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Total crime 44%
Violent crime 81%
Property crime 37%
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 peopleWood Dale/100k peopleIllinois/100k peopleNational/100k people
Total crime201n/a (estimate)1,4572,3372,580
Murder0n/a0.06.95.0
Rape3n/a21.746.042.6
Robbery3n/a21.7111.586.2
Assault4n/a29.0239.7246.8
Violent crime10n/a (estimate)72404381
Burglary22n/a159.4306.7376.0
Theft161n/a1,166.71,472.31,594.6
Vehicle theft8n/a58.0153.8228.9
Property crime191n/a (estimate)1,3841,9332,200

Key findings

  • Wood Dale crime rates are 44% lower than the national average
  • Violent crimes in Wood Dale are 81% lower than the national average
  • In Wood Dale you have a 1 in 69 chance of becoming a victim of crime
  • Wood Dale is safer than 71% of the cities in the United States
  • Year over year crime in Wood Dale has decreased by 1%

Wood Dale crime map

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

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      Daily Crime In Wood Dale (per 100,000 people)

      The above illustration depicts the number of crimes committed daily in Wood Dale, per 100,000 residents. In Wood Dale, the total number of daily crimes is 1.60 times less than the Illinois average and 1.77 times less than the national average. Violent daily crime statistics in Wood Dale are 5.58 times less than the Illinois average and 5.25 times less than the national average. For property crime, Wood Dale has a daily crime rate that is 1.40 times less than the Illinois average and 1.59 times less than the daily national average.

      How Safe is Wood Dale (higher is better)

      What are the odds that you'll be safer in Wood Dale, Illinois compared to other areas of Illinois, as well as the rest of America? When it comes down to it, is Wood Dale safe? In the graphs above, it shows that Wood Dale is safer than 54% of Illinois cities, and 71% 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 Wood Dale. At this time, Wood Dale sees a above average rate of crime in comparison to other United States cities.

      Chance of Being A Victim of Crime in Wood Dale

      The chance of being a victim of violent crime in Wood Dale is 1 in 1380
      The chance of being a victim of property crime in Wood Dale is 1 in 73
      The chance of being a victim of crime in Wood Dale is 1 in 69
      Are you at risk of becoming a victim of crime in Wood Dale, Illinois? If you reside in Wood Dale, then there is a 1 in 1380 chance that you will experience a violent crime. These types of crimes may include homicide, sexual assault, robbery, and physical assault. Your risk of being a victim of property crime is 1 in 73. These types of crime include burglary, petty theft, and theft of motor vehicles. Altogether, there is a 1 in 69 risk that you will become a victim of crime in Wood Dale.

      Year Over Year Crime In Wood Dale (per 100,000 people)

      The year over year crime rate per 100,000 people for Wood Dale is an accurate tool for tracking the rise and fall of crime, and in determining if living in Wood Dale has become safer or more dangerous. The year over year data displayed in the graph shows that violent crimes have decreased by 10% in Wood Dale, while property crimes in Wood Dale have decreased by 1%. Total crime has decreased by 1% year over year.

      Wood Dale police department

      ItemWood DaleIllinoisNational
      Law enforcement employees (officers & civilians)5130,690558,732
      Police officers & civilians /1000 residents3.72.63.3
      There are a total of 51 Wood Dale police officers. This results in 3.7 police officers per 1,000 residents which is 38.9% greater than the Illinois average and 13.1% greater 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
      Wayne, IL2,5130205205
      Naperville, IL145,78969136205
      Justice, IL12,95755226281
      Winfield, IL9,543102338440
      Deer Park, IL3,40977368445
      Bartlett, IL41,47551411462
      La Grange Park, IL13,59637462500
      Wood Dale, IL13,908721,3841,457

      Cities with similar population

      City, StatePopulationViolent crime/100k peopleProperty crime/100k peopleTotal crime/100k people
      Marietta, OH13,9121841,9462,130
      Chesterton, IN13,91281819900
      Hayden, ID13,9161921,2361,428
      Salida, CA13,8985743,0583,632
      Harper Woods, MI13,8959364,9515,887
      Wood Dale, IL13,908721,3841,457
      Source: The Wood Dale, 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.