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Safest Cities in Illinois

2019 Guide to Illinois' Safest Cities

List of Illinois’ Safest Cities

 

Known as The Land of Lincoln, Illinois is the 6th most populated state in the country. 

Densely populated, Illinois ranks 17th in median household income, at $62,992.

 

Average Illinois Crime Rate

 

The average Illinois crime rate is as follows:

2011-Avg. Illionois Property Crime Rate per 100K

Average Illinois Crime Rate -Property Crimes

(per 100,000 residents)

 

What are the Safest Places to Live in Illinois?

 

The Prairie State is fairly densely populated with a moderate crime rate. However, there are many communities with relatively low crime rates.

Seven of the Top 10 Safest Cities in Illinois had less than 100 property crimes.

Nine of the Top 10 Safest Cities in Illinois had less than 30  violent crimes.

If you are looking for the best places to live in Illinois, this list of safest cities in IL is a good place to start.

Following are the top cities with populations above 10,000 which have been recognized as the safest communities in Illinois.

The Top 10 Safest Cities in Illinois

(Population 10,000 +)

1.   Campton Hills

2.   Lake in the Hills

3.   North Chicago

4.   Cary

5.   La Grange Park

6.   Channahon

7.   Lindenhurst

8.   Buffalo Grove

9.   Bartlett

10. Homer Glen

Safest Cities in Illinois – Video Summary

Campton Hills, IL

Campton Hills, IL

Population

11,342

Violent Crimes

0

Property Crimes

18

Lake in the Hills, IL

Lake in the Hills, IL

Population

28,798

Violent Crimes

25

Property Crimes

61

North Chicago, IL

North Chicago, IL

Population

29,553

Violent Crimes

93

Property Crimes

61

Cary, IL

Cary, IL

Population

17,768

Violent Crimes

21

Property Crimes

65

La Grange Park, IL

La Grange Park, IL

Population

13,465

Violent Crimes

7

Property Crimes

58

Channahon, IL

Channahon, IL

Population

12,603

Violent Crimes

9

Property Crimes

56

Lindenhurst, IL

Lindenhurst, IL

Population

14,362

Violent Crimes

14

Property Crimes

65

Buffalo Grove, IL

Buffalo Grove, IL

Population

41,323

Violent Crimes

10

Property Crimes

222

Bartlett, IL

Bartlett, IL

Population

41,167

Violent Crimes

19

Property Crimes

214

Homer Glen, IL

Homer Glen, IL

Population

24,516

Violent Crimes

4

Property Crimes

135

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More of the Safest Places to Live in Illinois

Best Places to Live in Illinois 10K+ Population

11-20

Palos Hills

Round Lake

Lemont

Troy

Charleston

Huntley

Prospect Heights

Hinsdale

Warrenville

Deerfield

31-40

Chatham

Lyons

Sycamore

Lockport

Shorewood

Plainfield

Roscoe

South Elgin

Yorkville

Palatine

21-30

Hanover Park

Glen Carbon

Lisle

Columbia

Western Springs

Roselle

Park Ridge

Mundelein

Frankfort

Geneva

41-50

Morton

St. Charles

Washington

Wheeling

Arlington Heights

Plano

Palos Heights

Carol Stream

Wheaton

Hoffman Estates

Safest Illinois Cities with Populations over 50K

Safest Cities in Illinois with Populations over 50,000

Larger cities deal with many challenges that smaller towns and communities do not face.  Following are some of the larger cities that have some of the safest neighborhoods in Illinois.

The Home Security Advisor recognizes the Top 10 larger cities in Illinois that should be commended for keeping crime rates down and communities safe.

Following is our 2019 list of the safest communities in Illinois with a minimum population of 50K.

Palatine, IL

Palatine, IL

Population

68,792

Violent Crimes

41

Property Crimes

573

Arlington Heights, IL

Arlington Heights, IL

Population

75,586

Violent Crimes

44

Property Crimes

654

Wheaton, Il

Wheaton, IL

Population

53,444

Violent Crimes

38

Property Crimes

493

Hoffman Estates, IL

Hoffman Estates, IL

Population

51,704

Violent Crimes

50

Property Crimes

466

Des Plaines, IL

Des Plaines, IL

Population

58,089

Violent Crimes

61

Property Crimes

565

Mount Prospect, IL

Mount Prospect, IL

Population

54,162

Violent Crimes

25

Property Crimes

567

Bolingbrook, IL

Bolingbrook, IL

Population

74,692

Violent Crimes

140

Property Crimes

735

Tinley Park, IL

Tinley Park, IL

Population

56,823

Violent Crimes

57

Property Crimes

675

Oak Lawn, IL

Oak Lawn, IL

Population

56,178

Violent Crimes

97

Property Crimes

673

Naperville, IL

Naperville, IL

Population

147,934

Violent Crimes

136

Property Crimes

1716

How We Rated Safest Cities in Illinois

 

To rank the safest towns and cities of Illinois, we referenced the most recent complete (2017) FBI Uniform Crime Report. Towns and cities with ten thousand residents or higher, who recorded their crime data, were included.

We analyzed both “Violent” (aggravated assault, murder, rape, and robbery) and “Property Crimes” (burglary, arson, larceny-theft, motor vehicle theft).  In order to reflect the seriousness of the crimes, these figures were weighted. Property crimes which were factored by .50 and were added to the violent crimes.

The sum of the two was then divided by the population in the community. For comparison purposes, we normalized the mathematical finding to reflect weighted criminal offenses per 100,000.

 

The Best Places to Live in Illinois – Crime Ratings

 

While no rating system is perfect, this provides a reasonably good mathematical gauge of the overall safety and security in the community. If you’re looking to find the best places to live in Illinois, this list is a great place to start.

Please note that not every town and city reports their records. If a town or city did not report their stats to the FBI, they were not included in the list.  Any communities with reporting ommissions or anomalies might also not be reflected in this year’s rankings.

When evaluating a community, one must realize that certain neighborhoods inside any city may have much lower crime rates than other areas. This is especially true in larger cities. Consequently, it is important to check into specific neighborhoods within the community and talk with local authorities to get a feel for the security and safety of a neighborhood.

If you are interested in ways to keep your family and home safer, check out our Tips for Better Home Security…and consider a professionally monitored home security system.

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