Reported Annual Crime In Wheeling

StatisticReportedincidents/100k peopleWheeling/100k peopleIllinois/100k peopleNational/100k people
Total crime375n/a (estimate)9762,4502,745
StatisticReportedincidents/100k peopleWheeling/100k peopleIllinois/100k peopleNational/100k people
Murder0n/a0.07.85.3
Rape9n/a23.443.441.7
Robbery6n/a15.6137.298.0
Assault23n/a59.9250.4248.9
Violent crime38n/a (estimate)99439383
Burglary40n/a104.1339.5430.4
Theft285n/a741.81,508.81,694.4
Vehicle theft12n/a31.2163.1237.4
Property crime337n/a (estimate)8772,0112,362

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The table above offers a complete overview of all reported annual crimes in Wheeling, IL. The total number of reported crimes in Wheeling, 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 Wheeling, IL crime rate is 60% lower than the Illinois average and is 64% lower than the national average. Looking at violent crime specifically, Wheeling, IL has a violent crime rate that is 77% lower than the Illinois average and 74% lower than the national average. For property crime, Wheeling, IL is 56% lower than the Illinois average and 63% lower than the national average.
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The Wheeling crime map provides a detailed overview of all crimes in Wheeling 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 Wheeling crime heat map offers insight into the total crimes on a block group level.

Did you know?

  • The overall crime rate in Wheeling is 64% lower than the national average.
  • For every 100,000 people, there are 2.67 daily crimes that occur in Wheeling.
  • Wheeling is safer than 79% of the cities in the United States.
  • In Wheeling you have a 1 in 103 chance of becoming a victim of any crime.
  • The number of total year over year crimes in Wheeling has decreased by 18%.

Compare Wheeling, IL Crime To Other Cities

Daily Crime In Wheeling (per 100,000 people)

The graph above illustrates the number of daily crimes in Wheeling, IL per 100,000 people. For comparison purposes, the number of daily crimes is also reported for Illinois and on a national level. In Wheeling, IL the total number of daily crimes is 2.51 times less than the Illinois average and 2.81 times less than the national average. The number of daily violent crimes in Wheeling, IL is 4.44 times less than the Illinois average and 3.87 times less than the national average. With regards to property crimes, Wheeling, IL has a daily crime rate that is 2.29 times less than the Illinois average and 2.69 times less than the national average.

How Safe is Wheeling (higher is better)

Compared to the other cities in Illinois and cities in all other U.S. states, how safe is Wheeling, IL? From the gauges displayed above, you will notice that Wheeling, IL has been ranked safer than 68% of other cities in the state of Illinois. In addition, Wheeling, IL is safer than 79% 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 Wheeling, IL. By studying this data, it was possible to determine that Wheeling, IL is above average in safety when compared with other United States cities.

Chance of Being A Victim of Crime in Wheeling

The chance of being a victim of violent crime in Wheeling is 1 in 1012
The chance of being a victim of property crime in Wheeling is 1 in 115
The chance of being a victim of crime in Wheeling is 1 in 103
Wondering what the chances are that you fall victim to a crime in Wheeling, IL? The illustrations above show how likely you are to become a victim of violent crime, property crime or any crime. In Wheeling, IL you have a 1 in 1012 chance of becoming a victim of violent crime. Violent crimes include murder, rape, robbery and assault. With regards to property crime, you have a 1 in 115 chance of becoming a victim. Property crimes include burglary, theft and vehicle theft. Overall, you have a 1 in 103 chance of becoming a victim of crime in Wheeling, IL.

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

The year over year change in crime helps to understand whether crime in Wheeling, IL is on the rise or declining. Analysts use this measure in order to eliminate the effect of changes in crime by the season. Year over year change in crime is shown for violent, property and total crimes per 100,000 people in the graph above. Clearly, the violent crime rate in Wheeling, IL has decreased by 24%, while the property crime rate in Wheeling, IL has decreased by 18% year over year. Summing up the numbers, Wheeling, IL has decreased by 18% with regards to total crimes year over year.

Wheeling police department

ItemWheelingIllinoisNational
Law enforcement employees (officers & civilians)8430,690558,732
Police officers & civilians /1000 residents2.22.63.3
There are a total of 84 Wheeling police officers. This results in 2.2 police officers per 1,000 residents which is 16.1% less than the Illinois average and 31.7% 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
Golf, IL533000
Hawthorn Woods, IL7,59024243267
Port Barrington, IL1,49068312380
North Barrington, IL2,97269315384
Tower Lakes, IL1,1490402402
Lincolnshire, IL7,29169372441
Kildeer, IL3,97625417442
Wheeling, IL38,00899877976

Cities with similar population

City, StatePopulationViolent crime/100k peopleProperty crime/100k peopleTotal crime/100k people
Brookfield, WI37,9911242,4662,590
Lake Oswego, OR38,065381,1501,188
Muskegon, MI38,0865975,3655,962
Westerville, OH38,0891122,3972,509
The Acreage, FL38,1033352,0612,396
Wheeling, IL38,00899877976
Source: The Wheeling, 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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