Lincolnwood, IL
Crime Rates


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Lincolnwood, IL crime analytics

Source & Methodology

Analytics built by:   Location, Inc.

Raw data sources:   Uniform Crime Reporting Program (Federal Bureau of Investigation), additional data from local police agencies.

Date(s) & Update Frequency:   Reflects 2015 calendar year; released from FBI in Sept. 2016 (latest available). Updated annually. Wheres 2016 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

The crime rate in Lincolnwood is considerably higher than the national average across all communities in America from the largest to the smallest, although at 32 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 Lincolnwood is 1 in 31. Based on FBI crime data, Lincolnwood is not one of the safest communities in America. Relative to Illinois, Lincolnwood has a crime rate that is higher than 90% of the state's cities and towns of all sizes.

Importantly, when you compare Lincolnwood to other communities of similar population, then Lincolnwood crime rate (violent and property crimes combined) is quite a bit higher than average. Regardless of how Lincolnwood does relative to all communities in America of all sizes, when NeighborhoodScout compared it to communities of similar population size, its crime rate per thousand residents stands out as higher than most.

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

For Lincolnwood, 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 Lincolnwood than in most of America. One's chance of becoming a victim of a violent crime here is one in 1054, which is a violent crime rate of 1 per one thousand inhabitants.

NeighborhoodScout's analysis also reveals that Lincolnwood's rate for property crime is 31 per one thousand population. This makes Lincolnwood 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 Lincolnwood is one in 32.

Lincolnwood Crime Data


Crime Index


(100 is safest)

Safer than 17% of U.S. Cities

Lincolnwood Annual Crimes

  Violent Property Total

Number of Crimes




Crime Rate
(per 1,000 residents)




Violent Crime

violent Crime Comparison (per 1,000 residents)

Lincolnwood 0.95
Illinois 3.84

My Chances of Becoming a Victim of a Violent Crime

1 in 1,054

in Lincolnwood

1 in 261

in Illinois


Population: 12,646
Murder Rape Robbery Assault
Report Total 0 0 6 6
Rate per 1,000 0.00 0.00 0.47 0.47


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)

Lincolnwood 31.00
Illinois 19.89

My Chances of Becoming a Victim of a Property Crime

1 in 32

in Lincolnwood

1 in 50

in Illinois

Lincolnwood Property CRIMES

Population: 12,646
burglary theft motor vehicle theft
Report Total 47 333 12
Rate per 1,000 3.72 26.33 0.95

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

Lincolnwood Crimes Per Square Mile

Lincolnwood 150
Illinois 33