Des Plaines, IL
Crime Rates




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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 2016 calendar year; released from FBI in Sept. 2017 (latest available). Updated annually. Where is 2017 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 10 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 67% of America's communities). One's chance of becoming a victim of crime in Des Plaines is one in 99. Compared to communities within Illinois, Des Plaines‘s crime rate is lower than nearly 56% 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 1292, 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 107.

Des Plaines Crime Data

 

Crime Index

67

(100 is safest)


Safer than 67% of U.S. Cities

Des Plaines Annual Crimes

  Violent Property Total

Number of Crimes

45

541

586

Crime Rate
(per 1,000 residents)

0.77

9.30

10.08

Violent Crime

violent Crime Comparison (per 1,000 residents)

Crime
Des Plaines 0.77
Illinois 4.36

My Chances of Becoming a Victim of a Violent Crime

1 in 1,292

in Des Plaines

1 in 229

in Illinois

Des Plaines VIOLENT CRIMES

Population: 58,141
Murder Rape Robbery Assault
Report Total 0 6 11 28
Rate per 1,000 0.00 0.10 0.19 0.48

United States VIOLENT CRIMES

Population: 323,127,513
Murder Rape Robbery Assault
Report Total 17,250 130,603 332,198 803,007
Rate per 1,000 0.05 0.40 1.03 2.49


Property Crime

property Crime Comparison (per 1,000 residents)

Crime
Des Plaines 9.30
Illinois 20.49

My Chances of Becoming a Victim of a Property Crime

1 in 107

in Des Plaines

1 in 49

in Illinois

Des Plaines Property CRIMES

Population: 58,141
burglary theft motor vehicle theft
Report Total 92 426 23
Rate per 1,000 1.58 7.33 0.40

United States Property CRIMES

Population: 323,127,513
burglary theft motor vehicle theft
Report Total 1,515,096 5,638,455 765,484
Rate per 1,000 4.69 17.45 2.37

Des Plaines Crimes Per Square Mile

Crime
Des Plaines 41
Illinois 35