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Places With The Lowest Crime In Illinois 2018

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  • Hawthorn Woods, IL
  • (City)
  • Population: 7,590
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  • Western Springs, IL
  • (City)
  • Population: 13,133
  • I have lived in this city all my life. There is no other place I can call home. I have undergone the full public education system and even changed elementary schools. It’s a city with very impressive
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  • Channahon, IL
  • (City)
  • Population: 12,329
  • There's more to Illinois than just Chicago, and there's definitely more to Channahon than you might first think. Located within driving distance of the Windy City, it's a small village with a lot of
73
  • Gilberts, IL
  • (City)
  • Population: 7,479
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  • Waterloo, IL
  • (City)
  • Population: 10,197
  • In all my 34 years of living in Waterloo, Illinois I can honestly say I have never had a bad day based on where I live. Of course I've had bad days for other reasons, but honestly living here has helped
69
  • Campton Hills, IL
  • (City)
  • Population: 11,500
  • Campton Hills is a city within Kane County that houses more than 11,200 residents. When you look at the transportation aspect for the city, it has the highest amount of air departures and the most rail
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  • Manhattan, IL
  • (City)
  • Population: 7,405
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  • Lakemoor, IL
  • (City)
  • Population: 6,313
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  • Lincolnshire, IL
  • (City)
  • Population: 7,291
72
  • Lindenhurst, IL
  • (City)
  • Population: 14,380
  • Living in Lindenhurst is quiet the thrill for my family and I. Knowing the struggle coming from a strict western home, I was lucky enough to find my footing here in Lindenhurst. I was lucky enough to
69
  • Homer Glen, IL
  • (City)
  • Population: 24,385
  • Homer Glen, Illinois is one of the best places I have ever lived. It is close to everything you'd want to be close to in the Chicago area. One of the best things I like about Homer Glen is the exciting
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  • Northfield, IL
  • (City)
  • Population: 5,374
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  • Lake Forest, IL
  • (City)
  • Population: 18,881
  • Lake Forest is a very wealthy community in what is known as 'the north shore' - 25 miles north of the city of Chicago along the shore of Lake Michigan. Two train lines run into the city so commuting is
79
  • Buffalo Grove, IL
  • (City)
  • Population: 41,554
  • I lived in Buffalo Grove, Illinois for about 8 years in my mid-twenties. I lived on the north side which is more commercial than the southern side which is more residential and family friendly. There
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  • Mount Zion, IL
  • (City)
  • Population: 5,894
71
  • Mahomet, IL
  • (City)
  • Population: 7,996
70
  • Palos Heights, IL
  • (City)
  • Population: 12,544
  • I experienced amazing moments while living in Palos Heights Illinois. The city is in Cook County. Palos Heights is close to Mount Greenwood Chicago. The town is split into three districts and includes a
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  • Winfield, IL
  • (City)
  • Population: 9,543
81
  • Columbia, IL
  • (City)
  • Population: 10,193
  • I have lived in Columbia, Illinois for all of my life except for my four years I was away at college. I can't picture myself living anywhere else, no do I want to! The people that call Columbia home are
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  • Deerfield, IL
  • (City)
  • Population: 18,686
  • I had an exceptional time with my family while living in Deerfield Illinois. The community that is 25 miles from Chicago, promotes family, fun, and leisure activities. This city houses the headquarters
71
  • Pingree Grove, IL
  • (City)
  • Population: 5,983
68
  • Willow Springs, IL
  • (City)
  • Population: 5,677
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  • La Grange Park, IL
  • (City)
  • Population: 13,596
  • It's was fair living here, it's an industrial and cultural city. I particularly love the easy access to the various rail and bus services; offered. What I also liked about the area was their economic
70
  • Elburn, IL
  • (City)
  • Population: 5,594
72
  • Barrington, IL
  • (City)
  • Population: 10,449
  • Barrington; the best city to reside! I have lived in this city for eight years. I like the manner people in this city interact with each other and is an excellent place to raise a family. The town has
70
  • Burr Ridge, IL
  • (City)
  • Population: 10,736
  • Burr Ridge is the kind of place that everyone dreams of calling home. I love living in Burr Ridge because it has an amazing quality of life. There are many restaurants, shops, gyms, and places to hang
82
  • Clarendon Hills, IL
  • (City)
  • Population: 8,641
69
  • Plano, IL
  • (City)
  • Population: 11,929
  • I've been living in Plano Illinois for the last 4 years and have enjoyed the small-town atmosphere and unique culture in this very neighborly and friendly town with my two kids and wife. Plano has all
73
  • Winnetka, IL
  • (City)
  • Population: 12,437
  • I experienced beautiful vivacity while living in Winnetka Illinois. The city is located in Cook County. Cedar Lake is about 16 miles from Chicago’s central downtown area. The town is highly affluent,
75
  • Huntley, IL
  • (City)
  • Population: 25,831
  • Living in Huntley, it is interesting to watch how the tiny little city has grown and expanded over the years. When I was a boy, we had a single elementary school and a single high school/ Now, the best
75
  • Mascoutah, IL
  • (City)
  • Population: 7,917
68
  • Spring Grove, IL
  • (City)
  • Population: 5,578
76
  • Itasca, IL
  • (City)
  • Population: 8,502
  • Although I might have went to some bad dining places, Itasca isn't so bad. The hotel I stayed at with my family was great, especially the
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  • Orland Hills, IL
  • (City)
  • Population: 7,241
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  • Wheaton, IL
  • (City)
  • Population: 53,568
  • I have lived in Wheaton, Illinois for a few years now. It has quickly become my favorite place to live. I love its deep-rooted sense of community. This is a very family friendly town. Living here is like
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  • Lemont, IL
  • (City)
  • Population: 16,587
  • These days it isn't easy to find a nice place to live with a small town feel and great people that make up a fantastic community, but that's exactly what you will find here in Lemont, IL! I have been
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  • Glen Carbon, IL
  • (City)
  • Population: 12,782
  • I adore living here, I moved here because I so love their parks. It is a large suburban city with an atmosphere that offers its residents affordable living. With that being said, the job market here is
65
  • Pinckneyville, IL
  • (City)
  • Population: 5,422
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  • Highwood, IL
  • (City)
  • Population: 5,377
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  • Lake in the Hills, IL
  • (City)
  • Population: 28,908
  • Lake in the Hill is one of those small towns outside of a major city that’s a mix of the strange and developing. Living in there, you quickly gather that there’s something weird about the people. For
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  • Lisle, IL
  • (City)
  • Population: 22,989
  • Lisle is a great place for a family. I never hear about crime and it has a family feel to it. It is close to 2 different malls (yorktown and fox valley) and because it is so close to Naperville there is
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  • Bartlett, IL
  • (City)
  • Population: 41,475
  • If your child has a bus stop in front of a park DO NOT expect that the City will shovel the sidewalk. Your child will stand in snow until the bus comes to get them. I had to go out and shovel so the kids
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  • Geneva, IL
  • (City)
  • Population: 21,732
  • Geneva, Illinois is a suburb of Chicago, but you honestly would never know it's anywhere near such a big city. It's a nice place that has a semi-country feel to it. The public transit system is
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  • Morton Grove, IL
  • (City)
  • Population: 23,413
  • I have lived in Morton Grove, IL for the last 10 years and have yet to find a better mid western area for young professionals. This city is packed with local amenities that make entertainment,
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  • Hinsdale, IL
  • (City)
  • Population: 17,438
  • Hinsdale, Illinois is a suburb of Chicago located to the west/southwest of the city. It is a diverse and welcoming community and definitely geared more towards the upper middle-class with the higher
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  • Park Ridge, IL
  • (City)
  • Population: 37,567
  • One of my favorite suburbs of all Chicago. Infested with intellectual businessmen and doctors. Also a great family friendly area with absolutely NO areas to avoid. You could stay out at 11 pm and still
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  • Palos Hills, IL
  • (City)
  • Population: 17,545
  • Palos Hills, Illinois is a suburb of Chicago located to the southwest of the city. Palos Hills boasts itself as a family-centered, quaint, and welcoming community. The city itself is definitely geared
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  • Palatine, IL
  • (City)
  • Population: 69,098
  • Like with every area theres a ghetto but 90% of Palatine is safe. The downtown has been newly redone with a fair amount of bars/shopping and places to eat all within walking distance. Though
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  • Winthrop Harbor, IL
  • (City)
  • Population: 6,832
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  • Frankfort, IL
  • (City)
  • Population: 18,415
  • This is the best place in the USA to work, play and raise a family! Our town may be small, but our heart is big and it shows no matter what street you choose to walk down! I especially love spending a

Low crime rates are an important factor when determining the livability of any given city in Illinois. Finding the safest places to live in Illinois can be challenging, especially in larger cities which tend to have more crime. Luckily, AreaVibes has done all the heavy lifting for you. Using science and data, AreaVibes has created a list of the safest places to live in Illinois with a population over 5,000.

The Illinois cities listed above have impeccably low crime rates when compared to other cities in the state. How did we choose the safest places to live in Illinois? To create the list, we looked at both property crimes (burglary, theft, vehicle theft) and violent crimes (murder, rape, robbery, assault), then calculated the number of crimes per 100,000 people so that all cities are compared equally. Higher weights were given to violent crimes.

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