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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 peopleHuntley/100k peopleIllinois/100k peopleNational/100k people
Total crime192n/a (estimate)6801,9702,324
Violent crime17n/a (estimate)60287370
Vehicle theft3n/a10.6281.6282.7
Property crime175n/a (estimate)6201,6831,954

An Overview of Crime Rates in Huntley, IL

Crime can be categorized into two primary types: violent and property crimes. Violent crimes encompass offenses such as murder, rape, robbery, and assault, whereas property crimes involve acts like burglary, theft, and vehicle theft. The overall crime rate in Huntley is 70.7% lower than the national average. Specifically, there were 17 violent crimes reported in Huntley, equivalent to 60 per 100,000 residents, which is lower than the national average by 83.7%. Additionally, Huntley recorded 175 property crimes, amounting to 620 per 100,000 people, lower than the national average by 68.3%.

Huntley proudly maintains an impressively low crime rate, registering at a mere 680, which sharply contrasts with the national average of 2324. This stark contrast firmly positions Huntley as one of the most secure residential destinations throughout the entire United States. The total crime rate takes into account the total occurrences of both violent and property crimes per 100,000 people, offering an invaluable assessment of the area's safety suitability for living.

Huntley distinguishes itself with one of the lowest violent crime rates in the U.S., reporting a mere 60 violent crimes per 100,000 people. This achievement firmly establishes Huntley among the safest cities in the nation, rendering it an alluring choice for those seeking a new place to call home.

In the latest reported crime year, Huntley 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.

Since 1990, property crime rates per 100,000 people in the United States have steadily decreased. Recently, the average did increase slightly. Having said that, Huntley has a property crime rate that is well below the national average with only 620 reported property crimes compared to the national average of 1954. Based on this report, Huntley remains a very safe place to live with regards to property crime.

What Do the Locals Say About Crime in Huntley?

AreaVibes surveyed 18 local residents in Huntley to gauge the safety of the area. Based on the results, 89% of people answered that there was very little crime in Huntley and that they felt very comfortable walking alone at night. Another 11% of people responded that there was far too much crime and they would be hesitant to walk the streets alone at night. Keep in mind that the opinions of residents may vary depending on which area they live in.

Is Huntley a Safe Place to Live?

Before you decide to relocate, it’s always good to ask yourself “Is Huntley a safe place to live?” Although the answer might not be that simple, as some areas are safer than others, getting a good feel for the overall rate of crime can definitely be helpful. Overall, the Huntley crime rate is 71% lower than the national average. If we break that down daily, that translates into 0.53 crimes per day - 0.05 violent crimes and 0.48 property crimes.

Has Crime in Huntley Increased Since Last Year?

Year-over-year crime rates in Huntley has increased by 46.6% in the last reported crime report. Comparing crime rates from one year to another offers some insight into whether or not Huntley is becoming a safer or more dangerous place to live. Crime rates are categorized by violent and property crime. Year-over-year violent crime has increased by 325%, while property crime has increased by 37.8%. This analysis equips individuals with crucial information for making informed decisions about living in Huntley.

Potential Causes for Crime in Huntley

Limited employment opportunities or a prevalence of low-wage jobs can result in higher rates of unemployment and underemployment. Regions where individuals grapple with joblessness or meager wages may exhibit greater vulnerability to an uptick in crime due to financial instability. While areas that have strong employment rates, often will see a reduction in overall crime. Huntley, for instance, reports an unemployment rate of 1.5%, which differs from the national average of 4.7%.

The educational level within a community can have an influence on crime rates. Typically, higher levels of education are associated with reduced crime rates, as they offer individuals improved employment prospects and alternatives to engaging in criminal activities. Conversely, lower educational attainment tends to correspond with higher crime rates. In Huntley, 91.9% of residents have achieved at least a high school diploma, which differs from the national average of 83%.

In Huntley, the cost of living is 4.96% higher than the national average. A substantial cost of living can burden residents, particularly those with constrained financial means. When individuals contend with steep housing expenses, grocery bills, utility costs, healthcare and essential needs that strain their budgets, they may turn to criminal activities, such as theft or fraud, as a means of financial survival. Conversely, cities characterized by a more affordable cost of living may alleviate economic pressures, which could potentially lead to decreased crime rates.

Huntley crime map

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

      • Huntley crime rates are 71% lower than the national average
      • Violent crimes in Huntley are 84% lower than the national average
      • In Huntley you have a 1 in 147 chance of becoming a victim of crime
      • Huntley is safer than 84% of the cities in the United States
      • Year over year crime in Huntley has increased by 45%

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        Daily Crime In Huntley (per 100,000 people)

        The above illustration depicts the number of crimes committed daily in Huntley, per 100,000 residents. In Huntley, the total number of daily crimes is 2.90 times less than the Illinois average and 3.42 times less than the national average. Violent daily crime statistics in Huntley are 4.77 times less than the Illinois average and 6.14 times less than the national average. For property crime, Huntley has a daily crime rate that is 2.71 times less than the Illinois average and 3.15 times less than the daily national average.

        How Safe is Huntley (higher is better)

        How safe is Huntley, Illinois compared to other cities in Illinois and the rest of the cities across the United States? The graphs above show that Huntley is safer than 71% of the cities in Illinois and 84% 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 Huntley. Overall, Huntley is ranked above average compared to all other cities across the United States.

        Chance of Being A Victim of Crime in Huntley

        The chance of being a victim of violent crime in Huntley is 1 in 1661
        The chance of being a victim of property crime in Huntley is 1 in 162
        The chance of being a victim of crime in Huntley is 1 in 147
        How likely are you to become a victim of crime? In Huntley, Illinois you have a 1 in 1661 chance of becoming a victim of violent crime. Violent crimes include murder, rape, robbery and assault. With regards to property crime, you have a 1 in 162 chance of becoming a victim. Property crimes include burglary, theft and vehicle theft. Overall, you have a 1 in 147 chance of becoming a victim of crime in Huntley.

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

        The year over year change in crime per 100,000 people helps to understand whether crime in Huntley, IL is on the rise or declining. The violent crime rate in Huntley has increased by 329%, while the property crime rate in Huntley has increased by 36% year over year. Summing up the numbers, Huntley has increased by 45% with regards to total crimes year over year.

        Huntley police department

        Item Huntley Illinois National
        Law enforcement employees (officers & civilians)3630,690558,732
        Police officers & civilians /1000 residents1.52.63.3
        There are a total of 36 Huntley police officers. This results in 1.5 police officers per 1,000 residents which is 44.2% less than the Illinois average and 54.6% less than the National average.

        Sex offenders in Illinois

        State Total offenders Illinois /100K National /100K
        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 Population Violent crime/100k people Property crime/100k people Total crime/100k people
        Campton Hills, IL10,962099
        Pingree Grove, IL8,76845172217
        Prairie Grove, IL2,02340236276
        Bull Valley, IL1,40140236276
        Tower Lakes, IL1,29340236276
        Port Barrington, IL1,74245261306
        Wayne, IL2,4770313313
        Huntley, IL27,41360620680

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        City Population Violent crime/100k people Property crime/100k people Total crime/100k people
        Oak Forest, IL27,4032971,7402,037
        Anderson, SC27,3876165,8786,494
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        Bergenfield, NJ27,37543317360
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        Huntley, IL27,41360620680
        Source: The Huntley, 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.