B-
17%
Total crime NAT. AVG.
24%
Violent crime NAT. AVG.
16%
Property 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.
West Chicago crime rates are not available from the FBI crime report. The FBI's uniform crime reporting program (UCR), gathers data from more than 18,000 law enforcement agencies. The agencies include city, university, college, county, state, tribal and federal law enforcement agencies. When combined, they represent approximately 309 million American residents, or a 98% coverage rate of large metropolitan areas. This does result in approximately 20 million people who live in areas where the FBI does not provide crime reports. These areas tend to be smaller towns, villages or suburbs. Given that West Chicago crime stats are not covered by the FBI crime reports, either data from local enforcement agencies is applied or estimates are calculated based on demographic data including, but not limited to: home prices, income per capita, poverty rates, unemployment rates, educational achievement and population density. The West Chicago crime estimates should be used at your own risk. Please be aware that the data displayed above is estimated and not officially reported by any agency. The West Chicago crime map can also be used to view a visual display of crimes committed on a block group level.
StatisticReportedincidents/100k peopleWest Chicago/100k peopleIllinois/100k peopleNational/100k people
Total crime0n/a (estimate)1,919 (estimate)1,9702,324
Murdern/an/an/a7.86.3
Rapen/an/an/a48.140.0
Robberyn/an/an/a84.766.1
Assaultn/an/an/a146.7268.2
Violent crimen/an/a (estimate)280 (estimate)287370
Burglaryn/an/an/a208.5269.8
Theftn/an/an/a1,192.71,401.9
Vehicle theftn/an/an/a281.6282.7
Property crimen/an/a (estimate)1,639 (estimate)1,6831,954

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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 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 West Chicago crime heat map offers insight into the total crimes on a block group level. Please note that the red areas on the West Chicago 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

  • West Chicago crime rates are 17% lower than the national average
  • Violent crimes in West Chicago are 24% lower than the national average
  • In West Chicago you have a 1 in 53 chance of becoming a victim of crime
  • West Chicago is safer than 40% of the cities in the United States
  • Year over year crime in West Chicago has increased by 102%

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

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        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 358
        The chance of being a victim of property crime in West Chicago is 1 in 62
        The chance of being a victim of crime in West Chicago is 1 in 53

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

        West Chicago police department

        Item West Chicago Illinois National
        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

        State Total offenders Illinois /100K National /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 Population Violent crime/100k people Property crime/100k people Total crime/100k people
        Campton Hills, IL10,962099
        Pingree Grove, IL8,76845172217
        Prestbury, IL1,97840236276
        Wayne, IL2,4770313313
        Winfield, IL9,68357258315
        Sleepy Hollow, IL3,27663253316
        Gilberts, IL7,94112324336
        West Chicago, IL26,9982801,6391,919

        Cities with similar population

        City Population Violent crime/100k people Property crime/100k people Total crime/100k people
        Maryland Heights, MO26,9963062,6732,979
        New London, CT27,0012391,6881,926
        Mount Pleasant, WI27,0081121,7671,879
        Norco, CA27,0212022,7932,996
        Bristol, TN26,9735022,2972,800
        West Chicago, IL26,9982801,6391,919
        Source: The West Chicago, 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.