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Places With The Lowest Crime In Illinois 2020

Nearby Areas With A High Livability Score67
  • Elburn, IL
  • (City)
  • Population: 5,594
  • Elburn sucks and if you're dumb enough to move here, expect outrageously high property taxes, 3rd world water supply and administration that does not care about you as a…[read more]
78
  • 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…[read more]
61
  • Hawthorn Woods, IL
  • (City)
  • Population: 7,590
75
  • Manhattan, IL
  • (City)
  • Population: 7,405
74
  • Auburn, IL
  • (City)
  • Population: 5,006
76
  • Gilberts, IL
  • (City)
  • Population: 7,479
81
  • 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…[read more]
83
  • 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…[read more]
75
  • Justice, IL
  • (City)
  • Population: 12,957
  • I've been living in Justice Illinois for 8 years and have enjoyed the friendly neighbors and great small-town feel that has become home for me and my family. Justice has very little crime and is a great…[read more]
80
  • 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…[read more]
80
  • Naperville, IL
  • (City)
  • Population: 145,789
  • On June 7 traveling with my daughter and her son I drove her car to the Naperville commuter station. I parked in the public lot north of the station in stall #829. I then went to the station to pay on…[read more]
77
  • 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…[read more]
68
  • Pingree Grove, IL
  • (City)
  • Population: 5,983
  • My neighbors have block parties with mariachi bands and taco venders. I try to relax on my patio and Spanish music blasts loud for hours from neighbors backyards. Lowriders and Mexico flags everywhere…[read more]
78
  • 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…[read more]
80
  • 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…[read more]
81
  • 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…[read more]
71
  • 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…[read more]
85
  • 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…[read more]
80
  • Lake Bluff, IL
  • (City)
  • Population: 5,758
74
  • Coal City, IL
  • (City)
  • Population: 5,687
76
  • Sandwich, IL
  • (City)
  • Population: 7,491
83
  • 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…[read more]
81
  • 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…[read more]
78
  • Stickney, IL
  • (City)
  • Population: 6,778
65
  • Marengo, IL
  • (City)
  • Population: 8,081
  • Marengo, Illinois is just the present-day U.S. on an unincorporated 'town' scale. In other words, it's a horrible town. Most of the residents, employers and people who work there are mean, cliquey,…[read more]
80
  • 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,…[read more]
85
  • Arlington Heights, IL
  • (City)
  • Population: 75,721
  • Im a liberal and this place is great. im also a transgender and idetify as a vending machine and people accept me around here. i acted like a vending machine and someone put a $1 inside of me since i was…[read more]
69
  • Willow Springs, IL
  • (City)
  • Population: 5,677
86
  • Edwardsville, IL
  • (City)
  • Population: 25,044
  • Living in Edwardsville, IL is a beautiful place. We have many parks. We have an industrial town that was merged with us, making our city even larger than it originally was. Edwardsville is named after…[read more]
81
  • Clarendon Hills, IL
  • (City)
  • Population: 8,641
77
  • 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…[read more]
78
  • Lockport, IL
  • (City)
  • Population: 25,096
  • I recently moved to Lockport, IL and have enjoyed my experience for the last year and a half. Lockport, IL offers an array of benefits in terms of housing options, educational and academic programs,…[read more]
83
  • Lakemoor, IL
  • (City)
  • Population: 6,313
81
  • Shorewood, IL
  • (City)
  • Population: 16,539
  • We chanced upon this place a few years ago and I couldn't be happier. We have so much close by and yet don't have the traffic of Plainfield and other areas up north. We are in the older area so the…[read more]
80
  • Oswego, IL
  • (City)
  • Population: 33,245
  • Living in Oswego, Illinois, has a few upsides and a few downsides. One of the upsides, which I like a lot about the city, is that the crime rate is exceedingly low and the jobs pay quite well. I had no…[read more]
82
  • Roselle, IL
  • (City)
  • Population: 22,911
  • Roselle is a great place to live. Homes are well kept, plenty of restaurants, and beautiful parks. We feel extremely safe and there is a strong sense of community with block parties and summer fests. …[read more]
75
  • Highwood, IL
  • (City)
  • Population: 5,377
72
  • 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…[read more]
81
  • Winfield, IL
  • (City)
  • Population: 9,543
65
  • Pinckneyville, IL
  • (City)
  • Population: 5,422
80
  • Mundelein, IL
  • (City)
  • Population: 31,550
  • The city of Mundelein, Illinois is a suburb located approximately 35 miles north of Chicago with a population of 31,064. This quaint little village has been around since the mid 1600's, initially the…[read more]
73
  • Lake Villa, IL
  • (City)
  • Population: 8,916
71
  • LaSalle, IL
  • (City)
  • Population: 9,484
  • Some very good and kind people live here, however, it's a very low income area...avoid! Drive through this area and you will experience a thriving or growing community…[read more]
76
  • Highland Park, IL
  • (City)
  • Population: 29,780
  • Highland Park is a beautiful city outside of Chicago. It has an upscale yet quaint feel. There are many beautiful homes and landscapes throughout the town. I love Highland Park because of the high…[read more]
71
  • Bethalto, IL
  • (City)
  • Population: 9,364
83
  • Wilmette, IL
  • (City)
  • Population: 27,367
  • There’s no many things biblical about Wilmette, but it fits. Everyone who lives here has a sense of compassion for their neighbor. Throughout the day, you’ll find many of them out and about, which I…[read more]
87
  • South Elgin, IL
  • (City)
  • Population: 22,274
  • South Elgin is located just south of Elgin, Illinois and is a far west suburb of Chicago. The city is known for being excellent for families by having a great public school system and having well-policed…[read more]
82
  • Elmhurst, IL
  • (City)
  • Population: 45,742
  • I lived in Elmhurst, Illinois about 10 years ago and for a suburban community with a relatively modest population, about 32,000, it was a relatively quiet community. I was fortunate enough to live close…[read more]
74
  • Spring Grove, IL
  • (City)
  • Population: 5,578
80
  • 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…[read more]

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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