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Total crime 59%
Violent crime 74%
Property crime 56%
Date & Last Updated: This data reflects the 2018 calendar year and was released from the FBI in September, 2019; this is the most current data available.
StatisticReportedincidents/100k peopleBerkeley/100k peopleIllinois/100k peopleNational/100k people
Total crime54n/a (estimate)1,0552,3372,580
Murder0n/a0.06.95.0
Rape1n/a19.546.042.6
Robbery1n/a19.5111.586.2
Assault3n/a58.6239.7246.8
Violent crime5n/a (estimate)98404381
Burglary6n/a117.2306.7376.0
Theft40n/a781.41,472.31,594.6
Vehicle theft3n/a58.6153.8228.9
Property crime49n/a (estimate)9571,9332,200

Key findings

  • Berkeley crime rates are 59% lower than the national average
  • Violent crimes in Berkeley are 74% lower than the national average
  • In Berkeley you have a 1 in 95 chance of becoming a victim of crime
  • Berkeley is safer than 76% of the cities in the United States
  • Year over year crime in Berkeley has decreased by 46%

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Compare Berkeley, IL Crime

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      Daily Crime In Berkeley (per 100,000 people)

      The chart above shows the number of daily crimes in Berkeley, IL per 100,000 people. In Berkeley, the number of daily crimes is projected to be 2.22 times less than the Illinois average and 2.45 times less than the national average. The average number of daily violent crimes in Berkeley is 4.14 times less than the Illinois average and 3.90 times less than the daily national average. With regards to property crimes, Berkeley has a daily crime rate that is 2.02 times less than the Illinois average and 2.30 times less than the overall daily national average.

      How Safe is Berkeley (higher is better)

      Are people any safer living in Berkeley in comparison to other Illinois communities and all other areas throughout the United States? When we look at all cities across America, is Berkeley safe? The evidence provided by these graphs show Berkeley being safer than 62% of cities in Illinois and 76% of cities across the United States. 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 Berkeley. In conclusion, Berkeley ranks above average compared to the rest of the United States.

      Chance of Being A Victim of Crime in Berkeley

      The chance of being a victim of violent crime in Berkeley is 1 in 1024
      The chance of being a victim of property crime in Berkeley is 1 in 105
      The chance of being a victim of crime in Berkeley is 1 in 95
      Are you curious to know the likelihood of suffering from a crime in Berkeley? If you reside in Berkeley, the likelihood that you will become a victim of a violent crime is 1 in 1024. Violent crimes include: murder, sexual assault, robbery, and physical assault. There is a 1 in 105 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 Berkeley, is 1 in 95.

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

      The year over year crime rate per 100,000 people for Berkeley is an accurate tool for tracking the rise and fall of crime, and in determining if living in Berkeley has become safer or more dangerous. The year over year data displayed in the graph shows that violent crimes have decreased by 54% in Berkeley, while property crimes in Berkeley have decreased by 45%. Total crime has decreased by 46% year over year.

      Berkeley police department

      ItemBerkeleyIllinoisNational
      Law enforcement employees (officers & civilians)1930,690558,732
      Police officers & civilians /1000 residents3.62.63.3
      There are a total of 19 Berkeley police officers. This results in 3.6 police officers per 1,000 residents which is 37.1% greater than the Illinois average and 11.6% greater than the National average.

      Sex offenders in Illinois

      StateTotal offendersIllinois /100KNational /100K
      Illinois32,213263266
      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.

      Nearby Cities With Low Crime Rates

      City, StatePopulationViolent crime/100k peopleProperty crime/100k peopleTotal crime/100k people
      Naperville, IL145,78969136205
      Justice, IL12,95755226281
      Hometown, IL4,34370352422
      Winfield, IL9,543102338440
      Bartlett, IL41,47551411462
      La Grange Park, IL13,59637462500
      Lisle, IL22,98970462531
      Berkeley, IL5,201989571,055

      Cities with similar population

      City, StatePopulationViolent crime/100k peopleProperty crime/100k peopleTotal crime/100k people
      Asbury, IA5,20198662760
      Bangor, PA5,1982499771,226
      Lone Grove, OK5,19739609648
      Moab, UT5,1966263,3183,944
      Williamson, AZ5,2071548711,025
      Berkeley, IL5,201989571,055
      Source: The Berkeley, IL crime data displayed above is derived from the FBI's uniform crime reports for the year of 2018. 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.