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


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

Crime rate in Chicago, IL

The 2018 crime rate in Chicago, IL is 469 (City-Data.com crime index), which is 1.7 times greater than the U.S. average. It was higher than in 94.6% U.S. cities. The 2018 Chicago crime rate fell by 8% compared to 2017. The number of homicides stood at 563 - a decrease of 90 compared to 2017. In the last 5 years Chicago has seen rise of violent crime and decline of property crime.
See how dangerous Chicago, IL is compared to the nearest cities:
(Note: Higher means more crime)
Chicago:

468.8
Cicero:

229.9
Berwyn:

211.4
Stickney:

46.4
Forest View:

273.0
Oak Park:

242.6
Riverside:

115.7
Forest Park:

337.5
Bedford Park:

3,540.4
City-Data.com crime index
Crime rates in Chicago by year

Type

2005

2006

2007

2008

2009

2010

2011

2012

2013

2014

2015

2016

2017

2018

Murders
(per 100,000)
446
(15.6)
467
(16.4)
443
(15.6)
510
(18.0)
459
(16.1)
432
(15.2)
431
(15.9)
500
(18.5)
414
(15.2)
411
(15.1)
478
(17.5)
765
(28.1)
653
(24.1)
563
(20.7)
Rapes
(per 100,000)
1,618
(56.5)
1,524
(53.6)
1,593
(56.2)
1,569
(55.3)
1,439
(50.4)
1,372
(48.4)
1,459
(54.0)
N/AN/A1,343
(49.3)
1,432
(52.5)
1,589
(58.3)
1,762
(65.1)
1,798
(66.1)
Robberies
(per 100,000)
15,959
(557.6)
15,858
(558.0)
15,409
(543.9)
16,649
(587.0)
15,880
(556.7)
13,754
(485.5)
12,405
(458.8)
13,476
(497.6)
11,815
(434.3)
9,804
(359.9)
9,649
(353.6)
11,957
(438.8)
11,887
(439.3)
9,684
(356.1)
Assaults
(per 100,000)
17,932
(626.6)
17,439
(613.6)
17,411
(614.6)
17,029
(600.4)
15,739
(551.8)
14,210
(501.6)
13,972
(516.8)
12,272
(453.1)
N/A12,531
(460.0)
13,104
(480.2)
15,815
(580.3)
15,435
(570.4)
15,312
(563.1)
Burglaries
(per 100,000)
25,295
(883.8)
24,122
(848.7)
24,715
(872.4)
26,031
(917.9)
26,513
(929.5)
26,197
(924.7)
26,413
(976.9)
22,748
(839.9)
17,775
(653.4)
14,537
(533.6)
13,151
(482.0)
14,258
(523.2)
12,912
(477.1)
11,686
(429.8)
Thefts
(per 100,000)
83,226
(2,908)
83,507
(2,938)
82,404
(2,909)
85,999
(3,032)
78,659
(2,758)
74,746
(2,639)
72,355
(2,676)
72,717
(2,685)
65,497
(2,407)
60,601
(2,225)
57,022
(2,090)
61,229
(2,247)
63,834
(2,359)
64,695
(2,379)
Auto thefts
(per 100,000)
22,489
(785.8)
21,820
(767.7)
18,564
(655.3)
18,969
(668.8)
15,472
(542.4)
19,441
(686.3)
19,073
(705.4)
17,001
(627.7)
12,636
(464.5)
10,023
(367.9)
10,222
(374.6)
11,473
(421.0)
11,578
(427.8)
10,132
(372.6)
Arson
(per 100,000)
683
(23.9)
716
(25.2)
705
(24.9)
637
(22.5)
609
(21.4)
519
(18.3)
503
(18.6)
N/A403
(14.8)
460
(16.9)
534
(19.6)
590
(21.7)
514
(19.0)
438
(16.1)
City-Data.com crime index610.1604.2592.2615.5568.7540.4547.9536.3473.0425.4426.4510.7508.2468.8

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 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 3,057 registered sex offenders living in Chicago, Illinois as of August 15, 2020.
The ratio of all residents to sex offenders in Chicago is 885 to 1.
The ratio of registered sex offenders to all residents in this city is near the state average.


When are crimes committed in Chicago, IL?

Violent crime rate in 2018
Chicago:

567.2
U.S. Average:

207.3

Violent crime rate in 2017
Chicago:

618.2
U.S. Average:

215.2

Violent crime rate in 2016
Chicago:

624.0
U.S. Average:

216.3

Violent crime rate in 2015
Chicago:

504.4
U.S. Average:

208.5

Violent crime rate in 2014
Chicago:

489.4
U.S. Average:

200.7

Violent crime rate in 2011
Chicago:

573.6
U.S. Average:

214.1

Violent crime rate in 2010
Chicago:

572.5
U.S. Average:

223.2

Violent crime rate in 2009
Chicago:

636.9
U.S. Average:

238.0

Violent crime rate in 2008
Chicago:

685.0
U.S. Average:

252.4

Violent crime rate in 2007
Chicago:

666.8
U.S. Average:

259.7

Violent crime rate in 2006
Chicago:

672.3
U.S. Average:

264.1

Violent crime rate in 2005
Chicago:

679.8
U.S. Average:

258.9

Violent crime rate in 2004
Chicago:

601.2
U.S. Average:

256.0

Violent crime rate in 2003
Chicago:

716.7
U.S. Average:

262.6

Violent crime rate in 2002
Chicago:

741.2
U.S. Average:

272.2

Property crime rate in 2018
Chicago:

260.8
U.S. Average:

189.3

Property crime rate in 2017
Chicago:

277.5
U.S. Average:

206.4

Property crime rate in 2016
Chicago:

280.1
U.S. Average:

216.6

Property crime rate in 2015
Chicago:

257.1
U.S. Average:

221.5

Property crime rate in 2014
Chicago:

273.1
U.S. Average:

230.8

Property crime rate in 2013
Chicago:

320.7
U.S. Average:

250.4

Property crime rate in 2012
Chicago:

396.4
U.S. Average:

267.3

Property crime rate in 2011
Chicago:

435.0
U.S. Average:

273.5

Property crime rate in 2010
Chicago:

419.8
U.S. Average:

276.4

Property crime rate in 2009
Chicago:

405.1
U.S. Average:

285.6

Property crime rate in 2008
Chicago:

435.5
U.S. Average:

302.2

Property crime rate in 2007
Chicago:

418.2
U.S. Average:

309.2

Property crime rate in 2006
Chicago:

431.8
U.S. Average:

317.3

Property crime rate in 2005
Chicago:

440.0
U.S. Average:

322.3

Property crime rate in 2004
Chicago:

391.6
U.S. Average:

327.4

Property crime rate in 2003
Chicago:

410.3
U.S. Average:

334.1

Property crime rate in 2002
Chicago:

407.5
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: 14,086 (13,138 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

4.83
Illinois average:

2.09

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2017, including police officers: 13,566 (12,383 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

4.58
Illinois average:

1.96

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2016, including police officers: 13,135 (11,954 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

4.39
Illinois average:

2.66

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2014, including police officers: 12,902 (12,034 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

4.42
Illinois average:

2.66

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2012, including police officers: 12,766 (11,944 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

4.41
Illinois average:

2.67

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2011, including police officers: 12,799 (12,092 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

4.47
Illinois average:

2.71

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2010, including police officers: 13,318 (12,515 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

4.42
Illinois average:

2.76

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2009, including police officers: 13,960 (13,088 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

4.59
Illinois average:

2.84

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2008, including police officers: 14,307 (13,359 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

4.72
Illinois average:

2.89

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2007, including police officers: 14,736 (13,671 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

4.84
Illinois average:

2.90

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2006, including police officers: 14,692 (13,624 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

4.70
Illinois average:

2.91

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2005, including police officers: 14,442 (13,267 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

4.58
Illinois average:

2.87

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2004, including police officers: 14,325 (13,326 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

4.60
Illinois average:

2.88

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2003, including police officers: 14,777 (13,553 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

4.68
Illinois average:

2.90

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

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