Reported Annual Crime In Downers Grove

In the event that crime data for this area is not available from the FBI, estimates are used. The estimates are based on demographic data including, but not limited to: home prices, income per capita and population density.
StatisticReportedincidents/100k peopleDowners Grove/100k peopleIllinois/100k peopleNational/100k people
Total crime669n/a (estimate)1,3502,4502,756
StatisticReportedincidents/100k peopleDowners Grove/100k peopleIllinois/100k peopleNational/100k people
Murder0n/a0.07.85.3
Rape8n/a16.143.441.7
Robbery11n/a22.2137.298.0
Assault16n/a32.3250.4248.9
Violent crime35n/a (estimate)71439394
Burglary84n/a169.5339.5430.4
Theft528n/a1,065.31,508.81,694.4
Vehicle theft22n/a44.4163.1237.4
Property crime634n/a (estimate)1,2792,0112,362

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The table above illustrates an overview of the annual crime reported in Downers Grove, IL. These figures on reported criminal activity in Downers Grove, IL, based on a reported crime per 100,000 citizens, is shown in order to compare these rates across disparate categories. You will notice that the crimes collected here, for comparison purposes, have been separated between violent crimes and those involving or threatening property. According to the annual crime data, the crime rate in Downers Grove, IL is 45% lower than the average of the whole of the state of Illinois, and when compared with the national average, is 51% lower than. When looking at violent crimes, Downers Grove, IL has 84% lower than violent crime rate than Illinois average, while remaining 82% lower than the national average. In property crime, Downers Grove, IL is 36% lower than the average of Illinois and is 46% lower than the national average.
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Did you know?

  • The overall crime rate in Downers Grove is 51% lower than the national average.
  • For every 100,000 people, there are 3.7 daily crimes that occur in Downers Grove.
  • Downers Grove is safer than 76% of the cities in the United States.
  • In Downers Grove you have a 1 in 75 chance of becoming a victim of any crime.
  • The number of total year over year crimes in Downers Grove has decreased by 4%.

Compare Downers Grove, IL Crime To Other Cities

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

The number of daily crimes per 100,000 residents in Downers Grove, IL is demonstrated in the illustration above. So that direct comparisons can be made, the number of daily crimes for Illinois and on a national level are also posted. As you can see, the daily crimes for Downers Grove, IL are 1.82 times less than the Illinois average and 2.04 times less than the national level. Daily violent Crimes in Downers Grove, IL are 6.21 times less than than Illinois and 5.58 times less than the national mean. While daily property crimes in Downers Grove, IL are 1.57 times less than than Illinois and 1.85 times less than the national average.

How Safe is Downers Grove (higher is better)

How safe is Downers Grove, IL compared to other cities in Illinois and the rest of the cities across the United States? The graphs above show that Downers Grove, IL is safer than 63% of the cities in Illinois and 76% of the cities in the United States. These results are determined by analyzing all cities in Illinois and across the US as a whole and determining how many total cities have a lower crime rate than Downers Grove, IL. Overall, Downers Grove, IL 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 1417
The chance of being a victim of property crime in Downers Grove is 1 in 79
The chance of being a victim of crime in Downers Grove is 1 in 75
Have you ever worried about your odds of becoming a crime victim in Downers Grove, IL? The above illustrations display your chances being the victim of property crimes, violent crimes, or either crime. In Downers Grove, IL your chance of becoming a victim of a violent crime is 1 in 1417. Types of violent crimes may include assault, robbery, rape, or murder. You also have a 1 in 79 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, IL is 1 in 75.

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

The year over year change in crime helps to understand whether crime in Downers Grove, IL is on the rise or declining. Analysts use this measure in order to eliminate the effect of changes in crime by the season. Year over year change in crime is shown for violent, property and total crimes per 100,000 people in the graph above. Clearly, the violent crime rate in Downers Grove, IL has increased by 22%, while the property crime rate in Downers Grove, IL has decreased by 6% year over year. Summing up the numbers, Downers Grove, IL has decreased by 4% 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
Illinois26,115212222
There are a total of 26,115 sex offenders in Illinois. This yields a total of 212 sex offenders in Illinois per 100,000 residents which is 5% less than the national average.

Nearby Cities With Low Crime Rates

City, StatePopulationViolent crime/100k peopleProperty crime/100k peopleTotal crime/100k people
Wayne, IL2,5130123123
Willow Springs, IL5,67718337354
Indian Head Park, IL3,8230447447
La Grange Park, IL13,59652431483
Palos Park, IL4,93421476496
Bartlett, IL41,47546520566
Homer Glen, IL24,38516551567
Downers Grove, IL49,555711,2791,350

Cities with similar population

City, StatePopulationViolent crime/100k peopleProperty crime/100k peopleTotal crime/100k people
Wilson, NC49,5584503,1503,600
Logan, UT49,539941,3281,422
Olympia, WA49,6084934,1814,674
Florin, CA49,4867424,1254,867
Galveston, TX49,4435043,5084,012
Downers Grove, IL49,555711,2791,350
Source: The Downers Grove, IL crime data displayed above is derived from the FBI's uniform crime reports for the year of 2017. 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.
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