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Total crime 44%
Violent crime 69%
Property crime 40%
Date & Last Updated: This data reflects the 2019 calendar year and was released from the FBI in September, 2020; this is the most current data available.
StatisticReportedincidents/100k peopleBerkeley/100k peopleIllinois/100k peopleNational/100k people
Total crime70n/a (estimate)1,3842,2532,489
Murder0n/a0.06.65.0
Rape0n/a0.048.042.6
Robbery1n/a19.898.481.6
Assault5n/a98.9254.0250.2
Violent crime6n/a (estimate)119407379
Burglary1n/a19.8271.7340.5
Theft60n/a1,186.71,426.61,549.5
Vehicle theft3n/a59.3148.2219.9
Property crime64n/a (estimate)1,2661,8472,110

Key findings

  • Berkeley crime rates are 44% lower than the national average
  • Violent crimes in Berkeley are 69% lower than the national average
  • In Berkeley you have a 1 in 73 chance of becoming a victim of crime
  • Berkeley is safer than 66% of the cities in the United States
  • Year over year crime in Berkeley has increased by 31%

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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 1.63 times less than the Illinois average and 1.80 times less than the national average. The average number of daily violent crimes in Berkeley is 3.43 times less than the Illinois average and 3.20 times less than the daily national average. With regards to property crimes, Berkeley has a daily crime rate that is 1.46 times less than the Illinois average and 1.67 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 49% of cities in Illinois and 66% 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 843
      The chance of being a victim of property crime in Berkeley is 1 in 80
      The chance of being a victim of crime in Berkeley is 1 in 73
      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 843. Violent crimes include: murder, sexual assault, robbery, and physical assault. There is a 1 in 80 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 73.

      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 increased by 21% in Berkeley, while property crimes in Berkeley have increased by 32%. Total crime has increased by 31% 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
      Golf, IL5330403403
      Hometown, IL4,34370352422
      Justice, IL12,95732465497
      Bartlett, IL41,47556460516
      Clarendon Hills, IL8,64157498555
      Prospect Heights, IL16,331106494601
      Berkeley, IL5,2011191,2661,384

      Cities with similar population

      City, StatePopulationViolent crime/100k peopleProperty crime/100k peopleTotal crime/100k people
      Asbury, IA5,201105679783
      Bangor, PA5,1982877261,013
      Lone Grove, OK5,1970254254
      Moab, UT5,1967852,4683,253
      Montevideo, MN5,207177473651
      Berkeley, IL5,2011191,2661,384
      Source: The Berkeley, IL crime data displayed above is derived from the FBI's uniform crime reports for the year of 2019. 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.