Wheaton, IL Crime Statistics For 2020

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Updated: 2020-03-08
668
Total Crimes
1,250.5
Total Crimes / 100k People
-51.31%
Below National Average

What is the crime rate in Wheaton, IL?

According to the most recent data from the FBI, the total crime rate in Wheaton is 1,250.5 per 100,000 people. That's -51.31% lower than the national rate of 2,568.4 per 100,000 people and -46.49% lower than the Illinois total crime rate of 2,337.0 per 100,000 people.

Note: Because the rates of crime are so low in America, we use "per 100,000 people" to make the number a bit easier to compare across locations visually. It's mathematically the same as doing per capita comparisons and isn't conveying that there are 100,000+ people in a location.

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Wheaton SnackAbility

10
/10
Overall SnackAbility
Jobs
8.5/10
Housing
9
Affordability
8
Diversity
8
Safety
8.5
Amenities
9.5
Education
9
Commute
6

How Does Wheaton Crime Compare To The Rest Of The Country?

Statistic Count
Raw
Wheaton
/ 100k People
Illinois
/ 100k People
National
/ 100k People
Total Crimes Per 100K 668 1,250.5 2,337.0 2,568.4
Murder 0 0.0 6.9 5.0
Robbery 8 15.0 111.5 86.2
Aggravated Assault 15 28.1 239.7 246.8
Violent Crime 39 73.0 404.1 368.9
Burglary 64 119.8 306.7 376.0
Larceny 554 1,037.1 1,472.3 1,594.6
Car Theft 11 20.6 153.8 228.9
Property Crime 629 1,177.5 1,932.8 2,199.5

Violent Crime Rates In Wheaton

39
Violent Crimes
73.0
Violent Crimes / 100k People
-80.21%
Below National Average
  • You have a 1 in 1,369.7 chance of being the victim of a violent crime in Wheaton each year. That compares to a 1 in 247.4 chance statewide.
  • The violent crime rate in Wheaton is 73.0 per 100,000 people.
  • That's -80.21% lower than the national rate of 368.9 per 100,000 people.
  • -81.93% lower than the Illinois violent crime rate of 404.1 per 100,000 people.

Property Crime Rates In Wheaton

629
Property Crimes
1,177.5
Property Crimes / 100k People
-46.46%
Below National Average
  • You have a 1 in 84.9 chance of being the victim of a property crime in Wheaton each year. That compares to a 1 in 45.5 chance nationally.
  • The property crime rate in Wheaton is 1,177.5 per 100,000 people.
  • That's -46.46% lower than the national rate of 2,199.5 per 100,000 people.
  • And -39.08% lower than the Illinois property crime rate of 1,932.8 per 100,000 people.

Wheaton Crime Compared To Illinois Average

Each category of crime indexed to the worst per capita in Illinois.
Data Source -- FBI UCR 2018.

Crime In Cities Around Wheaton

City Population Count
Raw
Total Crime
/ 100k People
Property Crime
/ 100k People
Violent Crime
/ 100k People
Arlington Heights, IL 75,688 656 866.7 829.7 37.0
Downers Grove, IL 49,626 612 1,233.2 1,134.5 98.7
Elmhurst, IL 47,025 468 995.2 946.3 48.9
Lombard, IL 43,794 908 2,073.3 1,954.6 118.7
Bartlett, IL 41,140 190 461.8 410.8 51.0
Carol Stream, IL 40,019 444 1,109.5 1,027.0 82.5
Park Ridge, IL 37,490 362 965.6 909.6 56.0
Glendale Heights, IL 34,030 415 1,219.5 1,166.6 52.9
Glen Ellyn, IL 28,079 238 847.6 772.8 74.8
West Chicago, IL 27,174 279 1,026.7 901.6 125.1
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