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Total crime 52%
Violent crime 65%
Property crime 50%
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 peopleElwood/100k peopleIllinois/100k peopleNational/100k people
Total crime27n/a (estimate)1,1962,2532,489
Murder0n/a0.06.65.0
Rape2n/a88.648.042.6
Robbery0n/a0.098.481.6
Assault1n/a44.3254.0250.2
Violent crime3n/a (estimate)133407379
Burglary4n/a177.2271.7340.5
Theft19n/a841.81,426.61,549.5
Vehicle theft1n/a44.3148.2219.9
Property crime24n/a (estimate)1,0631,8472,110

Key findings

  • Elwood crime rates are 52% lower than the national average
  • Violent crimes in Elwood are 65% lower than the national average
  • In Elwood you have a 1 in 84 chance of becoming a victim of crime
  • Elwood is safer than 67% of the cities in the United States
  • Year over year crime in Elwood has increased by 29%

Elwood crime map

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      Daily Crime In Elwood (per 100,000 people)

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      Chance of Being A Victim of Crime in Elwood

      The chance of being a victim of violent crime in Elwood is 1 in 753
      The chance of being a victim of property crime in Elwood is 1 in 95
      The chance of being a victim of crime in Elwood is 1 in 84

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

      Elwood police department

      ItemElwoodIllinoisNational
      Law enforcement employees (officers & civilians)1030,690558,732
      Police officers & civilians /1000 residents4.42.63.3
      There are a total of 10 Elwood police officers. This results in 4.4 police officers per 1,000 residents which is 64.7% greater than the Illinois average and 34.1% greater 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
      Diamond, IL2,733000
      Orland Hills, IL7,24114354368
      Homer Glen, IL24,38524504528
      Manhattan, IL7,40512517529
      Coal City, IL5,68775543618
      Channahon, IL12,32953601654
      Braidwood, IL6,102161548710
      Elwood, IL2,1441331,0631,196

      Cities with similar population

      City, StatePopulationViolent crime/100k peopleProperty crime/100k peopleTotal crime/100k people
      Chimayo, NM2,1444701,7582,228
      Lemont, PA2,14471326398
      Anson, TX2,144480392872
      Ingalls, IN2,1441789441,122
      Denmark, WI2,143132664796
      Elwood, IL2,1441331,0631,196
      Source: The Elwood, IL crime data displayed above is derived from the FBI's uniform crime reports for the year of 2019. 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.