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Violent crime NAT. AVG.
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Date & Last Updated: This data reflects the 2022 calendar year and was released from the FBI in September, 2023; this is the most current data available.
StatisticReportedincidents/100k peopleElburn/100k peopleIllinois/100k peopleNational/100k people
Total crime26n/a (estimate)4081,9702,324
Violent crime3n/a (estimate)47287370
Vehicle theft0n/a0.0281.6282.7
Property crime23n/a (estimate)3611,6831,954

An Overview of Crime Rates in Elburn, IL

The Elburn crime rates are 82.4% lower than the national average. There are two main categories of crime - violent crime and property crime. Violent crime consists of murder, rape, robbery and assault, while property crimes include burglary, theft and vehicle theft. There were a total of 3 violent crimes in Elburn (47 per 100,000 people), which is 87.3% lower than the national average and there were a total of 23 property crimes (361 per 100,000 residents) which is 81.5% lower than average.

Boasting a crime rate of 408, well below the national average of 2324, Elburn emerges as a standout destination for those seeking a secure place to reside in the United States. This crime rate is derived from the total occurrences of both violent and property crimes per 100,000 residents, underscoring the unwavering dedication of Elburn to ensure a safe living environment for its residents.

With only 47 incidents per 100,000 people, Elburn boasts an exceptionally low rate of violent crimes, positioning it as one of the safest cities in the United States. Given these low violent crime rates, Elburn has become an appealing destination for individuals in search of a secure and welcoming place to establish their new home.

Elburn showcased a dedication to violent crime safety in its latest reported crime year by achieving a murder rate of 0. This accomplishment could indicate that it is a safe place for residents, but also provides a shining example to other urban areas endeavoring to create safer communities.

In 1991, property crime rates in the United States soared to over 5,140 crimes per 100,000 people. In the years since, the U.S. property crime rate has continued to decline with the most recent year reporting only 1954 property crimes. In Elburn, the property crime rate was even less than the national average with a rate of 361, cementing it as one of the safest places to live with regards to property crime.

The United States contends with some of the world's highest vehicle theft rates, with approximately 300 vehicle thefts per 100,000 individuals. Remarkably, only a modest fraction, approximately 10%, of cities have been fortunate enough to have zero reported instances of stolen vehicles. Elburn stands out as one of these cities, as it reported no vehicle thefts in the most recent crime report, underscoring its commitment to a secure environment.

What Do the Locals Say About Crime in Elburn?

AreaVibes conducted surveys inquiring about the safety perception of Elburn residents. Out of the respondents (7 in total), 86% expressed a strong sense of security, believing that crime rates in Elburn were low, and they felt comfortable walking alone at night. Conversely, 14% held a contrasting viewpoint, expressing concerns about safety in the area and feeling uncomfortable walking alone during the nighttime hours.

Is Elburn a Safe Place to Live?

Is Elburn a safe place to live? While the answer may not be straightforward due to variations in safety levels across the city, gaining an understanding of the overall crime rate can prove to be advantageous. In general, Elburn has a crime rate that is lower than the national average by 82%. Breaking this down on a daily basis, it translates to 0.07 daily incidents, encompassing 0.01 violent crimes and 0.06 property crimes. Evaluating these statistics can aid in forming a more informed perspective on the safety of Elburn as a potential place to call home.

Has Crime in Elburn Increased Since Last Year?

Examining year-over-year crime data provides insights into short-term trends with regards to the crime activity in Elburn. This analysis involves comparing crime rates from one year to the next, enabling the identification of patterns and fluctuations in crime. Such information proves invaluable to residents seeking to make well-informed decisions about their choice of residence. In the most recent year, compared to the previous one, total crime in Elburn has increased by 23.8%. Specifically, violent crime has increased by 200%, while property crime has increased by 15%. This data empowers individuals with a clearer understanding of the evolving safety landscape in Elburn.

Potential Causes for Crime in Elburn

High population density areas are often large urban centers with diverse economic opportunities. These areas can exacerbate income inequality, with pockets of poverty existing alongside affluence. Areas with economic disparities may experience higher property crimes and, in some cases, violent crimes. On the other hand, areas with low population density tend to see lower Elburn crime rates. The population density in Elburn is 1490.7 people per square mile, while the national average is 90.6 people per square mile.

Escalating cost of living expenses, encompassing exorbitant housing costs, grocery and healthcare expenditures, can induce financial strain on individuals and families, particularly those with limited financial resources. Such economic stress may propel individuals towards criminal activities, including theft or burglary, as a means of addressing their financial hardships. Conversely, cities characterized by a lower cost of living may alleviate economic pressures, potentially resulting in a reduced crime rate. In Elburn, the cost of living is 10.07% higher than the national average, reflecting a more affordable economic environment that could contribute to a decrease in crime levels.

The effectiveness of law enforcement and community policing initiatives can influence crime rates. A strong and collaborative relationship between the police and the community can deter criminal activity and improve safety. In Elburn, there are 1.41 police officers and civilians per 1,000 residents, compared to the national average of 3.25. The effectiveness of law enforcement often depends on community policing strategies that emphasize building trust and cooperation between the police and the community. It's not just about the number of officers but also how they engage with the community.

Elburn crime map

The Elburn crime map provides a detailed overview of all crimes in Elburn as reported by the local law enforcement agencies. Based on the color coded legend above, the crime map outlines the areas with lower crime compared to the areas with higher crime. The Elburn crime heat map offers insight into the total crimes on a block group level. Please note that the red areas on the Elburn crime map does not always indicate that it is a dangerous area for its residents. Areas on the heat map could be inflated if they are located in high traffic areas like airports, sports centers or large parks. Other areas on the heat map could see increased crime rates if they are located in major tourist areas like the downtown core.
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Crime Quick Facts

  • Elburn crime rates are 82% lower than the national average
  • Violent crimes in Elburn are 87% lower than the national average
  • In Elburn you have a 1 in 245 chance of becoming a victim of crime
  • Elburn is safer than 90% of the cities in the United States
  • Year over year crime in Elburn has increased by 16%

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        Daily Crime In Elburn (per 100,000 people)

        The above illustration depicts the number of crimes committed daily in Elburn, per 100,000 residents. In Elburn, the total number of daily crimes is 4.82 times less than the Illinois average and 5.69 times less than the national average. Violent daily crime statistics in Elburn are 6.10 times less than the Illinois average and 7.85 times less than the national average. For property crime, Elburn has a daily crime rate that is 4.66 times less than the Illinois average and 5.41 times less than the daily national average.

        How Safe is Elburn (higher is better)

        When comparing the safety of Elburn to every other city in Illinois, as well as the entirety of the United States, is Elburn safe? The gauges above illustrate that Elburn is safer than 80% of every city located within Illinois along with 90% of the all the cities located in the United States. The results of these graphs are created after analyzing each of the cities in Illinois and in the United States as a whole. As a result, Elburn, IL is ranked above average when compared to the rest of the US cities.

        Chance of Being A Victim of Crime in Elburn

        The chance of being a victim of violent crime in Elburn is 1 in 2123
        The chance of being a victim of property crime in Elburn is 1 in 277
        The chance of being a victim of crime in Elburn is 1 in 245
        Wondering what the chances are that you fall victim to a crime in Elburn? In Elburn, IL you have a 1 in 2123 chance of becoming a victim of violent crime. Violent crimes include murder, rape, robbery and assault. With regards to property crime, you have a 1 in 277 chance of becoming a victim. Property crimes include burglary, theft and motor vehicle theft. Overall, you have a 1 in 245 chance of becoming a victim of crime in Elburn.

        Year Over Year Crime In Elburn (per 100,000 people)

        Determining whether Elburn is becoming less or more safe for its residents (per 100,000) is most easily done by comparing year-over-year crime rates. Elburn violent crime rates have increased by 176%. At the same time, property crime has increased by 8% year over year. Total crimes for Elburn has increased by 16% in the same time frame.

        Elburn police department

        Item Elburn Illinois National
        Law enforcement employees (officers & civilians)830,690558,732
        Police officers & civilians /1000 residents1.42.63.3
        There are a total of 8 Elburn police officers. This results in 1.4 police officers per 1,000 residents which is 46.6% less than the Illinois average and 56.5% less than the National average.

        Sex offenders in Illinois

        State Total offenders Illinois /100K National /100K
        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.

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        Lily Lake, IL1,33357332389
        Yorkville, IL19,38693444537
        Elburn, IL5,55947361408

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        Elburn, IL5,55947361408
        Source: The Elburn, IL crime data displayed above is derived from the FBI's uniform crime reports for the year of 2022. 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.