Evanston, IL Crime Statistics For 2022

Demographics | Crime | Cost Of Living
Updated: 2022-04-07
2,052
Total Crimes
2,771.2
Total Crimes / 100k People
18.12%
Above National Average
540 out of 562
In Illinois
6,951 out of 8,904
In America

What is the crime rate in Evanston, IL?

According to the most recent data from the FBI, the total crime rate in Evanston is 2,771.2 per 100,000 people. That's 18.12% higher than the national rate of 2,346.0 per 100,000 people and 39.59% higher than the Illinois total crime rate of 1,985.3 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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Evanston SnackAbility

7.5
/10
Overall SnackAbility
Jobs
8/10
Housing
9
Affordability
5
Diversity
9.5
Safety
N/A
Amenities
10
Education
9
Commute
5

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

Statistic Count
Raw
Evanston
/ 100k People
Illinois
/ 100k People
National
/ 100k People
Total Crimes Per 100K 2,052 2,771.2 1,985.3 2,346.0
Murder 1 1.4 9.1 6.5
Robbery 42 56.7 97.4 73.9
Aggravated Assault 65 87.8 278.9 279.7
Violent Crime 115 155.3 425.9 387.8
Burglary 292 394.3 246.4 314.2
Larceny 1,575 2,127.0 1,143.5 1,398.0
Car Theft 70 94.5 169.5 246.0
Property Crime 1,937 2,615.9 1,559.4 1,958.2

Violent Crime Rates In Evanston

115.0
Violent Crimes
155.3
Violent Crimes / 100k People
-59.95%
Below National Average
  • You have a 1 in 643.9 chance of being the victim of a violent crime in Evanston each year. That compares to a 1 in 234.8 chance statewide.
  • The violent crime rate in Evanston is 155.3 per 100,000 people.
  • That's -59.95% lower than the national rate of 387.8 per 100,000 people.
  • -63.54% lower than the Illinois violent crime rate of 425.9 per 100,000 people.

Property Crime Rates In Evanston

1,937.0
Property Crimes
2,615.9
Property Crimes / 100k People
33.59%
Above National Average
  • You have a 1 in 38.2 chance of being the victim of a property crime in Evanston each year. That compares to a 1 in 51.1 chance nationally.
  • The property crime rate in Evanston is 2,615.9 per 100,000 people.
  • That's 33.59% higher than the national rate of 1,958.2 per 100,000 people.
  • And 67.75% higher than the Illinois property crime rate of 1,559.4 per 100,000 people.

Evanston 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 Evanston

City Population Count
Raw
Total Crime
/ 100k People
Property Crime
/ 100k People
Violent Crime
/ 100k People
Highland Park, IL 29,602 235 793.9 695.9 98.0
Wilmette, IL 27,289 229 839.2 806.2 33.0
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