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Violent 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 peopleVilla Park/100k peopleIllinois/100k peopleNational/100k people
Total crime346n/a (estimate)1,5911,9702,324
Violent crime25n/a (estimate)115287370
Vehicle theft25n/a114.9281.6282.7
Property crime321n/a (estimate)1,4761,6831,954

An Overview of Crime Rates in Villa Park, 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 Villa Park crime rate is lower than the national average by 31.6%. Specifically, there were 25 violent crimes in Villa Park, equivalent to 115 per 100,000 individuals, lower than the national average by 68.9%. Furthermore, Villa Park recorded 321 property crimes, amounting to 1476 per 100,000 residents, which was lower than the average by 24.5%.

With only 115 incidents per 100,000 people, Villa Park boasts an exceptionally low rate of violent crimes, positioning it as one of the safest cities in the United States. Given these low violent crime rates, Villa Park has become an appealing destination for individuals in search of a secure and welcoming place to establish their new home.

In a remarkable testament to the city's commitment to safety, Villa Park reported a murder rate of 0. This could indicate that it is a very safe place to live, but also serves as an inspiration to other urban areas striving for safer communities. Examining the full crime report will provide a complete overview of all crimes - violent and property.

What Do the Locals Say About Crime in Villa Park?

What do the local residents think about crime in Villa Park? Well, based on a recent survey of 18 people (conducted by AreaVibes), 78% of Villa Park residents said that there was virtually no crime and that they felt safe walking at night. Another 22% of respondents said that there was too much crime in the area and they did not feel safe walking alone at night.

Is Villa Park a Safe Place to Live?

To get a feel for the safety of living in Villa Park, it's essential to analyze both the overall crime rate and the daily incident count. Villa Park presents a total crime rate that is 32% lower than the national average per 100,000 residents. Consequently, Villa Park experiences an average of 0.95 daily crimes, comprising 0.07 violent incidents and 0.88 property-related offenses. This evaluation offers a comprehensive understanding of the safety landscape, aiding individuals in making informed decisions when considering relocation.

Has Crime in Villa Park Increased Since Last Year?

Year-over-year crime data allows residents and potential residents to assess the crime in Villa Park. A decrease in crime rates may indicate improving safety, while an increase could raise concerns. The year-over-year crime rate in Villa Park has increased by 5.2%. Violent crimes have decreased by 26.5%, while property crimes have increased by 8.8%. By comparing crime rates from one year to the next, authorities and communities can identify trends and patterns in criminal activity. This helps in understanding whether crime is increasing, decreasing, or remaining stable over time.

Potential Causes for Crime in Villa Park

High population density areas are often large urban centers with diverse economic opportunities. These areas can exacerbate income inequality, with pockets of poverty existing alongside affluence. Areas with economic disparities may experience higher property crimes and, in some cases, violent crimes. On the other hand, areas with low population density tend to see lower Villa Park crime rates. The population density in Villa Park is 4676.9 people per square mile, while the national average is 90.6 people per square mile.

In Villa Park, 88% of residents have successfully graduated from high school, whereas the national average stands at 83%. The educational makeup of any city can exert a significant influence on crime rates. Typically, higher levels of educational attainment are associated with reduced crime rates, as they furnish individuals with improved employment prospects and viable alternatives to engaging in criminal activities. Conversely, communities characterized by lower educational achievement often grapple with higher crime rates, as limited opportunities may drive individuals towards criminal behavior.

In Villa Park, the ratio of police officers and civilians stands at 2.13 per 1,000 residents, contrasting with the national average of 3.25. This discrepancy highlights the potential impact of law enforcement and community policing on crime rates. The strength of their collaboration can serve as a deterrent to criminal behavior, fostering a safer environment. Effective law enforcement leans heavily on community policing strategies that prioritize the cultivation of trust and cooperation between police and residents. It's essential to recognize that the effectiveness of these efforts isn't solely tied to the quantity of officers but also hinges on the quality of their engagement with the community.

Villa Park crime map

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

      • Villa Park crime rates are 32% lower than the national average
      • Violent crimes in Villa Park are 69% lower than the national average
      • In Villa Park you have a 1 in 63 chance of becoming a victim of crime
      • Villa Park is safer than 62% of the cities in the United States
      • Year over year crime in Villa Park has increased by 5%

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        Daily Crime In Villa Park (per 100,000 people)

        The bar chart above reveals the rate of daily crimes in Villa Park for every 100,000 residents. The Villa Park total amount of daily crime is 1.24 times less than the Illinois average and 1.46 times less than than that of the nation. As for violent crimes, the daily average in Villa Park, is 2.50 times less than the Illinois average, and it is 3.22 times less than the national average. The statistics for property crimes show that Villa Park has a daily crime average that is 1.14 times less than the Illinois average and 1.32 times less than the daily national rate.

        How Safe is Villa Park (higher is better)

        What are the odds that you'll be safer in Villa Park, Illinois compared to other areas of Illinois, as well as the rest of America? When it comes down to it, is Villa Park safe? In the graphs above, it shows that Villa Park is safer than 37% of Illinois cities, and 62% compared to all other cities across America. These statistics are calculated by taking a closer look at each city's crime rate in Illinois, as well as the rest of the US. It is then determined which cities see less crime than Villa Park. At this time, Villa Park sees a above average rate of crime in comparison to other United States cities.

        Chance of Being A Victim of Crime in Villa Park

        The chance of being a victim of violent crime in Villa Park is 1 in 871
        The chance of being a victim of property crime in Villa Park is 1 in 68
        The chance of being a victim of crime in Villa Park is 1 in 63
        How likely are you to become a victim of crime? In Villa Park, Illinois you have a 1 in 871 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 68 chance of becoming a victim. Property crimes include burglary, theft and vehicle theft. Overall, you have a 1 in 63 chance of becoming a victim of crime in Villa Park.

        Year Over Year Crime In Villa Park (per 100,000 people)

        The year over year change in crime per 100,000 people helps to understand whether crime in Villa Park, IL is on the rise or declining. The violent crime rate in Villa Park has decreased by 27%, while the property crime rate in Villa Park has increased by 8% year over year. Summing up the numbers, Villa Park has increased by 5% with regards to total crimes year over year.

        Villa Park police department

        Item Villa Park Illinois National
        Law enforcement employees (officers & civilians)4730,690558,732
        Police officers & civilians /1000 residents2.12.63.3
        There are a total of 47 Villa Park police officers. This results in 2.1 police officers per 1,000 residents which is 19.6% less than the Illinois average and 34.5% 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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        Source: The Villa Park, 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.