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Total crime 18%
Violent crime 38%
Property crime 15%
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 peopleCrete/100k peopleIllinois/100k peopleNational/100k people
Total crime165n/a (estimate)2,0382,2532,489
Murder0n/a0.06.65.0
Rape2n/a24.748.042.6
Robbery5n/a61.898.481.6
Assault12n/a148.2254.0250.2
Violent crime19n/a (estimate)235407379
Burglary28n/a345.9271.7340.5
Theft108n/a1,334.01,426.61,549.5
Vehicle theft10n/a123.5148.2219.9
Property crime146n/a (estimate)1,8031,8472,110

Key findings

  • Crete crime rates are 18% lower than the national average
  • Violent crimes in Crete are 38% lower than the national average
  • In Crete you have a 1 in 50 chance of becoming a victim of crime
  • Crete is safer than 45% of the cities in the United States
  • Year over year crime in Crete has increased by 11%

Crete crime map

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The Crete crime map provides a detailed overview of all crimes in Crete 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 Crete crime heat map offers insight into the total crimes on a block group level.

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      Daily Crime In Crete (per 100,000 people)

      The above illustration depicts the number of crimes committed daily in Crete, per 100,000 residents. In Crete, the total number of daily crimes is 1.11 times less than the Illinois average and 1.22 times less than the national average. Violent daily crime statistics in Crete are 1.73 times less than the Illinois average and 1.62 times less than the national average. For property crime, Crete has a daily crime rate that is 1.02 times less than the Illinois average and 1.17 times less than the daily national average.

      How Safe is Crete (higher is better)

      Compared to the other cities in Illinois and all other cities across the US, is Crete safe? From the gauges displayed above, you will notice that Crete is safer than 32% of other cities in the state of Illinois. In addition, Crete is safer than 45% 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 Crete. By studying this data, it was possible to determine that Crete is below average in safety when compared with other United States cities.

      Chance of Being A Victim of Crime in Crete

      The chance of being a victim of violent crime in Crete is 1 in 427
      The chance of being a victim of property crime in Crete is 1 in 56
      The chance of being a victim of crime in Crete is 1 in 50
      Interested in knowing the odds that you will be a crime victim in Crete? In Crete, you have a 1 in 427 chance of falling victim to a violent crime, such as rape, robbery, assault, or even murder. In terms of property crime, your chances of being a victim are 1 in 56. These crimes include theft, vehicle theft, and burglary. Your overall chance of being a victim of crime in Crete, IL is 1 in 50.

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

      Determining whether Crete is becoming less or more safe for its residents (per 100,000) is most easily done by comparing year-over-year crime rates. Crete violent crime rates have increased by 12%. At the same time, property crime has increased by 11% year over year. Total crimes for Crete has increased by 11% in the same time frame.

      Crete police department

      ItemCreteIllinoisNational
      Law enforcement employees (officers & civilians)1930,690558,732
      Police officers & civilians /1000 residents2.32.63.3
      There are a total of 19 Crete police officers. This results in 2.3 police officers per 1,000 residents which is 13.7% less than the Illinois average and 29.7% 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
      Orland Hills, IL7,24114354368
      Grant Park, IL1,27281324406
      Lake Dalecarlia, IN1,508103547650
      St. John, IN15,77722671693
      Beecher, IL4,264179537716
      Crown Point, IN28,74323956979
      Peotone, IL4,1460992992
      Crete, IL8,2152351,8032,038

      Cities with similar population

      City, StatePopulationViolent crime/100k peopleProperty crime/100k peopleTotal crime/100k people
      Wesley Chapel, NC8,217131827958
      Croton-on-Hudson, NY8,209126482608
      Rolling Hills Estates, CA8,2061231,5461,669
      Pewaukee village, WI8,225731,0621,136
      Hillsdale, MI8,2032871,5961,883
      Crete, IL8,2152351,8032,038
      Source: The Crete, IL crime data displayed above is derived from the FBI's uniform crime reports for the year of 2019. 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.