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Total crime 69%
Violent crime 93%
Property crime 64%
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StatisticReportedincidents/100k peopleBuffalo Grove/100k peopleIllinois/100k peopleNational/100k people
Total crime299n/a (estimate)7331,9852,346
Murder2n/a4.99.16.5
Rape2n/a4.940.438.4
Robbery2n/a4.997.473.9
Assault5n/a12.3278.9279.7
Violent crime11n/a (estimate)27426388
Burglary35n/a85.9246.4314.2
Theft245n/a601.01,143.51,398.0
Vehicle theft8n/a19.6169.5246.0
Property crime288n/a (estimate)7061,5591,958

Key findings

  • Buffalo Grove crime rates are 69% lower than the national average
  • Violent crimes in Buffalo Grove are 93% lower than the national average
  • In Buffalo Grove you have a 1 in 137 chance of becoming a victim of crime
  • Buffalo Grove is safer than 87% of the cities in the United States
  • Year over year crime in Buffalo Grove has not changed

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The Buffalo Grove crime map provides a detailed overview of all crimes in Buffalo Grove as reported by the local law enforcement agency. Based on the color coded legend above, the crime map outlines the areas with lower crime compared to the areas with higher crime. The Buffalo Grove crime heat map offers insight into the total crimes on a block group level.

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      Daily Crime In Buffalo Grove (per 100,000 people)

      The chart above shows the number of daily crimes in Buffalo Grove, IL per 100,000 people. In Buffalo Grove, the number of daily crimes is projected to be 2.71 times less than the Illinois average and 3.20 times less than the national average. The average number of daily violent crimes in Buffalo Grove is 15.78 times less than the Illinois average and 14.37 times less than the daily national average. With regards to property crimes, Buffalo Grove has a daily crime rate that is 2.21 times less than the Illinois average and 2.77 times less than the overall daily national average.

      How Safe is Buffalo Grove (higher is better)

      Compared to the other cities in Illinois and all other cities across the US, is Buffalo Grove safe? From the gauges displayed above, you will notice that Buffalo Grove is safer than 83% of other cities in the state of Illinois. In addition, Buffalo Grove is safer than 87% 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 Buffalo Grove. By studying this data, it was possible to determine that Buffalo Grove is above average in safety when compared with other United States cities.

      Chance of Being A Victim of Crime in Buffalo Grove

      The chance of being a victim of violent crime in Buffalo Grove is 1 in 3707
      The chance of being a victim of property crime in Buffalo Grove is 1 in 142
      The chance of being a victim of crime in Buffalo Grove is 1 in 137
      Are you worried about becoming a crime victim? In Buffalo Grove, your chance of becoming a victim of a violent crime is 1 in 3707. Types of violent crimes may include assault, robbery, rape, or murder. You also have a 1 in 142 chance of being the victim of a property crime such as vehicle theft, personal property theft, and burglary. Your overall risk of becoming a crime victim in Buffalo Grove is 1 in 137.

      Year Over Year Crime In Buffalo Grove (per 100,000 people)

      Determining whether Buffalo Grove is becoming less or more safe for its residents (per 100,000) is most easily done by comparing year-over-year crime rates. Buffalo Grove violent crime rates have not changed. At the same time, property crime has not changed year over year. Total crimes for Buffalo Grove has not changed in the same time frame.

      Buffalo Grove police department

      ItemBuffalo GroveIllinoisNational
      Law enforcement employees (officers & civilians)7730,690558,732
      Police officers & civilians /1000 residents1.82.63.3
      There are a total of 77 Buffalo Grove police officers. This results in 1.8 police officers per 1,000 residents which is 30.2% less than the Illinois average and 43.2% less 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

      CityPopulationViolent crime/100k peopleProperty crime/100k peopleTotal crime/100k people
      Tower Lakes, IL1,149000
      Hawthorn Woods, IL7,59023185208
      Inverness, IL7,8440242242
      Third Lake, IL1,26665238303
      Port Barrington, IL1,49066242308
      North Barrington, IL2,97267245311
      Knollwood, IL1,72978285363
      Buffalo Grove, IL41,55427706733

      Cities with similar population

      CityPopulationViolent crime/100k peopleProperty crime/100k peopleTotal crime/100k people
      Urbandale, IA41,5781051,0191,123
      Riverton, UT41,521691,2861,355
      Waipahu, HI41,5903062,9003,206
      Linden, NJ41,5953342,6012,935
      Westfield, MA41,486205789993
      Buffalo Grove, IL41,55427706733
      Source: The Buffalo Grove, IL crime data displayed above is derived from the FBI's uniform crime reports for the year of 2020. 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.