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Total crime 16%
Violent crime 70%
Property crime 7%
Date & Last Updated: This data reflects the 2018 calendar year and was released from the FBI in September, 2019; this is the most current data available.
StatisticReportedincidents/100k peopleNiles/100k peopleIllinois/100k peopleNational/100k people
Total crime639n/a (estimate)2,1712,3372,580
Murder1n/a3.46.95.0
Rape5n/a17.046.042.6
Robbery11n/a37.4111.586.2
Assault17n/a57.8239.7246.8
Violent crime34n/a (estimate)116404381
Burglary63n/a214.0306.7376.0
Theft514n/a1,746.31,472.31,594.6
Vehicle theft28n/a95.1153.8228.9
Property crime605n/a (estimate)2,0561,9332,200

Key findings

  • Niles crime rates are 16% lower than the national average
  • Violent crimes in Niles are 70% lower than the national average
  • In Niles you have a 1 in 47 chance of becoming a victim of crime
  • Niles is safer than 54% of the cities in the United States
  • Year over year crime in Niles has decreased by 11%

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

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      Daily Crime In Niles (per 100,000 people)

      The above illustration depicts the number of crimes committed daily in Niles, per 100,000 residents. In Niles, the total number of daily crimes is 1.08 times less than the Illinois average and 1.19 times less than the national average. Violent daily crime statistics in Niles are 3.50 times less than the Illinois average and 3.29 times less than the national average. For property crime, Niles has a daily crime rate that is 1.06 times more than the Illinois average and 1.07 times less than the daily national average.

      How Safe is Niles (higher is better)

      How safe is Niles, Illinois compared to other cities in Illinois and the rest of the cities across the United States? The graphs above show that Niles is safer than 36% of the cities in Illinois and 54% of the cities in the United States. These results are calculated by analyzing all cities in Illinois and across the US as a whole and determining how many areas have a lower crime rate than Niles. Overall, Niles is ranked above average compared to all other cities across the United States.

      Chance of Being A Victim of Crime in Niles

      The chance of being a victim of violent crime in Niles is 1 in 866
      The chance of being a victim of property crime in Niles is 1 in 49
      The chance of being a victim of crime in Niles is 1 in 47
      Interested in knowing the odds that you will be a crime victim in Niles? In Niles, you have a 1 in 866 chance of falling victim to a violent crime, such as rape, robbery, assault, or even murder. In terms of property crime, your chances of being a victim are 1 in 49. These crimes include theft, vehicle theft, and burglary. Your overall chance of being a victim of crime in Niles, IL is 1 in 47.

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

      Determining whether Niles is becoming less or more safe for its residents (per 100,000) is most easily done by comparing year-over-year crime rates. Niles violent crime rates have increased by 20%. At the same time, property crime has decreased by 12% year over year. Total crimes for Niles has decreased by 11% in the same time frame.

      Niles police department

      ItemNilesIllinoisNational
      Law enforcement employees (officers & civilians)6830,690558,732
      Police officers & civilians /1000 residents2.32.63.3
      There are a total of 68 Niles police officers. This results in 2.3 police officers per 1,000 residents which is 14.2% less than the Illinois average and 30.2% 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
      Deer Park, IL3,40977368445
      Hawthorn Woods, IL7,5900470470
      Forest Lake, IL1,74385407493
      La Grange Park, IL13,59637462500
      Palatine, IL69,09841522562
      Kenilworth, IL2,6130595595
      Golf, IL5330601601
      Niles, IL29,6281162,0562,171

      Cities with similar population

      City, StatePopulationViolent crime/100k peopleProperty crime/100k peopleTotal crime/100k people
      Sterling, VA29,5971901,5801,770
      San Carlos, CA29,5961931,0281,221
      Granite City, IL29,6627662,5503,315
      Bay Shore, NY29,7044011,6512,052
      Gloucester, MA29,546237712949
      Niles, IL29,6281162,0562,171
      Source: The Niles, IL crime data displayed above is derived from the FBI's uniform crime reports for the year of 2018. 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.