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Total crime 21%
Violent crime 34%
Property crime 31%
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 peopleJoliet/100k peopleIllinois/100k peopleNational/100k people
Total crime2,911n/a (estimate)1,9652,2532,489
Murder18n/a12.16.65.0
Rape53n/a35.848.042.6
Robbery99n/a66.898.481.6
Assault581n/a392.2254.0250.2
Violent crime751n/a (estimate)507407379
Burglary256n/a172.8271.7340.5
Theft1,736n/a1,171.81,426.61,549.5
Vehicle theft168n/a113.4148.2219.9
Property crime2,160n/a (estimate)1,4581,8472,110

Key findings

  • Joliet crime rates are 21% lower than the national average
  • Violent crimes in Joliet are 34% higher than the national average
  • In Joliet you have a 1 in 51 chance of becoming a victim of crime
  • Joliet is safer than 23% of the cities in the United States
  • Year over year crime in Joliet has increased by 4%

Joliet crime map

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The Joliet crime map provides a detailed overview of all crimes in Joliet as reported by the local law enforcement agency. Based on the color coded legend above, the crime map outlines the areas with lower crime compared to the areas with higher crime. The Joliet crime heat map offers insight into the total crimes on a block group level.

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      Daily Crime In Joliet (per 100,000 people)

      The bar chart above reveals the rate of daily crimes in Joliet for every 100,000 residents. The Joliet total amount of daily crime is 1.15 times less than the Illinois average and 1.27 times less than than that of the nation. As for violent crimes, the daily average in Joliet, is 1.25 times more than the Illinois average, and it is 1.34 times more than the national average. The statistics for property crimes show that Joliet has a daily crime average that is 1.27 times less than the Illinois average and 1.45 times less than the daily national rate.

      How Safe is Joliet (higher is better)

      Is Joliet safe in comparison to other cities in the state of Illinois as well as in comparison to the rest of the areas across the United States. Using the gauges above, which compare crime in Joliet to other cities in the state and across the country, Joliet is 15% safer than other cities of Illinois and 23% safer than other cities in the nation. Joliet has a ranks below average in comparison to other cities in the country.

      Chance of Being A Victim of Crime in Joliet

      The chance of being a victim of violent crime in Joliet is 1 in 198
      The chance of being a victim of property crime in Joliet is 1 in 69
      The chance of being a victim of crime in Joliet is 1 in 51
      Wondering what the chances are that you fall victim to a crime in Joliet? In Joliet, IL you have a 1 in 198 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 69 chance of becoming a victim. Property crimes include burglary, theft and motor vehicle theft. Overall, you have a 1 in 51 chance of becoming a victim of crime in Joliet.

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

      An ideal indicator of whether Joliet is becoming a safer or more dangerous place to live can be done by analyzing the year over year crime rates per 100,000 people. Year over year violent crime in Joliet has increased by 55% and the rate of property crime in Joliet has decreased by 6%. The total crime rate in Joliet has increased by 4% year to year.

      Joliet police department

      ItemJolietIllinoisNational
      Law enforcement employees (officers & civilians)31430,690558,732
      Police officers & civilians /1000 residents2.12.63.3
      There are a total of 314 Joliet police officers. This results in 2.1 police officers per 1,000 residents which is 20.1% less than the Illinois average and 35% 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
      Palos Park, IL4,93421336357
      Orland Hills, IL7,24114354368
      Homer Glen, IL24,38524504528
      Manhattan, IL7,40512517529
      Channahon, IL12,32953601654
      Plainfield, IL41,881123564687
      Palos Hills, IL17,545111659769
      Joliet, IL147,5155071,4581,965

      Cities with similar population

      City, StatePopulationViolent crime/100k peopleProperty crime/100k peopleTotal crime/100k people
      Torrance, CA147,3071931,9652,158
      Bridgeport, CT147,0225821,7012,283
      Hollywood, FL148,1142912,6552,946
      Paterson, NJ146,8948412,1623,003
      Clarksville, TN146,2815792,7923,371
      Joliet, IL147,5155071,4581,965
      Source: The Joliet, 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.