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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 peopleWayne/100k peopleIllinois/100k peopleNational/100k people
Total crime7n/a (estimate)3131,9702,324
Violent crime0n/a (estimate)0287370
Vehicle theft0n/a0.0281.6282.7
Property crime7n/a (estimate)3131,6831,954

An Overview of Crime Rates in Wayne, 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 Wayne crime rate is lower than the national average by 86.6%. Specifically, there were 0 violent crimes in Wayne, equivalent to 0 per 100,000 individuals, lower than the national average by 100%. Furthermore, Wayne recorded 7 property crimes, amounting to 313 per 100,000 residents, which was lower than the average by 84%.

Boasting a crime rate of 313, well below the national average of 2324, Wayne emerges as a standout destination for those seeking a secure place to reside in the United States. This crime rate is derived from the total occurrences of both violent and property crimes per 100,000 residents, underscoring the unwavering dedication of Wayne to ensure a safe living environment for its residents.

Wayne reported zero instances of violent crime in the latest crime report, underscoring its exceptional safety profile in this regard. Violent crimes serve as a crucial gauge of a city's overall safety, and the absence of such incidents in Wayne signifies it as a remarkably secure urban environment concerning violent crime.

In the most recently reported crime year, Wayne registered zero reported homicides. This statistic not only designates the area as an exemplar of security but also emanates a profound sense of safety within its community. A minimal incidence of severe violent crime not only fosters a strong sense of well-being among residents but also sets a commendable standard for other regions aiming to cultivate similarly safe surroundings.

Since 1990, property crime rates per 100,000 people in the United States have steadily decreased. Recently, the average did increase slightly. Having said that, Wayne has a property crime rate that is well below the national average with only 313 reported property crimes compared to the national average of 1954. Based on this report, Wayne remains a very safe place to live with regards to property crime.

The United States contends with some of the world's highest vehicle theft rates, with approximately 300 vehicle thefts per 100,000 individuals. Remarkably, only a modest fraction, approximately 10%, of cities have been fortunate enough to have zero reported instances of stolen vehicles. Wayne stands out as one of these cities, as it reported no vehicle thefts in the most recent crime report, underscoring its commitment to a secure environment.

Is Wayne a Safe Place to Live?

To determine if Wayne is a safe place to live, let's take a look at the overall crime rate of the area, as well as the number of daily crimes. Wayne has a total crime rate that is 87% lower than the national average per 100,000 residents. This results in a total of 0.02 daily crimes (0 violent daily crimes and 0.02 daily property crimes) in Wayne.

Has Crime in Wayne Increased Since Last Year?

Year-over-year crime data allows us to analyze short-term trends in crime activity. By comparing crime rates from one year to the next, we can identify patterns and shifts in Wayne crime rates. This information can be invaluable for residents looking to make informed decisions on where to live. When comparing the most recent year to the previous year, total crime in Wayne has increased by 40% year over year. Violent crime has decreased by 100% and property crime has increased by 75%.

Potential Causes for Crime in Wayne

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 Wayne crime rates. The population density in Wayne is 432.3 people per square mile, while the national average is 90.6 people per square mile.

The level of education within a community can impact crime rates. Higher educational attainment often correlates with lower crime rates, as it provides individuals with better job opportunities and alternatives to criminal behavior. While lower educational achievement rates tend to lead to higher crime rates. In Wayne, 93.9% of people have completed high school, while 83% of people have completed high school nationally.

The median home price in Wayne is $553,100, compared to the national average of $184,700. High housing costs can lead to financial stress for residents. When individuals struggle to make ends meet due to expensive housing, they may be more inclined to engage in criminal activities to address their financial difficulties, such as theft or fraud. Communities with stable housing environments tend to foster stronger social bonds and community engagement. This can lead to increased vigilance and cooperation among residents, which can deter criminal behavior.

Wayne crime map

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

      • Wayne crime rates are 87% lower than the national average
      • Violent crimes in Wayne are 100% lower than the national average
      • In Wayne you have a 1 in 320 chance of becoming a victim of crime
      • Wayne is safer than 95% of the cities in the United States
      • Year over year crime in Wayne has increased by 52%

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        Daily Crime In Wayne (per 100,000 people)

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        Chance of Being A Victim of Crime in Wayne

        The chance of being a victim of violent crime in Wayne is 0
        The chance of being a victim of property crime in Wayne is 1 in 320
        The chance of being a victim of crime in Wayne is 1 in 320

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

        Wayne police department

        Item Wayne Illinois National
        Law enforcement employees (officers & civilians)530,690558,732
        Police officers & civilians /1000 residents2.02.63.3
        There are a total of 5 Wayne police officers. This results in 2.0 police officers per 1,000 residents which is 22.9% less than the Illinois average and 37.2% 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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        Winfield, IL9,68357258315
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        Wayne, IL2,4770313313

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        Wayne, IL2,4770313313
        Source: The Wayne, 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.