Wheaton is safer than the majority of cities, towns, and villages in America (63%) and also has a lower crime rate than 52% of the communities in Illinois, according to NeighborhoodScout's analysis of FBI crime data. How risky is that? Your chance of becoming a victim in Wheaton is one in 67 based on the total crime rate (violent and property crimes, combined). In America overall, your chance of becoming a victim of crime is 1 in 30.
Additionally, NeighborhoodScout analyzed all cities and towns in America with a similar population size to Wheaton, and we found that the crime rate in Wheaton is one of the lowest in the nation for its size. This means Wheaton is one of the safest places in America in which to live for its size, a very important finding.
The crime data that NeighborhoodScout used for this analysis are the seven offenses from the uniform crime reports, collected by the FBI from 17,000 local law enforcement agencies, and include both violent and property crimes, combined.
Now let us turn to take a look at how Wheaton does for violent crimes specifically, and then how it does for property crimes. This is important because the overall crime rate can be further illuminated by understanding if violent crime or property crimes (or both) are the major contributors to the general rate of crime in Wheaton.
For Wheaton, NeighborhoodScout found that the violent crime rate is well below the national average for all communities of all population sizes. Violent crimes such as assault, rape, murder and armed robbery happen less often in Wheaton than in most of America. One's chance of becoming a victim of a violent crime here is one in 2315, which is a violent crime rate of 0 per one thousand inhabitants.
Moreover, the rate of property crime in Wheaton; burglary, larceny ($50 or more), grand theft auto, and arson; is 15 per 1,000 residents. This is about average for all cities and towns in America of all population sizes.