Elgin, IL
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Elgin has an overall crime rate of 16 per 1,000 residents, making the crime rate here near the average for all cities and towns of all sizes in America. According to our analysis of FBI crime data, your chance of becoming a victim of crime in Elgin is 1 in 63. How does Elgin fare compared to other communities in Illinois of all population sizes? Elgin's crime rate is lower than approximately 34% of Illinois communities.

However, compared to other communities of similar population size, Elgin has a crime rate that is noticeably lower than the average. This means that for comparably sized cities all across America, Elgin is actually safer than most according to NeighborhoodScout's exclusive analysis of FBI crime data.

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

From our analysis, we discovered that violent crime in Elgin occurs at a rate higher than in most communities of all population sizes in America. The chance that a person will become a victim of a violent crime in Elgin; such as armed robbery, aggravated assault, rape or murder; is 1 in 426. This equates to a rate of 2 per one thousand inhabitants.

Moreover, the rate of property crime in Elgin; burglary, larceny ($50 or more), grand theft auto, and arson; is 13 per 1,000 residents. This is about average for all cities and towns in America of all population sizes.

Elgin Crime Data

 
Crime Index

48

(100 is safest)


Safer than 48% of U.S. Cities

Elgin Annual Crimes
  Violent Property Total

Number of Crimes

263

1,511

1,774

Crime Rate
(per 1,000 residents)

2.35

13.48

15.82

Violent Crime

violent Crime Comparison (per 1,000 residents)

Crime
Elgin 2.35
Illinois 3.84
My Chances of Becoming a Victim of a Violent Crime

1 in 426

in Elgin

1 in 261

in Illinois
Elgin VIOLENT CRIMES
Population: 112,111
Murder Rape Robbery Assault
Report Total 3 37 68 155
Rate per 1,000 0.03 0.33 0.61 1.38
United States VIOLENT CRIMES
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)

Crime
Elgin 13.48
Illinois 19.89
My Chances of Becoming a Victim of a Property Crime

1 in 74

in Elgin

1 in 50

in Illinois
Elgin Property CRIMES
Population: 112,111
burglary theft motor vehicle theft
Report Total 257 1,183 71
Rate per 1,000 2.29 10.55 0.63
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

Elgin Crimes Per Square Mile

Crime
Elgin 47
Illinois 33