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Total crime 58%
Violent crime 95%
Property crime 51%
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Date & Last Updated: This data reflects the 2020 calendar year and was released from the FBI in September, 2021; this is the most current data available.
StatisticReportedincidents/100k peopleLake Bluff/100k peopleIllinois/100k peopleNational/100k people
Total crime55n/a (estimate)9811,9852,346
Murder0n/a0.09.16.5
Rape0n/a0.040.438.4
Robbery0n/a0.097.473.9
Assault1n/a17.8278.9279.7
Violent crime1n/a (estimate)18426388
Burglary3n/a53.5246.4314.2
Theft48n/a856.21,143.51,398.0
Vehicle theft3n/a53.5169.5246.0
Property crime54n/a (estimate)9631,5591,958

Key findings

  • Lake Bluff crime rates are 58% lower than the national average
  • Violent crimes in Lake Bluff are 95% lower than the national average
  • In Lake Bluff you have a 1 in 102 chance of becoming a victim of crime
  • Lake Bluff is safer than 82% of the cities in the United States
  • Year over year crime in Lake Bluff has not changed

Lake Bluff crime map

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The Lake Bluff crime map provides a detailed overview of all crimes in Lake Bluff 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 Lake Bluff crime heat map offers insight into the total crimes on a block group level.

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      Daily Crime In Lake Bluff (per 100,000 people)

      The graph above looks at the comparison of crimes committed in Lake Bluff 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 Lake Bluff (which include property crimes as well as violent crimes), when compared to Illinois, are 2.02 times less than the state average and 2.39 times less than than national average. Violent crimes committed in Lake Bluff on a daily basis are 23.88 times less than than Illinois average and 21.74 times less than the average nationwide. Daily property crime rates in Lake Bluff are 1.62 times less than the daily state average and 2.03 times less than the daily national numbers.

      How Safe is Lake Bluff (higher is better)

      Compared to the other cities in Illinois and all other cities across the US, is Lake Bluff safe? From the gauges displayed above, you will notice that Lake Bluff is safer than 74% of other cities in the state of Illinois. In addition, Lake Bluff is safer than 82% of cities in the entire United States. To achieve these results, all Illinois and United States cities were analyzed to determine how many locations had a lower crime rate than Lake Bluff. By studying this data, it was possible to determine that Lake Bluff is above average in safety when compared with other United States cities.

      Chance of Being A Victim of Crime in Lake Bluff

      The chance of being a victim of violent crime in Lake Bluff is 1 in 5607
      The chance of being a victim of property crime in Lake Bluff is 1 in 104
      The chance of being a victim of crime in Lake Bluff is 1 in 102
      Are you worried about becoming a crime victim? In Lake Bluff, your chance of becoming a victim of a violent crime is 1 in 5607. Types of violent crimes may include assault, robbery, rape, or murder. You also have a 1 in 104 chance of being the victim of a property crime such as vehicle theft, personal property theft, and burglary. Your overall risk of becoming a crime victim in Lake Bluff is 1 in 102.

      Year Over Year Crime In Lake Bluff (per 100,000 people)

      A good indicator of whether Lake Bluff is becoming a safer or a more dangerous place to live can be determined by analyzing the year over year crime rate (per 100,000 people). The number of violent crimes in Lake Bluff has not changed, while the property crime rate in Lake Bluff has not changed year over year. The number of total crimes in Lake Bluff has not changed year over year.

      Lake Bluff police department

      ItemLake BluffIllinoisNational
      Law enforcement employees (officers & civilians)2330,690558,732
      Police officers & civilians /1000 residentsn/a2.63.3

      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

      CityPopulationViolent crime/100k peopleProperty crime/100k peopleTotal crime/100k people
      Hawthorn Woods, IL7,59023185208
      Inverness, IL7,8440242242
      Third Lake, IL1,26665238303
      North Barrington, IL2,97267245311
      Lindenhurst, IL14,38035294329
      Knollwood, IL1,72978285363
      Deer Park, IL3,40981297378
      Lake Bluff, IL5,75818963981

      Cities with similar population

      CityPopulationViolent crime/100k peopleProperty crime/100k peopleTotal crime/100k people
      Lewisburg, PA5,7573741,5751,949
      Fairwood, MD5,756154620774
      Holdenville, OK5,7563112,8343,144
      Waynesboro, GA5,7553583,1463,504
      Marlow Heights, MD5,7553971,5981,995
      Lake Bluff, IL5,75818963981
      Source: The Lake Bluff, IL crime data displayed above is derived from the FBI's uniform crime reports for the year of 2020. 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.