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


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

Crime rate in Downers Grove, IL

The 2020 crime rate in Downers Grove, IL is 109 (City-Data.com crime index), which is 2.3 times lower than the U.S. average. It was higher than in 53.2% U.S. cities. The 2020 Downers Grove crime rate rose by 13% compared to 2019. In the last 5 years Downers Grove has seen increasing violent crime and rise of property crime.
See how dangerous Downers Grove, IL is compared to the nearest cities:
(Note: Higher means more crime)
Downers Grove:

109.0
Westmont:

137.7
Clarendon Hills:

105.6
Woodridge:

3.5
Darien:

61.5
Willowbrook:

157.7
Lisle:

70.5
Hinsdale:

9.7
Oak Brook:

12.4
City-Data.com crime index
Crime rates in Downers Grove by year

Type

2009

2010

2011

2012

2013

2014

2015

2016

2017

2018

2019

2020

Murders
(per 100,000)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
1
(2.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
1
(2.0)
Rapes
(per 100,000)
0
(0.0)
2
(4.2)
3
(6.3)
4
(8.3)
2
(4.0)
8
(16.0)
7
(14.0)
7
(14.0)
8
(16.1)
15
(30.2)
10
(20.2)
17
(34.6)
Robberies
(per 100,000)
10
(20.3)
14
(29.3)
7
(14.6)
12
(24.9)
7
(14.1)
8
(16.0)
3
(6.0)
7
(14.0)
11
(22.2)
9
(18.1)
10
(20.2)
7
(14.3)
Assaults
(per 100,000)
30
(61.0)
26
(54.4)
15
(31.3)
13
(27.0)
16
(32.3)
15
(30.1)
20
(40.1)
19
(38.1)
16
(32.3)
25
(50.4)
26
(52.6)
22
(44.8)
Burglaries
(per 100,000)
111
(225.7)
127
(265.5)
116
(241.8)
157
(325.8)
115
(232.1)
84
(168.5)
76
(152.3)
66
(132.3)
84
(169.5)
71
(143.1)
46
(93.0)
43
(87.6)
Thefts
(per 100,000)
821
(1,670)
801
(1,675)
711
(1,482)
819
(1,700)
588
(1,186)
549
(1,101)
561
(1,124)
555
(1,112)
528
(1,065)
466
(939.0)
666
(1,347)
635
(1,294)
Auto thefts
(per 100,000)
19
(38.6)
18
(37.6)
28
(58.4)
18
(37.4)
17
(34.3)
19
(38.1)
29
(58.1)
30
(60.1)
22
(44.4)
26
(52.4)
20
(40.4)
37
(75.4)
Arson
(per 100,000)
19
(38.6)
16
(33.4)
9
(18.8)
4
(8.3)
7
(14.1)
7
(14.0)
6
(12.0)
3
(6.0)
2
(4.0)
3
(6.0)
2
(4.0)
3
(6.1)
City-Data.com crime index104.0111.696.5113.384.482.681.381.684.191.596.4109.0

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.




According to our research of Illinois and other state lists, there were 13 registered sex offenders living in Downers Grove, Illinois as of May 26, 2024.
The ratio of all residents to sex offenders in Downers Grove is 3,807 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 Downers Grove, IL?

Violent crime rate in 2020
Downers Grove:

68.3
U.S. Average:

228.2

Violent crime rate in 2019
Downers Grove:

56.6
U.S. Average:

219.9

Violent crime rate in 2018
Downers Grove:

64.5
U.S. Average:

221.2

Violent crime rate in 2017
Downers Grove:

43.4
U.S. Average:

226.2

Violent crime rate in 2016
Downers Grove:

40.1
U.S. Average:

227.3

Violent crime rate in 2015
Downers Grove:

37.1
U.S. Average:

219.3

Violent crime rate in 2014
Downers Grove:

39.1
U.S. Average:

211.1

Violent crime rate in 2013
Downers Grove:

31.3
U.S. Average:

214.2

Violent crime rate in 2012
Downers Grove:

34.2
U.S. Average:

187.4

Violent crime rate in 2011
Downers Grove:

29.2
U.S. Average:

187.1

Violent crime rate in 2010
Downers Grove:

46.0
U.S. Average:

195.7

Violent crime rate in 2009
Downers Grove:

40.7
U.S. Average:

208.9

Violent crime rate in 2008
Downers Grove:

34.8
U.S. Average:

222.5

Violent crime rate in 2007
Downers Grove:

44.4
U.S. Average:

229.1

Violent crime rate in 2006
Downers Grove:

45.1
U.S. Average:

232.6

Property crime rate in 2020
Downers Grove:

93.5
U.S. Average:

169.6

Property crime rate in 2019
Downers Grove:

92.0
U.S. Average:

179.7

Property crime rate in 2018
Downers Grove:

83.4
U.S. Average:

190.2

Property crime rate in 2017
Downers Grove:

93.8
U.S. Average:

206.4

Property crime rate in 2016
Downers Grove:

91.1
U.S. Average:

216.6

Property crime rate in 2015
Downers Grove:

95.4
U.S. Average:

221.5

Property crime rate in 2014
Downers Grove:

94.5
U.S. Average:

230.8

Property crime rate in 2013
Downers Grove:

110.9
U.S. Average:

250.4

Property crime rate in 2012
Downers Grove:

155.8
U.S. Average:

267.3

Property crime rate in 2011
Downers Grove:

131.2
U.S. Average:

273.5

Property crime rate in 2010
Downers Grove:

142.5
U.S. Average:

276.4

Property crime rate in 2009
Downers Grove:

134.4
U.S. Average:

285.6

Property crime rate in 2008
Downers Grove:

160.4
U.S. Average:

302.2

Property crime rate in 2007
Downers Grove:

140.1
U.S. Average:

309.2

Property crime rate in 2006
Downers Grove:

150.9
U.S. Average:

317.3
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 2021, including police officers: 82 (65 officers - 60 male; 5 female).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.33
Illinois average:

2.84

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2020, including police officers: 84 (67 officers - 62 male; 5 female).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.37
Illinois average:

3.04

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2018, including police officers: 78 (65 officers - 62 male; 3 female).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.31
Illinois average:

3.21

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2017, including police officers: 87 (71 officers - 66 male; 5 female).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.43
Illinois average:

3.15

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2016, including police officers: 98 (71 officers - 66 male; 5 female).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.42
Illinois average:

3.16

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2015, including police officers: 99 (70 officers - 66 male; 4 female).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.40
Illinois average:

2.42

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2014, including police officers: 105 (73 officers - 69 male; 4 female).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.46
Illinois average:

3.28

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2013, including police officers: 107 (74 officers - 70 male; 4 female).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.49
Illinois average:

2.23

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2012, including police officers: 104 (74 officers - 70 male; 4 female).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.54
Illinois average:

2.76

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2011, including police officers: 102 (72 officers - 68 male; 4 female).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.50
Illinois average:

2.78

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2010, including police officers: 100 (73 officers - 69 male; 4 female).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.53
Illinois average:

2.78

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2009, including police officers: 109 (79 officers - 74 male; 5 female).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.61
Illinois average:

2.86

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2008, including police officers: 107 (77 officers - 72 male; 5 female).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.57
Illinois average:

2.91

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2007, including police officers: 111 (79 officers - 74 male; 5 female).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.61
Illinois average:

2.92

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2006, including police officers: 113 (80 officers - 75 male; 5 female).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.62
Illinois average:

2.92

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2005, including police officers: 114 (80 officers - 75 male; 5 female).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.62
Illinois average:

2.87

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2004, including police officers: 113 (81 officers - 76 male; 5 female).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.64
Illinois average:

2.88

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2003, including police officers: 116 (82 officers - 77 male; 5 female).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.67
Illinois average:

2.90

Full-time Law Enforcement Employees in Downers Grove, IL
Full-time Law Enforcement Employees
Full-time Law Enforcement Employees - Officers
Full-time Law Enforcement Employees - Civilians

Zip codes: 60137, 60515, 60523, 60559.