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Total crime 71%
Violent crime 7%
Property crime 85%
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 peopleWaukegan/100k peopleIllinois/100k peopleNational/100k people
Total crime651n/a (estimate)7442,3372,580
Murder11n/a12.66.95.0
Rape20n/a22.846.042.6
Robbery150n/a171.4111.586.2
Assault174n/a198.8239.7246.8
Violent crime355n/a (estimate)406404381
Burglary296n/a338.2306.7376.0
Theftn/an/an/a1,472.31,594.6
Vehicle theftn/an/an/a153.8228.9
Property crime296n/a (estimate)3381,9332,200

Key findings

  • Waukegan crime rates are 71% lower than the national average
  • Violent crimes in Waukegan are 7% higher than the national average
  • In Waukegan you have a 1 in 135 chance of becoming a victim of crime
  • Waukegan is safer than 37% of the cities in the United States
  • Year over year crime in Waukegan has decreased by 72%

Waukegan crime map

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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 lower crime compared to the areas with higher crime. The Waukegan crime heat map offers insight into the total crimes on a block group level.

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      Daily Crime In Waukegan (per 100,000 people)

      The chart above shows the number of daily crimes in Waukegan, IL per 100,000 people. In Waukegan, the number of daily crimes is projected to be 3.14 times less than the Illinois average and 3.47 times less than the national average. The average number of daily violent crimes in Waukegan is 1.00 times more than the Illinois average and 1.07 times more than the daily national average. With regards to property crimes, Waukegan has a daily crime rate that is 5.72 times less than the Illinois average and 6.50 times less than the overall daily national average.

      How Safe is Waukegan (higher is better)

      How safe is Waukegan, Illinois compared to other cities in Illinois and the rest of the cities across the United States? The graphs above show that Waukegan is safer than 22% of the cities in Illinois and 37% 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 Waukegan. Overall, Waukegan 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 247
      The chance of being a victim of property crime in Waukegan is 1 in 296
      The chance of being a victim of crime in Waukegan is 1 in 135
      Are you at risk of becoming a victim of crime in Waukegan, Illinois? If you reside in Waukegan, then there is a 1 in 247 chance that you will experience a violent crime. 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 296. These types of crime include burglary, petty theft, and theft of motor vehicles. Altogether, there is a 1 in 135 risk that you will become a victim of crime in Waukegan.

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

      The year over year crime rate per 100,000 people for Waukegan is an accurate tool for tracking the rise and fall of crime, and in determining if living in Waukegan has become safer or more dangerous. The year over year data displayed in the graph shows that violent crimes have decreased by 1% in Waukegan, while property crimes in Waukegan have decreased by 85%. Total crime has decreased by 72% 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
      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
      Third Lake, IL1,26662295356
      North Barrington, IL2,97263303367
      Knollwood, IL1,72974354428
      Deer Park, IL3,40977368445
      Green Oaks, IL3,83277368445
      Hawthorn Woods, IL7,5900470470
      Lake Villa, IL8,916103378481
      Waukegan, IL88,159406338744

      Cities with similar population

      City, StatePopulationViolent crime/100k peopleProperty crime/100k peopleTotal crime/100k people
      Meridian, ID88,2471591,2141,373
      Newton, MA88,31765703768
      Edmond, OK88,3421361,5221,658
      Norwalk, CT87,9302821,5061,788
      Reading, PA87,8997022,2432,945
      Waukegan, IL88,159406338744
      Source: The Waukegan, 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.