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Total crime 53%
Violent crime 90%
Property crime 47%
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 peopleNorthfield/100k peopleIllinois/100k peopleNational/100k people
Total crime63n/a (estimate)1,1632,2532,489
Murder0n/a0.06.65.0
Rape0n/a0.048.042.6
Robbery0n/a0.098.481.6
Assault2n/a36.9254.0250.2
Violent crime2n/a (estimate)37407379
Burglary7n/a129.2271.7340.5
Theft50n/a922.81,426.61,549.5
Vehicle theft4n/a73.8148.2219.9
Property crime61n/a (estimate)1,1261,8472,110

Key findings

  • Northfield crime rates are 53% lower than the national average
  • Violent crimes in Northfield are 90% lower than the national average
  • In Northfield you have a 1 in 86 chance of becoming a victim of crime
  • Northfield is safer than 78% of the cities in the United States
  • Year over year crime in Northfield has decreased by 25%

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

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      Daily Crime In Northfield (per 100,000 people)

      The graph above illustrates the number of daily crimes in Northfield, IL per 100,000 people. In Northfield, the total number of daily crimes is 1.94 times less than the Illinois average and 2.14 times less than the national average. The number of daily violent crimes in Northfield is 11.02 times less than the Illinois average and 10.28 times less than the national average. With regards to property crimes, Northfield has a daily crime rate that is 1.64 times less than the Illinois average and 1.87 times less than the national average.

      How Safe is Northfield (higher is better)

      Are people any safer living in Northfield in comparison to other Illinois communities and all other areas throughout the United States? When we look at all cities across America, is Northfield safe? The evidence provided by these graphs show Northfield being safer than 67% of cities in Illinois and 78% of cities across the United States. This is evident by tracking Illinois cities as well as all US cities over a one year period to contrast crime statistics as they relate to Northfield. In conclusion, Northfield ranks above average compared to the rest of the United States.

      Chance of Being A Victim of Crime in Northfield

      The chance of being a victim of violent crime in Northfield is 1 in 2709
      The chance of being a victim of property crime in Northfield is 1 in 89
      The chance of being a victim of crime in Northfield is 1 in 86
      Are you worried about becoming a crime victim? In Northfield, your chance of becoming a victim of a violent crime is 1 in 2709. Types of violent crimes may include assault, robbery, rape, or murder. You also have a 1 in 89 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 Northfield is 1 in 86.

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

      Determining whether Northfield is becoming less or more safe for its residents (per 100,000) is most easily done by comparing year-over-year crime rates. Northfield violent crime rates have decreased by 33%. At the same time, property crime has decreased by 25% year over year. Total crimes for Northfield has decreased by 25% in the same time frame.

      Northfield police department

      ItemNorthfieldIllinoisNational
      Law enforcement employees (officers & civilians)2730,690558,732
      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

      City, StatePopulationViolent crime/100k peopleProperty crime/100k peopleTotal crime/100k people
      Hawthorn Woods, IL7,59023185208
      Golf, IL5330403403
      Knollwood, IL1,72975338412
      Green Oaks, IL3,83278352429
      Forest Lake, IL1,74386389475
      Palatine, IL69,09862453515
      Prospect Heights, IL16,331106494601
      Northfield, IL5,374371,1261,163

      Cities with similar population

      City, StatePopulationViolent crime/100k peopleProperty crime/100k peopleTotal crime/100k people
      Bright, IN5,3752461,3071,554
      Fairport, NY5,3723361,2841,620
      New Castle, DE5,3723784,0484,426
      Bellingham, MA5,3761461,1321,277
      Highwood, IL5,37775622697
      Northfield, IL5,374371,1261,163
      Source: The Northfield, 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.