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Total crime 72%
Violent crime 71%
Property crime 72%
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 peopleCary/100k peopleIllinois/100k peopleNational/100k people
Total crime130n/a (estimate)7292,3372,580
Murder0n/a0.06.95.0
Rape7n/a39.346.042.6
Robbery4n/a22.4111.586.2
Assault9n/a50.5239.7246.8
Violent crime20n/a (estimate)112404381
Burglary17n/a95.3306.7376.0
Theft91n/a510.41,472.31,594.6
Vehicle theft2n/a11.2153.8228.9
Property crime110n/a (estimate)6171,9332,200

Key findings

  • Cary crime rates are 72% lower than the national average
  • Violent crimes in Cary are 71% lower than the national average
  • In Cary you have a 1 in 138 chance of becoming a victim of crime
  • Cary is safer than 79% of the cities in the United States
  • Year over year crime in Cary has increased by 51%

Cary crime map

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      Daily Crime In Cary (per 100,000 people)

      The number of daily crimes per 100,000 residents in Cary, Illinois is displayed in the graph above. As you can see, the daily crimes for Cary are 3.21 times less than the Illinois average and 3.54 times less than the national level. Daily violent crimes in Cary are 3.60 times less than than Illinois and 3.39 times less than the national mean. While daily property crimes in Cary are 3.13 times less than than Illinois and 3.57 times less than the national average.

      How Safe is Cary (higher is better)

      Is Cary safe in comparison to other cities in the state of Illinois as well as in comparison to the rest of the areas across the United States. Using the gauges above, which compare crime in Cary to other cities in the state and across the country, Cary is 68% safer than other cities of Illinois and 79% safer than other cities in the nation. Cary has a ranks above average in comparison to other cities in the country.

      Chance of Being A Victim of Crime in Cary

      The chance of being a victim of violent crime in Cary is 1 in 892
      The chance of being a victim of property crime in Cary is 1 in 163
      The chance of being a victim of crime in Cary is 1 in 138
      Are you worried about becoming a crime victim? In Cary, your chance of becoming a victim of a violent crime is 1 in 892. Types of violent crimes may include assault, robbery, rape, or murder. You also have a 1 in 163 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 Cary is 1 in 138.

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

      The year over year crime rate per 100,000 people for Cary is an accurate tool for tracking the rise and fall of crime, and in determining if living in Cary has become safer or more dangerous. The year over year data displayed in the graph shows that violent crimes have decreased by 5% in Cary, while property crimes in Cary have increased by 69%. Total crime has increased by 51% year over year.

      Cary police department

      ItemCaryIllinoisNational
      Law enforcement employees (officers & civilians)3230,690558,732
      Police officers & civilians /1000 residents1.72.63.3
      There are a total of 32 Cary police officers. This results in 1.7 police officers per 1,000 residents which is 33.9% less than the Illinois average and 46.2% 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

      City, StatePopulationViolent crime/100k peopleProperty crime/100k peopleTotal crime/100k people
      McCullom Lake, IL1,0119999198
      Gilberts, IL7,47936242279
      Sleepy Hollow, IL3,33860241302
      Prairie Grove, IL1,70457271328
      Bull Valley, IL1,21357271328
      Third Lake, IL1,26662295356
      Port Barrington, IL1,49063300363
      Cary, IL17,946112617729

      Cities with similar population

      City, StatePopulationViolent crime/100k peopleProperty crime/100k peopleTotal crime/100k people
      Huntington, NY17,942143588730
      Lenoir, NC17,9562854,7205,004
      St. Matthews, KY17,9302034,5154,718
      Menasha, WI17,9302532,0632,316
      Logansport, IN17,9245413,0843,625
      Cary, IL17,946112617729
      Source: The Cary, 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.