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58%
Total crime NAT. AVG.
46%
Violent crime NAT. AVG.
60%
Property crime NAT. AVG.
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Date & Last Updated: This data reflects the 2022 calendar year and was released from the FBI in September, 2023; this is the most current data available.
StatisticReportedincidents/100k peopleChicago/100k peopleIllinois/100k peopleNational/100k people
Total crime97,411n/a (estimate)3,6731,9702,324
Murder604n/a22.87.86.3
Rape1,374n/a51.848.140.0
Robbery8,948n/a337.484.766.1
Assault3,395n/a128.0146.7268.2
Violent crime14,321n/a (estimate)540287370
Burglary7,626n/a287.5208.5269.8
Theft54,273n/a2,046.41,192.71,401.9
Vehicle theft21,191n/a799.0281.6282.7
Property crime83,090n/a (estimate)3,1331,6831,954

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    Crime Quick Facts

    • Chicago crime rates are 58% higher than the national average
    • Violent crimes in Chicago are 46% higher than the national average
    • In Chicago you have a 1 in 28 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%

    Chicago crime map



    The Chicago crime map provides a detailed overview of all crimes in Chicago as reported by the local law enforcement agencies. Based on the color coded legend above, the crime map outlines the areas with lower crime compared to the areas with higher crime. The Chicago crime heat map offers insight into the total crimes on a block group level. Please note that the red areas on the Chicago crime map does not always indicate that it is a dangerous area for its residents. Areas on the heat map could be inflated if they are located in high traffic areas like airports, sports centers or large parks. Other areas on the heat map could see increased crime rates if they are located in major tourist areas like the downtown core.

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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 1.86 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 1.88 times more than the Illinois average, and it is 1.46 times more than the national average. The statistics for property crimes show that Chicago has a daily crime average that is 1.86 times more than the Illinois average and 1.60 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 2% 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 186
        The chance of being a victim of property crime in Chicago is 1 in 32
        The chance of being a victim of crime in Chicago is 1 in 28
        How likely are you to become a victim of crime? In Chicago, Illinois you have a 1 in 186 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 32 chance of becoming a victim. Property crimes include burglary, theft and vehicle theft. Overall, you have a 1 in 28 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 43% and the rate of property crime in Chicago has increased by 5%. The total crime rate in Chicago has decreased by 6% year to year.

        Chicago police department

        Item Chicago Illinois National
        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

        State Total offenders Illinois /100K National /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 Population Violent crime/100k people Property crime/100k people Total crime/100k people
        Golf, IL521000
        Stone Park, IL4,8429191182
        Kenilworth, IL2,3560333333
        Western Springs, IL13,2470372372
        Indian Head Park, IL3,74455321375
        Willow Springs, IL5,6100426426
        Palos Park, IL4,7790436436
        Chicago, IL2,699,3475403,1333,673

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        City Population Violent crime/100k people Property crime/100k people Total crime/100k people
        Houston, TX2,313,2381,1424,5825,723
        Phoenix, AZ1,658,4228252,9023,727
        Philadelphia, PA1,581,5311,0414,3215,363
        San Antonio, TX1,529,1338835,0695,951
        Los Angeles, CA3,973,2788342,7083,543
        Chicago, IL2,699,3475403,1333,673
        Source: The Chicago, IL crime data displayed above is derived from the FBI's uniform crime reports for the year of 2022. 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.