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Total crime 66%
Violent crime 91%
Property crime 62%
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 peopleWilmette/100k peopleIllinois/100k peopleNational/100k people
Total crime229n/a (estimate)8392,2532,489
Murder0n/a0.06.65.0
Rape2n/a7.348.042.6
Robbery1n/a3.798.481.6
Assault6n/a22.0254.0250.2
Violent crime9n/a (estimate)33407379
Burglary32n/a117.3271.7340.5
Theft181n/a663.31,426.61,549.5
Vehicle theft7n/a25.7148.2219.9
Property crime220n/a (estimate)8061,8472,110

Key findings

  • Wilmette crime rates are 66% lower than the national average
  • Violent crimes in Wilmette are 91% lower than the national average
  • In Wilmette you have a 1 in 120 chance of becoming a victim of crime
  • Wilmette is safer than 85% of the cities in the United States
  • Year over year crime in Wilmette has decreased by 15%

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 2.69 times less than the Illinois average and 2.97 times less than the national average. Violent daily crime statistics in Wilmette are 12.34 times less than the Illinois average and 11.50 times less than the national average. For property crime, Wilmette has a daily crime rate that is 2.29 times less than the Illinois average and 2.62 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 79% of the cities in Illinois and 85% 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 3033
      The chance of being a victim of property crime in Wilmette is 1 in 125
      The chance of being a victim of crime in Wilmette is 1 in 120
      Are you worried about becoming a crime victim? In Wilmette, your chance of becoming a victim of a violent crime is 1 in 3033. Types of violent crimes may include assault, robbery, rape, or murder. You also have a 1 in 125 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 120.

      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 decreased by 30% in Wilmette, while property crimes in Wilmette have decreased by 15%. Total crime has decreased by 15% 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
      Golf, IL5330403403
      Knollwood, IL1,72975338412
      Prospect Heights, IL16,331106494601
      Riverwoods, IL3,75928586614
      Winnetka, IL12,4378637645
      Lake Forest, IL18,88141629670
      Highwood, IL5,37775622697
      Wilmette, IL27,36733806839

      Cities with similar population

      City, StatePopulationViolent crime/100k peopleProperty crime/100k peopleTotal crime/100k people
      Winona, MN27,3721122,4102,522
      Maryland Heights, MO27,3592082,8223,030
      Milton, MA27,35140222262
      Winchester, VA27,3492842,3302,613
      Jeffersontown, KY27,3951112,1272,238
      Wilmette, IL27,36733806839
      Source: The Wilmette, 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.