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Most Dangerous Cities in Illinois 2024

Illinois is a landlocked state in the Southeastern region of the United States. Illinois state accounts for the ninth highest violent crime rate in US by 2024. In Illinois, there were 91,087 crime against person cases reported in 2021, 440 incidents per 100,000 people, out of these 86,266 are Assault offenses, 536 were related to Homicides, 7 are Human Trafficking, 633 are Kidnapping or Abduction cases and 3,645 are Sex offenses cases. There were 156,781 of crime against property cases, out of these 57,784 related to larceny, 11,465 are Burglary, 171 cases were extortion, 11,430 cases were motor vehicle theft and 5,955 were Robbery.

RankCitiesPopulationViolent CrimesViolent CrimesChangeCrime Rate
2021201920212019 - 2021per 1000 persons
1Rosemont4,1283622719154.99
2Springfield113,3318895,1454,25645.40
3Rockford144,0271,7115,3883,67737.41
4DeKalb42,4752451,4301,18533.67
5Fox Lake10,3862031129129.94
6Silvis7,4675322116829.60
7Rock Island36,6661391,02688727.98
8Rantoul12,2413232529326.55
9Moline40,8322191,07385426.28
10Alton25,87126867440626.05
11Urbana41,6731241,05493025.29
12Champaign90,2318271,9291,10221.38
13Metropolis5,821331218820.79
14Pekin31,59313263750520.16
15Bloomington77,1663871,5171,13019.66
16Cherry Valley2,84215543919.00
17Loves Park23,3237440232817.24
18Milan4,92221826116.66
19Fairview Heights16,034026526516.53
20Mason City2,0649342516.47
21Carlyle3,1337514416.28
22Granite City27,78723344220915.91
23Normal54,63615283768515.32
24Stone Park4,74623714814.96
25Worth10,2893114911814.48
26Skokie62,16315089774714.43
27Cicero79,2882581,10184313.89
28East Peoria22,2357030823813.85
29Coal Valley3,7175443911.84
30Montgomery20,3713024121111.83
31Grayville1,5327181111.75
32South Beloit7,50913887511.72
33Harvard8,935191018211.30
34Chicago Ridge13,7221714512810.57
35Homewood18,3933519115610.38
36Bethalto9,17010958510.36
37Tinley Park55,0582256854610.32
38Morris15,3211715613910.18
39Evanston72,4971157085939.77
40Midlothian14,116211371169.71
41River Grove9,7243293619.56
42Colona5,0391348359.53
43Franklin Park17,313411601199.24
44Manito1,450113128.97
45Batavia26,460332372048.96
46Elwood2,200319168.64
47Fulton3,266528238.57
48Wheeling39,087293333048.52
49Altamont2,351320178.51
50Grayslake24,076132041918.47
51La Grange15,253101251158.20
52Glenwood8,5801570558.16
53Algonquin30,796232362137.66
54Morton16,21830124947.65
55Sandwich7,3811256447.59
56East Hazel Crest1,47221197.47
57Jacksonville18,39877135587.34
58Troy10,4471566516.32
59McHenry27,106401671276.16
60Mount Zion5,7531135246.08
61Lake in the Hills28,284191721536.08
62Tolono3,337220185.99
63Sycamore18,39922105835.71
64Shiloh13,7601378655.67
65Winnebago2,957116155.41
66Rochester3,714420165.39
67Lake Zurich19,7648102945.16
68Salem6,9042135145.07
69Arthur2,183111105.04
70Palos Heights12,361562575.02
71La Grange Park12,808661554.76
72Geneva21,68016103874.75
73O'Fallon29,68853136834.58
74Coal City5,317424204.51
75Deerfield18,562783764.47
76Flossmoor8,9791440264.45
77Mundelein30,936231281054.14
78Barrington10,163240383.94
79Oswego37,362231431203.83
80Johnsburg6,2983324-93.81
81Swansea13,2452048283.62
82Millstadt3,8031613-33.42
83Stickney6,462422183.40
84Lemont17,4701759423.38
85Maryville7,9971027173.38
86Mackinaw1,8533633.24
87Lakemoor5,896118173.05
88Edwardsville25,2691669532.73
89Highland Park29,3922980512.72
90Riverwoods3,5201982.56
91River Forest10,6471226142.44
92Barrington Hills4,144010102.41
93Northfield5,38021192.04
94Pingree Grove10,801621151.94
95Wilmette26,793948391.79
96Wauconda13,410162481.79
97Willow Springs5,5432971.62
98Palos Park4,7041761.49
99Winfield9,62591341.35
100Glencoe8,74921081.14
Source : NIBRS, Year 2021, Number of Participating Agencies : 328 of 934 , Covered Population :7,845,636

Top 10 most dangerous cities in Illinois

The Top 10 most dangerous cities in Illinois by 2024 are: Rockford

Rockford population is 144,027 in 2021, There are 5,388 violent cases in 2021 and 1,711 in 2019. It is third most dangerous cities in Illinois, In 2022, violent crimes occur at a rate of about 37.41 per 1,000 residents. Rockford crime rate increased three times from 11.74 per 1,000 residents in 2019 to 37.41 in 2021. The dangerous neighbourhoods in Rockford are N. Rockton Ave. and W. State Street. Rockford recorded 24 Homicides, 177 sex offenses, 129 rape cases, and in the crime against property there were 35 Arson, 463 Motor Vehicle theft, 210 Robbery and 488 Drug/Narcotic cases.

Springfield

Springfield population is 113,331 in 2021, There are 5,145 violent cases in 2021 and 889 in 2019. It is second most dangerous cities in Illinois, In 2022, violent crimes occur at a rate of about 45.40 per 1,000 residents. Springfield recorded 12 Homicides, 121 sex offenses, 84 rape cases, and in the crime against property there were 38 Arson, 346 Motor Vehicle theft, 163 Robbery and 692 Drug/Narcotic cases. Springfield crime rate increased six times from 7.77 per 1,000 residents in 2019 to 45.40 in 2021.

Champaign

Champaign population is 90,231 in 2021, There are 1,929 violent cases in 2021 and 827 in 2019. It is twelfth most dangerous cities in Illinois, In 2022, violent crimes occur at a rate of about 21.38 per 1,000 residents. Champaign recorded 8 Homicides, 108 sex offenses, 69 rape cases, and in the crime against property there were 15 Arson, 68 Motor Vehicle theft, 67 Robbery and 130 Drug/Narcotic cases. Champaign crime rate increased from 9.30 per 1,000 residents in 2019 to 21.38 in 2021.

Cicero

Cicero population is 79,288 in 2021, There are 843 violent cases in 2021 and 258 in 2019. It is twenty-seventh most dangerous cities in Illinois, In 2022, violent crimes occur at a rate of about 13.89 per 1,000 residents. Cicero recorded zero Homicides, 44 sex offenses, 26 rape cases, and in the crime against property there were 10 Arson, 198 Motor Vehicle theft, 127 Robbery and 135 Drug/Narcotic cases. Cicero crime rate increased from 3.17 per 1,000 residents in 2019 to 13.89 in 2021.

Bloomington

Bloomington population is 77,166 in 2021, There are 1517 violent cases in 2021 and 387 in 2019. It is fifteenth the most dangerous cities in Illinois, In 2022, violent crimes occur at a rate of about 19.66 per 1,000 residents. Bloomington recorded 4 Homicides, 80 sex offenses, 63 rape cases, and in the crime against property there were 9 Arson, 65 Motor Vehicle theft, 19 Robbery and 374 Drug/Narcotic cases. Bloomington crime rate increased from 4.95 per 1,000 residents in 2019 to 19.66 in 2021.

DeKalb

DeKalb population is 42,475 in 2021, There are 1,430 violent cases in 2021 and 245 in 2019. It is the fourth most dangerous cities in Illinois, In 2022, violent crimes occur at a rate of about 33.67 per 1,000 residents. DeKalb recorded 2 Homicides, 53 sex offenses, 38 rape cases, and in the crime against property there were 9 Arson, 69 Motor Vehicle theft, 25 Robbery and 271 Drug/Narcotic cases. DeKalb crime rate increased from 5.77 per 1,000 residents in 2019 to 33.67 in 2021.

Urbana

Urbana population is 41,673 in 2021, There are 1,054 violent cases in 2021 and 124 in 2019. It is among the eleventh most dangerous cities in Illinois, In 2022, violent crimes occur at a rate of about 25.29 per 1,000 residents. Urbana recorded 9 Homicides, 40 sex offenses, 23 rape cases, and in the crime against property there were 6 Arson, 26 Motor Vehicle theft, 21 Robbery and 139 Drug/Narcotic cases. Urbana crime rate increased from 2.95 per 1,000 residents in 2019 to 25.29 in 2021.

Moline

Moline population is 40,832 in 2021, There are 1,073 violent cases in 2021 and 219 in 2019. It is among the ninth most dangerous cities in Illinois, In 2022, violent crimes occur at a rate of about 26.28 per 1,000 residents. Moline recorded zero Homicides, 111 sex offenses, 68 rape cases, and in the crime against property there were 7 Arson, 160 Motor Vehicle theft, 16 Robbery and 310 Drug/Narcotic cases. Moline crime rate increased from 5.25 per 1,000 residents in 2019 to 26.28 in 2021.

Rock Island

Rock Island population is 36,666 in 2021, There are 1,026 violent cases in 2021 and 139 in 2019. It is among the seventh most dangerous cities in Illinois, In 2022, violent crimes occur at a rate of about 27.98 per 1,000 residents. Rock Island recorded 2 Homicides, 14 sex offenses, 10 rape cases, and in the crime against property there were 15 Arson, 158 Motor Vehicle theft, 21 Robbery and 198 Drug/Narcotic cases. Rock Island crime rate increased from 3.7 per 1,000 residents in 2019 to 27.98 in 2021.

Pekin

Pekin population is 31,593 in 2021, There are 637 violent cases in 2021 and 132 in 2019. It is among the fourteenth most dangerous cities in Illinois, In 2022, violent crimes occur at a rate of about 20.16 per 1,000 residents.Pekin recorded 4 Homicides, 38 sex offenses, 24 rape cases, and in the crime against property there were 3 Arson, 50 Motor Vehicle theft, 5 Robbery and 326 Drug/Narcotic cases. Pekin crime rate increased from 4.12 per 1,000 residents in 2019 to 20.16 in 2021.

Alton

Alton population is 25,871 in 2021, There are 674 violent cases in 2021 and 268 in 2019. It is among the tenth most dangerous cities in Illinois, In 2022, violent crimes occur at a rate of about 26.05 per 1,000 residents. Alton recorded 2 Homicides, 28 sex offenses, 22 rape cases, and in the crime against property there were 9 Arson, 93 Motor Vehicle theft, 18 Robbery and 240 Drug/Narcotic cases. Alton crime rate increased from 10.17 per 1,000 residents in 2019 to 26.05 in 2021.

Illinois Offenses(Crime/Property/Social) in 2021

Below are the Illinois Offenses in 2021, detailed by Violent and Property Crimes, Violent cases include Assault, Homicides, Sex Offences, Rape, Arson, Motor Vehicle Theft, Robbery, Drug and Narcotic cases. Property Crimes in Illinois include Burglary, Breaking, Property Vandalism, Arson, Motor Vehicle Theft and other offenses.

Rank (Total Offenses)CitiesPopulation (2021)Violent CrimeProperty CrimesTotal Offenses AssaultHomicideSex OffensesRapeArsonMotor Vehicle TheftRobberyDrug/NarcoticTotal Offenses per 1000
1Rosemont4,128227410661220075121610160.13
2Springfield113,3315,1458,34615,1314,973121218438346163692133.51
3Cherry Valley2,84254249312530110538109.78
4Rockford144,0275,3887,53814,0105,106241771293546321048897.27
5Silvis7,467221459707209111802731494.68
6DeKalb42,4751,4302,2264,0131,362253389692527194.48
7Alton25,8716741,3262,337640228229931824090.33
8Fox Lake10,38631147593529211712131113290.03
9Moline40,8321,0732,0873,56595001116871601631087.31
10Rock Island36,6661,0261,6232,9471,01021410151582119880.37
11Granite City27,7874421,4022,18938135232171361726578.78
12Fairview Heights16,0342657541,13225119523259370.60
13Rantoul12,2413253877972990171221264765.11
14Urbana41,6731,0541,3722,695978940236262113964.67
15Metropolis5,821121214369105011411322963.39
16Pekin31,5936379811,97358843824350532662.45
17Carlyle3,13351103185500110212459.05
18Homewood18,3931917801,044180195044184556.76
19Skokie62,1638972,2973,393869221173933512954.58
20East Peoria22,2353087261,16128002418019410152.21
21Milan4,92282166257751521130852.21
22Loves Park23,3234026011,19838111912325415851.37
23Champaign90,2311,9292,3814,6341,79981086915686713051.36
24East Hazel Crest1,472113775110000701850.95
25Bloomington77,1661,5171,7603,7551,410480639651937448.66
26Evanston72,4977082,5043,282678618158115712645.27
27Chicago Ridge13,72214543661913905412732945.11
28Normal54,6368371,3172,32677235130241911742.57
29Batavia26,4602378411,1052220141201231941.76
30Cicero79,2881,1011,7913,1561,046044261019812713539.80
31Morris15,3211563755961390171411045738.90
32Rochester3,7142085141190100402937.96
33Colona5,03948112184420621801936.52
34Franklin Park17,313160425628146112813682136.27
35Sycamore18,3991055166649111171613636.09
36Glencoe8,7491028531290110201535.66
37Grayslake24,0762046068481820222212812835.22
38Lake Zurich19,76410254867287012100301434.00
39Grayville1,53218335217011010133.94
40Morton16,2181243575461180650806033.67
41Deerfield18,56283506623780540302533.56
42Glenwood8,58070199287670310276933.45
43Millstadt3,8031397127120110501333.39
44Coal Valley3,717447712438041010233.36
45Bethalto9,170951293058501081816533.26
46Worth10,2891491703421460321821433.24
47Montgomery20,371241365668204231212725032.79
48Northfield5,3801115717610011002832.71
49River Grove9,72493220315911110123032.39
50South Beloit7,5098812424272114611011432.23
51Stone Park4,74671641497100001021131.39
52Geneva21,680103538679931963513131.32
53Lakemoor5,8961815818318000030631.04
54Wheeling39,0873336481,162322375210115929.73
55Tinley Park55,0585688391,564551013113681012028.41
56Mount Zion5,75335801632101260204428.33
57Salem6,90435153194240117181128.10
58O'Fallon29,68813654081112419803329727.32
59Tolono3,33720719119011000027.27
60Midlothian14,1161372143841193151012893227.20
61Troy10,4476620228361043040827.09
62La Grange15,25312527240810801414125526.75
63Coal City5,3172410913820033200525.95
64Swansea13,245482153434305201205925.90
65Palos Park4,70479411870000201525.09
66Harvard8,935101103221920950501224.73
67Mason City2,06434165128053011124.71
68McHenry27,10616742166414811872805724.50
69Riverwoods3,520977867021000024.43
70Algonquin30,796236439752218214102506924.42
71Mackinaw1,853637454022000224.28
72Mundelein30,9361283507491130135010024524.21
73Willow Springs5,54391231349000031124.17
74Shiloh13,760782213317121101121724.06
75Manito1,450131034130000101023.45
76Altamont2,351202355170320001223.39
77Fulton3,26628427628000040623.27
78Elwood2,20019285115132011223.18
79River Forest10,6472620924526000028523.01
80Flossmoor8,9794015020037032092522.27
81Palos Heights12,36162176264560650531721.36
82Highland Park29,392804656217109631506021.13
83Winnebago2,95716386116000001620.63
84Jacksonville18,398135160378120015311128020.55
85Wilmette26,79348452544430550624120.30
86Arthur2,18311234111000020718.78
87Lemont17,470592393054901050110317.46
88Barrington Hills4,14410607110000010117.13
89Stickney6,4622273110190211341117.02
90Sandwich7,381565612448065110816.80
91La Grange Park12,80861135214590221601216.71
92Edwardsville25,2696930839665044280815.67
93Johnsburg6,29824709523011000115.08
94Barrington10,1634078145370300822614.27
95Lake in the Hills28,2841721873761530189241613.29
96Maryville7,9972760104241110401513.00
97Oswego37,3621432324371231181521214911.70
98Kildeer4,002138421000000210.49
99Wauconda13,41024751082202105098.05
100Pingree Grove10,8012157822100001047.59
101Winfield9,6251338541201105135.61

Crime data in Illinois State Universities

Below is the crime data in 2021 of Universities in Illinois:

Rank (Total Offenses)UniversitiesPopulation (2021)Violent CrimeProperty CrimesTotal Offenses AssaultHomicideSex OffensesRapeArsonMotor Vehicle TheftRobberyDrug/NarcoticTotal Offenses per 1000
1University of Illinois, Urbana57,32438157253715303315248
2University of Illinois, Chicago35,2104552181855221206301443
3Illinois State University23,14123637163363105512131

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