Total crime NAT. AVG.
Violent crime NAT. AVG.
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 peopleSleepy Hollow/100k peopleIllinois/100k peopleNational/100k people
Total crime10n/a (estimate)3161,9702,324
Violent crime2n/a (estimate)63287370
Vehicle theft2n/a63.3281.6282.7
Property crime8n/a (estimate)2531,6831,954

An Overview of Crime Rates in Sleepy Hollow, IL

Crime is typically categorized into two main types: violent and property crimes. Violent crimes encompass offenses such as murder, rape, robbery, and assault, while property crimes include burglary, theft, and vehicle theft. Based on the most recent report, the Sleepy Hollow crime rate is lower than the national average by 86.4%. Specifically, there were 2 violent crimes in Sleepy Hollow, equivalent to 63 per 100,000 individuals, lower than the national average by 82.9%. Furthermore, Sleepy Hollow recorded 8 property crimes, amounting to 253 per 100,000 residents, which was lower than the average by 87.1%.

Sleepy Hollow enjoys a remarkably low crime rate, standing at just 316, a significant contrast to the national average of 2324. This distinction firmly establishes Sleepy Hollow as one of the safest places to reside in the entire United States. This crime rate is meticulously calculated, taking into account the total occurrences of both violent and property crimes per 100,000 individuals, providing a comprehensive perspective on the area's safety and livability.

Sleepy Hollow distinguishes itself with one of the lowest violent crime rates in the U.S., reporting a mere 63 violent crimes per 100,000 people. This achievement firmly establishes Sleepy Hollow among the safest cities in the nation, rendering it an alluring choice for those seeking a new place to call home.

In the latest reported crime year, Sleepy Hollow recorded zero homicides. This statistic potentially positions the city as a paragon of security, radiating a profound sense of safety for its residents. A low number of severe violent crimes instills a deep feeling of well-being among its community but also establishes a lofty benchmark for other locales aspiring to foster equally secure environments.

The property crime rates per 100,000 individuals have shown a steady decrease of more than 50% since 1990, with a slight uptick in recent years. The most recent crime data reveals that Sleepy Hollow records a property crime rate of 253 incidents per 100,000 people, significantly lower than the national average of 1954. This underscores Sleepy Hollow as an exceptionally secure and attractive residential destination, highlighting its unwavering dedication to fostering safety and community well-being.

Is Sleepy Hollow a Safe Place to Live?

Is Sleepy Hollow a safe place to live? While the answer may not be straightforward due to variations in safety levels across the city, gaining an understanding of the overall crime rate can prove to be advantageous. In general, Sleepy Hollow has a crime rate that is lower than the national average by 86%. Breaking this down on a daily basis, it translates to 0.03 daily incidents, encompassing 0.01 violent crimes and 0.02 property crimes. Evaluating these statistics can aid in forming a more informed perspective on the safety of Sleepy Hollow as a potential place to call home.

Potential Causes for Crime in Sleepy Hollow

The economic prosperity of a city's inhabitants exerts substantial influence on crime stats. Elevated poverty rates and income inequality can precipitate heightened criminal activity, as individuals may turn to illicit means to fulfill their fundamental requirements. While lower poverty rates could lead to lower Sleepy Hollow crime rates. In Sleepy Hollow, the poverty rate stands at 2.3%, diverging from the national average of 15.1%.

Sleepy Hollow has a population density of 1622.6 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 Sleepy Hollow crime rates.

The impact of law enforcement and community policing efforts plays a crucial role in shaping crime rates in any city. A robust and cooperative bond between law enforcement and the community can serve as a deterrent to criminal activities, enhancing overall safety. In Sleepy Hollow, the ratio of police officers and civilians per 1,000 residents stands at 2.4, differing from the national average of 3.25. Effective law enforcement hinges not solely on officer numbers but also on the manner in which they interact and collaborate with the community. Building trust and cooperation are central tenets of community policing, amplifying its influence on crime prevention.

Sleepy Hollow crime map

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

  • Sleepy Hollow crime rates are 86% lower than the national average
  • Violent crimes in Sleepy Hollow are 83% lower than the national average
  • In Sleepy Hollow you have a 1 in 316 chance of becoming a victim of crime
  • Sleepy Hollow is safer than 89% of the cities in the United States
  • Year over year crime in Sleepy Hollow has decreased by 6%

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        Daily Crime In Sleepy Hollow (per 100,000 people)

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        Chance of Being A Victim of Crime in Sleepy Hollow

        The chance of being a victim of violent crime in Sleepy Hollow is 1 in 1581
        The chance of being a victim of property crime in Sleepy Hollow is 1 in 395
        The chance of being a victim of crime in Sleepy Hollow is 1 in 316

        Year Over Year Crime In Sleepy Hollow (per 100,000 people)

        Sleepy Hollow police department

        Item Sleepy Hollow Illinois National
        Law enforcement employees (officers & civilians)830,690558,732
        Police officers & civilians /1000 residents2.42.63.3
        There are a total of 8 Sleepy Hollow police officers. This results in 2.4 police officers per 1,000 residents which is 9.5% less than the Illinois average and 26.3% less than the National average.

        Sex offenders in Illinois

        State Total offenders Illinois /100K National /100K
        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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        Prairie Grove, IL2,02340236276
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        Sleepy Hollow, IL3,27663253316

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        Source: The Sleepy Hollow, 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.