Lake Bluff, IL
Crime Rates

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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 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

Lake Bluff has an overall crime rate of 13 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 Lake Bluff is 1 in 75. How does Lake Bluff fare compared to other communities in Illinois of all population sizes? Lake Bluff's crime rate is lower than approximately 41% of Illinois communities.

However, compared to other communities of similar population size, Lake Bluff has a crime rate that is noticeably lower than the average. This means that for comparably sized cities all across America, Lake Bluff 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 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 1887, which is a violent crime rate of 1 per one thousand inhabitants.

Moreover, the rate of property crime in Lake Bluff; 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.

Lake Bluff Crime Data


Crime Index


(100 is safest)

Safer than 52% of U.S. Cities

Lake Bluff Annual Crimes

  Violent Property Total

Number of Crimes




Crime Rate
(per 1,000 residents)




Violent Crime

violent Crime Comparison (per 1,000 residents)

Lake Bluff 0.53
Illinois 4.39

My Chances of Becoming a Victim of a Violent Crime

1 in 1,887

in Lake Bluff

1 in 228

in Illinois


Population: 5,662
Murder Rape Robbery Assault
Report Total 0 1 2 0
Rate per 1,000 0.00 0.18 0.35 0.00


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)

Lake Bluff 12.72
Illinois 20.11

My Chances of Becoming a Victim of a Property Crime

1 in 79

in Lake Bluff

1 in 50

in Illinois

Lake Bluff Property CRIMES

Population: 5,662
burglary theft motor vehicle theft
Report Total 10 56 6
Rate per 1,000 1.77 9.89 1.06

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

Lake Bluff Crimes Per Square Mile

Lake Bluff 19
Illinois 34