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Total crime 66%
Violent crime 94%
Property crime 61%
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 peopleWinnetka/100k peopleIllinois/100k peopleNational/100k people
Total crime111n/a (estimate)8872,3372,580
Murder0n/a0.06.95.0
Rape2n/a16.046.042.6
Robbery0n/a0.0111.586.2
Assault1n/a8.0239.7246.8
Violent crime3n/a (estimate)24404381
Burglary15n/a119.8306.7376.0
Theft85n/a679.01,472.31,594.6
Vehicle theft8n/a63.9153.8228.9
Property crime108n/a (estimate)8631,9332,200

Key findings

  • Winnetka crime rates are 66% lower than the national average
  • Violent crimes in Winnetka are 94% lower than the national average
  • In Winnetka you have a 1 in 113 chance of becoming a victim of crime
  • Winnetka is safer than 86% of the cities in the United States
  • Year over year crime in Winnetka has decreased by 27%

Winnetka crime map

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

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      Daily Crime In Winnetka (per 100,000 people)

      The above illustration depicts the number of crimes committed daily in Winnetka, per 100,000 residents. In Winnetka, the total number of daily crimes is 2.64 times less than the Illinois average and 2.91 times less than the national average. Violent daily crime statistics in Winnetka are 16.86 times less than the Illinois average and 15.88 times less than the national average. For property crime, Winnetka has a daily crime rate that is 2.24 times less than the Illinois average and 2.55 times less than the daily national average.

      How Safe is Winnetka (higher is better)

      What are the odds that you'll be safer in Winnetka, Illinois compared to other areas of Illinois, as well as the rest of America? When it comes down to it, is Winnetka safe? In the graphs above, it shows that Winnetka is safer than 80% of Illinois cities, and 86% compared to all other cities across America. These statistics are calculated by taking a closer look at each city's crime rate in Illinois, as well as the rest of the US. It is then determined which cities see less crime than Winnetka. At this time, Winnetka sees a above average rate of crime in comparison to other United States cities.

      Chance of Being A Victim of Crime in Winnetka

      The chance of being a victim of violent crime in Winnetka is 1 in 4173
      The chance of being a victim of property crime in Winnetka is 1 in 116
      The chance of being a victim of crime in Winnetka is 1 in 113
      Interested in knowing the odds that you will be a crime victim in Winnetka? In Winnetka, you have a 1 in 4173 chance of falling victim to a violent crime, such as rape, robbery, assault, or even murder. In terms of property crime, your chances of being a victim are 1 in 116. These crimes include theft, vehicle theft, and burglary. Your overall chance of being a victim of crime in Winnetka, IL is 1 in 113.

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

      An analysis of year to year crime rates in Winnetka, Illinois (per 100,000 people) is a useful indicator of whether the area is becoming a safer or a more dangerous place to live. The amount of violent crime in Winnetka has decreased by 57%, the amount of property crime in Winnetka has decreased by 25%, and the total amount of crime in Winnetka has decreased by 27% year over year.

      Winnetka police department

      ItemWinnetkaIllinoisNational
      Law enforcement employees (officers & civilians)3730,690558,732
      Police officers & civilians /1000 residentsn/a2.63.3

      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
      Green Oaks, IL3,83277368445
      Kenilworth, IL2,6130595595
      Golf, IL5330601601
      Prospect Heights, IL16,331155507662
      Riverwoods, IL3,75955608663
      Buffalo Grove, IL41,55417651668
      Winnetka, IL12,43724863887

      Cities with similar population

      City, StatePopulationViolent crime/100k peopleProperty crime/100k peopleTotal crime/100k people
      Powell, OH12,43645810855
      New Providence, NJ12,4340489489
      Wilmington, OH12,4411375,6765,813
      Ottawa, KS12,4335122,5453,057
      Elk City, OK12,426612,0012,062
      Winnetka, IL12,43724863887
      Source: The Winnetka, 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.