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Total crime 49%
Violent crime 82%
Property crime 43%
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 peopleDes Plaines/100k peopleIllinois/100k peopleNational/100k people
Total crime764n/a (estimate)1,3142,3372,580
Murder1n/a1.76.95.0
Rape6n/a10.346.042.6
Robbery12n/a20.6111.586.2
Assault20n/a34.4239.7246.8
Violent crime39n/a (estimate)67404381
Burglary65n/a111.8306.7376.0
Theft623n/a1,071.31,472.31,594.6
Vehicle theft37n/a63.6153.8228.9
Property crime725n/a (estimate)1,2471,9332,200

Key findings

  • Des Plaines crime rates are 49% lower than the national average
  • Violent crimes in Des Plaines are 82% lower than the national average
  • In Des Plaines you have a 1 in 77 chance of becoming a victim of crime
  • Des Plaines is safer than 75% of the cities in the United States
  • Year over year crime in Des Plaines has increased by 33%

Des Plaines crime map

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

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      Daily Crime In Des Plaines (per 100,000 people)

      The bar chart above reveals the rate of daily crimes in Des Plaines for every 100,000 residents. The Des Plaines total amount of daily crime is 1.78 times less than the Illinois average and 1.96 times less than than that of the nation. As for violent crimes, the daily average in Des Plaines, is 6.03 times less than the Illinois average, and it is 5.68 times less than the national average. The statistics for property crimes show that Des Plaines has a daily crime average that is 1.55 times less than the Illinois average and 1.76 times less than the daily national rate.

      How Safe is Des Plaines (higher is better)

      Are people any safer living in Des Plaines in comparison to other Illinois communities and all other areas throughout the United States? When we look at all cities across America, is Des Plaines safe? The evidence provided by these graphs show Des Plaines being safer than 60% of cities in Illinois and 75% 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 Des Plaines. In conclusion, Des Plaines ranks above average compared to the rest of the United States.

      Chance of Being A Victim of Crime in Des Plaines

      The chance of being a victim of violent crime in Des Plaines is 1 in 1492
      The chance of being a victim of property crime in Des Plaines is 1 in 81
      The chance of being a victim of crime in Des Plaines is 1 in 77
      Interested in knowing the odds that you will be a crime victim in Des Plaines? In Des Plaines, you have a 1 in 1492 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 81. These crimes include theft, vehicle theft, and burglary. Your overall chance of being a victim of crime in Des Plaines, IL is 1 in 77.

      Year Over Year Crime In Des Plaines (per 100,000 people)

      The year over year crime rate per 100,000 people for Des Plaines is an accurate tool for tracking the rise and fall of crime, and in determining if living in Des Plaines has become safer or more dangerous. The year over year data displayed in the graph shows that violent crimes have decreased by 13% in Des Plaines, while property crimes in Des Plaines have increased by 36%. Total crime has increased by 33% year over year.

      Des Plaines police department

      ItemDes PlainesIllinoisNational
      Law enforcement employees (officers & civilians)10730,690558,732
      Police officers & civilians /1000 residents1.82.63.3
      There are a total of 107 Des Plaines police officers. This results in 1.8 police officers per 1,000 residents which is 31.1% less than the Illinois average and 43.9% 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
      North Barrington, IL2,97263303367
      Winfield, IL9,543102338440
      Deer Park, IL3,40977368445
      Bartlett, IL41,47551411462
      Hawthorn Woods, IL7,5900470470
      Tower Lakes, IL1,1490482482
      Forest Lake, IL1,74385407493
      Des Plaines, IL58,755671,2471,314

      Cities with similar population

      City, StatePopulationViolent crime/100k peopleProperty crime/100k peopleTotal crime/100k people
      Port Orange, FL58,780392,1762,215
      Noblesville, IN58,719939301,023
      Royal Oak, MI58,82394810904
      Owensboro, KY58,6852684,4204,688
      Orland Park, IL58,612341,7181,752
      Des Plaines, IL58,755671,2471,314
      Source: The Des Plaines, 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.