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Total crime 62%
Violent crime 88%
Property crime 57%
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 peopleWilmette/100k peopleIllinois/100k peopleNational/100k people
Total crime272n/a (estimate)9902,3372,580
Murder0n/a0.06.95.0
Rape0n/a0.046.042.6
Robbery0n/a0.0111.586.2
Assault13n/a47.3239.7246.8
Violent crime13n/a (estimate)47404381
Burglary61n/a222.1306.7376.0
Theft186n/a677.21,472.31,594.6
Vehicle theft12n/a43.7153.8228.9
Property crime259n/a (estimate)9431,9332,200

Key findings

  • Wilmette crime rates are 62% lower than the national average
  • Violent crimes in Wilmette are 88% lower than the national average
  • In Wilmette you have a 1 in 101 chance of becoming a victim of crime
  • Wilmette is safer than 83% of the cities in the United States
  • Year over year crime in Wilmette has decreased by 24%

Wilmette crime map

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

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      Daily Crime In Wilmette (per 100,000 people)

      The above illustration depicts the number of crimes committed daily in Wilmette, per 100,000 residents. In Wilmette, the total number of daily crimes is 2.36 times less than the Illinois average and 2.61 times less than the national average. Violent daily crime statistics in Wilmette are 8.54 times less than the Illinois average and 8.04 times less than the national average. For property crime, Wilmette has a daily crime rate that is 2.05 times less than the Illinois average and 2.33 times less than the daily national average.

      How Safe is Wilmette (higher is better)

      How safe is Wilmette, Illinois compared to other cities in Illinois and the rest of the cities across the United States? The graphs above show that Wilmette is safer than 74% of the cities in Illinois and 83% of the cities in the United States. These results are calculated by analyzing all cities in Illinois and across the US as a whole and determining how many areas have a lower crime rate than Wilmette. Overall, Wilmette is ranked above average compared to all other cities across the United States.

      Chance of Being A Victim of Crime in Wilmette

      The chance of being a victim of violent crime in Wilmette is 1 in 2113
      The chance of being a victim of property crime in Wilmette is 1 in 107
      The chance of being a victim of crime in Wilmette is 1 in 101
      Are you worried about becoming a crime victim? In Wilmette, your chance of becoming a victim of a violent crime is 1 in 2113. Types of violent crimes may include assault, robbery, rape, or murder. You also have a 1 in 107 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 Wilmette is 1 in 101.

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

      The year over year crime rate per 100,000 people for Wilmette is an accurate tool for tracking the rise and fall of crime, and in determining if living in Wilmette has become safer or more dangerous. The year over year data displayed in the graph shows that violent crimes have increased by 213% in Wilmette, while property crimes in Wilmette have decreased by 26%. Total crime has decreased by 24% year over year.

      Wilmette police department

      ItemWilmetteIllinoisNational
      Law enforcement employees (officers & civilians)5830,690558,732
      Police officers & civilians /1000 residents2.12.63.3
      There are a total of 58 Wilmette police officers. This results in 2.1 police officers per 1,000 residents which is 19.5% less than the Illinois average and 34.5% 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
      Knollwood, IL1,72974354428
      Kenilworth, IL2,6130595595
      Golf, IL5330601601
      Prospect Heights, IL16,331155507662
      Riverwoods, IL3,75955608663
      Buffalo Grove, IL41,55417651668
      Mundelein, IL31,55086582668
      Wilmette, IL27,36747943990

      Cities with similar population

      City, StatePopulationViolent crime/100k peopleProperty crime/100k peopleTotal crime/100k people
      Winona, MN27,3721602,2912,452
      Maryland Heights, MO27,3593452,5702,915
      Milton, MA27,35143217260
      Winchester, VA27,3493312,4602,791
      Jeffersontown, KY27,3951601,8442,004
      Wilmette, IL27,36747943990
      Source: The Wilmette, 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.