economic mobility, making it difficult for individuals to save money, invest in education, or access better job opportunities. This can perpetuate a cycle of poverty and increase the risk of involvement in criminal activities. In summary, high rental costs can create economic challenges, overcrowding, and neighborhood dynamics that may increase the likelihood of certain types of crime, particularly property crimes. In Algonquin, the average rental rates are $1,659 per month, compared to the national average of $949.

Algonquin crime map

The Algonquin crime map provides a detailed overview of all crimes in Algonquin as reported by the local law enforcement agencies. Based on the color coded legend above, the crime map outlines the areas with lower crime compared to the areas with higher crime. The Algonquin crime heat map offers insight into the total crimes on a block group level. Please note that the red areas on the Algonquin crime map does not always indicate that it is a dangerous area for its residents. Areas on the heat map could be inflated if they are located in high traffic areas like airports, sports centers or large parks. Other areas on the heat map could see increased crime rates if they are located in major tourist areas like the downtown core.
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Crime Quick Facts

  • Algonquin crime rates are 56% lower than the national average
  • Violent crimes in Algonquin are 87% lower than the national average
  • In Algonquin you have a 1 in 99 chance of becoming a victim of crime
  • Algonquin is safer than 80% of the cities in the United States
  • Year over year crime in Algonquin has increased by 45%

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        Daily Crime In Algonquin (per 100,000 people)

        The graph above illustrates the number of daily crimes in Algonquin, IL per 100,000 people. In Algonquin, the total number of daily crimes is 1.93 times less than the Illinois average and 2.28 times less than the national average. The number of daily violent crimes in Algonquin is 5.79 times less than the Illinois average and 7.45 times less than the national average. With regards to property crimes, Algonquin has a daily crime rate that is 1.74 times less than the Illinois average and 2.02 times less than the national average.

        How Safe is Algonquin (higher is better)

        Compared to the other cities in Illinois and all other cities across the US, is Algonquin safe? From the gauges displayed above, you will notice that Algonquin is safer than 64% of other cities in the state of Illinois. In addition, Algonquin is safer than 80% 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 Algonquin. By studying this data, it was possible to determine that Algonquin is above average in safety when compared with other United States cities.

        Chance of Being A Victim of Crime in Algonquin

        The chance of being a victim of violent crime in Algonquin is 1 in 2015
        The chance of being a victim of property crime in Algonquin is 1 in 104
        The chance of being a victim of crime in Algonquin is 1 in 99
        Are you curious to know the likelihood of suffering from a crime in Algonquin? If you reside in Algonquin, the likelihood that you will become a victim of a violent crime is 1 in 2015. Violent crimes include: murder, sexual assault, robbery, and physical assault. There is a 1 in 104 change that you will become a victim of a property crime. These sorts of crimes against personal property include: burglary, theft, and auto theft. In total, the likelihood of being victimized by a crime in Algonquin, is 1 in 99.

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

        The year over year crime rate per 100,000 people for Algonquin is an accurate tool for tracking the rise and fall of crime, and in determining if living in Algonquin has become safer or more dangerous. The year over year data displayed in the graph shows that violent crimes have decreased by 40% in Algonquin, while property crimes in Algonquin have increased by 56%. Total crime has increased by 45% year over year.

        Algonquin police department

        Item Algonquin Illinois National
        Law enforcement employees (officers & civilians)5930,690558,732
        Police officers & civilians /1000 residents2.02.63.3
        There are a total of 59 Algonquin police officers. This results in 2.0 police officers per 1,000 residents which is 26.1% less than the Illinois average and 39.8% less than the National average.

        Sex offenders in Illinois

        State Total offenders Illinois /100K National /100K
        There are a total of 32,213 sex offenders in Illinois. This yields a total of 263 sex offenders in Illinois per 100,000 residents which is 1% less than the national average.

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        Algonquin, IL30,848509701,019
        Source: The Algonquin, IL crime data displayed above is derived from the FBI's uniform crime reports for the year of 2022. 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.