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Crime rate in Evanston, Illinois (IL): murders, rapes, robberies, assaults, burglaries, thefts, auto thefts, arson, law enforcement employees, police officers, crime map


City-Data.com crime index in Evanston, IL compared to other U.S. cities

Crime rate in Evanston, IL

The 2018 crime rate in Evanston, IL is 161 (City-Data.com crime index), which is 1.7 times lower than the U.S. average. It was higher than in 58.2% U.S. cities. The 2018 Evanston crime rate rose by 6% compared to 2017. The number of homicides stood at 3 - an increase of 2 compared to 2017. In the last 5 years Evanston has seen increasing violent crime and decline of property crime.
See how dangerous Evanston, IL is compared to the nearest cities:
(Note: Higher means more crime)
Evanston:

161.3
Skokie:

187.3
Wilmette:

55.6
Kenilworth:

34.5
Lincolnwood:

167.0
Winnetka:

55.0
Morton Grove:

73.2
Golf:

24.0
Northfield:

128.8
City-Data.com crime index
Crime rates in Evanston by year

Type

2005

2006

2007

2008

2009

2010

2011

2012

2013

2014

2015

2016

2017

2018

Murders
(per 100,000)
2
(2.7)
1
(1.3)
2
(2.6)
2
(2.6)
1
(1.3)
6
(7.8)
3
(4.0)
3
(4.0)
1
(1.3)
1
(1.3)
3
(4.0)
2
(2.6)
1
(1.3)
3
(4.0)
Rapes
(per 100,000)
8
(10.7)
10
(13.3)
12
(15.9)
8
(10.5)
7
(9.0)
8
(10.3)
4
(5.4)
4
(5.3)
10
(13.2)
3
(4.0)
0
(0.0)
6
(7.9)
3
(4.0)
6
(8.0)
Robberies
(per 100,000)
108
(144.4)
135
(179.4)
141
(186.6)
124
(163.4)
88
(113.3)
126
(162.8)
87
(116.5)
79
(105.6)
63
(83.2)
54
(71.2)
51
(67.2)
38
(50.2)
40
(53.4)
47
(62.9)
Assaults
(per 100,000)
108
(144.4)
98
(130.3)
127
(168.1)
164
(216.1)
150
(193.1)
73
(94.3)
71
(95.0)
142
(189.8)
115
(151.9)
93
(122.7)
77
(101.4)
84
(110.9)
78
(104.1)
84
(112.3)
Burglaries
(per 100,000)
568
(759.2)
853
(1,134)
861
(1,140)
638
(840.5)
546
(702.8)
429
(554.1)
381
(510.0)
421
(562.7)
361
(476.8)
334
(440.5)
313
(412.2)
329
(434.5)
284
(378.9)
289
(386.5)
Thefts
(per 100,000)
2,259
(3,020)
1,953
(2,596)
1,827
(2,418)
1,963
(2,586)
1,729
(2,225)
1,607
(2,076)
1,510
(2,021)
1,570
(2,098)
1,474
(1,947)
1,500
(1,978)
1,440
(1,896)
1,269
(1,676)
1,422
(1,897)
1,358
(1,816)
Auto thefts
(per 100,000)
125
(167.1)
123
(163.5)
137
(181.4)
126
(166.0)
94
(121.0)
50
(64.6)
66
(88.3)
63
(84.2)
67
(88.5)
66
(87.1)
62
(81.7)
73
(96.4)
63
(84.1)
55
(73.5)
Arson
(per 100,000)
13
(17.4)
13
(17.3)
0
(0.0)
12
(15.8)
11
(14.2)
14
(18.1)
17
(22.8)
17
(22.7)
12
(15.9)
5
(6.6)
6
(7.9)
10
(13.2)
8
(10.7)
6
(8.0)
City-Data.com crime index273.4289.4298.7281.5230.3218.4189.9212.0186.9168.6159.6154.0151.8161.3

The City-Data.com crime index weighs serious crimes and violent crimes more heavily. Higher means more crime, U.S. average is 274.0. It adjusts for the number of visitors and daily workers commuting into cities.

- means the value is smaller than the state average.
- means the value is about the same as the state average.
- means the value is bigger than the state average.
- means the value is much bigger than the state average.



According to our research of Illinois and other state lists, there were 22 registered sex offenders living in Evanston, Illinois as of September 20, 2020.
The ratio of all residents to sex offenders in Evanston is 3,415 to 1.
The ratio of registered sex offenders to all residents in this city is much lower than the state average.


When are crimes committed in Evanston, IL?

Violent crime rate in 2018
Evanston:

103.6
U.S. Average:

207.3

Violent crime rate in 2017
Evanston:

85.4
U.S. Average:

215.2

Violent crime rate in 2016
Evanston:

93.8
U.S. Average:

216.3

Violent crime rate in 2015
Evanston:

92.2
U.S. Average:

208.5

Violent crime rate in 2014
Evanston:

103.5
U.S. Average:

200.7

Violent crime rate in 2013
Evanston:

133.4
U.S. Average:

204.3

Violent crime rate in 2012
Evanston:

161.1
U.S. Average:

214.5

Violent crime rate in 2011
Evanston:

119.1
U.S. Average:

214.1

Violent crime rate in 2010
Evanston:

154.4
U.S. Average:

223.2

Violent crime rate in 2009
Evanston:

164.8
U.S. Average:

238.0

Violent crime rate in 2008
Evanston:

205.5
U.S. Average:

252.4

Violent crime rate in 2007
Evanston:

198.6
U.S. Average:

259.7

Violent crime rate in 2006
Evanston:

170.8
U.S. Average:

264.1

Violent crime rate in 2005
Evanston:

160.4
U.S. Average:

258.9

Violent crime rate in 2004
Evanston:

187.9
U.S. Average:

256.0

Violent crime rate in 2003
Evanston:

222.0
U.S. Average:

262.6

Violent crime rate in 2002
Evanston:

219.5
U.S. Average:

272.2

Property crime rate in 2018
Evanston:

179.1
U.S. Average:

189.3

Property crime rate in 2017
Evanston:

183.3
U.S. Average:

206.4

Property crime rate in 2016
Evanston:

185.2
U.S. Average:

216.6

Property crime rate in 2015
Evanston:

189.5
U.S. Average:

221.5

Property crime rate in 2014
Evanston:

200.1
U.S. Average:

230.8

Property crime rate in 2013
Evanston:

206.0
U.S. Average:

250.4

Property crime rate in 2012
Evanston:

230.1
U.S. Average:

267.3

Property crime rate in 2011
Evanston:

216.3
U.S. Average:

273.5

Property crime rate in 2010
Evanston:

224.3
U.S. Average:

276.4

Property crime rate in 2009
Evanston:

270.0
U.S. Average:

285.6

Property crime rate in 2008
Evanston:

322.3
U.S. Average:

302.2

Property crime rate in 2007
Evanston:

376.1
U.S. Average:

309.2

Property crime rate in 2006
Evanston:

381.1
U.S. Average:

317.3

Property crime rate in 2005
Evanston:

327.9
U.S. Average:

322.3

Property crime rate in 2004
Evanston:

352.4
U.S. Average:

327.4

Property crime rate in 2003
Evanston:

496.9
U.S. Average:

334.1

Property crime rate in 2002
Evanston:

491.4
U.S. Average:

336.9
Murders per 100,000 population
Rapes per 100,000 population
Robberies per 100,000 population
Assaults per 100,000 population
Burglaries per 100,000 population
Thefts per 100,000 population
Auto thefts per 100,000 population
Arson per 100,000 population

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2018, including police officers: 215 (160 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

2.14
Illinois average:

2.09

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2017, including police officers: 225 (164 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

2.19
Illinois average:

1.96

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2016, including police officers: 227 (166 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

2.19
Illinois average:

2.66

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2015, including police officers: 225 (160 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

2.11
Illinois average:

2.74

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2014, including police officers: 227 (162 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

2.14
Illinois average:

2.66

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2013, including police officers: 224 (165 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

2.18
Illinois average:

2.63

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2012, including police officers: 223 (163 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

2.18
Illinois average:

2.67

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2011, including police officers: 224 (164 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

2.20
Illinois average:

2.71

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2010, including police officers: 216 (163 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

2.11
Illinois average:

2.76

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2009, including police officers: 218 (165 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

2.11
Illinois average:

2.84

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2008, including police officers: 209 (156 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

2.05
Illinois average:

2.89

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2007, including police officers: 217 (162 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

2.14
Illinois average:

2.90

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2006, including police officers: 214 (158 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

2.13
Illinois average:

2.91

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2005, including police officers: 202 (152 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

2.05
Illinois average:

2.87

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2004, including police officers: 210 (157 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

2.11
Illinois average:

2.88

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2003, including police officers: 211 (159 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

2.14
Illinois average:

2.90

Full-time Law Enforcement Employees in Evanston, IL
Full-time Law Enforcement Employees
Full-time Law Enforcement Employees - Officers
Full-time Law Enforcement Employees - Civilians

Zip codes: 60201, 60202.