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Total crime 59%
Violent crime 69%
Property crime 57%
Date & Last Updated: This data reflects the 2019 calendar year and was released from the FBI in September, 2020; this is the most current data available.
StatisticReportedincidents/100k peopleWestchester/100k peopleIllinois/100k peopleNational/100k people
Total crime167n/a (estimate)1,0292,2532,489
Murder1n/a6.26.65.0
Rape2n/a12.348.042.6
Robbery5n/a30.898.481.6
Assault11n/a67.8254.0250.2
Violent crime19n/a (estimate)117407379
Burglary43n/a265.0271.7340.5
Theft105n/a647.21,426.61,549.5
Vehicle theft0n/a0.0148.2219.9
Property crime148n/a (estimate)9121,8472,110

Key findings

  • Westchester crime rates are 59% lower than the national average
  • Violent crimes in Westchester are 69% lower than the national average
  • In Westchester you have a 1 in 98 chance of becoming a victim of crime
  • Westchester is safer than 72% of the cities in the United States
  • Year over year crime in Westchester has decreased by 11%

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The Westchester crime map provides a detailed overview of all crimes in Westchester 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 Westchester crime heat map offers insight into the total crimes on a block group level.

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      Daily Crime In Westchester (per 100,000 people)

      The graph above looks at the comparison of crimes committed in Westchester on a daily basis (per 100,000 people) to crimes committed throughout the state of Illinois and the USA. According to the latest crime statistics, daily crimes in Westchester (which include property crimes as well as violent crimes), when compared to Illinois, are 2.19 times less than the state average and 2.42 times less than than national average. Violent crimes committed in Westchester on a daily basis are 3.47 times less than than Illinois average and 3.24 times less than the average nationwide. Daily property crime rates in Westchester are 2.02 times less than the daily state average and 2.31 times less than the daily national numbers.

      How Safe is Westchester (higher is better)

      When comparing the safety of Westchester to every other city in Illinois, as well as the entirety of the United States, is Westchester safe? The gauges above illustrate that Westchester is safer than 58% of every city located within Illinois along with 72% of the all the cities located in the United States. The results of these graphs are created after analyzing each of the cities in Illinois and in the United States as a whole. As a result, Westchester, IL is ranked above average when compared to the rest of the US cities.

      Chance of Being A Victim of Crime in Westchester

      The chance of being a victim of violent crime in Westchester is 1 in 854
      The chance of being a victim of property crime in Westchester is 1 in 110
      The chance of being a victim of crime in Westchester is 1 in 98
      Are you worried about becoming a crime victim? In Westchester, your chance of becoming a victim of a violent crime is 1 in 854. Types of violent crimes may include assault, robbery, rape, or murder. You also have a 1 in 110 chance of being the victim of a property crime such as vehicle theft, personal property theft, and burglary. Your overall risk of becoming a crime victim in Westchester is 1 in 98.

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

      The year over year change in crime per 100,000 people helps to understand whether crime in Westchester, IL is on the rise or declining. The violent crime rate in Westchester has increased by 1%, while the property crime rate in Westchester has decreased by 13% year over year. Summing up the numbers, Westchester has decreased by 12% with regards to total crimes year over year.

      Westchester police department

      ItemWestchesterIllinoisNational
      Law enforcement employees (officers & civilians)4230,690558,732
      Police officers & civilians /1000 residents2.52.63.3
      There are a total of 42 Westchester police officers. This results in 2.5 police officers per 1,000 residents which is 5.6% less than the Illinois average and 23.1% 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
      Naperville, IL145,78969136205
      Palos Park, IL4,93421336357
      Golf, IL5330403403
      Hometown, IL4,34370352422
      Justice, IL12,95732465497
      Clarendon Hills, IL8,64157498555
      La Grange Park, IL13,59645611656
      Westchester, IL16,7191179121,029

      Cities with similar population

      City, StatePopulationViolent crime/100k peopleProperty crime/100k peopleTotal crime/100k people
      Morganton, NC16,7174963,7104,206
      Wolf Trap, VA16,72285670755
      Defiance, OH16,7251331,3551,488
      Centerville, UT16,7271171,6041,720
      Center Point, AL16,7115823,0483,630
      Westchester, IL16,7191179121,029
      Source: The Westchester, IL crime data displayed above is derived from the FBI's uniform crime reports for the year of 2019. 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.