Reported Annual Crime In Evanston

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 peopleEvanston/100k peopleIllinois/100k peopleNational/100k people
Total crime1,842n/a (estimate)2,4632,3372,580
StatisticReportedincidents/100k peopleEvanston/100k peopleIllinois/100k peopleNational/100k people
Murder3n/a4.06.95.0
Rape6n/a8.046.042.6
Robbery47n/a62.9111.586.2
Assault84n/a112.3239.7246.8
Violent crime140n/a (estimate)187404381
Burglary289n/a386.5306.7376.0
Theft1,358n/a1,816.01,472.31,594.6
Vehicle theft55n/a73.5153.8228.9
Property crime1,702n/a (estimate)2,2761,9332,200
A general overview of all the annual reported crimes in Evanston, IL is displayed above. The data has been arranged to make it easier to find both the gross total of reported crimes and the number of crimes reported per 100,000 people in Evanston, IL. These statistics are further divided into two distinct categories (violent crimes and property crimes) to provide more insight to how prevalent crime is in the area. You'll find that the rate of crime in Evanston, IL averages 5% higher than the rest of Illinois while the rate of crime on a national scale is 5% lower than. You'll find that the occurrence of violent crime in Evanston, IL is 54% lower than the average rate of crime in Illinois and 51% lower than the rest of the nation. Similarly, crime involving property stands 18% higher than the remainder of the state of Illinois and 3% higher than the nation's average. Both of these statistics relate to how safe residents and businesses are while performing everyday activities in the Evanston, IL area.

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Did you know?

  • The overall crime rate in Evanston is 5% lower than the national average.
  • For every 100,000 people, there are 6.75 daily crimes that occur in Evanston.
  • Evanston is safer than 50% of the cities in the United States.
  • In Evanston you have a 1 in 41 chance of becoming a victim of any crime.
  • The number of total year over year crimes in Evanston has increased by 4%.

Compare Evanston, IL Crime To Other Cities

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      Daily Crime In Evanston (per 100,000 people)

      The bar chart above reveals the rate of daily criminal activity in Evanston, IL for every 100,000 residents. To compare, daily crime statistics are also disclosed for Illinois as well as those across America as a whole. The Evanston, IL total amount of daily offenses is 1.05 times more than the Illinois average and 1.05 times less than than that of the nation. As for violent crimes, the daily average in Evanston, IL is 2.16 times less than the Illinois average, and it is 2.03 times less than the national mean. The statistics for property crimes show that Evanston, IL has a daily crime figure that is 1.18 times more than the Illinois average and 1.03 times more than the daily national rate.

      How Safe is Evanston (higher is better)

      Are people any safer living in the Evanston, IL area in comparison to other Illinois communities and all other cities throughout the United States? The evidence provided by these graphs show Evanston, IL being safer than 34% of cities in Illinois and 50% of cities across the United States as a whole. This is evident by tracking Illinois cities as well as all US cities over a one year period to contrast crime statistics as they relate to Evanston, IL. In conclusion, Evanston, IL now ranks above average in comparison to all United States cities.

      Chance of Being A Victim of Crime in Evanston

      The chance of being a victim of violent crime in Evanston is 1 in 535
      The chance of being a victim of property crime in Evanston is 1 in 44
      The chance of being a victim of crime in Evanston is 1 in 41
      Are you curious to know the likelihood of suffering from a crime in Evanston, IL? The graphics above display the likelihood of becoming victimized by an illegal act such as a crime including violence or property damage. If you reside in Evanston, IL, the likelihood that you will suffer a violent crime is 1 in 535. These sorts of violent crimes include murder, sexual assault, robbery, and physical assault. Illegal actions against property are represented by a likelihood of 1 in 44 that you become a victim. These sorts of crimes against personal property include burglary, theft, and auto theft. In total, the likelihood of being victimized by a crime in Evanston, IL is 1 in 41.

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

      A good indicator of whether Evanston, IL is becoming a safer or a more dangerous place to live can be determined by analyzing the year over year crime rate. In the graph above, the year over year crime rates are displayed for violent, property and total crimes per 100,000 people. The number of violent crimes in Evanston, IL has increased by 9%, while the property crime rate in Evanston, IL has increased by 3% year over year. The number of total crimes in Evanston, IL has increased by 4% year over year.

      Evanston police department

      ItemEvanstonIllinoisNational
      Law enforcement employees (officers & civilians)22330,690558,732
      Police officers & civilians /1000 residents3.02.63.3
      There are a total of 223 Evanston police officers. This results in 3.0 police officers per 1,000 residents which is 12.6% greater than the Illinois average and 8.3% 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

      City, StatePopulationViolent crime/100k peopleProperty crime/100k peopleTotal crime/100k people
      La Grange Park, IL13,59637462500
      Kenilworth, IL2,6130595595
      Golf, IL5330601601
      Prospect Heights, IL16,331155507662
      Riverwoods, IL3,75955608663
      Buffalo Grove, IL41,55417651668
      Highwood, IL5,37775622697
      Evanston, IL75,4721872,2762,463

      Cities with similar population

      City, StatePopulationViolent crime/100k peopleProperty crime/100k peopleTotal crime/100k people
      Auburn, WA75,6074374,0474,484
      Baytown, TX75,3103893,7544,144
      Albany, GA75,6571,1145,1026,217
      Arlington Heights, IL75,72137830867
      Pharr, TX75,1722951,9612,256
      Evanston, IL75,4721872,2762,463
      Source: The Evanston, IL crime data displayed above is derived from the FBI's uniform crime reports for the year of 2018. 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.