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Total crime 37%
Violent crime 75%
Property crime 30%
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 peopleDowners Grove/100k peopleIllinois/100k peopleNational/100k people
Total crime778n/a (estimate)1,5732,2532,489
Murder0n/a0.06.65.0
Rape10n/a20.248.042.6
Robbery10n/a20.298.481.6
Assault26n/a52.6254.0250.2
Violent crime46n/a (estimate)93407379
Burglary46n/a93.0271.7340.5
Theft666n/a1,347.01,426.61,549.5
Vehicle theft20n/a40.4148.2219.9
Property crime732n/a (estimate)1,4801,8472,110

Key findings

  • Downers Grove crime rates are 37% lower than the national average
  • Violent crimes in Downers Grove are 75% lower than the national average
  • In Downers Grove you have a 1 in 64 chance of becoming a victim of crime
  • Downers Grove is safer than 65% of the cities in the United States
  • Year over year crime in Downers Grove has increased by 28%

Downers Grove crime map

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      Daily Crime In Downers Grove (per 100,000 people)

      The number of daily crimes per 100,000 residents in Downers Grove, Illinois is displayed in the graph above. As you can see, the daily crimes for Downers Grove are 1.43 times less than the Illinois average and 1.58 times less than the national level. Daily violent crimes in Downers Grove are 4.37 times less than than Illinois and 4.08 times less than the national mean. While daily property crimes in Downers Grove are 1.25 times less than than Illinois and 1.43 times less than the national average.

      How Safe is Downers Grove (higher is better)

      How safe is Downers Grove, Illinois compared to other cities in Illinois and the rest of the cities across the United States? The graphs above show that Downers Grove is safer than 48% of the cities in Illinois and 65% 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 Downers Grove. Overall, Downers Grove is ranked above average compared to all other cities across the United States.

      Chance of Being A Victim of Crime in Downers Grove

      The chance of being a victim of violent crime in Downers Grove is 1 in 1075
      The chance of being a victim of property crime in Downers Grove is 1 in 68
      The chance of being a victim of crime in Downers Grove is 1 in 64
      Are you worried about becoming a crime victim? In Downers Grove, your chance of becoming a victim of a violent crime is 1 in 1075. Types of violent crimes may include assault, robbery, rape, or murder. You also have a 1 in 68 chance of being the victim of a property crime such as vehicle theft, personal property theft, and burglary. Your overall risk of becoming a crime victim in Downers Grove is 1 in 64.

      Year Over Year Crime In Downers Grove (per 100,000 people)

      The year over year change in crime per 100,000 people helps to understand whether crime in Downers Grove, IL is on the rise or declining. The violent crime rate in Downers Grove has decreased by 6%, while the property crime rate in Downers Grove has increased by 31% year over year. Summing up the numbers, Downers Grove has increased by 28% with regards to total crimes year over year.

      Downers Grove police department

      ItemDowners GroveIllinoisNational
      Law enforcement employees (officers & civilians)10430,690558,732
      Police officers & civilians /1000 residents2.22.63.3
      There are a total of 104 Downers Grove police officers. This results in 2.2 police officers per 1,000 residents which is 18.5% less than the Illinois average and 33.6% 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
      Naperville, IL145,78969136205
      Wayne, IL2,51341165206
      Palos Park, IL4,93421336357
      Orland Hills, IL7,24114354368
      Hometown, IL4,34370352422
      Justice, IL12,95732465497
      South Elgin, IL22,27468440508
      Downers Grove, IL49,555931,4801,573

      Cities with similar population

      City, StatePopulationViolent crime/100k peopleProperty crime/100k peopleTotal crime/100k people
      Wilson, NC49,5584463,1313,577
      Logan, UT49,5392171,3281,545
      Olympia, WA49,6084773,4793,956
      Florin, CA49,4867283,8514,579
      Galveston, TX49,4434783,2323,711
      Downers Grove, IL49,555931,4801,573
      Source: The Downers Grove, 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.