Chicago, IL Arrest Records

Chicago, IL is among the most violent cities in the USA with 11.05 per 1,000 residents crime rate compared to national 4.69 average. It is the 423rd safest city in Illinois among the 451 cities.
Chicago, IL property crime has higher rate than the national average of 28.42, with 31.91 average property crimes recorded in 2016 of which 61,229 larceny theft related arrests that increased by 7.38% compared to 2015.

Chicago Crime Rate

Total arrests in Chicago 2016 increased by 11.45% compared to 2015 and has higher crime rate than national average of 33.12. Violent crimes increased from 24,663 to 30,126 while non-violent crime increased by 8.17% from 80,395 to 86,960.

5 Crimes In Chicago, IL in 2016 with the Most Arrests

Crime Arrests
Larceny-theft 61,229
Aggravated assault 15,815
Burglary 14,258
Robbery 11,957
Motor vehicle theft 11,473

Other Cities in Illinois with the Most Arrests

Among the 451 cities in state the most dangerous is Chicago with 30,126 violent crimes that’s 59.18% of total of 50,906. Sauget has the highest number of records per 1,000 people that is above the state average of 28 and higher than national average of 33.

City Arrests
Cherry Valley 83.60
Danville 75.04
Lansing 70.52
Oak Brook 70.36
Cairo 67.44

Safest Cities in Illinois

Are you planning a move to Illinois? Here are the safest cities in Illinois with the lowest arrest rates. Your chance of being a victim of a violent crime in Chicago is 1 out of 199 up by 0.11% compared to previous year. The lowest rate of violent crime is in Channahon and the safest city to encounter a property crime is in Pawnee.

City Arrests
Pawnee 1.11
Mount Olive 2.51
Channahon 2.78
Aviston 2.85
Glasford 3.00

Violent Crimes

Violent crime rate in Chicago increased by 22.15% from 2015. In 2016 violent crime rate in Chicago was 135.57% higher than the national average. Your chances of being a victim of a violent crime is 1.105%.

Property Crimes

Property crime rate in Chicago increased by 8.17% from 2015. In 2016 property crime rate in Chicago was 12.26% higher than the national rate. Your chances of being a victim of property crime is 3.191%.

How Chicago stands up against other cities

Chicago vs. Aurora

You’ll be in more risk in Chicago compared to Aurora that had 59.53% lower crime rate compared to Chicago according to the FBI.
Murder rates of 0.2807 per 1,000 people is higher than national of 0.0614 per 1,000 people and higher than average 0.0348 in Aurora city.
Larceny rates of 22.4681 per 1,000 people is higher than national of 20.5437 per 1,000 people and higher than average 11.2299 in Aurora.

Chicago vs. Naperville

You’ll be in more risk in Chicago compared to Naperville that had 73.61% lower crime rate compared to Chicago according to the FBI.
Assault rates of 5.8033 per 1,000 people is higher than national of 2.8422 per 1,000 people and higher than average 0.2904 in Naperville city.
Larceny rates of 22.4681 per 1,000 people is higher than national of 20.5437 per 1,000 people and higher than average 9.4617 in Naperville.

Names with the most arrests in Chicago

Crime rate by age group, gender, and race

According to the matching records on PoliceArrests.com 29.46% are people aged between 41-50.

DID you know?

  • The overall crime rate in Chicago is 0.3% higher than the national average.
  • For every 1,000 residents, there are 11.77 daily crimes that occur in Chicago.
  • Chicago is more violent than Aurora.
  • In Chicago you have a 1 in 23 chance of becoming a victim of any crime.
  • Year over year crimes in Chicago have increased by 11.45%.