Wheaton, IL
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Wheaton, 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 2016 calendar year; released from FBI in Sept. 2017 (latest available). Updated annually. Where is 2017 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

With a crime rate for both violent and property crime combined of 7 per 1,000 residents, the crime rate in Wheaton is one of the lower rates in America among communities of all sizes (lower than 82% of America's communities). One's chance of becoming a victim of crime in Wheaton is one in 146. Compared to communities within Illinois, Wheaton‘s crime rate is lower than nearly 77% of the state's cities and towns. It is for these reasons that Wheaton is ranked as one of the top 100 safest cities in the U.S.A.

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

For Wheaton, 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 Wheaton than in most of America. One's chance of becoming a victim of a violent crime here is one in 1668, which is a violent crime rate of 1 per one thousand inhabitants.

NeighborhoodScout's analysis of property crime reveals that the property crime rate in Wheaton 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 Wheaton than in most communities in America. Your chance of becoming a victim of property crime if you live here? Just one in 160.

Wheaton Crime Data

 

Crime Index

82

(100 is safest)


Safer than 82% of U.S. Cities

Wheaton Annual Crimes

  Violent Property Total

Number of Crimes

32

334

366

Crime Rate
(per 1,000 residents)

0.60

6.26

6.86

Violent Crime

violent Crime Comparison (per 1,000 residents)

Crime
Wheaton 0.60
Illinois 4.36

My Chances of Becoming a Victim of a Violent Crime

1 in 1,668

in Wheaton

1 in 229

in Illinois

Wheaton VIOLENT CRIMES

Population: 53,389
Murder Rape Robbery Assault
Report Total 0 5 11 16
Rate per 1,000 0.00 0.09 0.21 0.30

United States VIOLENT CRIMES

Population: 323,127,513
Murder Rape Robbery Assault
Report Total 17,250 130,603 332,198 803,007
Rate per 1,000 0.05 0.40 1.03 2.49

Property Crime

property Crime Comparison (per 1,000 residents)

Crime
Wheaton 6.26
Illinois 20.49

My Chances of Becoming a Victim of a Property Crime

1 in 160

in Wheaton

1 in 49

in Illinois

Wheaton Property CRIMES

Population: 53,389
burglary theft motor vehicle theft
Report Total 54 278 2
Rate per 1,000 1.01 5.21 0.04

United States Property CRIMES

Population: 323,127,513
burglary theft motor vehicle theft
Report Total 1,515,096 5,638,455 765,484
Rate per 1,000 4.69 17.45 2.37

Wheaton Crimes Per Square Mile

Crime
Wheaton 32
Illinois 35