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Total crime 31%
Violent crime 54%
Property crime 27%
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.
Crime data for this area is not available from the FBI, so estimates are used based on demographic data including, but not limited to: home prices, income per capita and population density.
StatisticReportedincidents/100k peopleWataga/100k peopleIllinois/100k peopleNational/100k people
Total crime0n/a (estimate)3,382 (estimate)2,3372,580
Murdern/an/an/a6.95.0
Rapen/an/an/a46.042.6
Robberyn/an/an/a111.586.2
Assaultn/an/an/a239.7246.8
Violent crimen/an/a (estimate)585 (estimate)404381
Burglaryn/an/an/a306.7376.0
Theftn/an/an/a1,472.31,594.6
Vehicle theftn/an/an/a153.8228.9
Property crimen/an/a (estimate)2,797 (estimate)1,9332,200

Key findings

  • Wataga crime rates are 31% higher than the national average
  • Violent crimes in Wataga are 54% higher than the national average
  • In Wataga you have a 1 in 30 chance of becoming a victim of crime
  • Wataga is safer than 14% of the cities in the United States
  • Year over year crime in Wataga has decreased by 5%

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      Daily Crime In Wataga (per 100,000 people)

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      Chance of Being A Victim of Crime in Wataga

      The chance of being a victim of violent crime in Wataga is 1 in 172
      The chance of being a victim of property crime in Wataga is 1 in 36
      The chance of being a victim of crime in Wataga is 1 in 30

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

      Wataga police department

      ItemWatagaIllinoisNational
      Law enforcement employees (officers & civilians)n/a30,690558,732
      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.

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      Wataga, IL7785852,7973,381

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      Wataga, IL7785852,7973,381
      Source: The Wataga, 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.