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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 peopleKenilworth/100k peopleIllinois/100k peopleNational/100k people
Total crime8n/a (estimate)3331,9702,324
Violent crime0n/a (estimate)0287370
Vehicle theft0n/a0.0281.6282.7
Property crime8n/a (estimate)3331,6831,954

An Overview of Crime Rates in Kenilworth, IL

Looking at the most recent crime report, the crime rate in Kenilworth is 85.7% lower than the national average. These crimes fall into two primary categories: violent and property. Violent crimes encompass murder, rape, robbery and assault, while property crimes involve theft, vehicle theft and burglary. In Kenilworth, there were 0 reported violent crimes, equivalent to 0 per 100,000 individuals, 100% lower than the national average. Additionally, there were 8 property crimes, amounting to 333 per 100,000 residents, 83% lower than the U.S. average.

Kenilworth has a crime rate of 333, which is considerably less than the national average of 2324. This results in Kenilworth being one of the safest places to live across the United States. The crime rate is based on the total number of violent and property crimes per 100,000 people.

Kenilworth proudly boasts an impeccable safety record with no reported instances of violent crime. This remarkable accomplishment reflects the city's dedication to fostering a secure environment for its residents and visitors. In an age where safety is so important, Kenilworth shines as a beacon of tranquility. This absence of violent crime not only solidifies its reputation as a desirable place to live and visit but also provides a profound sense of security for all residents.

In the most recently reported crime year, Kenilworth registered zero reported homicides. This statistic not only designates the area as an exemplar of security but also emanates a profound sense of safety within its community. A minimal incidence of severe violent crime not only fosters a strong sense of well-being among residents but also sets a commendable standard for other regions aiming to cultivate similarly safe surroundings.

Property crime rates per 100,000 individuals have exhibited a consistent decrease of about 50% since 1990, with a minor upturn observed in recent years. According to the latest crime data, Kenilworth maintains a property crime rate of 333 incidents per 100,000 people, significantly below the national average of 1954. This serves as a strong indication of the status of Kenilworth as a secure and desirable place to reside, emphasizing its commitment to safety and well-being within the community.

The United States contends with some of the globe's most elevated vehicle theft rates, reaching around 300 incidents per 100,000 individuals. Remarkably, merely a small fraction, approximately 10%, of cities have been fortunate enough to remain unscathed by vehicle theft reports. In this regard, Kenilworth stands out as one of those cities, as it reported no vehicle thefts in its most recent crime report.

What Do the Locals Say About Crime in Kenilworth?

What do the local residents think about crime in Kenilworth? Well, based on a recent survey of 10 people (conducted by AreaVibes), 90% of Kenilworth residents said that there was virtually no crime and that they felt safe walking at night. Another 10% of respondents said that there was too much crime in the area and they did not feel safe walking alone at night.

Is Kenilworth a Safe Place to Live?

Before you decide to relocate, it’s always good to ask yourself “Is Kenilworth 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 Kenilworth crime rate is 86% lower than the national average. If we break that down daily, that translates into 0.02 crimes per day - 0 violent crimes and 0.02 property crimes.

Potential Causes for Crime in Kenilworth

Kenilworth reports an unemployment rate of 2.5%, contrasting with the national average of 4.7%. Constrained employment opportunities or a prevalence of low-paying positions can contribute to elevated rates of unemployment and underemployment. Areas where individuals contend with joblessness or insufficient wages may display heightened susceptibility to an increase in criminal activities attributed to economic insecurity. Conversely, regions characterized by robust employment rates often witness a decrease in overall Kenilworth crime rates.

Highly populated regions typically encompass expansive urban hubs teeming with diverse economic prospects. Within these areas, income inequality can be exacerbated, giving rise to enclaves of poverty amid affluence. Communities marked by economic disparities may contend with heightened property crimes, and in certain instances, violent crimes. Conversely, regions characterized by low population density often exhibit lower Kenilworth crime rates. For instance, in Kenilworth, the population density stands at 3878.6 people per square mile, diverging from the national average of 90.6 people per square mile.

The educational level achieved in any given city can influence crime rates significantly. Greater educational achievement is frequently associated with decreased crime rates, as it offers individuals improved job prospects and alternatives to engaging in crime related activities. Conversely, lower educational attainment rates tend to coincide with elevated crime rates. In Kenilworth, 98.9% of residents have successfully graduated from high school, in contrast to the national average where 83% have achieved high school graduation.

Kenilworth crime map

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

      • Kenilworth crime rates are 86% lower than the national average
      • Violent crimes in Kenilworth are 100% lower than the national average
      • In Kenilworth you have a 1 in 301 chance of becoming a victim of crime
      • Kenilworth is safer than 95% of the cities in the United States
      • Year over year crime in Kenilworth has decreased by 78%

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        Daily Crime In Kenilworth (per 100,000 people)

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        Chance of Being A Victim of Crime in Kenilworth

        The chance of being a victim of violent crime in Kenilworth is 0
        The chance of being a victim of property crime in Kenilworth is 1 in 301
        The chance of being a victim of crime in Kenilworth is 1 in 301

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

        Kenilworth police department

        Item Kenilworth Illinois National
        Law enforcement employees (officers & civilians)1330,690558,732
        Police officers & civilians /1000 residents5.22.63.3
        There are a total of 13 Kenilworth police officers. This results in 5.2 police officers per 1,000 residents which is 94.5% greater than the Illinois average and 58.4% greater 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.

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        City Population Violent crime/100k people Property crime/100k people Total crime/100k people
        Golf, IL521000
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        Knollwood, IL1,68453308361
        Green Oaks, IL3,88255321375
        Riverwoods, IL3,53627454481
        Lake Bluff, IL5,54093547641
        Kenilworth, IL2,3560333333

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        City Population Violent crime/100k people Property crime/100k people Total crime/100k people
        Milford, ME2,35650593643
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        Kenilworth, IL2,3560333333
        Source: The Kenilworth, 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.