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Total crime 52%
Violent crime 81%
Property crime 46%
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 peopleWheaton/100k peopleIllinois/100k peopleNational/100k people
Total crime668n/a (estimate)1,2512,3372,580
Murder0n/a0.06.95.0
Rape16n/a30.046.042.6
Robbery8n/a15.0111.586.2
Assault15n/a28.1239.7246.8
Violent crime39n/a (estimate)73404381
Burglary64n/a119.8306.7376.0
Theft554n/a1,037.11,472.31,594.6
Vehicle theft11n/a20.6153.8228.9
Property crime629n/a (estimate)1,1781,9332,200

Key findings

  • Wheaton crime rates are 52% lower than the national average
  • Violent crimes in Wheaton are 81% lower than the national average
  • In Wheaton you have a 1 in 80 chance of becoming a victim of crime
  • Wheaton is safer than 75% of the cities in the United States
  • Year over year crime in Wheaton has increased by 85%

Wheaton crime map

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

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      Daily Crime In Wheaton (per 100,000 people)

      The graph above looks at the comparison of crimes committed in Wheaton 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 Wheaton (which include property crimes as well as violent crimes), when compared to Illinois, are 1.87 times less than the state average and 2.06 times less than than national average. Violent crimes committed in Wheaton on a daily basis are 5.53 times less than than Illinois average and 5.21 times less than the average nationwide. Daily property crime rates in Wheaton are 1.64 times less than the daily state average and 1.87 times less than the daily national numbers.

      How Safe is Wheaton (higher is better)

      Compared to the other cities in Illinois and all other cities across the US, is Wheaton safe? From the gauges displayed above, you will notice that Wheaton is safer than 60% of other cities in the state of Illinois. In addition, Wheaton 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 Wheaton. By studying this data, it was possible to determine that Wheaton is above average in safety when compared with other United States cities.

      Chance of Being A Victim of Crime in Wheaton

      The chance of being a victim of violent crime in Wheaton is 1 in 1370
      The chance of being a victim of property crime in Wheaton is 1 in 85
      The chance of being a victim of crime in Wheaton is 1 in 80
      Are you curious to know the likelihood of suffering from a crime in Wheaton? If you reside in Wheaton, the likelihood that you will become a victim of a violent crime is 1 in 1370. Violent crimes include: murder, sexual assault, robbery, and physical assault. There is a 1 in 85 change that you will become a victim of a property crime. These sorts of crimes against personal property include: burglary, theft, and auto theft. In total, the likelihood of being victimized by a crime in Wheaton, is 1 in 80.

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

      The year over year change in crime per 100,000 people helps to understand whether crime in Wheaton, IL is on the rise or declining. The violent crime rate in Wheaton has increased by 24%, while the property crime rate in Wheaton has increased by 91% year over year. Summing up the numbers, Wheaton has increased by 85% with regards to total crimes year over year.

      Wheaton police department

      ItemWheatonIllinoisNational
      Law enforcement employees (officers & civilians)8030,690558,732
      Police officers & civilians /1000 residents1.52.63.3
      There are a total of 80 Wheaton police officers. This results in 1.5 police officers per 1,000 residents which is 43.3% less than the Illinois average and 53.8% 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
      Wayne, IL2,5130205205
      Naperville, IL145,78969136205
      Justice, IL12,95755226281
      Winfield, IL9,543102338440
      Bartlett, IL41,47551411462
      La Grange Park, IL13,59637462500
      Lisle, IL22,98970462531
      Wheaton, IL53,568731,1781,251

      Cities with similar population

      City, StatePopulationViolent crime/100k peopleProperty crime/100k peopleTotal crime/100k people
      Blue Springs, MO53,6412422,8933,135
      Euless, TX53,6751632,1302,293
      Doral, FL53,4261212,2992,420
      Ankeny, IA53,4132131,3601,573
      Castle Rock, CO53,789561,5021,558
      Wheaton, IL53,568731,1781,251
      Source: The Wheaton, 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.