Des Plaines, IL
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Des Plaines, IL crime analytics

Source & Methodology

Analytics built by:   Location, Inc.

Raw data sources:   18,000 local law enforcement agencies in the U.S.

Date(s) & Update Frequency:   Reflects 2017 calendar year; released from FBI in Sept. 2018 (latest available). Updated annually. Where is 2018 data?

Methodology:   Our nationwide meta-analysis overcomes the issues inherent in any crime database, including non-reporting and reporting errors. This is possible by associating the 9.4 million reported crimes in the U.S, including over 2 million geocoded point locations…. Read more

With a crime rate for both violent and property crime combined of 11 per 1,000 residents, the crime rate in Des Plaines is one of the lower rates in America among communities of all sizes (lower than 63% of America's communities). One's chance of becoming a victim of crime in Des Plaines is one in 92. Compared to communities within Illinois, Des Plaines‘s crime rate is lower than nearly 53% of the state's cities and towns. It is for these reasons that Des Plaines is ranked as one of the top 100 safest cities in the U.S.A.

Additionally, NeighborhoodScout analyzed all cities and towns in America with a similar population size to Des Plaines, and we found that the crime rate in Des Plaines is one of the lowest in the nation for its size. This means Des Plaines 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 Des Plaines 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 Des Plaines.

For Des Plaines, 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 Des Plaines than in most of America. One's chance of becoming a victim of a violent crime here is one in 954, which is a violent crime rate of 1 per one thousand inhabitants.

NeighborhoodScout's analysis of property crime reveals that the property crime rate in Des Plaines is below average to all cities and towns in the nation. This means that you are less likely to become a victim of arson, motor vehicle theft, larceny, or burglary in Des Plaines than in most communities in America. Your chance of becoming a victim of property crime if you live here? Just one in 102.

Des Plaines Crime Data

 

Crime Index

63

(100 is safest)


Safer than 63% of U.S. Cities

Des Plaines Annual Crimes

  Violent Property Total

Number of Crimes

61

570

631

Crime Rate
(per 1,000 residents)

1.05

9.79

10.84

Violent Crime

violent Crime Comparison (per 1,000 residents)

Crime
Des Plaines 1.05
Illinois 4.39

My Chances of Becoming a Victim of a Violent Crime

1 in 954

in Des Plaines

1 in 228

in Illinois

Des Plaines VIOLENT CRIMES

Population: 58,193
Murder Rape Robbery Assault
Report Total 1 7 10 43
Rate per 1,000 0.02 0.12 0.17 0.74

United States VIOLENT CRIMES

Population: 325,719,178
Murder Rape Robbery Assault
Report Total 17,284 135,755 319,356 810,825
Rate per 1,000 0.05 0.42 0.98 2.49

Property Crime

property Crime Comparison (per 1,000 residents)

Crime
Des Plaines 9.79
Illinois 20.11

My Chances of Becoming a Victim of a Property Crime

1 in 102

in Des Plaines

1 in 50

in Illinois

Des Plaines Property CRIMES

Population: 58,193
burglary theft motor vehicle theft
Report Total 80 458 32
Rate per 1,000 1.37 7.87 0.55

United States Property CRIMES

Population: 325,719,178
burglary theft motor vehicle theft
Report Total 1,401,840 5,519,107 773,139
Rate per 1,000 4.30 16.94 2.37

Des Plaines Crimes Per Square Mile

Crime
Des Plaines 44
Illinois 34