Reported Annual Crime In West Chicago

StatisticReportedincidents/100k peopleWest Chicago/100k peopleIllinois/100k peopleNational/100k people
Total crime342n/a (estimate)1,2562,4502,745
StatisticReportedincidents/100k peopleWest Chicago/100k peopleIllinois/100k peopleNational/100k people
Murder0n/a0.07.85.3
Rape7n/a25.743.441.7
Robbery9n/a33.1137.298.0
Assault12n/a44.1250.4248.9
Violent crime28n/a (estimate)103439383
Burglary51n/a187.4339.5430.4
Theft248n/a911.11,508.81,694.4
Vehicle theft15n/a55.1163.1237.4
Property crime314n/a (estimate)1,1542,0112,362

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The table above offers a complete overview of all reported annual crimes in West Chicago, IL. The total number of reported crimes in West Chicago, IL is shown and for comparison purposes, each crime is also displayed based on the number of crimes per 100,000 people. The crimes are also broken down into two categories; violent crimes and property crimes. The table shows that the overall West Chicago, IL crime rate is 49% lower than the Illinois average and is 54% lower than the national average. Looking at violent crime specifically, West Chicago, IL has a violent crime rate that is 77% lower than the Illinois average and 73% lower than the national average. For property crime, West Chicago, IL is 43% lower than the Illinois average and 51% lower than the national average.
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The West Chicago crime map provides a detailed overview of all crimes in West Chicago 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 West Chicago crime heat map offers insight into the total crimes on a block group level.

Did you know?

  • The overall crime rate in West Chicago is 54% lower than the national average.
  • For every 100,000 people, there are 3.44 daily crimes that occur in West Chicago.
  • West Chicago is safer than 75% of the cities in the United States.
  • In West Chicago you have a 1 in 80 chance of becoming a victim of any crime.
  • The number of total year over year crimes in West Chicago has decreased by 9%.

Compare West Chicago, IL Crime To Other Cities

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

The number of daily crimes per 100,000 residents in West Chicago, IL is demonstrated in the illustration above. So that direct comparisons can be made, the number of daily crimes for Illinois and on a national level are also posted. As you can see, the daily crimes for West Chicago, IL are 1.95 times less than the Illinois average and 2.18 times less than the national level. Daily violent Crimes in West Chicago, IL are 4.27 times less than than Illinois and 3.72 times less than the national mean. While daily property crimes in West Chicago, IL are 1.74 times less than than Illinois and 2.05 times less than the national average.

How Safe is West Chicago (higher is better)

Compared to the other cities in Illinois and cities in all other U.S. states, how safe is West Chicago, IL? From the gauges displayed above, you will notice that West Chicago, IL has been ranked safer than 60% of other cities in the state of Illinois. In addition, West Chicago, IL is safer than 75% 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, IL. By studying this data, it was possible to determine that West Chicago, IL 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 973
The chance of being a victim of property crime in West Chicago is 1 in 87
The chance of being a victim of crime in West Chicago is 1 in 80
Do you want to know the risk of being victimized by a crime in West Chicago, 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 West Chicago, IL, then there is a 1 in 973 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 87. These types of crime include burglary, petty theft, and theft of motor vehicles. Altogether, there is a 1 in 80 risk that you will become a victim of crime in West Chicago, IL.

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

Determining whether West Chicago, IL is growing less or more safe for inhabitants is most easily done by comparing yearly crime rates. Graphs - like the one above - show crimes by crime type per 100,000 residents. They are displayed by crime types of violent, property, and total, in order to give a better overview of yearly crime rates. West Chicago, IL has increased by 29% in violent crimes. At the same time, property crime has decreased by 11% year over year. Total crimes for West Chicago, IL has decreased by 9% 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
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
Wayne, IL2,5130123123
Campton Hills, IL11,5000159159
Elburn, IL5,59435259294
Sleepy Hollow, IL3,33860240300
Prestbury, IL1,78062282344
Pingree Grove, IL5,98350400450
Lily Lake, IL1,25387397483
West Chicago, IL27,4201031,1541,256

Cities with similar population

City, StatePopulationViolent crime/100k peopleProperty crime/100k peopleTotal crime/100k people
Cornelius, NC27,4261571,0991,257
Lake Jackson, TX27,4071632,0802,243
Dix Hills, NY27,403154654808
Reisterstown, MD27,4016412,8493,490
Jeffersontown, KY27,3951132,4162,529
West Chicago, IL27,4201031,1541,256
Source: The West Chicago, 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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