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Total crime 46%
Violent crime 70%
Property crime 42%
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 peopleCrystal Lake/100k peopleIllinois/100k peopleNational/100k people
Total crime536n/a (estimate)1,3422,2532,489
Murder1n/a2.56.65.0
Rape11n/a27.548.042.6
Robbery9n/a22.598.481.6
Assault24n/a60.1254.0250.2
Violent crime45n/a (estimate)113407379
Burglary25n/a62.6271.7340.5
Theft459n/a1,149.11,426.61,549.5
Vehicle theft7n/a17.5148.2219.9
Property crime491n/a (estimate)1,2291,8472,110

Key findings

  • Crystal Lake crime rates are 46% lower than the national average
  • Violent crimes in Crystal Lake are 70% lower than the national average
  • In Crystal Lake you have a 1 in 75 chance of becoming a victim of crime
  • Crystal Lake is safer than 67% of the cities in the United States
  • Year over year crime in Crystal Lake has decreased by 21%

Crystal Lake crime map

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

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      Daily Crime In Crystal Lake (per 100,000 people)

      The graph above illustrates the number of daily crimes in Crystal Lake, IL per 100,000 people. In Crystal Lake, the total number of daily crimes is 1.68 times less than the Illinois average and 1.86 times less than the national average. The number of daily violent crimes in Crystal Lake is 3.61 times less than the Illinois average and 3.37 times less than the national average. With regards to property crimes, Crystal Lake has a daily crime rate that is 1.50 times less than the Illinois average and 1.72 times less than the national average.

      How Safe is Crystal Lake (higher is better)

      Are people any safer living in Crystal Lake in comparison to other Illinois communities and all other areas throughout the United States? When we look at all cities across America, is Crystal Lake safe? The evidence provided by these graphs show Crystal Lake being safer than 51% of cities in Illinois and 67% of cities across the United States. This is evident by tracking Illinois cities as well as all US cities over a one year period to contrast crime statistics as they relate to Crystal Lake. In conclusion, Crystal Lake ranks above average compared to the rest of the United States.

      Chance of Being A Victim of Crime in Crystal Lake

      The chance of being a victim of violent crime in Crystal Lake is 1 in 888
      The chance of being a victim of property crime in Crystal Lake is 1 in 82
      The chance of being a victim of crime in Crystal Lake is 1 in 75
      Are you at risk of becoming a victim of crime in Crystal Lake, Illinois? If you reside in Crystal Lake, then there is a 1 in 888 chance that you will experience a violent crime. These types of crimes may include homicide, sexual assault, robbery, and physical assault. Your risk of being a victim of property crime is 1 in 82. These types of crime include burglary, petty theft, and theft of motor vehicles. Altogether, there is a 1 in 75 risk that you will become a victim of crime in Crystal Lake.

      Year Over Year Crime In Crystal Lake (per 100,000 people)

      An ideal indicator of whether Crystal Lake 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 Crystal Lake has increased by 20% and the rate of property crime in Crystal Lake has decreased by 23%. The total crime rate in Crystal Lake has decreased by 21% year to year.

      Crystal Lake police department

      ItemCrystal LakeIllinoisNational
      Law enforcement employees (officers & civilians)7230,690558,732
      Police officers & civilians /1000 residents1.82.63.3
      There are a total of 72 Crystal Lake police officers. This results in 1.8 police officers per 1,000 residents which is 33.3% less than the Illinois average and 45.7% 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
      Union, IL484000
      Tower Lakes, IL1,149000
      McCullom Lake, IL1,0119999198
      Hawthorn Woods, IL7,59023185208
      Inverness, IL7,8440242242
      Bull Valley, IL1,21357259316
      Prairie Grove, IL1,70457259316
      Crystal Lake, IL40,4751131,2291,342

      Cities with similar population

      City, StatePopulationViolent crime/100k peopleProperty crime/100k peopleTotal crime/100k people
      Fitchburg, MA40,4415341,3241,859
      Warren, OH40,4335583,8884,446
      Huntsville, TX40,4325813,3143,894
      Channelview, TX40,5345903,3673,957
      Streamwood, IL40,5521521,0501,202
      Crystal Lake, IL40,4751131,2291,342
      Source: The Crystal Lake, 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.