Illinois’s 50 Safest Cities of 2020

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The SafeWise Team is pleased to release the sixth annual Safest Cities report. Here are the 50 Safest Cities in Illinois for 2020. See if your city made the list.

Illinois crime experience infographic; 16% violent crime, 23% property crime, 8% mass shooting

Illinois residents are less concerned about their safety this year than last, despite having experienced more violent crime than the national average. But if you live in one of the state’s safest cities, your odds of falling victim to violent crime are less than two in 1,000.

See the full list of Illinois’s 50 safest cities of 2020.

Our 2020 State of Safety study revealed that 47% of Illinois residents are highly concerned about safety and security on a daily basis. That’s six percentage points below the state’s level of concern last year and just one point above the national average.

Illinois crime statistics infographic

View the complete 2020 State of Safety report.

Statewide, Illinois has a slightly higher violent crime rate than the national average. The violent crime rate in the Prairie State is 4.0 incidents out of 1,000 people, compared to 3.7 nationwide.

Illinois's safest cities saw 75% fewer robberies than the rest of the state.

Illinois does better when it comes to property crime, though. Your odds of falling victim to property crime in the state are 19.3 out of 1,000, which is nearly three points below the national rate of 22.0.

Violent Crime in Illinois: Fear vs. Reality

In Illinois, being robbed on the street is the most concerning violent crime. It was also named as the violent crime that people felt was the most likely to occur.

  • 40% of survey participants named robbery as their biggest fear, versus 38% nationwide.
  • 30% also said they thought robbery was the crime most likely to actually happen, compared to 27% across the US.
  • Robbery was the third most common violent crime among the safest cities, with both aggravated assault and rape being reported more often.
  • Among the safest cities, robbery made up 16% of all violent crimes, and it was 28% of the violent crimes reported across the state.
  • Aggravated assault accounted for 52% of the violent crime reported by the safest cities and 59% statewide.
  • Being physically assaulted by a stranger was the second most worrisome crime in Illinois.
  • 16% reported that they, or someone they know, has had a personal experience with violent crime in the past year. The national average is 12%.
40% of Illinois residents are most concerned about being robbed on the street
30% of Illinois residents believe they're most likely to be robbed on the street

Property Crime in Illinois: Fear vs. Reality

A home break-in is the top property crime concern in the Prairie State. Respondents are most worried about a break-in when they’re at home, but they feel a break-in is more likely to happen when they’re away.

  • 58% expressed high concern about someone breaking in when they’re at home, which matches national concern.
  • 42% think a break-in when they’re not at home is the most likely property crime that could happen to them. That’s four percentage points more than the national average of 38%.
  • Burglary made up 14% of all property crime among the safest cities and 16% statewide.
  • 25% of Illinois respondents have a home security system, which is on par with the national average of 24%.
  • 15% reported using security bars or doors to protect their property, versus 9% nationally.
  • Even though break-ins are the top property crime concern, 35% use no form of protection or security. That’s six percentage points above the national average of 29%.
  • Larceny-theft was the most common property crime, accounting for 81% of all incidents in the safest cities and 76% statewide.
  • 53% of respondents named property being stolen as a top concern (making it the fourth biggest concern), and 39% think it’s likely to happen.
  • 23% have experienced property crime some time in the past 12 months, which is below the national average of 26%.
58% of Illinois residents are most concerned about a home break-in while they're not home.
42% of Illinois residents believe they're most likely to experience a break-in when they're away

A Closer Look at Illinois’s Safest Cities of 2020

For the purposes of this report, the terms “dangerous” and “safest” refer explicitly to crime rates as calculated from FBI crime data—no other characterization of any community is implied or intended.

  • Campton Hills is number one for the second year in a row, with 18 total crimes reported (one violent crime and 17 property).
  • 68% of the cities improved their rank year over year.
  • Six cities climbed more than 100 places: Sandwich, Lake Villa, Clarendon Hills, Charleston, Chester, and Hampshire.
  • 24% of the cities dropped in rank year over year.
  • Justice and Lakemoor both joined the safest cities list for the first time this year.
  • All cities are below national (3.7) and state (4.0) violent crime rates.
  • Every safest city reported fewer than 2.0 incidents per 1,000 and 34 (68%) had less than 1.0 per 1,000.
  • All of the cities reported fewer than 50 total violent crimes and 80% had fewer than 20.
  • All cities came in below both state (19.3) and national (22.0) property crime rates.
  • Every safest city limited property crime to fewer than 10 incidents per 1,000.
  • Sandwich had the lowest property crime rate at 1.2, which helped it climb 111 spots this year to round out the top five.
Illinois safest cities heat map showing population and crime score

The 50 Safest Cities in Illinois

Campton Hills, Illinois
#1
Campton Hills
  • Population
    11,305
  • Median Income
    $131,658
  • VC Rate 2020, 2019, 2018
    0.1, 0.0, 0.4
  • PC Rate 2020, 2019, 2018
    1.5, 1.6, 3.1
Gilberts, Illinois
#2
Gilberts
  • Circle Population
    Population
    8,254
  • Circle Dollar
    Median Income
    $105,087
  • Circle Gun
    VC Rate 2020, 2019, 2018
    0.4, 0.1, 0.3
  • Circle Property
    PC Rate 2020, 2019, 2018
    2.4, 7.2, 3.0
Manhattan, Illinois
#3
Manhattan
(
+53
)
  • Population
    7,879
  • Median Income
    $93,676
  • VC Rate 2020, 2019, 2018
    0.3, 0.7, 0.3
  • PC Rate 2020, 2019, 2018
    3.3, 4.6, 4.3
Justice, Illinois
#4
Justice
(
NEW
)
  • Circle Population
    Population
    12,822
  • Circle Dollar
    Median Income
    $48,355
  • Circle Gun
    VC Rate 2020, 2019, 2018
    0.5, Not available, Not available
  • Circle Property
    PC Rate 2020, 2019, 2018
    2.3, Not available, Not available
Sandwich, Illinois
#5
Sandwich
(
+111
)
  • Circle Population
    Population
    7,382
  • Circle Dollar
    Median Income
    $61,656
  • Circle Gun
    VC Rate 2020, 2019, 2018
    0.9, 1.2, 1.1
  • Circle Property
    PC Rate 2020, 2019, 2018
    1.2, 5.0, 6.5
Huntley, Illinois
#6
Huntley
(
-1
)
  • Circle Population
    Population
    27,637
  • Circle Dollar
    Median Income
    $75,587
  • Circle Gun
    VC Rate 2020, 2019, 2018
    0.3, 0.2, 0.3
  • Circle Property
    PC Rate 2020, 2019, 2018
    3.6, 6.2, 8.1
Hinsdale, Illinois
#7
Hinsdale
(
+10
)
  • Circle Population
    Population
    17,831
  • Circle Dollar
    Median Income
    $171,453
  • Circle Gun
    VC Rate 2020, 2019, 2018
    0.1, 0.3, 0.3
  • Circle Property
    PC Rate 2020, 2019, 2018
    5.5, 6.6, 10.2
La Grange Park, Illinois
#8
La Grange Park
(
+30
)
  • Circle Population
    Population
    13,411
  • Circle Dollar
    Median Income
    $90,890
  • Circle Gun
    VC Rate 2020, 2019, 2018
    0.4, 0.5, 0.2
  • Circle Property
    PC Rate 2020, 2019, 2018
    4.6, 4.3, 7.7
Bartlett, IL Map
#9
Bartlett
(
+23
)
  • Circle Population
    Population
    41,140
  • Circle Dollar
    Median Income
    $99,957
  • Circle Gun
    VC Rate 2020, 2019, 2018
    0.5, 0.5, 0.8
  • Circle Property
    PC Rate 2020, 2019, 2018
    4.1, 5.2, 6.0
Pingree Grove, Illinois
#10
Pingree Grove
(
+24
)
  • Circle Population
    Population
    8,867
  • Circle Dollar
    Median Income
    $78,433
  • Circle Gun
    VC Rate 2020, 2019, 2018
    0.3, 0.5, 0.7
  • Circle Property
    PC Rate 2020, 2019, 2018
    5.4, 4.0, 2.8
Palatine, Illinois
#11
Palatine
(
+38
)
  • Circle Population
    Population
    68,648
  • Circle Dollar
    Median Income
    $76,633
  • Circle Gun
    VC Rate 2020, 2019, 2018
    0.4, 0.6, 0.5
  • Circle Property
    PC Rate 2020, 2019, 2018
    5.2, 8.3, 8.6
Buffalo Grove, Illinois
#12
Buffalo Grove
(
-6
)
  • Circle Population
    Population
    41,182
  • Circle Dollar
    Median Income
    $106,564
  • Circle Gun
    VC Rate 2020, 2019, 2018
    0.2, 0.2, 0.3
  • Circle Property
    PC Rate 2020, 2019, 2018
    6.5, 5.4, 5.0
Channahon, Illinois
#13
Channahon
(
+55
)
  • Circle Population
    Population
    12,837
  • Circle Dollar
    Median Income
    $88,516
  • Circle Gun
    VC Rate 2020, 2019, 2018
    0.7, 0.7, 0.1
  • Circle Property
    PC Rate 2020, 2019, 2018
    4.5, 4.4, 2.7
Lakemoor, Illinois
#14
Lakemoor
(
NEW
)
  • Circle Population
    Population
    6,046
  • Circle Dollar
    Median Income
    $72,995
  • Circle Gun
    VC Rate 2020, 2019, 2018
    1.0, 0.0, 0.3
  • Circle Property
    PC Rate 2020, 2019, 2018
    3.5, 6.9, 3.7
Lisle, Illinois
#15
Lisle
(
+3
)
  • Circle Population
    Population
    22,966
  • Circle Dollar
    Median Income
    $83,745
  • Circle Gun
    VC Rate 2020, 2019, 2018
    0.7, 0.3, 0.4
  • Circle Property
    PC Rate 2020, 2019, 2018
    4.6, 7.0, 9.1
Winfield, Illinois
#16
Winfield
(
+12
)
  • Circle Population
    Population
    9,762
  • Circle Dollar
    Median Income
    $102,750
  • Circle Gun
    VC Rate 2020, 2019, 2018
    1.0, 0.4, 0.3
  • Circle Property
    PC Rate 2020, 2019, 2018
    3.4, 9.0, 5.8
Lindenhurst, Illinois
#17
Lindenhurst
(
+73
)
  • Circle Population
    Population
    14,450
  • Circle Dollar
    Median Income
    $93,806
  • Circle Gun
    VC Rate 2020, 2019, 2018
    0.9, 1.0, 0.2
  • Circle Property
    PC Rate 2020, 2019, 2018
    4.0, 4.5, 4.9
Homer Glen, Illinois
#18
Homer Glen
(
-14
)
  • Circle Population
    Population
    24,638
  • Circle Dollar
    Median Income
    $97,254
  • Circle Gun
    VC Rate 2020, 2019, 2018
    0.4, 0.2, 0.2
  • Circle Property
    PC Rate 2020, 2019, 2018
    6.0, 5.5, 4.8
Lake Villa, Illinois
#19
Lake Villa
(
+131
)
  • Circle Population
    Population
    8,726
  • Circle Dollar
    Median Income
    $92,951
  • Circle Gun
    VC Rate 2020, 2019, 2018
    1.0, 1.7, 1.2
  • Circle Property
    PC Rate 2020, 2019, 2018
    3.8, 8.0, 5.4
Clarendon Hills, Illinois
#20
Clarendon Hills
(
+101
)
  • Circle Population
    Population
    8,751
  • Circle Dollar
    Median Income
    $113,447
  • Circle Gun
    VC Rate 2020, 2019, 2018
    0.8, 1.3, 0.7
  • Circle Property
    PC Rate 2020, 2019, 2018
    4.8, 5.4, 3.7
Deerfield, Illinois
#21
Deerfield
(
-13
)
  • Circle Population
    Population
    19,049
  • Circle Dollar
    Median Income
    $142,621
  • Circle Gun
    VC Rate 2020, 2019, 2018
    0.2, 0.3, 0.3
  • Circle Property
    PC Rate 2020, 2019, 2018
    7.2, 6.8, 6.4
Geneva, Illinois
#22
Geneva
(
+5
)
  • Circle Population
    Population
    22,082
  • Circle Dollar
    Median Income
    $105,161
  • Circle Gun
    VC Rate 2020, 2019, 2018
    0.3, 0.4, 0.5
  • Circle Property
    PC Rate 2020, 2019, 2018
    7.0, 8.2, 8.6
Charleston, Illinois
#23
Charleston
(
+147
)
  • Circle Population
    Population
    20,878
  • Circle Dollar
    Median Income
    $29,968
  • Circle Gun
    VC Rate 2020, 2019, 2018
    1.4, 2.1, 3.7
  • Circle Property
    PC Rate 2020, 2019, 2018
    2.9, 5.4, 5.7
Lake in the Hills, Illinois
#24
Lake In the Hills
(
+59
)
  • Circle Population
    Population
    28,924
  • Circle Dollar
    Median Income
    $87,683
  • Circle Gun
    VC Rate 2020, 2019, 2018
    1.1, 0.9, 0.8
  • Circle Property
    PC Rate 2020, 2019, 2018
    4.0, 2.1, 5.0
South Elgin, Illinois map
#25
South Elgin
(
-8
)
  • Circle Population
    Population
    22,627
  • Circle Dollar
    Median Income
    $89,565
  • Circle Gun
    VC Rate 2020, 2019, 2018
    1.1, 1.3, 1.2
  • Circle Property
    PC Rate 2020, 2019, 2018
    4.3, 8.2, 11.7
Chester, Illinois
#26
Chester
(
+118
)
  • Circle Population
    Population
    8,505
  • Circle Dollar
    Median Income
    $35,000
  • Circle Gun
    VC Rate 2020, 2019, 2018
    1.9, 1.5, 2.1
  • Circle Property
    PC Rate 2020, 2019, 2018
    1.6, 2.8, 6.3
Marengo, Illinois
#27
Marengo
(
+31
)
  • Circle Population
    Population
    7,470
  • Circle Dollar
    Median Income
    $61,250
  • Circle Gun
    VC Rate 2020, 2019, 2018
    0.4, 0.7, 0.7
  • Circle Property
    PC Rate 2020, 2019, 2018
    7.2, 9.7, 9.4
Palos Hills, Illinois
#28
Palos Hills
(
+17
)
  • Circle Population
    Population
    17,338
  • Circle Dollar
    Median Income
    $57,956
  • Circle Gun
    VC Rate 2020, 2019, 2018
    1.0, 0.6, 0.9
  • Circle Property
    PC Rate 2020, 2019, 2018
    4.8, 5.5, 4.8
Shorewood, Illinois
#29
Shorewood
(
+72
)
  • Circle Population
    Population
    17,482
  • Circle Dollar
    Median Income
    $98,444
  • Circle Gun
    VC Rate 2020, 2019, 2018
    0.8, 1.0, 1.7
  • Circle Property
    PC Rate 2020, 2019, 2018
    5.8, 8.2, 10.3
Stickney, Illinois
#30
Stickney
(
+69
)
  • Circle Population
    Population
    6,680
  • Circle Dollar
    Median Income
    $62,652
  • Circle Gun
    VC Rate 2020, 2019, 2018
    0.3, 1.0, 0.9
  • Circle Property
    PC Rate 2020, 2019, 2018
    7.8, 10.6, 10.8
Mundelein, Illinois
#31
Mundelein
(
+10
)
  • Circle Population
    Population
    31,436
  • Circle Dollar
    Median Income
    $86,336
  • Circle Gun
    VC Rate 2020, 2019, 2018
    0.9, 0.5, 0.8
  • Circle Property
    PC Rate 2020, 2019, 2018
    5.8, 7.7, 9.2
Plano, Illinois
#32
Plano
(
-23
)
  • Circle Population
    Population
    11,692
  • Circle Dollar
    Median Income
    $59,631
  • Circle Gun
    VC Rate 2020, 2019, 2018
    0.8, 0.3, 0.0
  • Circle Property
    PC Rate 2020, 2019, 2018
    6.2, 9.6, 9.5
Edwardsville, Illinois
#33
Edwardsville
(
+52
)
  • Circle Population
    Population
    25,054
  • Circle Dollar
    Median Income
    $72,832
  • Circle Gun
    VC Rate 2020, 2019, 2018
    0.5, 0.9, 1.3
  • Circle Property
    PC Rate 2020, 2019, 2018
    7.4, 10.7, 11.5
Hanover Park, Illinois
#34
Hanover Park
(
+10
)
  • Circle Population
    Population
    37,971
  • Circle Dollar
    Median Income
    $70,401
  • Circle Gun
    VC Rate 2020, 2019, 2018
    1.1, 1.1, 1.0
  • Circle Property
    PC Rate 2020, 2019, 2018
    5.1, 6.2, 6.7
Lockport, Illinois
#35
Lockport
(
-25
)
  • Circle Population
    Population
    25,510
  • Circle Dollar
    Median Income
    $85,023
  • Circle Gun
    VC Rate 2020, 2019, 2018
    0.7, 0.3, 0.9
  • Circle Property
    PC Rate 2020, 2019, 2018
    6.9, 8.4, 7.7
Round Lake, Illinois
#36
Round Lake
(
+60
)
  • Circle Population
    Population
    18,454
  • Circle Dollar
    Median Income
    $74,011
  • Circle Gun
    VC Rate 2020, 2019, 2018
    1.0, 1.0, 1.0
  • Circle Property
    PC Rate 2020, 2019, 2018
    5.9, 5.7, 7.2
Winnetka, Illinois
#37
Winnetka
(
+6
)
  • Circle Population
    Population
    12,518
  • Circle Dollar
    Median Income
    $216,875
  • Circle Gun
    VC Rate 2020, 2019, 2018
    0.2, 0.6, 0.4
  • Circle Property
    PC Rate 2020, 2019, 2018
    8.6, 11.6, 6.9
#38
Arlington Heights
(
+8
)
  • Circle Population
    Population
    75,688
  • Circle Dollar
    Median Income
    $87,790
  • Circle Gun
    VC Rate 2020, 2019, 2018
    0.4, 0.6, 0.8
  • Circle Property
    PC Rate 2020, 2019, 2018
    8.3, 8.7, 9.5
Highland Park, Illinois
#39
Highland Park
(
-4
)
  • Circle Population
    Population
    29,764
  • Circle Dollar
    Median Income
    $137,450
  • Circle Gun
    VC Rate 2020, 2019, 2018
    0.8, 0.5, 0.7
  • Circle Property
    PC Rate 2020, 2019, 2018
    6.7, 11.5, 8.9
Hampshire, Illinois
#40
Hampshire
(
+147
)
  • Circle Population
    Population
    6,466
  • Circle Dollar
    Median Income
    $99,362
  • Circle Gun
    VC Rate 2020, 2019, 2018
    1.7, 2.5, 1.6
  • Circle Property
    PC Rate 2020, 2019, 2018
    3.6, 4.6, 5.4
Winthrop Harbor, Illinois
#41
Winthrop Harbor
(
-27
)
  • Circle Population
    Population
    6,727
  • Circle Dollar
    Median Income
    $83,700
  • Circle Gun
    VC Rate 2020, 2019, 2018
    1.8, 0.3, 0.9
  • Circle Property
    PC Rate 2020, 2019, 2018
    3.4, 4.9, 5.4
Oswego, Illinois
#42
Oswego
(
+11
)
  • Circle Population
    Population
    35,478
  • Circle Dollar
    Median Income
    $101,191
  • Circle Gun
    VC Rate 2020, 2019, 2018
    0.5, 0.6, 0.7
  • Circle Property
    PC Rate 2020, 2019, 2018
    8.4, 10.0, 11.2
Harvard, Illinois
#43
Harvard
(
+72
)
  • Circle Population
    Population
    9,144
  • Circle Dollar
    Median Income
    $52,585
  • Circle Gun
    VC Rate 2020, 2019, 2018
    0.9, 1.2, 0.9
  • Circle Property
    PC Rate 2020, 2019, 2018
    7.0, 8.1, 12.4
Cary, Illinois
#44
Cary
(
+69
)
  • Circle Population
    Population
    17,830
  • Circle Dollar
    Median Income
    $98,529
  • Circle Gun
    VC Rate 2020, 2019, 2018
    1.1, 1.2, 1.1
  • Circle Property
    PC Rate 2020, 2019, 2018
    6.2, 3.7, 4.2
Morton, Illinois
#45
Morton
(
+83
)
  • Circle Population
    Population
    16,302
  • Circle Dollar
    Median Income
    $76,888
  • Circle Gun
    VC Rate 2020, 2019, 2018
    1.1, 1.4, 0.9
  • Circle Property
    PC Rate 2020, 2019, 2018
    6.3, 8.8, 8.9
Roselle, Illinois
#46
Roselle
(
-2
)
  • Circle Population
    Population
    22,799
  • Circle Dollar
    Median Income
    $81,346
  • Circle Gun
    VC Rate 2020, 2019, 2018
    0.4, 0.6, 0.8
  • Circle Property
    PC Rate 2020, 2019, 2018
    9.0, 7.4, 8.2
Glen Ellyn, Illinois
#47
Glen Ellyn
(
+20
)
  • Circle Population
    Population
    28,079
  • Circle Dollar
    Median Income
    $105,609
  • Circle Gun
    VC Rate 2020, 2019, 2018
    0.7, 0.7, 0.9
  • Circle Property
    PC Rate 2020, 2019, 2018
    7.7, 12.2, 8.6
Bethalto, Illinois Map
#48
Bethalto
(
-19
)
  • Circle Population
    Population
    9,300
  • Circle Dollar
    Median Income
    $62,782
  • Circle Gun
    VC Rate 2020, 2019, 2018
    0.5, 0.4, 1.0
  • Circle Property
    PC Rate 2020, 2019, 2018
    8.7, 17.9, 12.3
Mahomet, Illinois
#49
Mahomet
(
-29
)
  • Circle Population
    Population
    8,672
  • Circle Dollar
    Median Income
    $97,621
  • Circle Gun
    VC Rate 2020, 2019, 2018
    1.2, 0.4, 0.5
  • Circle Property
    PC Rate 2020, 2019, 2018
    6.5, 6.4, 3.9
Glenwood, Illinois
#50
Glenwood
(
+88
)
  • Circle Population
    Population
    8,864
  • Circle Dollar
    Median Income
    $57,566
  • Circle Gun
    VC Rate 2020, 2019, 2018
    1.2, 1.5, 1.4
  • Circle Property
    PC Rate 2020, 2019, 2018
    6.2, 6.7, 15.5

How We Determined the Safest Cities

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Didn't Find Your City in the Top 50?

We calculated crime rates for every city in the state that met our population threshold, which is based on the median population of the state. See how the remaining cities ranked in the list below.

NOTE: If you don’t see your city on the list, it means that it was below the population threshold or didn’t submit a complete crime report to the FBI in 2018.

2020 RankingCity

Population

Violent Crime (per 1,000)

Property Crime (per 1,000)

51Prospect Heights

16,167

1.5

5.1

52Maryville

7,954

1.1

6.7

53Wheeling

38,687

0.7

8.3

54Park Ridge

37,490

0.6

9.1

55Wilmette

27,467

0.5

9.4

56Elmhurst

47,025

0.5

9.5

57Glenview

48,088

0.7

8.8

58Highland

9,812

0.9

8.1

59Frankfort

19,184

0.5

9.7

60Sycamore

18,095

0.6

9.5

61Hoffman Estates

51,514

0.9

8.1

62Waterloo

10,408

1.2

7

63Chatham

12,770

1.4

6.4

64Algonquin

31,156

0.9

8.5

65Palos Heights

12,385

0.2

10.9

66Warrenville

13,280

1

8.1

67Western Springs

13,554

0.1

11.4

68Plainfield

44,525

1.2

7.4

69St. Charles

32,764

1.4

7.1

70Barrington

10,293

0.1

12

71Roscoe

10,466

1

8.9

72Glen Carbon

12,991

0.7

9.9

73Mount Prospect

53,888

0.6

10.4

74Troy

10,216

1.3

7.9

75Grayslake

20,943

1.3

8

76Lemont

17,224

1.3

8.2

77Vernon Hills

26,429

0.6

11.2

78Carol Stream

40,019

0.8

10.3

79Bolingbrook

75,451

1.5

7.8

80La Grange

15,583

1

9.8

81Yorkville

19,751

0.9

10.1

82Itasca

9,531

0.7

10.8

83Glendale Heights

34,030

0.5

11.7

84West Chicago

27,174

1.3

9

85Tinley Park

56,638

0.4

12.3

86Westmont

24,766

0.8

10.9

87Braidwood

6,217

1.8

7.2

88Lake Zurich

19,930

0.3

13

89Morton Grove

23,123

0.4

12.3

90Mendota

7,062

1.4

8.6

91Mascoutah

8,078

0.9

10.8

92Rolling Meadows

23,970

0.6

11.8

93Wheaton

53,418

0.7

11.8

94Darien

22,054

1.1

10.5

95Rock Falls

8,844

1.2

10.1

96Lyons

10,563

1

10.9

97Westchester

16,423

1.2

10.5

98Des Plaines

58,155

0.7

12.5

99Downers Grove

49,626

1

11.3

100

Bourbonnais

18,388

1.8

8.4

101Taylorville

10,565

0.7

12.7

102Woodridge

33,681

1

11.6

103Villa Park

21,806

1.2

10.6

104Woodstock

25,353

0.9

11.8

105Northbrook

33,424

0.2

15.3

106New Lenox

26,905

1.3

11.1

107Oak Forest

27,644

1.3

11

108Riverside

8,723

1.5

10.4

109Jerseyville

8,238

1.2

11.7

110Burbank

28,771

2.1

8.4

111Carpentersville

38,220

0.9

13

112Romeoville

39,625

1.5

10.9

113Mokena

20,507

0.5

14.4

114Wood Dale

13,800

0.7

13.8

115Antioch

14,201

1.4

11.6

116Park City

7,504

1.5

11.5

117Crest Hill

21,221

2

9.6

118McHenry

26,893

1.8

10.7

119Elk Grove Village

32,723

0.7

14.8

120Round Lake Park

7,740

3

6.3

121Montgomery

19,897

0.9

14.4

122North Aurora

18,470

1.3

13

123Hickory Hills

13,934

1.1

13.6

124Washington

17,048

1.8

11.3

125Swansea

13,506

1

14.2

126Shiloh

13,167

1.7

12.1

127Orland Park

59,064

0.3

17.2

128Elmwood Park

24,486

2.2

10.2

129Burr Ridge

10,852

0.3

17.5

130Batavia

26,614

1.3

13.9

131Addison

36,791

1.7

12.6

132Johnsburg

6,313

0.3

17.7

133Bensenville

18,324

1.1

14.8

134Oak Lawn

55,996

1.4

13.5

135Peru

9,770

1

15.3

136Crystal Lake

40,345

0.9

16.1

137Belvidere

25,121

2.4

10.7

138South Beloit

7,642

1.7

13.3

139Morris

14,798

1.1

16.1

140Ottawa

18,096

0.8

17.1

141Worth

10,642

2.4

11.6

142Manteno

8,996

1

17.7

143Aurora

201,364

2.7

11.4

144Dixon

15,129

2.1

14.7

145Greenville

6,723

2.1

14.9

146Elgin

113,060

2.1

15.2

147Round Lake Beach

27,534

1.2

18.5

148Franklin Park

17,968

2.6

13.5

149Schaumburg

74,169

0.8

20.4

150Lombard

43,794

1.2

19.5

151Crete

8,147

2.1

16.2

152Macomb

18,124

3.1

12.6

153Schiller Park

11,617

1.5

18.9

154Northlake

12,369

0.8

21.7

155Niles

29,433

1.2

20.6

156Melrose Park

25,164

3.4

12.6

157River Forest

11,125

1.3

20.9

158Normal

54,525

2.2

18.1

159Bridgeview

16,317

1.8

19.6

160Park Forest

21,636

2.8

15.9

161Mount Carmel

6,931

2.5

17.7

162Alsip

19,050

1.3

22.4

163Pontiac

11,795

3.4

14.6

164Blue Island

23,310

4

12.4

165Bloomingdale

22,008

1.5

22.2

166Berwyn

55,391

3.4

14.8

167Machesney Park

22,627

2.5

18.4

168Joliet

148,553

3.3

15.6

169Posen

5,903

2.4

19.7

170O'Fallon

29,354

2.8

18.5

171Chillicothe

6,153

3.4

16.1

172Rockton

7,443

1.2

24.7

173Midlothian

14,607

1.8

22.6

174Evanston

74,780

1.9

22.8

175Hillsboro

6,016

4.7

12.3

176Chicago Ridge

14,167

1.3

25.3

177Fox Lake

10,535

1.6

24.3

178Flossmoor

9,315

1.2

26.2

179West Frankfort

7,921

0.3

30.6

180Bloomington

78,097

4.3

15.3

181Freeport

23,887

2.1

23.9

182Streator

13,038

2.4

23.2

183Princeton

7,538

2.9

21.2

184Lincoln

13,724

3.8

18.4

185Bradley

15,271

1.1

28.9

186Loves Park

23,301

3.7

19.6

187Clinton

6,927

1.2

29.3

188Norridge

14,416

1.4

28.6

189Summit

11,310

3.5

21.3

190Litchfield

6,747

0.7

32.2

191Lincolnwood

12,467

1.2

30.5

192Skokie

63,849

2.7

25.2

193Vandalia

7,009

3.4

22.7

194Rock Island

37,985

2.6

26

195Cicero

82,310

3.8

21.5

196Steger

9,388

2.7

26.3

197Monmouth

9,042

3.4

23.4

198South Holland

21,690

3.1

24.9

199Mattoon

17,794

5.6

15.8

200Rantoul

12,741

2.7

27.4

201Sterling

14,674

2.3

29.7

202Silvis

7,578

4.2

23

203Herrin

12,930

2.7

29.1

204Effingham

12,624

3.4

26.9

205Richton Park

13,485

4.1

24.5

206Gurnee

30,698

1.4

35.3

207Jacksonville

18,320

3.5

28.3

208Bartonville

6,221

2.6

32.1

209Urbana

42,029

3.6

29.3

210East Peoria

22,640

5

25.8

211Hazel Crest

13,811

3.8

30.7

212Moline

42,051

5.4

25

213DeKalb

43,064

5.3

25.7

214Carbondale

25,816

4.3

29.4

215Maywood

23,573

5.7

24.2

216Calumet City

36,560

5.1

26.8

217Belleville

41,283

4.1

30.5

218Decatur

71,625

5

28.6

219Paris

8,253

7.4

19.6

220Champaign

88,326

6.8

22.6

221Kewanee

12,413

2.8

39.4

222Homewood

19,056

2.4

41.2

223Country Club Hills

16,565

4.3

35.6

224Broadview

7,761

2.4

42.5

225Zion

23,885

6.2

30.2

226Granite City

28,593

7.7

25.5

227Quincy

40,249

6.3

32

228Forest Park

13,919

4.7

38.1

229East Alton

6,073

4.8

38

230Riverdale

13,322

7.4

28.3

231Murphysboro

7,511

7.1

30.8

232Fairview Heights

16,516

4.1

42.1

233Salem

7,131

2.5

48

234Evergreen Park

19,497

2.8

47.2

235Harrisburg

8,697

5.6

37.4

236Olney

8,919

5

41.6

237Alton

26,563

6.4

37.4

238Cahokia

14,004

5.4

43.1

239Lansing

27,904

3.2

54.7

240Kankakee

26,032

8.8

33.5

241Peoria

112,595

7.6

40

242Chicago

2,719,151

10.1

31.8

243Oak Brook

8,103

1.2

68.1

244Wood River

10,210

5.8

51.7

245Springfield

114,623

8.3

47.9

246Metropolis

6,076

5.4

59.1

247North Riverside

6,548

3.1

68.4

248Centralia

12,372

12.7

40.3

249Rockford

146,198

13.9

36.7

250Mount Vernon

14,914

15.3

51.8

251Danville

31,203

17.9

48.3

Sources:

FBI Uniform Crime Reporting, “2018 Crime in the United States
SafeWise, “2020 State of Safety
US Census Bureau, “American Fact Finder

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  • James A Wright Jr

    This list is hilarious! It’s clear that you haven’t been to most of these cities!