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Total crime 18%
Violent crime 27%
Property crime 26%
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 peopleSummit/100k peopleIllinois/100k peopleNational/100k people
Total crime229n/a (estimate)2,0442,2532,489
Murder0n/a0.06.65.0
Rape13n/a116.048.042.6
Robbery18n/a160.698.481.6
Assault23n/a205.3254.0250.2
Violent crime54n/a (estimate)482407379
Burglary23n/a205.3271.7340.5
Theft128n/a1,142.31,426.61,549.5
Vehicle theft24n/a214.2148.2219.9
Property crime175n/a (estimate)1,5621,8472,110

Key findings

  • Summit crime rates are 18% lower than the national average
  • Violent crimes in Summit are 27% higher than the national average
  • In Summit you have a 1 in 49 chance of becoming a victim of crime
  • Summit is safer than 24% of the cities in the United States
  • Year over year crime in Summit has decreased by 18%

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      Daily Crime In Summit (per 100,000 people)

      The chart above shows the number of daily crimes in Summit, IL per 100,000 people. In Summit, the number of daily crimes is projected to be 1.10 times less than the Illinois average and 1.22 times less than the national average. The average number of daily violent crimes in Summit is 1.18 times more than the Illinois average and 1.27 times more than the daily national average. With regards to property crimes, Summit has a daily crime rate that is 1.18 times less than the Illinois average and 1.35 times less than the overall daily national average.

      How Safe is Summit (higher is better)

      How safe is Summit, Illinois compared to other cities in Illinois and the rest of the cities across the United States? The graphs above show that Summit is safer than 16% of the cities in Illinois and 24% 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 Summit. Overall, Summit is ranked below average compared to all other cities across the United States.

      Chance of Being A Victim of Crime in Summit

      The chance of being a victim of violent crime in Summit is 1 in 208
      The chance of being a victim of property crime in Summit is 1 in 65
      The chance of being a victim of crime in Summit is 1 in 49
      Are you worried about becoming a crime victim? In Summit, your chance of becoming a victim of a violent crime is 1 in 208. Types of violent crimes may include assault, robbery, rape, or murder. You also have a 1 in 65 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 Summit is 1 in 49.

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

      The year over year crime rate per 100,000 people for Summit is an accurate tool for tracking the rise and fall of crime, and in determining if living in Summit has become safer or more dangerous. The year over year data displayed in the graph shows that violent crimes have increased by 36% in Summit, while property crimes in Summit have decreased by 27%. Total crime has decreased by 18% year over year.

      Summit police department

      ItemSummitIllinoisNational
      Law enforcement employees (officers & civilians)3430,690558,732
      Police officers & civilians /1000 residents3.12.63.3
      There are a total of 34 Summit police officers. This results in 3.1 police officers per 1,000 residents which is 15.6% greater than the Illinois average and 5.9% 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
      Palos Park, IL4,93421336357
      Orland Hills, IL7,24114354368
      Hometown, IL4,34370352422
      Justice, IL12,95732465497
      Homer Glen, IL24,38524504528
      Clarendon Hills, IL8,64157498555
      La Grange Park, IL13,59645611656
      Summit, IL11,4094821,5622,044

      Cities with similar population

      City, StatePopulationViolent crime/100k peopleProperty crime/100k peopleTotal crime/100k people
      Two Rivers, WI11,4092541,0611,315
      Signal Hill, CA11,4048175,8336,650
      Centerton, AR11,4033208401,161
      Peru, IN11,4154922,6153,108
      Somerset, KY11,4153042,2402,544
      Summit, IL11,4094821,5622,044
      Source: The Summit, 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.