West Chicago, IL
Crime Rates

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West Chicago, 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

According to NeighborhoodScout's analysis of FBI crime statistics, West Chicago is safer than 62% of the cities and towns in the US of all population sizes. In Illinois, only on the order of 45% of the communities have a lower crime rate than West Chicago. If you live in West Chicago, your chance of becoming a victim of crime in the community is 1 in 104. The US average across communities from the largest to the smallest is 1 in 40.

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.

NeighborhoodScout's research shows that West Chicago's violent crime rate is 1 per one thousand inhabitants, which is about average for all communities in America, across all population sizes. Violent crimes that are tracked and included in this rate are armed robbery, aggravated assault, rape (not statutory), and murder and non-negligent manslaughter. Roughly similar to the national average, our analysis shows that your chance of becoming a victim of violent crime in West Chicago is one in 706.

NeighborhoodScout's analysis of property crime reveals that the property crime rate in West Chicago is below average to all cities and towns in the nation. This means that you are less likely to become a victim of arson, motor vehicle theft, larceny, or burglary in West Chicago than in most communities in America. Your chance of becoming a victim of property crime if you live here? Just one in 122.

West Chicago Crime Data


Crime Index


(100 is safest)

Safer than 62% of U.S. Cities

West Chicago Annual Crimes

  Violent Property Total

Number of Crimes




Crime Rate
(per 1,000 residents)




Violent Crime

violent Crime Comparison (per 1,000 residents)

West Chicago 1.42
Illinois 4.07

My Chances of Becoming a Victim of a Violent Crime

1 in 706

in West Chicago

1 in 246

in Illinois


Population: 26,816
Murder Rape Robbery Assault
Report Total 0 13 7 18
Rate per 1,000 0.00 0.48 0.26 0.67


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)

West Chicago 8.17
Illinois 18.46

My Chances of Becoming a Victim of a Property Crime

1 in 122

in West Chicago

1 in 54

in Illinois

West Chicago Property CRIMES

Population: 26,816
burglary theft motor vehicle theft
Report Total 35 172 12
Rate per 1,000 1.31 6.41 0.45

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

West Chicago Crimes Per Square Mile

West Chicago 17
Illinois 31