Brighton, IL
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Brighton, IL crime analytics

Brighton's overall rate of crime is sufficiently low that NeighborhoodScout's analysis shows the village to be one of the safest in the nation among cities and towns of all sizes, although not one of the very lowest in Illinois (12% of the state's communities have a lower crime rate). Overall a very safe village, Brighton's crime rate is just 5 per 1,000 people, which means that a person's chance of becoming a victim in Brighton is one in 200.

Additionally, NeighborhoodScout analyzed all cities and towns in America with a similar population size to Brighton, and we found that the crime rate in Brighton is one of the lowest in the nation for its size. This means Brighton is one of the safest places in America in which to live for its size, a very important finding.

Now let us turn to take a look at how Brighton 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 Brighton.

For Brighton, 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 Brighton than in most of America. One's chance of becoming a victim of a violent crime here is one in 1099, which is a violent crime rate of 1 per one thousand inhabitants.

Furthermore, our research shows that motor vehicle theft, arson, burglary, and larceny are not very common in Brighton compared to most US cities and towns. In fact, the rate of these property crimes in Brighton is just 4 per one thousand people, far below the national average. Based on this rate, Brighton is one of the safer communities in America with regard to incidences of property crime.

Brighton Crime Data

Crime Index


(100 is safest)

Safer than 91% of U.S. Cities

Brighton Annual Crimes
  Violent Property Total

Number of Crimes




Crime Rate
(per 1,000 residents)




Violent Crime

violent Crime Comparison (per 1,000 residents)

Brighton 0.91
Illinois 3.84
My Chances of Becoming a Victim of a Violent Crime

1 in 1,099

in Brighton

1 in 261

in Illinois
Population: 2,198
Murder Rape Robbery Assault
Report Total 0 0 0 2
Rate per 1,000 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.91
Population: 321,418,820
Murder Rape Robbery Assault
Report Total 15,696 124,047 327,374 764,449
Rate per 1,000 0.05 0.39 1.02 2.38

Property Crime

property Crime Comparison (per 1,000 residents)

Brighton 4.09
Illinois 19.89
My Chances of Becoming a Victim of a Property Crime

1 in 244

in Brighton

1 in 50

in Illinois
Brighton Property CRIMES
Population: 2,198
burglary theft motor vehicle theft
Report Total 6 3 0
Rate per 1,000 2.73 1.36 0.00
United States Property CRIMES
Population: 321,418,820
burglary theft motor vehicle theft
Report Total 1,579,527 5,706,346 707,758
Rate per 1,000 4.91 17.75 2.20

Brighton Crimes Per Square Mile

Brighton 6
Illinois 33

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