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Lake Bluff, 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 2022 calendar year; released from FBI in Oct. 2023 (latest available). Updated annually. Where is 2023 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

If you are looking for a community that has low crime, you need look no further than Lake Bluff. With an annual crime rate of only 1 per one thousand people, the chance of becoming a victim of crime here is just 1 in 793. These crime statistics put Lake Bluff in the elite group of the safest communities in both Illinois and in the nation as a whole.

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

For Lake Bluff, 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 Lake Bluff than in most of America. One's chance of becoming a victim of a violent crime here is one in 2775, which is a violent crime rate of 0 per one thousand inhabitants.

Furthermore, our research shows that motor vehicle theft, arson, burglary, and larceny are not very common in Lake Bluff compared to most US cities and towns. In fact, the rate of these property crimes in Lake Bluff is just 1 per one thousand people, far below the national average. Based on this rate, Lake Bluff is one of the safer communities in America with regard to incidences of property crime.

Lake Bluff Crime Data

total Crime Index

92

(100 is safest)


Safer than 92% of U.S. neighborhoods.

Lake Bluff Annual Crimes

  Violent Property Total

Number of Crimes

2

5

7

Crime Rate
(per 1,000 residents)

0.36

0.90

1.26

Violent Crime

Violent Crime Comparison (per 1,000 residents)

20 15 10 5 0
0.36
2.87
National Median: 4
    Lake Bluff
    Illinois

Chances of Becoming a Victim of a Violent Crime

1 in 2,775

in Lake Bluff

1 in 348

in Illinois

Lake Bluff Violent Crimes

Population: 5,549
Murder Rape Robbery Assault
Report Total Unreported Unreported Unreported Unreported
Rate per 1,000 Unreported Unreported Unreported Unreported

United States Violent Crimes

Population: 333,287,557
Murder Rape Robbery Assault
Report Total 21,156 133,294 220,450 893,980
Rate per 1,000 0.06 0.40 0.66 2.68

Property Crime

Property Crime Comparison (per 1,000 residents)

100 75 50 25 0
0.9
16.83
National Median: 20
    Lake Bluff
    Illinois

Chances of Becoming a Victim of a Property Crime

1 in 1,110

in Lake Bluff

1 in 59

in Illinois

Property Crimes

Population: 5,549
burglary theft motor vehicle theft
Report Total Unreported Unreported Unreported
Rate per 1,000 Unreported Unreported Unreported

United States Property Crimes

Population: 333,287,557
burglary theft motor vehicle theft
Report Total 899,293 4,672,363 942,173
Rate per 1,000 2.70 14.02 2.83

Lake Bluff Crimes Per Square Mile

200 150 100 50 0
2
27
National Median: 27.0
    Lake Bluff
    Illinois