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Total crime 78%
Violent crime 89%
Property crime 76%
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 peoplePalatine/100k peopleIllinois/100k peopleNational/100k people
Total crime386n/a (estimate)5622,3372,580
Murder1n/a1.56.95.0
Rape11n/a16.046.042.6
Robbery7n/a10.2111.586.2
Assault9n/a13.1239.7246.8
Violent crime28n/a (estimate)41404381
Burglary26n/a37.9306.7376.0
Theft317n/a461.81,472.31,594.6
Vehicle theft15n/a21.9153.8228.9
Property crime358n/a (estimate)5221,9332,200

Key findings

  • Palatine crime rates are 78% lower than the national average
  • Violent crimes in Palatine are 89% lower than the national average
  • In Palatine you have a 1 in 178 chance of becoming a victim of crime
  • Palatine is safer than 90% of the cities in the United States
  • Year over year crime in Palatine has decreased by 37%

Palatine crime map

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

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      Daily Crime In Palatine (per 100,000 people)

      The above illustration depicts the number of crimes committed daily in Palatine, per 100,000 residents. In Palatine, the total number of daily crimes is 4.16 times less than the Illinois average and 4.59 times less than the national average. Violent daily crime statistics in Palatine are 9.91 times less than the Illinois average and 9.33 times less than the national average. For property crime, Palatine has a daily crime rate that is 3.71 times less than the Illinois average and 4.22 times less than the daily national average.

      How Safe is Palatine (higher is better)

      When comparing the safety of Palatine to every other city in Illinois, as well as the entirety of the United States, is Palatine safe? The gauges above illustrate that Palatine is safer than 86% of every city located within Illinois along with 90% 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, Palatine, IL is ranked above average when compared to the rest of the US cities.

      Chance of Being A Victim of Crime in Palatine

      The chance of being a victim of violent crime in Palatine is 1 in 2452
      The chance of being a victim of property crime in Palatine is 1 in 192
      The chance of being a victim of crime in Palatine is 1 in 178
      How likely are you to become a victim of crime? In Palatine, Illinois you have a 1 in 2452 chance of becoming a victim of violent crime. Violent crimes include murder, rape, robbery and assault. With regards to property crime, you have a 1 in 192 chance of becoming a victim. Property crimes include burglary, theft and vehicle theft. Overall, you have a 1 in 178 chance of becoming a victim of crime in Palatine.

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

      A good indicator of whether Palatine 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 Palatine has decreased by 32%, while the property crime rate in Palatine has decreased by 37% year over year. The number of total crimes in Palatine has decreased by 37% year over year.

      Palatine police department

      ItemPalatineIllinoisNational
      Law enforcement employees (officers & civilians)14130,690558,732
      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
      Wayne, IL2,5130205205
      Sleepy Hollow, IL3,33860241302
      Prairie Grove, IL1,70457271328
      Port Barrington, IL1,49063300363
      North Barrington, IL2,97263303367
      Knollwood, IL1,72974354428
      Deer Park, IL3,40977368445
      Palatine, IL69,09841522562

      Cities with similar population

      City, StatePopulationViolent crime/100k peopleProperty crime/100k peopleTotal crime/100k people
      Glen Burnie, MD69,0606332,7433,376
      Bismarck, ND68,9812992,7253,024
      Union City, NJ68,9653331,5411,874
      Flagstaff, AZ69,2704693,3843,853
      Weston, FL68,89357521578
      Palatine, IL69,09841522562
      Source: The Palatine, 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.