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Total crime 52%
Violent crime 75%
Property crime 48%
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 peopleDes Plaines/100k peopleIllinois/100k peopleNational/100k people
Total crime706n/a (estimate)1,1962,2532,489
Murder2n/a3.46.65.0
Rape11n/a18.648.042.6
Robbery13n/a22.098.481.6
Assault30n/a50.8254.0250.2
Violent crime56n/a (estimate)95407379
Burglary66n/a111.8271.7340.5
Theft550n/a931.81,426.61,549.5
Vehicle theft34n/a57.6148.2219.9
Property crime650n/a (estimate)1,1011,8472,110

Key findings

  • Des Plaines crime rates are 52% lower than the national average
  • Violent crimes in Des Plaines are 75% lower than the national average
  • In Des Plaines you have a 1 in 84 chance of becoming a victim of crime
  • Des Plaines is safer than 72% of the cities in the United States
  • Year over year crime in Des Plaines has decreased by 9%

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 1.88 times less than the Illinois average and 2.08 times less than than that of the nation. As for violent crimes, the daily average in Des Plaines, is 4.29 times less than the Illinois average, and it is 4.00 times less than the national average. The statistics for property crimes show that Des Plaines has a daily crime average that is 1.68 times less than the Illinois average and 1.92 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 57% of cities in Illinois and 72% 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 1054
      The chance of being a victim of property crime in Des Plaines is 1 in 91
      The chance of being a victim of crime in Des Plaines is 1 in 84
      Interested in knowing the odds that you will be a crime victim in Des Plaines? In Des Plaines, you have a 1 in 1054 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 91. These crimes include theft, vehicle theft, and burglary. Your overall chance of being a victim of crime in Des Plaines, IL is 1 in 84.

      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 increased by 42% in Des Plaines, while property crimes in Des Plaines have decreased by 12%. Total crime has decreased by 9% 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
      Tower Lakes, IL1,149000
      Hawthorn Woods, IL7,59023185208
      Inverness, IL7,8440242242
      North Barrington, IL2,97264290353
      Golf, IL5330403403
      Deer Park, IL3,40978352429
      Forest Lake, IL1,74386389475
      Des Plaines, IL58,755951,1011,196

      Cities with similar population

      City, StatePopulationViolent crime/100k peopleProperty crime/100k peopleTotal crime/100k people
      Port Orange, FL58,780461,8051,851
      Noblesville, IN58,719509571,007
      Royal Oak, MI58,823102735837
      Owensboro, KY58,6852254,0464,271
      Orland Park, IL58,612441,6201,664
      Des Plaines, IL58,755951,1011,196
      Source: The Des Plaines, 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.