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Total crime 58%
Violent crime 149%
Property crime 41%
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 peopleChicago/100k peopleIllinois/100k peopleNational/100k people
Total crime106,274n/a (estimate)3,9262,2532,489
Murder492n/a18.26.65.0
Rape1,761n/a65.148.042.6
Robbery7,983n/a294.998.481.6
Assault15,296n/a565.0254.0250.2
Violent crime25,532n/a (estimate)943407379
Burglary9,578n/a353.8271.7340.5
Theft62,083n/a2,293.41,426.61,549.5
Vehicle theft9,081n/a335.5148.2219.9
Property crime80,742n/a (estimate)2,9831,8472,110

Key findings

  • Chicago crime rates are 58% higher than the national average
  • Violent crimes in Chicago are 149% higher than the national average
  • In Chicago you have a 1 in 26 chance of becoming a victim of crime
  • Chicago is safer than 5% of the cities in the United States
  • Year over year crime in Chicago has decreased by 6%

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      Daily Crime In Chicago (per 100,000 people)

      The bar chart above reveals the rate of daily crimes in Chicago for every 100,000 residents. The Chicago total amount of daily crime is 1.74 times more than the Illinois average and 1.58 times more than than that of the nation. As for violent crimes, the daily average in Chicago, is 2.32 times more than the Illinois average, and it is 2.49 times more than the national average. The statistics for property crimes show that Chicago has a daily crime average that is 1.62 times more than the Illinois average and 1.41 times more than the daily national rate.

      How Safe is Chicago (higher is better)

      How safe is Chicago, Illinois compared to other cities in Illinois and the rest of the cities across the United States? The graphs above show that Chicago is safer than 3% of the cities in Illinois and 5% of the cities in the United States. These results are calculated by analyzing all cities in Illinois and across the US as a whole and determining how many areas have a lower crime rate than Chicago. Overall, Chicago is ranked below average compared to all other cities across the United States.

      Chance of Being A Victim of Crime in Chicago

      The chance of being a victim of violent crime in Chicago is 1 in 107
      The chance of being a victim of property crime in Chicago is 1 in 34
      The chance of being a victim of crime in Chicago is 1 in 26
      How likely are you to become a victim of crime? In Chicago, Illinois you have a 1 in 107 chance of becoming a victim of violent crime. Violent crimes include murder, rape, robbery and assault. With regards to property crime, you have a 1 in 34 chance of becoming a victim. Property crimes include burglary, theft and vehicle theft. Overall, you have a 1 in 26 chance of becoming a victim of crime in Chicago.

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

      An ideal indicator of whether Chicago is becoming a safer or more dangerous place to live can be done by analyzing the year over year crime rates per 100,000 people. Year over year violent crime in Chicago has decreased by 6% and the rate of property crime in Chicago has decreased by 6%. The total crime rate in Chicago has decreased by 6% year to year.

      Chicago police department

      ItemChicagoIllinoisNational
      Law enforcement employees (officers & civilians)12,76630,690558,732
      Police officers & civilians /1000 residents4.72.63.3
      There are a total of 12,766 Chicago police officers. This results in 4.7 police officers per 1,000 residents which is 78% greater than the Illinois average and 45% 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
      Palos Park, IL4,93421336357
      Golf, IL5330403403
      Hometown, IL4,34370352422
      Justice, IL12,95732465497
      La Grange Park, IL13,59645611656
      Palos Hills, IL17,545111659769
      North Riverside, IL6,983572232804
      Chicago, IL2,714,0179432,9833,926

      Cities with similar population

      City, StatePopulationViolent crime/100k peopleProperty crime/100k peopleTotal crime/100k people
      Houston, TX2,240,5821,0724,3195,392
      Philadelphia, PA1,559,9389093,0974,006
      Phoenix, AZ1,555,3246993,3154,014
      Los Angeles, CA3,918,8727322,3833,115
      San Antonio, TX1,439,3587084,3245,033
      Chicago, IL2,714,0179432,9833,926
      Source: The Chicago, 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.