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Total crime 79%
Violent crime 72%
Property crime 81%
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 peopleSouth Elgin/100k peopleIllinois/100k peopleNational/100k people
Total crime121n/a (estimate)5352,3372,580
Murder0n/a0.06.95.0
Rape13n/a57.546.042.6
Robbery3n/a13.3111.586.2
Assault8n/a35.4239.7246.8
Violent crime24n/a (estimate)106404381
Burglary12n/a53.0306.7376.0
Theft85n/a375.71,472.31,594.6
Vehicle theft0n/a0.0153.8228.9
Property crime97n/a (estimate)4291,9332,200

Key findings

  • South Elgin crime rates are 79% lower than the national average
  • Violent crimes in South Elgin are 72% lower than the national average
  • In South Elgin you have a 1 in 188 chance of becoming a victim of crime
  • South Elgin is safer than 83% of the cities in the United States
  • Year over year crime in South Elgin has decreased by 44%

South Elgin crime map

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

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      Daily Crime In South Elgin (per 100,000 people)

      The graph above looks at the comparison of crimes committed in South Elgin on a daily basis (per 100,000 people) to crimes committed throughout the state of Illinois and the USA. According to the latest crime statistics, daily crimes in South Elgin (which include property crimes as well as violent crimes), when compared to Illinois, are 4.37 times less than the state average and 4.82 times less than than national average. Violent crimes committed in South Elgin on a daily basis are 3.81 times less than than Illinois average and 3.59 times less than the average nationwide. Daily property crime rates in South Elgin are 4.51 times less than the daily state average and 5.13 times less than the daily national numbers.

      How Safe is South Elgin (higher is better)

      When comparing the safety of South Elgin to every other city in Illinois, as well as the entirety of the United States, is South Elgin safe? The gauges above illustrate that South Elgin is safer than 74% of every city located within Illinois along with 83% 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, South Elgin, IL is ranked above average when compared to the rest of the US cities.

      Chance of Being A Victim of Crime in South Elgin

      The chance of being a victim of violent crime in South Elgin is 1 in 943
      The chance of being a victim of property crime in South Elgin is 1 in 234
      The chance of being a victim of crime in South Elgin is 1 in 188
      Interested in knowing the odds that you will be a crime victim in South Elgin? In South Elgin, you have a 1 in 943 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 234. These crimes include theft, vehicle theft, and burglary. Your overall chance of being a victim of crime in South Elgin, IL is 1 in 188.

      Year Over Year Crime In South Elgin (per 100,000 people)

      An analysis of year to year crime rates in South Elgin, Illinois (per 100,000 people) is a useful indicator of whether the area is becoming a safer or a more dangerous place to live. The amount of violent crime in South Elgin has decreased by 20%, the amount of property crime in South Elgin has decreased by 48%, and the total amount of crime in South Elgin has decreased by 44% year over year.

      South Elgin police department

      ItemSouth ElginIllinoisNational
      Law enforcement employees (officers & civilians)3530,690558,732
      Police officers & civilians /1000 residents1.62.63.3
      There are a total of 35 South Elgin police officers. This results in 1.6 police officers per 1,000 residents which is 40.5% less than the Illinois average and 51.5% 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
      Campton Hills, IL11,5009150159
      Wayne, IL2,5130205205
      Elburn, IL5,5940220220
      Gilberts, IL7,47936242279
      Sleepy Hollow, IL3,33860241302
      Prestbury, IL1,78057271328
      Huntley, IL25,83133358391
      South Elgin, IL22,274106429535

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      City, StatePopulationViolent crime/100k peopleProperty crime/100k peopleTotal crime/100k people
      St. Andrews, SC22,2726373,9394,576
      Hudson, OH22,2824566571
      Avon, OH22,2891189141,032
      Bellview, FL22,2595022,9773,479
      Green Valley, AZ22,2494392,4722,911
      South Elgin, IL22,274106429535
      Source: The South Elgin, 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.