Reported Annual Crime In Waukegan

StatisticReportedincidents/100k peopleWaukegan/100k peopleIllinois/100k peopleNational/100k people
Total crime2,349n/a (estimate)2,6692,4502,745
StatisticReportedincidents/100k peopleWaukegan/100k peopleIllinois/100k peopleNational/100k people
Murder6n/a6.87.85.3
Rape18n/a20.543.441.7
Robbery138n/a156.8137.298.0
Assault199n/a226.1250.4248.9
Violent crime361n/a (estimate)410439383
Burglary442n/a502.2339.5430.4
Theft1,487n/a1,689.41,508.81,694.4
Vehicle theft59n/a67.0163.1237.4
Property crime1,988n/a (estimate)2,2592,0112,362

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When reviewing the above table, you see a comprehensive overview of all annual crimes reported in Waukegan, IL. All reported Waukegan, IL crimes are shown and for assessment, each particular crime is demonstrated, establishing an accurate total that represents any crimes committed for every 100,000 residents. You'll also notice that the crimes are distributed into two separate categories, being; violent crimes and property crimes. In addition, the table also demonstrates that the Waukegan, IL overall crime rate is 9% higher than in comparison to the Illinois average; and is also 3% lower than compared to the national average. Specifically regarding violent crimes in Waukegan, IL, the rate is 7% lower than compared to the Illinois average, and 7% higher than when paralleled to the national average. When comparing property crime, Waukegan, IL comes in at 12% higher than to the average seen in Illinois, and 4% lower than the overall national average.
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The Waukegan crime map provides a detailed overview of all crimes in Waukegan as reported by the local law enforcement agency. Based on the color coded legend above, the crime map outlines the areas with low crime compared to the areas with high crime. The Waukegan crime heat map offers insight into the total crimes on a block group level.

Did you know?

  • The overall crime rate in Waukegan is 3% lower than the national average.
  • For every 100,000 people, there are 7.31 daily crimes that occur in Waukegan.
  • Waukegan is safer than 28% of the cities in the United States.
  • In Waukegan you have a 1 in 38 chance of becoming a victim of any crime.
  • The number of total year over year crimes in Waukegan has decreased by 15%.

Compare Waukegan, IL Crime To Other Cities

Daily Crime In Waukegan (per 100,000 people)

The chart above shows the number of daily crimes in Waukegan, IL per 100,000 individuals. The total number of daily crimes is also reported for Illinois and on a national scale. In Waukegan, IL the entire number of daily crimes is accurately recorded at 1.09 times more than the Illinois average and 1.03 times less than the national average. The typical number of daily violent crimes in Waukegan, IL is 1.07 times less than the Illinois average and 1.07 times more than the calculated daily national average. With regards to recent property crimes, Waukegan, IL has a constant daily crime rate that is 1.12 times more than the Illinois average and 1.05 times less than the overall daily national average.

How Safe is Waukegan (higher is better)

How safe is Waukegan, IL compared to other cities in Illinois and the rest of the cities across the United States? The graphs above show that Waukegan, IL is safer than 16% of the cities in Illinois and 28% of the cities in the United States. These results are determined by analyzing all cities in Illinois and across the US as a whole and determining how many total cities have a lower crime rate than Waukegan, IL. Overall, Waukegan, IL is ranked below average compared to all other cities across the United States.

Chance of Being A Victim of Crime in Waukegan

The chance of being a victim of violent crime in Waukegan is 1 in 244
The chance of being a victim of property crime in Waukegan is 1 in 45
The chance of being a victim of crime in Waukegan is 1 in 38
Do you want to know the risk of being victimized by a crime in Waukegan, IL? Displayed here are the statistics showing how likely you are to become a victim of a crime of violence, crime against your property, or any other crime. If you are in Waukegan, IL, then there is a 1 in 244 risk that you will experience a violent crime against you. These types of crimes may include homicide, sexual assault, robbery, and physical assault. Your risk of being a victim of property crime is 1 in 45. These types of crime include burglary, petty theft, and theft of motor vehicles. Altogether, there is a 1 in 38 risk that you will become a victim of crime in Waukegan, IL.

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

The year over year crime rate for Waukegan, IL is an accurate tool for tracking the rise and fall of crime, and in determining whether living in Waukegan, IL has become a safer or more dangerous place to live. For example, the above graph shows the year over year crime rate for violent, property and total crimes per 100,000 people. The year over year data displayed in the graph shows that violent crimes have decreased by 6% in Waukegan, IL, while property crimes in Waukegan, IL have decreased by 17%. Crimes in total for Waukegan, IL have decreased by 15% year over year.

Waukegan police department

ItemWaukeganIllinoisNational
Law enforcement employees (officers & civilians)18330,690558,732
Police officers & civilians /1000 residents2.02.63.3
There are a total of 183 Waukegan police officers. This results in 2.0 police officers per 1,000 residents which is 22.7% less than the Illinois average and 37.1% less than the National average.

Sex offenders in Illinois

StateTotal offendersIllinois /100KNational /100K
Illinois26,115212222
There are a total of 26,115 sex offenders in Illinois. This yields a total of 212 sex offenders in Illinois per 100,000 residents which is 5% less than the national average.

Nearby Cities With Low Crime Rates

City, StatePopulationViolent crime/100k peopleProperty crime/100k peopleTotal crime/100k people
Hawthorn Woods, IL7,59024243267
Third Lake, IL1,26667307373
North Barrington, IL2,97269315384
Tower Lakes, IL1,1490402402
Lincolnshire, IL7,29169372441
Kildeer, IL3,97625417442
Knollwood, IL1,72980368448
Waukegan, IL88,1594102,2592,669

Cities with similar population

City, StatePopulationViolent crime/100k peopleProperty crime/100k peopleTotal crime/100k people
Meridian, ID88,2471501,5001,651
Newton, MA88,31755642696
Edmond, OK88,3421661,3291,494
Norwalk, CT87,9302871,6941,981
Reading, PA87,8997132,4073,120
Waukegan, IL88,1594102,2592,669
Source: The Waukegan, IL crime data displayed above is derived from the FBI's uniform crime reports for the year of 2017. 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.
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