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Total crime 54%
Violent crime 80%
Property crime 49%
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 peopleWheeling/100k peopleIllinois/100k peopleNational/100k people
Total crime447n/a (estimate)1,1452,2532,489
Murder0n/a0.06.65.0
Rape9n/a23.148.042.6
Robbery5n/a12.898.481.6
Assault15n/a38.4254.0250.2
Violent crime29n/a (estimate)74407379
Burglary41n/a105.1271.7340.5
Theft363n/a930.11,426.61,549.5
Vehicle theft14n/a35.9148.2219.9
Property crime418n/a (estimate)1,0711,8472,110

Key findings

  • Wheeling crime rates are 54% lower than the national average
  • Violent crimes in Wheeling are 80% lower than the national average
  • In Wheeling you have a 1 in 88 chance of becoming a victim of crime
  • Wheeling is safer than 75% of the cities in the United States
  • Year over year crime in Wheeling has increased by 27%

Wheeling crime map

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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 lower crime compared to the areas with higher crime. The Wheeling crime heat map offers insight into the total crimes on a block group level.

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      Daily Crime In Wheeling (per 100,000 people)

      The graph above illustrates the number of daily crimes in Wheeling, IL per 100,000 people. In Wheeling, the total number of daily crimes is 1.97 times less than the Illinois average and 2.17 times less than the national average. The number of daily violent crimes in Wheeling is 5.48 times less than the Illinois average and 5.11 times less than the national average. With regards to property crimes, Wheeling has a daily crime rate that is 1.72 times less than the Illinois average and 1.97 times less than the national average.

      How Safe is Wheeling (higher is better)

      Compared to the other cities in Illinois and all other cities across the US, is Wheeling safe? From the gauges displayed above, you will notice that Wheeling is safer than 63% of other cities in the state of Illinois. In addition, Wheeling 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 Wheeling. By studying this data, it was possible to determine that Wheeling 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 1346
      The chance of being a victim of property crime in Wheeling is 1 in 94
      The chance of being a victim of crime in Wheeling is 1 in 88
      Wondering what the chances are that you fall victim to a crime in Wheeling? In Wheeling, IL you have a 1 in 1346 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 94 chance of becoming a victim. Property crimes include burglary, theft and motor vehicle theft. Overall, you have a 1 in 88 chance of becoming a victim of crime in Wheeling.

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

      The year over year change in crime per 100,000 people helps to understand whether crime in Wheeling, IL is on the rise or declining. The violent crime rate in Wheeling has increased by 6%, while the property crime rate in Wheeling has increased by 29% year over year. Summing up the numbers, Wheeling has increased by 27% 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
      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
      Tower Lakes, IL1,149000
      Hawthorn Woods, IL7,59023185208
      Inverness, IL7,8440242242
      Port Barrington, IL1,49063287350
      North Barrington, IL2,97264290353
      Golf, IL5330403403
      Knollwood, IL1,72975338412
      Wheeling, IL38,008741,0711,145

      Cities with similar population

      City, StatePopulationViolent crime/100k peopleProperty crime/100k peopleTotal crime/100k people
      Brookfield, WI37,991801,7771,857
      Lake Oswego, OR38,065601,2061,266
      Muskegon, MI38,0868283,4784,306
      Westerville, OH38,0891811,8752,056
      The Acreage, FL38,1033101,7612,071
      Wheeling, IL38,008741,0711,145
      Source: The Wheeling, 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.