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55%
Total crime NAT. AVG.
73%
Violent crime NAT. AVG.
51%
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 peopleHoffman Estates/100k peopleIllinois/100k peopleNational/100k people
Total crime530n/a (estimate)1,0521,9702,324
Murder0n/a0.07.86.3
Rape18n/a35.748.140.0
Robbery12n/a23.884.766.1
Assault20n/a39.7146.7268.2
Violent crime50n/a (estimate)99287370
Burglary58n/a115.1208.5269.8
Theft376n/a746.31,192.71,401.9
Vehicle theft46n/a91.3281.6282.7
Property crime480n/a (estimate)9531,6831,954

An Overview of Crime Rates in Hoffman Estates, 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 Hoffman Estates crime rate is lower than the national average by 54.7%. Specifically, there were 50 violent crimes in Hoffman Estates, equivalent to 99 per 100,000 individuals, lower than the national average by 73.2%. Furthermore, Hoffman Estates recorded 480 property crimes, amounting to 953 per 100,000 residents, which was lower than the average by 51.3%.

With only 99 incidents per 100,000 people, Hoffman Estates 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, Hoffman Estates has become an appealing destination for individuals in search of a secure and welcoming place to establish their new home.

In the latest reported crime year, Hoffman Estates recorded zero homicides. This statistic potentially positions the city as a paragon of security, radiating a profound sense of safety for its residents. A low number of severe violent crimes instills a deep feeling of well-being among its community but also establishes a lofty benchmark for other locales aspiring to foster equally secure environments.

What Do the Locals Say About Crime in Hoffman Estates?

What is the prevailing sentiment among Hoffman Estates residents regarding the state of crime? A comprehensive survey conducted by AreaVibes, involving 17 respondents, sheds light on this matter. The results were as follows: 76% of Hoffman Estates residents expressed a notable sense of security, asserting that crime was virtually non-existent in their community, and they felt at ease strolling the streets after dark. While, 24% of those surveyed held a contrasting viewpoint, perceiving a higher incidence of crime, leading them to feel apprehensive about walking alone at night.

Is Hoffman Estates a Safe Place to Live?

To determine if Hoffman Estates 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. Hoffman Estates has a total crime rate that is 55% lower than the national average per 100,000 residents. This results in a total of 1.45 daily crimes (0.14 violent daily crimes and 1.32 daily property crimes) in Hoffman Estates.

Has Crime in Hoffman Estates Increased Since Last Year?

In the most recent crime report, year-over-year crime rates in Hoffman Estates has increased by 6.6%. Examining the change in crime rates from one year to the next provides valuable insights into the evolving safety landscape of Hoffman Estates, aiding residents in assessing whether it is becoming a safer or more dangerous place to live. These crime rates are categorized into two primary groups: violent and property crimes. Year-over-year, violent crime has decreased by 23.1%, while property crime has increased by 11.1%. This comprehensive analysis offers potential residents essential information for making informed decisions about whether or not Hoffman Estates is a safe place to live.

Potential Causes for Crime in Hoffman Estates

In areas where employment options are limited or where a significant proportion of jobs offer meager wages, the likelihood of heightened unemployment and homelessness increases. Regions facing challenges related to unemployment or inadequate income may become more vulnerable to a surge in crime stemming from economic instability. While low unemployment rates tend to lead to reduced crime in most areas. Hoffman Estates currently has an unemployment rate of 2.4%, contrasting with the national average of 4.7%. This could be one of many factors that could contribute to a higher or lower crime rate.

In Hoffman Estates, the ratio of police officers and civilians stands at 2.07 per 1,000 residents, contrasting with the national average of 3.25. This discrepancy highlights the potential impact of law enforcement and community policing on crime rates. The strength of their collaboration can serve as a deterrent to criminal behavior, fostering a safer environment. Effective law enforcement leans heavily on community policing strategies that prioritize the cultivation of trust and cooperation between police and residents. It's essential to recognize that the effectiveness of these efforts isn't solely tied to the quantity of officers but also hinges on the quality of their engagement with the community.

Elevated rental costs can generate economic strain for both individuals and families, particularly those with restricted financial means. When a substantial proportion of one's income is allocated to housing costs, it often leaves limited resources for fulfilling other crucial necessities such as groceries, healthcare and education. This financial pressure can fuel desperation, potentially prompting individuals to resort to criminal actions, including theft or fraud, as a means of coping with their financial hardships. In Hoffman Estates, the average monthly rent stands at $1,417, while the national average is $949 per month.

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

  • Hoffman Estates crime rates are 55% lower than the national average
  • Violent crimes in Hoffman Estates are 73% lower than the national average
  • In Hoffman Estates you have a 1 in 96 chance of becoming a victim of crime
  • Hoffman Estates is safer than 73% of the cities in the United States
  • Year over year crime in Hoffman Estates has increased by 8%

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        Daily Crime In Hoffman Estates (per 100,000 people)

        The graph above looks at the comparison of crimes committed in Hoffman Estates on a daily basis (per 100,000 people) to crimes committed throughout the state of Illinois and the USA. According to the latest crime statistics, daily crimes in Hoffman Estates (which include property crimes as well as violent crimes), when compared to Illinois, are 1.87 times less than the state average and 2.21 times less than than national average. Violent crimes committed in Hoffman Estates on a daily basis are 2.90 times less than than Illinois average and 3.73 times less than the average nationwide. Daily property crime rates in Hoffman Estates are 1.77 times less than the daily state average and 2.05 times less than the daily national numbers.

        How Safe is Hoffman Estates (higher is better)

        How safe is Hoffman Estates, Illinois compared to other cities in Illinois and the rest of the cities across the United States? The graphs above show that Hoffman Estates is safer than 51% of the cities in Illinois and 73% of the cities in the United States. These results are calculated by analyzing all cities in Illinois and across the US as a whole and determining how many areas have a lower crime rate than Hoffman Estates. Overall, Hoffman Estates is ranked above average compared to all other cities across the United States.

        Chance of Being A Victim of Crime in Hoffman Estates

        The chance of being a victim of violent crime in Hoffman Estates is 1 in 1008
        The chance of being a victim of property crime in Hoffman Estates is 1 in 105
        The chance of being a victim of crime in Hoffman Estates is 1 in 96
        Interested in knowing the odds that you will be a crime victim in Hoffman Estates? In Hoffman Estates, you have a 1 in 1008 chance of falling victim to a violent crime, such as rape, robbery, assault, or even murder. In terms of property crime, your chances of being a victim are 1 in 105. These crimes include theft, vehicle theft, and burglary. Your overall chance of being a victim of crime in Hoffman Estates, IL is 1 in 96.

        Year Over Year Crime In Hoffman Estates (per 100,000 people)

        An analysis of year to year crime rates in Hoffman Estates, 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 Hoffman Estates has decreased by 22%, the amount of property crime in Hoffman Estates has increased by 13%, and the total amount of crime in Hoffman Estates has increased by 8% year over year.

        Hoffman Estates police department

        Item Hoffman Estates Illinois National
        Law enforcement employees (officers & civilians)10830,690558,732
        Police officers & civilians /1000 residents2.12.63.3
        There are a total of 108 Hoffman Estates police officers. This results in 2.1 police officers per 1,000 residents which is 21.8% less than the Illinois average and 36.3% 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 Hoffman Estates, 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.