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20%
Total crime NAT. AVG.
65%
Violent crime NAT. AVG.
12%
Property 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 peopleElk Grove Village/100k peopleIllinois/100k peopleNational/100k people
Total crime582n/a (estimate)1,8491,9702,324
Murder0n/a0.07.86.3
Rape12n/a38.148.140.0
Robbery5n/a15.984.766.1
Assault24n/a76.2146.7268.2
Violent crime41n/a (estimate)130287370
Burglary53n/a168.4208.5269.8
Theft450n/a1,429.51,192.71,401.9
Vehicle theft38n/a120.7281.6282.7
Property crime541n/a (estimate)1,7191,6831,954

An Overview of Crime Rates in Elk Grove Village, IL

Crime is typically categorized into two main types: violent and property crimes. Violent crimes encompass offenses such as murder, rape, robbery, and assault, while property crimes include burglary, theft, and vehicle theft. Based on the most recent report, the Elk Grove Village crime rate is lower than the national average by 20.5%. Specifically, there were 41 violent crimes in Elk Grove Village, equivalent to 130 per 100,000 individuals, lower than the national average by 64.8%. Furthermore, Elk Grove Village recorded 541 property crimes, amounting to 1719 per 100,000 residents, which was lower than the average by 12.1%.

During the most recently reported crime year, Elk Grove Village experienced a total of 0 reported murders. This statistic paints it as a beacon of security when it comes to severe violent crimes. Such an achievement not only instills a profound sense of security for its residents but also sets a high standard for other communities striving to create similarly secure environments. It underscores the area as a place where safety is a top priority, enhancing its appeal as a desirable location to live and thrive.

Elk Grove Village has a property crime rate that closely mirrors the national average. There were a total of 1719 property crimes in Elk Grove Village, while the national average was 1954 per 100,000 people. This results in the area being no safer or more dangerous than the average city.

What Do the Locals Say About Crime in Elk Grove Village?

AreaVibes conducted surveys inquiring about the safety perception of Elk Grove Village residents. Out of the respondents (5 in total), 20% expressed a strong sense of security, believing that crime rates in Elk Grove Village were low, and they felt comfortable walking alone at night. Conversely, 80% held a contrasting viewpoint, expressing concerns about safety in the area and feeling uncomfortable walking alone during the nighttime hours.

Is Elk Grove Village a Safe Place to Live?

To determine if Elk Grove Village is a safe place to live, let's take a look at the overall crime rate of the area, as well as the number of daily crimes. Elk Grove Village has a total crime rate that is 20% lower than the national average per 100,000 residents. This results in a total of 1.59 daily crimes (0.11 violent daily crimes and 1.48 daily property crimes) in Elk Grove Village.

Has Crime in Elk Grove Village Increased Since Last Year?

Examining year-over-year crime data provides insights into short-term trends with regards to the crime activity in Elk Grove Village. 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 Elk Grove Village has increased by 20.8%. Specifically, violent crime has increased by 36.7%, while property crime has increased by 19.7%. This data empowers individuals with a clearer understanding of the evolving safety landscape in Elk Grove Village.

Potential Causes for Crime in Elk Grove Village

Elk Grove Village has a poverty rate that stands at 4, in contrast to the national average of 15.1. Historically, a direct correlation has been observed between poverty rates and crime stats. Higher poverty rates have led to higher crime rates, while lower poverty rates have led to a reduction in Elk Grove Village crime rates. Income disparities and heightened poverty levels can serve as catalysts for elevated or reduced criminal activity, as individuals may or may not turn to illicit means to fulfill their basic needs. This could be one of many factors that may influence crime.

Elk Grove Village has a population density of 2796.7 people per square mile, contrasting with the national average of 90.6 people per square mile. High population density cities are often large urban hubs teeming with diverse economic opportunities. Within these environments, income disparities can become pronounced, leading to higher poverty levels. This economic divide may contribute to an uptick in property crimes and, occasionally, violent crimes. In contrast, areas characterized by low population density typically exhibit lower Elk Grove Village crime rates.

Rising cost of living expenses, including increased housing costs, grocery, utility and healthcare expenditures, can induce financial strain on individuals and families, particularly those with limited financial resources. Such economic stress may propel individuals towards crime, 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 Elk Grove Village, the cost of living is 15.55% higher than the national average, reflecting a more affordable economic environment that could contribute to a decrease in crime levels.

Elk Grove Village crime map



The Elk Grove Village crime map provides a detailed overview of all crimes in Elk Grove Village 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 Elk Grove Village crime heat map offers insight into the total crimes on a block group level. Please note that the red areas on the Elk Grove Village 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

  • Elk Grove Village crime rates are 20% lower than the national average
  • Violent crimes in Elk Grove Village are 65% lower than the national average
  • In Elk Grove Village you have a 1 in 55 chance of becoming a victim of crime
  • Elk Grove Village is safer than 69% of the cities in the United States
  • Year over year crime in Elk Grove Village has increased by 24%

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        Daily Crime In Elk Grove Village (per 100,000 people)

        The number of daily crimes per 100,000 residents in Elk Grove Village, Illinois is displayed in the graph above. As you can see, the daily crimes for Elk Grove Village are 1.07 times less than the Illinois average and 1.26 times less than the national level. Daily violent crimes in Elk Grove Village are 2.21 times less than than Illinois and 2.84 times less than the national mean. While daily property crimes in Elk Grove Village are 1.02 times more than than Illinois and 1.14 times less than the national average.

        How Safe is Elk Grove Village (higher is better)

        What are the odds that you'll be safer in Elk Grove Village, Illinois compared to other areas of Illinois, as well as the rest of America? When it comes down to it, is Elk Grove Village safe? In the graphs above, it shows that Elk Grove Village is safer than 52% of Illinois cities, and 69% compared to all other cities across America. These statistics are calculated by taking a closer look at each city's crime rate in Illinois, as well as the rest of the US. It is then determined which cities see less crime than Elk Grove Village. At this time, Elk Grove Village sees a above average rate of crime in comparison to other United States cities.

        Chance of Being A Victim of Crime in Elk Grove Village

        The chance of being a victim of violent crime in Elk Grove Village is 1 in 768
        The chance of being a victim of property crime in Elk Grove Village is 1 in 59
        The chance of being a victim of crime in Elk Grove Village is 1 in 55
        Are you curious to know the likelihood of suffering from a crime in Elk Grove Village? If you reside in Elk Grove Village, the likelihood that you will become a victim of a violent crime is 1 in 768. Violent crimes include: murder, sexual assault, robbery, and physical assault. There is a 1 in 59 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 Elk Grove Village, is 1 in 55.

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

        A good indicator of whether Elk Grove Village is becoming a safer or a more dangerous place to live can be determined by analyzing the year over year crime rate (per 100,000 people). The number of violent crimes in Elk Grove Village has increased by 40%, while the property crime rate in Elk Grove Village has increased by 23% year over year. The number of total crimes in Elk Grove Village has increased by 24% year over year.

        Elk Grove Village police department

        Item Elk Grove Village Illinois National
        Law enforcement employees (officers & civilians)10330,690558,732
        Police officers & civilians /1000 residents3.12.63.3
        There are a total of 103 Elk Grove Village police officers. This results in 3.1 police officers per 1,000 residents which is 16.9% greater than the Illinois average and 4.8% less than the National average.

        Sex offenders in Illinois

        State Total offenders Illinois /100K National /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.

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        Source: The Elk Grove Village, 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.