B+
44%
Total crime NAT. AVG.
34%
Violent crime NAT. AVG.
45%
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 peopleMachesney Park/100k peopleIllinois/100k peopleNational/100k people
Total crime296n/a (estimate)1,3121,9702,324
Murder0n/a0.07.86.3
Rape13n/a57.648.140.0
Robbery1n/a4.484.766.1
Assault41n/a181.8146.7268.2
Violent crime55n/a (estimate)244287370
Burglary28n/a124.1208.5269.8
Theft197n/a873.31,192.71,401.9
Vehicle theft16n/a70.9281.6282.7
Property crime241n/a (estimate)1,0681,6831,954

An Overview of Crime Rates in Machesney Park, IL

When we analyze the latest crime report, the Machesney Park crime rate is 43.5% lower than the national average. These incidents are classified into two primary categories: violent and property crimes. Violent crimes include assault, robbery, rape and murder. Whereas property crimes encompass theft, vehicle theft and burglary. In the case of Machesney Park, there were 55 reported violent crimes, equivalent to 244 per 100,000 individuals, 34.1% lower than the national average. Additionally, Machesney Park recorded 241 property crimes, amounting to 1068 per 100,000 residents, 45.3% lower than the U.S. average.

During the most recently reported crime year, Machesney Park experienced a total of 0 reported murders. This statistic paints it as a beacon of security when it comes to severe violent crimes. Such an achievement not only instills a profound sense of security for its residents but also sets a high standard for other communities striving to create similarly secure environments. It underscores the area as a place where safety is a top priority, enhancing its appeal as a desirable location to live and thrive.

Is Machesney Park a Safe Place to Live?

Before you decide to relocate, it’s always good to ask yourself “Is Machesney Park 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 Machesney Park crime rate is 44% lower than the national average. If we break that down daily, that translates into 0.81 crimes per day - 0.15 violent crimes and 0.66 property crimes.

Has Crime in Machesney Park Increased Since Last Year?

Year-over-year crime rates in Machesney Park has decreased by 37.6% in the last reported crime report. Comparing crime rates from one year to another offers some insight into whether or not Machesney Park 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 decreased by 1.8%, while property crime has decreased by 42.3%. This analysis equips individuals with crucial information for making informed decisions about living in Machesney Park.

Potential Causes for Crime in Machesney Park

Machesney Park has a poverty rate of 10.6, while the national average is 15.1. In the past, there has been a direct correlation between high or low poverty rates and high or low crime stats. Elevated poverty levels and income disparities can contribute to heightened criminal activity, as individuals may resort to unlawful means to address their fundamental necessities. While lower poverty levels have led to a reduction in typical crime levels compared to other areas.

If employment opportunities are limited or if many jobs offer low wages, it can lead to higher rates of unemployment and underemployment, which could lead to an increase in Machesney Park crime rates. Areas where individuals struggle with unemployment or low wages, may be more susceptible to an increase in criminal activities as a result of financial insecurity. While lower rates of unemployment or a surplus of job opportunities could lead to a decrease in crime as their basic needs are being met. Machesney Park has an unemployment rate of 4.7%, compared to a national average of 4.7%.

Machesney Park has a population density of 1790.2 people per square mile, while with the national average is 90.6 people per square mile. Cities characterized by high population density are frequently larger urban centers offering diverse economic prospects. Within these areas, income inequality may be accentuated, resulting in the coexistence of poverty and affluence. Such economic disparities can contribute to elevated property crimes and on occasion, violent crimes. Conversely, areas with low population density generally record lower Machesney Park crime rates.

Machesney Park crime map



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

  • Machesney Park crime rates are 44% lower than the national average
  • Violent crimes in Machesney Park are 34% lower than the national average
  • In Machesney Park you have a 1 in 77 chance of becoming a victim of crime
  • Machesney Park is safer than 51% of the cities in the United States
  • Year over year crime in Machesney Park has decreased by 37%

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        Daily Crime In Machesney Park (per 100,000 people)

        The graph above looks at the comparison of crimes committed in Machesney Park 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 Machesney Park (which include property crimes as well as violent crimes), when compared to Illinois, are 1.50 times less than the state average and 1.77 times less than than national average. Violent crimes committed in Machesney Park on a daily basis are 1.18 times less than than Illinois average and 1.52 times less than the average nationwide. Daily property crime rates in Machesney Park are 1.58 times less than the daily state average and 1.83 times less than the daily national numbers.

        How Safe is Machesney Park (higher is better)

        When comparing the safety of Machesney Park to every other city in Illinois, as well as the entirety of the United States, is Machesney Park safe? The gauges above illustrate that Machesney Park is safer than 29% of every city located within Illinois along with 51% of the all the cities located in the United States. The results of these graphs are created after analyzing each of the cities in Illinois and in the United States as a whole. As a result, Machesney Park, IL is ranked above average when compared to the rest of the US cities.

        Chance of Being A Victim of Crime in Machesney Park

        The chance of being a victim of violent crime in Machesney Park is 1 in 411
        The chance of being a victim of property crime in Machesney Park is 1 in 94
        The chance of being a victim of crime in Machesney Park is 1 in 77
        Are you worried about becoming a crime victim? In Machesney Park, your chance of becoming a victim of a violent crime is 1 in 411. Types of violent crimes may include assault, robbery, rape, or murder. You also have a 1 in 94 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 Machesney Park is 1 in 77.

        Year Over Year Crime In Machesney Park (per 100,000 people)

        An analysis of year to year crime rates in Machesney Park, 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 Machesney Park has decreased by 2%, the amount of property crime in Machesney Park has decreased by 42%, and the total amount of crime in Machesney Park has decreased by 37% year over year.

        Machesney Park police department

        Item Machesney Park Illinois National
        Law enforcement employees (officers & civilians)2630,690558,732
        Police officers & civilians /1000 residents1.12.63.3
        There are a total of 26 Machesney Park police officers. This results in 1.1 police officers per 1,000 residents which is 58% less than the Illinois average and 65.8% 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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        Rockton, IL7,710901,1111,202
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        Machesney Park, IL22,7092441,0681,312

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        Machesney Park, IL22,7092441,0681,312
        Source: The Machesney Park, 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.