West Chicago, IL Crime Statistics For 2021

Demographics | Crime | Cost Of Living
Updated: 2020-12-30
257
Total Crimes
951.2
Total Crimes / 100k People
-61.59%
Below National Average
221 out of 572
In Illinois
3,135 out of 9,891
In America

What is the crime rate in West Chicago, IL?

According to the most recent data from the FBI, the total crime rate in West Chicago is 951.2 per 100,000 people. That's -61.59% lower than the national rate of 2,476.7 per 100,000 people and -57.79% lower 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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West Chicago SnackAbility

8
/10
Overall SnackAbility
Jobs
8/10
Housing
8.5
Affordability
8
Diversity
9
Safety
8
Amenities
8.5
Education
6
Commute
8

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

Statistic Count
Raw
West Chicago
/ 100k People
Illinois
/ 100k People
National
/ 100k People
Total Crimes Per 100K 257 951.2 2,253.4 2,476.7
Murder 0 0.0 6.6 5.0
Robbery 7 25.9 98.4 81.6
Aggravated Assault 18 66.6 254.0 250.2
Violent Crime 38 140.6 406.9 366.7
Burglary 35 129.5 271.7 340.5
Larceny 172 636.6 1,426.6 1,549.5
Car Theft 12 44.4 148.2 219.9
Property Crime 219 810.5 1,846.5 2,109.9

Violent Crime Rates In West Chicago

38.0
Violent Crimes
140.6
Violent Crimes / 100k People
-61.65%
Below National Average
  • You have a 1 in 711.0 chance of being the victim of a violent crime in West Chicago each year. That compares to a 1 in 245.8 chance statewide.
  • The violent crime rate in West Chicago is 140.6 per 100,000 people.
  • That's -61.65% lower than the national rate of 366.7 per 100,000 people.
  • -65.44% lower than the Illinois violent crime rate of 406.9 per 100,000 people.

Property Crime Rates In West Chicago

219.0
Property Crimes
810.5
Property Crimes / 100k People
-61.58%
Below National Average
  • You have a 1 in 123.4 chance of being the victim of a property crime in West Chicago each year. That compares to a 1 in 47.4 chance nationally.
  • The property crime rate in West Chicago is 810.5 per 100,000 people.
  • That's -61.58% lower than the national rate of 2,109.9 per 100,000 people.
  • And -56.10% lower than the Illinois property crime rate of 1,846.5 per 100,000 people.

West 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 West Chicago

City Population Count
Raw
Total Crime
/ 100k People
Property Crime
/ 100k People
Violent Crime
/ 100k People
Arlington Heights, IL 75,249 633 841.2 797.4 43.9
Wheaton, IL 53,160 655 1,232.1 1,149.4 82.8
Elmhurst, IL 46,857 513 1,094.8 1,020.1 74.7
Bartlett, IL 40,898 211 515.9 459.7 56.2
Carol Stream, IL 39,599 441 1,113.7 1,040.4 73.2
Hanover Park, IL 37,699 283 750.7 671.1 79.6
St. Charles, IL 33,118 251 757.9 628.1 129.8
Glen Ellyn, IL 27,942 264 944.8 873.2 71.6
Batavia, IL 26,330 370 1,405.2 1,279.9 125.3
Geneva, IL 21,905 161 735.0 661.9 73.0
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