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Total crime 60%
Violent crime 67%
Property crime 59%
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 peopleWest Chicago/100k peopleIllinois/100k peopleNational/100k people
Total crime279n/a (estimate)1,0272,3372,580
Murder2n/a7.46.95.0
Rape13n/a47.846.042.6
Robbery6n/a22.1111.586.2
Assault13n/a47.8239.7246.8
Violent crime34n/a (estimate)125404381
Burglary28n/a103.0306.7376.0
Theft200n/a736.01,472.31,594.6
Vehicle theft17n/a62.6153.8228.9
Property crime245n/a (estimate)9021,9332,200

Key findings

  • West Chicago crime rates are 60% lower than the national average
  • Violent crimes in West Chicago are 67% lower than the national average
  • In West Chicago you have a 1 in 98 chance of becoming a victim of crime
  • West Chicago is safer than 73% of the cities in the United States
  • Year over year crime in West Chicago has decreased by 18%

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      Daily Crime In West Chicago (per 100,000 people)

      The number of daily crimes per 100,000 residents in West Chicago, Illinois is displayed in the graph above. As you can see, the daily crimes for West Chicago are 2.28 times less than the Illinois average and 2.51 times less than the national level. Daily violent crimes in West Chicago are 3.23 times less than than Illinois and 3.04 times less than the national mean. While daily property crimes in West Chicago are 2.14 times less than than Illinois and 2.44 times less than the national average.

      How Safe is West Chicago (higher is better)

      Compared to the other cities in Illinois and all other cities across the US, is West Chicago safe? From the gauges displayed above, you will notice that West Chicago is safer than 57% of other cities in the state of Illinois. In addition, West Chicago is safer than 73% of cities in the entire United States. To achieve these results, all Illinois and United States cities were analyzed to determine how many locations had a lower crime rate than West Chicago. By studying this data, it was possible to determine that West Chicago is above average in safety when compared with other United States cities.

      Chance of Being A Victim of Crime in West Chicago

      The chance of being a victim of violent crime in West Chicago is 1 in 800
      The chance of being a victim of property crime in West Chicago is 1 in 111
      The chance of being a victim of crime in West Chicago is 1 in 98
      Are you at risk of becoming a victim of crime in West Chicago, Illinois? If you reside in West Chicago, then there is a 1 in 800 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 111. These types of crime include burglary, petty theft, and theft of motor vehicles. Altogether, there is a 1 in 98 risk that you will become a victim of crime in West Chicago.

      Year Over Year Crime In West Chicago (per 100,000 people)

      Determining whether West Chicago is becoming less or more safe for its residents (per 100,000) is most easily done by comparing year-over-year crime rates. West Chicago violent crime rates have increased by 21%. At the same time, property crime has decreased by 22% year over year. Total crimes for West Chicago has decreased by 18% in the same time frame.

      West Chicago police department

      ItemWest ChicagoIllinoisNational
      Law enforcement employees (officers & civilians)5830,690558,732
      Police officers & civilians /1000 residents2.12.63.3
      There are a total of 58 West Chicago police officers. This results in 2.1 police officers per 1,000 residents which is 19.7% less than the Illinois average and 34.6% 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
      Campton Hills, IL11,5009150159
      Wayne, IL2,5130205205
      Naperville, IL145,78969136205
      Elburn, IL5,5940220220
      Gilberts, IL7,47936242279
      Sleepy Hollow, IL3,33860241302
      Prestbury, IL1,78057271328
      West Chicago, IL27,4201259021,027

      Cities with similar population

      City, StatePopulationViolent crime/100k peopleProperty crime/100k peopleTotal crime/100k people
      Cornelius, NC27,4261631,0771,241
      Lake Jackson, TX27,4071812,0062,187
      Dix Hills, NY27,403151622773
      Reisterstown, MD27,4016012,6073,208
      Jeffersontown, KY27,3951601,8442,004
      West Chicago, IL27,4201259021,027
      Source: The West Chicago, 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.