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Total crime 60%
Violent crime 61%
Property crime 60%
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 peopleMcHenry/100k peopleIllinois/100k peopleNational/100k people
Total crime269n/a (estimate)9962,2532,489
Murder0n/a0.06.65.0
Rape8n/a29.648.042.6
Robbery0n/a0.098.481.6
Assault32n/a118.4254.0250.2
Violent crime40n/a (estimate)148407379
Burglary14n/a51.8271.7340.5
Theft210n/a777.21,426.61,549.5
Vehicle theft5n/a18.5148.2219.9
Property crime229n/a (estimate)8481,8472,110

Key findings

  • McHenry crime rates are 60% lower than the national average
  • Violent crimes in McHenry are 61% lower than the national average
  • In McHenry you have a 1 in 101 chance of becoming a victim of crime
  • McHenry is safer than 69% of the cities in the United States
  • Year over year crime in McHenry has decreased by 20%

McHenry crime map

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

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      Daily Crime In McHenry (per 100,000 people)

      The bar chart above reveals the rate of daily crimes in McHenry for every 100,000 residents. The McHenry total amount of daily crime is 2.26 times less than the Illinois average and 2.50 times less than than that of the nation. As for violent crimes, the daily average in McHenry, is 2.75 times less than the Illinois average, and it is 2.56 times less than the national average. The statistics for property crimes show that McHenry has a daily crime average that is 2.18 times less than the Illinois average and 2.49 times less than the daily national rate.

      How Safe is McHenry (higher is better)

      What are the odds that you'll be safer in McHenry, Illinois compared to other areas of Illinois, as well as the rest of America? When it comes down to it, is McHenry safe? In the graphs above, it shows that McHenry is safer than 53% of Illinois cities, and 69% compared to all other cities across America. These statistics are calculated by taking a closer look at each city's crime rate in Illinois, as well as the rest of the US. It is then determined which cities see less crime than McHenry. At this time, McHenry sees a above average rate of crime in comparison to other United States cities.

      Chance of Being A Victim of Crime in McHenry

      The chance of being a victim of violent crime in McHenry is 1 in 676
      The chance of being a victim of property crime in McHenry is 1 in 118
      The chance of being a victim of crime in McHenry is 1 in 101
      Are you at risk of becoming a victim of crime in McHenry, Illinois? If you reside in McHenry, then there is a 1 in 676 chance that you will experience a violent crime. These types of crimes may include homicide, sexual assault, robbery, and physical assault. Your risk of being a victim of property crime is 1 in 118. These types of crime include burglary, petty theft, and theft of motor vehicles. Altogether, there is a 1 in 101 risk that you will become a victim of crime in McHenry.

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

      A good indicator of whether McHenry 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 McHenry has decreased by 17%, while the property crime rate in McHenry has decreased by 21% year over year. The number of total crimes in McHenry has decreased by 20% year over year.

      McHenry police department

      ItemMcHenryIllinoisNational
      Law enforcement employees (officers & civilians)5930,690558,732
      Police officers & civilians /1000 residents2.22.63.3
      There are a total of 59 McHenry police officers. This results in 2.2 police officers per 1,000 residents which is 17.5% less than the Illinois average and 32.9% 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
      Union, IL484000
      Tower Lakes, IL1,149000
      McCullom Lake, IL1,0119999198
      Hawthorn Woods, IL7,59023185208
      Fontana-on-Geneva Lake, WI1,63641206248
      Bull Valley, IL1,21357259316
      Prairie Grove, IL1,70457259316
      McHenry, IL26,631148848996

      Cities with similar population

      City, StatePopulationViolent crime/100k peopleProperty crime/100k peopleTotal crime/100k people
      Middle River, MD26,6316772,9103,587
      Casselberry, FL26,6493083,2013,508
      Vineyard, CA26,6505532,9213,474
      Syracuse, UT26,66880628708
      Ilchester, MD26,6743611,5521,914
      McHenry, IL26,631148848996
      Source: The McHenry, 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.