Joliet, 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 2019 calendar year; released from FBI in Sept. 2020 (latest available). Updated annually. Where is 2020 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 about Scout's Crime Data

The crime rate in Joliet is considerably higher than the national average across all communities in America from the largest to the smallest, although at 20 crimes per one thousand residents, it is not among the communities with the very highest crime rate. The chance of becoming a victim of either violent or property crime in Joliet is 1 in 50. Based on FBI crime data, Joliet is not one of the safest communities in America. Relative to Illinois, Joliet has a crime rate that is higher than 77% of the state's cities and towns of all sizes.

However, compared to other communities of similar population size, Joliet has a crime rate that is noticeably lower than the average. This means that for comparably sized cities all across America, Joliet 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 Joliet 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 Joliet.

From our analysis, we discovered that violent crime in Joliet 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 Joliet; such as armed robbery, aggravated assault, rape or murder; is 1 in 196. This equates to a rate of 5 per one thousand inhabitants.

Significantly, based on the number of murders reported by the FBI and the number of residents living in the city, NeighborhoodScout's analysis shows that Joliet experiences one of the higher murder rates in the nation when compared with cities and towns for all sizes of population, from the largest to the smallest.

NeighborhoodScout's analysis also reveals that Joliet's rate for property crime is 15 per one thousand population. This makes Joliet a place where there is an above average chance of becoming a victim of a property crime, when compared to all other communities in America of all population sizes. Property crimes are motor vehicle theft, arson, larceny, and burglary. Your chance of becoming a victim of any of these crimes in Joliet is one in 68.

Joliet Crime Data

 

Crime Index

29

(100 is safest)


Safer than 29% of U.S. Cities

Joliet Annual Crimes

  Violent Property Total

Number of Crimes

752

2,176

2,928

Crime Rate
(per 1,000 residents)

5.10

14.77

19.87

Violent Crime

Violent Crime Comparison (per 1,000 residents)

20 15 10 5 0
5.1
4.07
National Median: 4
    Joliet
    Illinois

My Chances of Becoming a Victim of a Violent Crime

1 in 196

in Joliet

1 in 246

in Illinois

Joliet VIOLENT CRIMES

Population: 147,344
Murder Rape Robbery Assault
Report Total 18 53 99 582
Rate per 1,000 0.12 0.36 0.67 3.95

United States VIOLENT CRIMES

Population: 328,239,523
Murder Rape Robbery Assault
Report Total 16,425 139,815 267,988 821,182
Rate per 1,000 0.05 0.43 0.82 2.50

Property Crime

Property Crime Comparison (per 1,000 residents)

100 75 50 25 0
14.77
18.46
National Median: 21
    Joliet
    Illinois

My Chances of Becoming a Victim of a Property Crime

1 in 68

in Joliet

1 in 54

in Illinois

Joliet Property CRIMES

Population: 147,344
burglary theft motor vehicle theft
Report Total 257 1,751 168
Rate per 1,000 1.74 11.88 1.14

United States Property CRIMES

Population: 328,239,523
burglary theft motor vehicle theft
Report Total 1,117,696 5,086,096 721,885
Rate per 1,000 3.41 15.50 2.20

Joliet Crimes Per Square Mile

200 150 100 50 0
47
31
National Median: 28.3
    Joliet
    Illinois