State of Safety in Illinois

Safety concerns, perceptions, and realities can vary from state to state and from one area of a state to another. In our State of Safety study, we dove into those details—here’s a look at what people are worried about in the Prairie State.

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Illinois's Biggest Safety Concern

To get a deeper understanding of which safety issues Illinois residents care about most, we asked respondents to rate their worries. See if your concerns line up with your neighbors’.

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Biggest Concern

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National Average 59%

Recently Experienced*

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National Average 24%

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Safety Concerns By the Numbers

Check out the safety issues that keep people up at night across the Prairie State—from being robbed on the street to having valuables stolen.

  • Robbed on the streets
  • 63%
  • Sexual assault by a stranger
  • 50%
  • Murder —by a stranger
  • 55%
  • Attack in car
  • 48%
  • Assault —by a stranger
  • 62%
  • Terrorism
  • 40%
  • Assault by a friend or family
  • 31%
  • Murder by a friend or family
  • 31%
  • Sexual assault by a friend or family
  • 34%
  • Arson
  • 46%
  • Theft: valuables
  • 66%
  • Theft: electronics
  • 55%
  • Theft: personal documents
  • 56%
  • Theft: house keys
  • 48%
  • Break-in when you're not home
  • 65%
  • Break-in when you're asleep
  • 60%
  • Car theft
  • 47%
  • Car break-in
  • 53%
  • Property vandalism
  • 52%
  • Access or share information
  • 77%
  • Reputation at risk
  • 43%
  • Hacking
  • 79%
  • Identity theft
  • 84%
  • Lost finances
  • 70%
  • Cyberbullying or harassment
  • 44%
  • Online target: strangers
  • 62%
  • Online target: catfishing
  • 55%
  • Online target: companies
  • 71%
  • Online target: government
  • 64%
  • CO poisoning
  • 46%
  • Choke, suffocate, or strangle
  • 34%
  • Falling
  • 52%
  • Falling objects
  • 34%
  • Overdose: prescription drugs
  • 32%
  • Poisoning: drugs or alcohol
  • 30%
  • Poisoning: cleaning supplies
  • 35%
  • Open fires or burns
  • 36%
  • Drowning
  • 30%
  • Toxins: lead, mold, etc.
  • 38%
  • Earthquakes
  • 36%
  • Mudslides and landslides
  • 25%
  • Volcanic eruptions
  • 23%
  • Floods
  • 51%
  • Tsunamis
  • 27%
  • Tornados
  • 52%
  • Forest fires
  • 36%
  • Poor air quality
  • 58%
  • Water quality
  • 55%
  • Animal attacks
  • 36%

State vs. National vs. Regional Levels of Concern

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The State of Safety in Illinois

Safest Cities in Illinois

Every year SafeWise recognizes the safest cities in each state. See which Illinois cities made the cut this year—and find out specifics for crime rates and other safety stats.

  • Campton Hills
  • Gilberts
  • Wilmette
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