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Total crime 37%
Violent crime 49%
Property crime 35%
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StatisticReportedincidents/100k peopleElgin/100k peopleIllinois/100k peopleNational/100k people
Total crime1,652n/a (estimate)1,4741,9852,346
Murder1n/a0.99.16.5
Rape42n/a37.540.438.4
Robbery68n/a60.797.473.9
Assault112n/a99.9278.9279.7
Violent crime223n/a (estimate)199426388
Burglary177n/a157.9246.4314.2
Theft1,195n/a1,065.91,143.51,398.0
Vehicle theft57n/a50.8169.5246.0
Property crime1,429n/a (estimate)1,2751,5591,958

Key findings

  • Elgin crime rates are 37% lower than the national average
  • Violent crimes in Elgin are 49% lower than the national average
  • In Elgin you have a 1 in 68 chance of becoming a victim of crime
  • Elgin is safer than 56% of the cities in the United States
  • Year over year crime in Elgin has not changed

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

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      Daily Crime In Elgin (per 100,000 people)

      The number of daily crimes per 100,000 residents in Elgin, Illinois is displayed in the graph above. As you can see, the daily crimes for Elgin are 1.35 times less than the Illinois average and 1.59 times less than the national level. Daily violent crimes in Elgin are 2.14 times less than than Illinois and 1.95 times less than the national mean. While daily property crimes in Elgin are 1.22 times less than than Illinois and 1.54 times less than the national average.

      How Safe is Elgin (higher is better)

      Compared to the other cities in Illinois and all other cities across the US, is Elgin safe? From the gauges displayed above, you will notice that Elgin is safer than 40% of other cities in the state of Illinois. In addition, Elgin is safer than 56% of cities in the entire United States. To achieve these results, all Illinois and United States cities were analyzed to determine how many locations had a lower crime rate than Elgin. By studying this data, it was possible to determine that Elgin is above average in safety when compared with other United States cities.

      Chance of Being A Victim of Crime in Elgin

      The chance of being a victim of violent crime in Elgin is 1 in 503
      The chance of being a victim of property crime in Elgin is 1 in 79
      The chance of being a victim of crime in Elgin is 1 in 68
      Are you curious to know the likelihood of suffering from a crime in Elgin? If you reside in Elgin, the likelihood that you will become a victim of a violent crime is 1 in 503. Violent crimes include: murder, sexual assault, robbery, and physical assault. There is a 1 in 79 change that you will become a victim of a property crime. These sorts of crimes against personal property include: burglary, theft, and auto theft. In total, the likelihood of being victimized by a crime in Elgin, is 1 in 68.

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

      An analysis of year to year crime rates in Elgin, Illinois (per 100,000 people) is a useful indicator of whether the area is becoming a safer or a more dangerous place to live. The amount of violent crime in Elgin has not changed, the amount of property crime in Elgin has not changed, and the total amount of crime in Elgin has not changed year over year.

      Elgin police department

      ItemElginIllinoisNational
      Law enforcement employees (officers & civilians)21530,690558,732
      Police officers & civilians /1000 residents2.02.63.3
      There are a total of 215 Elgin police officers. This results in 2.0 police officers per 1,000 residents which is 25.6% less than the Illinois average and 39.4% 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

      CityPopulationViolent crime/100k peopleProperty crime/100k peopleTotal crime/100k people
      Union, IL484000
      Tower Lakes, IL1,149000
      Campton Hills, IL11,50096271
      Wayne, IL2,51341165206
      Hawthorn Woods, IL7,59023185208
      Inverness, IL7,8440242242
      Port Barrington, IL1,49066242308
      Elgin, IL111,9191991,2751,474

      Cities with similar population

      CityPopulationViolent crime/100k peopleProperty crime/100k peopleTotal crime/100k people
      Carlsbad, CA112,0081921,5801,772
      Westminster, CO111,7702863,5403,826
      Clearwater, FL111,7473901,8942,284
      Lehigh Acres, FL112,2796192,8503,469
      Costa Mesa, CA112,4394313,1603,591
      Elgin, IL111,9191991,2751,474
      Source: The Elgin, IL crime data displayed above is derived from the FBI's uniform crime reports for the year of 2020. 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.