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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 2022 crime rate in Chicago, IL is 380 (City-Data.com crime index), which is 1.5 times greater than the U.S. average. It was higher than in 93.0% U.S. cities. The 2022 Chicago crime rate rose by 121% compared to 2021. The number of homicides stood at 604 - an increase of 234 compared to 2021. In the last 5 years Chicago has seen decreasing violent crime and increasing property crime.
See how dangerous Chicago, IL is compared to the nearest cities:
(Note: Higher means more crime)
Chicago:

379.7
Cicero:

157.0
Berwyn:

71.9
Stickney:

60.7
Forest View:

346.7
Oak Park:

279.4
Riverside:

117.8
Forest Park:

331.7
Bedford Park:

2,387.8
City-Data.com crime index
Crime rates in Chicago by year

Type

2009

2010

2011

2012

2013

2014

2015

2016

2017

2018

2019

2020

2021

2022

Murders
(per 100,000)
458
(16.1)
432
(16.0)
431
(15.9)
500
(18.5)
416
(15.3)
415
(15.2)
481
(17.6)
768
(28.2)
653
(24.1)
567
(20.9)
495
(18.3)
771
(28.6)
370
(13.6)
604
(22.8)
Rapes
(per 100,000)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
1,338
(49.2)
1,388
(51.0)
1,482
(54.3)
1,662
(61.0)
1,762
(65.1)
1,857
(68.3)
1,785
(65.9)
1,346
(50.0)
668
(24.5)
1,374
(51.8)
Robberies
(per 100,000)
15,877
(557.4)
14,213
(527.3)
13,975
(516.9)
13,476
(497.6)
11,826
(434.7)
9,800
(359.7)
9,641
(353.3)
11,960
(438.9)
11,887
(439.3)
9,681
(356.0)
7,990
(295.2)
7,869
(292.1)
4,607
(169.3)
8,948
(337.4)
Assaults
(per 100,000)
15,727
(552.1)
13,757
(510.4)
12,408
(458.9)
12,272
(453.1)
12,108
(445.1)
12,530
(460.0)
13,094
(479.9)
15,803
(579.9)
15,435
(570.4)
15,315
(563.2)
15,283
(564.6)
16,597
(616.2)
2,124
(78.0)
3,395
(128.0)
Burglaries
(per 100,000)
26,494
(930.1)
26,203
(972.1)
26,420
(977.2)
22,748
(839.9)
17,875
(657.0)
14,554
(534.3)
13,169
(482.6)
14,273
(523.8)
12,912
(477.1)
11,725
(431.2)
9,609
(355.0)
8,643
(320.9)
4,000
(147.0)
7,626
(287.5)
Thefts
(per 100,000)
78,444
(2,754)
74,764
(2,774)
72,373
(2,677)
72,717
(2,685)
66,918
(2,460)
60,800
(2,232)
57,136
(2,094)
61,427
(2,254)
63,834
(2,359)
64,982
(2,390)
62,309
(2,302)
40,834
(1,516)
19,621
(720.8)
54,273
(2,046)
Auto thefts
(per 100,000)
15,469
(543.1)
19,078
(707.7)
19,446
(719.2)
17,001
(627.7)
12,683
(466.2)
9,997
(367.0)
10,200
(373.8)
11,436
(419.6)
11,578
(427.8)
10,115
(372.0)
9,092
(335.9)
10,053
(373.2)
6,743
(247.7)
21,191
(799.0)
Arson
(per 100,000)
610
(21.4)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
431
(15.8)
461
(16.9)
536
(19.6)
587
(21.5)
514
(19.0)
425
(15.6)
420
(15.5)
636
(23.6)
110
(4.0)
152
(5.7)
City-Data.com crime index528.5527.9511.7493.2471.0427.2428.1513.2508.2471.3434.6421.1172.1379.7

The City-Data.com crime index weighs serious crimes and violent crimes more heavily. Higher means more crime, U.S. average is 246.1. 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 3,418 registered sex offenders living in Chicago, Illinois as of May 29, 2024.
The ratio of all residents to sex offenders in Chicago is 791 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 2022
Chicago:

330.1
U.S. Average:

219.8

Violent crime rate in 2021
Chicago:

175.4
U.S. Average:

224.8

Violent crime rate in 2020
Chicago:

561.4
U.S. Average:

228.2

Violent crime rate in 2019
Chicago:

532.4
U.S. Average:

219.9

Violent crime rate in 2018
Chicago:

569.6
U.S. Average:

221.2

Violent crime rate in 2017
Chicago:

618.2
U.S. Average:

226.2

Violent crime rate in 2016
Chicago:

626.7
U.S. Average:

227.3

Violent crime rate in 2015
Chicago:

506.2
U.S. Average:

219.3

Violent crime rate in 2014
Chicago:

491.3
U.S. Average:

211.1

Violent crime rate in 2013
Chicago:

519.6
U.S. Average:

214.2

Violent crime rate in 2012
Chicago:

512.3
U.S. Average:

187.4

Violent crime rate in 2011
Chicago:

519.8
U.S. Average:

187.1

Violent crime rate in 2010
Chicago:

550.9
U.S. Average:

195.7

Violent crime rate in 2009
Chicago:

586.9
U.S. Average:

208.9

Violent crime rate in 2008
Chicago:

631.3
U.S. Average:

222.5

Violent crime rate in 2007
Chicago:

527.3
U.S. Average:

229.1

Violent crime rate in 2006
Chicago:

529.6
U.S. Average:

232.6

Violent crime rate in 2005
Chicago:

534.5
U.S. Average:

227.0

Property crime rate in 2022
Chicago:

279.7
U.S. Average:

166.5

Property crime rate in 2021
Chicago:

102.6
U.S. Average:

157.8

Property crime rate in 2020
Chicago:

196.0
U.S. Average:

169.6

Property crime rate in 2019
Chicago:

236.5
U.S. Average:

179.7

Property crime rate in 2018
Chicago:

261.5
U.S. Average:

190.2

Property crime rate in 2017
Chicago:

277.5
U.S. Average:

206.4

Property crime rate in 2016
Chicago:

280.4
U.S. Average:

216.6

Property crime rate in 2015
Chicago:

257.3
U.S. Average:

221.5

Property crime rate in 2014
Chicago:

273.5
U.S. Average:

230.8

Property crime rate in 2013
Chicago:

324.3
U.S. Average:

250.4

Property crime rate in 2012
Chicago:

396.4
U.S. Average:

267.3

Property crime rate in 2011
Chicago:

437.2
U.S. Average:

273.5

Property crime rate in 2010
Chicago:

439.3
U.S. Average:

276.4

Property crime rate in 2009
Chicago:

405.2
U.S. Average:

285.6

Property crime rate in 2008
Chicago:

436.7
U.S. Average:

302.2

Property crime rate in 2007
Chicago:

362.2
U.S. Average:

309.2

Property crime rate in 2006
Chicago:

370.1
U.S. Average:

317.3

Property crime rate in 2005
Chicago:

377.5
U.S. Average:

322.3
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 2020, including police officers: 13,562 (12,727 officers - 9,770 male; 2,957 female).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

4.72
Illinois average:

3.04

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2019, including police officers: 14,015 (13,160 officers - 10,122 male; 3,038 female).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

4.86
Illinois average:

3.06

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2018, including police officers: 14,086 (13,138 officers - 10,154 male; 2,984 female).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

4.83
Illinois average:

3.21

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2017, including police officers: 13,566 (12,383 officers - 9,615 male; 2,768 female).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

4.58
Illinois average:

3.15

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2016, including police officers: 13,135 (11,954 officers - 9,309 male; 2,645 female).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

4.39
Illinois average:

3.16

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2014, including police officers: 12,902 (12,034 officers - 9,326 male; 2,708 female).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

4.42
Illinois average:

3.28

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2012, including police officers: 12,766 (11,944 officers - 9,166 male; 2,778 female).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

4.41
Illinois average:

2.76

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2011, including police officers: 12,799 (12,092 officers - 9,206 male; 2,886 female).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

4.47
Illinois average:

2.78

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2010, including police officers: 13,318 (12,515 officers - 9,517 male; 2,998 female).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

4.64
Illinois average:

2.78

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2009, including police officers: 13,960 (13,088 officers - 9,947 male; 3,141 female).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

4.59
Illinois average:

2.86

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2008, including police officers: 14,307 (13,359 officers - 10,157 male; 3,202 female).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

4.72
Illinois average:

2.91

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2007, including police officers: 14,736 (13,671 officers - 10,420 male; 3,251 female).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

4.84
Illinois average:

2.92

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2006, including police officers: 14,692 (13,624 officers - 10,390 male; 3,234 female).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

4.77
Illinois average:

2.92

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2005, including police officers: 14,442 (13,267 officers - 10,128 male; 3,139 female).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

4.62
Illinois average:

2.87

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2004, including police officers: 14,325 (13,326 officers - 10,192 male; 3,134 female).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

4.62
Illinois average:

2.88

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2003, including police officers: 14,777 (13,553 officers - 10,448 male; 3,105 female).
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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