Chicago, IL Crime Statistics For 2021

Demographics | Crime | Cost Of Living
Updated: 2020-12-30
106,274
Total Crimes
3,925.8
Total Crimes / 100k People
58.51%
Above National Average
529 out of 572
In Illinois
8,688 out of 9,891
In America

What is the crime rate in Chicago, IL?

According to the most recent data from the FBI, the total crime rate in Chicago is 3,925.8 per 100,000 people. That's 58.51% higher than the national rate of 2,476.7 per 100,000 people and 74.22% higher than the Illinois total crime rate of 2,253.4 per 100,000 people.

Note: Because the rates of crime are so low in America, we use "per 100,000 people" to make the number a bit easier to compare across locations visually. It's mathematically the same as doing per capita comparisons and isn't conveying that there are 100,000+ people in a location.

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Chicago SnackAbility

6
/10
Overall SnackAbility
Jobs
6/10
Housing
8.5
Affordability
5
Diversity
10
Safety
4
Amenities
10
Education
8
Commute
3

How Does Chicago Crime Compare To The Rest Of The Country?

Statistic Count
Raw
Chicago
/ 100k People
Illinois
/ 100k People
National
/ 100k People
Total Crimes Per 100K 106,274 3,925.8 2,253.4 2,476.7
Murder 492 18.2 6.6 5.0
Robbery 7,983 294.9 98.4 81.6
Aggravated Assault 15,296 565.0 254.0 250.2
Violent Crime 25,532 943.2 406.9 366.7
Burglary 9,578 353.8 271.7 340.5
Larceny 62,083 2,293.4 1,426.6 1,549.5
Car Theft 9,081 335.5 148.2 219.9
Property Crime 80,742 2,982.6 1,846.5 2,109.9

Violent Crime Rates In Chicago

25,532.0
Violent Crimes
943.2
Violent Crimes / 100k People
157.20%
Above National Average
  • You have a 1 in 106.0 chance of being the victim of a violent crime in Chicago each year. That compares to a 1 in 245.8 chance statewide.
  • The violent crime rate in Chicago is 943.2 per 100,000 people.
  • That's 157.20% higher than the national rate of 366.7 per 100,000 people.
  • 131.79% higher than the Illinois violent crime rate of 406.9 per 100,000 people.

Property Crime Rates In Chicago

80,742.0
Property Crimes
2,982.6
Property Crimes / 100k People
41.36%
Above National Average
  • You have a 1 in 33.5 chance of being the victim of a property crime in Chicago each year. That compares to a 1 in 47.4 chance nationally.
  • The property crime rate in Chicago is 2,982.6 per 100,000 people.
  • That's 41.36% higher than the national rate of 2,109.9 per 100,000 people.
  • And 61.53% higher than the Illinois property crime rate of 1,846.5 per 100,000 people.

Chicago Crime Compared To Illinois Average

Each category of crime indexed to the worst per capita in Illinois.
Data Source -- FBI UCR 2018.

Crime In Cities Around Chicago

City Population Count
Raw
Total Crime
/ 100k People
Property Crime
/ 100k People
Violent Crime
/ 100k People
Cicero, IL 81,270 1,837 2,260.4 1,942.9 317.5
Berwyn, IL 54,702 709 1,296.1 1,087.7 208.4
Oak Park, IL 52,311 1,750 3,345.4 3,047.2 298.2
Glenview, IL 47,581 443 931.0 826.0 105.1
Elmhurst, IL 46,857 513 1,094.8 1,020.1 74.7
Park Ridge, IL 37,206 306 822.4 792.9 29.6
Glen Ellyn, IL 27,942 264 944.8 873.2 71.6
Wilmette, IL 27,289 229 839.2 806.2 33.0
Darien, IL 21,935 230 1,048.6 998.4 50.1
Hinsdale, IL 17,756 182 1,025.0 996.8 28.2
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