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Total crime 60%
Violent crime 94%
Property crime 54%
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 peopleWestern Springs/100k peopleIllinois/100k peopleNational/100k people
Total crime134n/a (estimate)9962,2532,489
Murder0n/a0.06.65.0
Rape0n/a0.048.042.6
Robbery0n/a0.098.481.6
Assault3n/a22.3254.0250.2
Violent crime3n/a (estimate)22407379
Burglary14n/a104.0271.7340.5
Theft112n/a832.11,426.61,549.5
Vehicle theft5n/a37.1148.2219.9
Property crime131n/a (estimate)9731,8472,110

Key findings

  • Western Springs crime rates are 60% lower than the national average
  • Violent crimes in Western Springs are 94% lower than the national average
  • In Western Springs you have a 1 in 101 chance of becoming a victim of crime
  • Western Springs is safer than 83% of the cities in the United States
  • Year over year crime in Western Springs has decreased by 14%

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

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      Daily Crime In Western Springs (per 100,000 people)

      The bar chart above reveals the rate of daily crimes in Western Springs for every 100,000 residents. The Western Springs total amount of daily crime is 2.26 times less than the Illinois average and 2.50 times less than than that of the nation. As for violent crimes, the daily average in Western Springs, is 18.26 times less than the Illinois average, and it is 17.02 times less than the national average. The statistics for property crimes show that Western Springs has a daily crime average that is 1.90 times less than the Illinois average and 2.17 times less than the daily national rate.

      How Safe is Western Springs (higher is better)

      Is Western Springs safe in comparison to other cities in the state of Illinois as well as in comparison to the rest of the areas across the United States. Using the gauges above, which compare crime in Western Springs to other cities in the state and across the country, Western Springs is 75% safer than other cities of Illinois and 83% safer than other cities in the nation. Western Springs has a ranks above average in comparison to other cities in the country.

      Chance of Being A Victim of Crime in Western Springs

      The chance of being a victim of violent crime in Western Springs is 1 in 4487
      The chance of being a victim of property crime in Western Springs is 1 in 103
      The chance of being a victim of crime in Western Springs is 1 in 101
      Are you at risk of becoming a victim of crime in Western Springs, Illinois? If you reside in Western Springs, then there is a 1 in 4487 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 103. These types of crime include burglary, petty theft, and theft of motor vehicles. Altogether, there is a 1 in 101 risk that you will become a victim of crime in Western Springs.

      Year Over Year Crime In Western Springs (per 100,000 people)

      Determining whether Western Springs is becoming less or more safe for its residents (per 100,000) is most easily done by comparing year-over-year crime rates. Western Springs violent crime rates have increased by 47%. At the same time, property crime has decreased by 14% year over year. Total crimes for Western Springs has decreased by 13% in the same time frame.

      Western Springs police department

      ItemWestern SpringsIllinoisNational
      Law enforcement employees (officers & civilians)2530,690558,732
      Police officers & civilians /1000 residents1.92.63.3
      There are a total of 25 Western Springs police officers. This results in 1.9 police officers per 1,000 residents which is 27.6% less than the Illinois average and 41% 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
      Orland Hills, IL7,24114354368
      Hometown, IL4,34370352422
      Justice, IL12,95732465497
      Bartlett, IL41,47556460516
      Homer Glen, IL24,38524504528
      Western Springs, IL13,13322973996

      Cities with similar population

      City, StatePopulationViolent crime/100k peopleProperty crime/100k peopleTotal crime/100k people
      Meadville, PA13,1341631,2151,378
      Coatesville, PA13,1323921,7982,190
      Geneva, NY13,1361571,8411,999
      Ridge, NY13,1293421,3071,649
      Palmetto, FL13,1385632,5483,111
      Western Springs, IL13,13322973996
      Source: The Western Springs, 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.