West Chicago, IL
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West Chicago, IL crime analytics


West Chicago has an overall crime rate of 14 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 West Chicago is 1 in 72. How does West Chicago fare compared to other communities in Illinois of all population sizes? West Chicago's crime rate is lower than approximately 39% of Illinois communities.

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

For West Chicago, 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 West Chicago than in most of America. One's chance of becoming a victim of a violent crime here is one in 1248, which is a violent crime rate of 1 per one thousand inhabitants.

Moreover, the rate of property crime in West Chicago; 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.

West Chicago Crime Data

 

Crime Index

54

(100 is safest)


Safer than 54% of U.S. Cities

West Chicago Annual Crimes

  Violent Property Total

Number of Crimes

22

359

381

Crime Rate
(per 1,000 residents)

0.80

13.08

13.88

Violent Crime

violent Crime Comparison (per 1,000 residents)

Crime
West Chicago 0.80
Illinois 3.84

My Chances of Becoming a Victim of a Violent Crime

1 in 1,248

in West Chicago

1 in 261

in Illinois

West Chicago VIOLENT CRIMES

Population: 27,447
Murder Rape Robbery Assault
Report Total 1 6 10 5
Rate per 1,000 0.04 0.22 0.36 0.18

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
West Chicago 13.08
Illinois 19.89

My Chances of Becoming a Victim of a Property Crime

1 in 76

in West Chicago

1 in 50

in Illinois

West Chicago Property CRIMES

Population: 27,447
burglary theft motor vehicle theft
Report Total 67 274 18
Rate per 1,000 2.44 9.98 0.66

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

West Chicago Crimes Per Square Mile

Crime
West Chicago 25
Illinois 33