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Chicago Crime Rate Report (Illinois)

Chicago crime statistics report an overall downward trend in crime based on data from 18 years with violent crime decreasing and property crime decreasing. Based on this trend, the crime rate in Chicago for 2020 is expected to be lower than in 2016.

The city violent crime rate for Chicago in 2016 was higher than the national violent crime rate average by 178.41% and the city property crime rate in Chicago was higher than the national property crime rate average by 30.21%.

In 2016 the city violent crime rate in Chicago was higher than the violent crime rate in Illinois by 153.37% and the city property crime rate in Chicago was higher than the property crime rate in Illinois by 55.73%.

Property and Violent Crime
Chicago Property Crime vs. State and National Per Capita
Chicago Violent Crime vs. State and National Per Capita

Chicago Crime Statistics
Summary Report

2016 Crime (Actual Data)*Incidents
Aggravated Assault15,815
Arson590
Burglary14,258
Larceny and Theft61,229
Motor Vehicle Theft11,473
Murder and Manslaughter765
Rape1,589
Robbery11,957
Crime Rate (Total Incidents)140,866
Property Crime86,960
Violent Crime30,126
2020 Crime (Projected Data)*Incidents
Aggravated Assault7,888
Arson495
Burglary7,153
Larceny and Theft44,621
Motor Vehicle Theft6,307
Murder and Manslaughter611
Rape2,035
Robbery7,190
Crime Rate (Total Incidents)111,636
Property Crime57,730
Violent Crime14,612

Property and Violent Crime Totals

Chicago Property Crime

Chicago Violent Crime

Actual versus Projected Crime Totals

Chicago Crime 2016

Chicago Crime 2020

City versus State versus National Crime Comparison

Chicago Property Crime vs. State and National Comparison

Chicago Violent Crime vs. State and National Comparison
* The source of actual data on this Chicago, Illinois crime rate report is the FBI Report of Offenses Known to Law Enforcement for the corresponding year or years. Arson numbers are reported inconsistently. Zero values may indicate the data was not available. The projected crime rate data displayed above was generated from the trends and crime data available from previous years of actual reported data. In this case, the Chicago crime report data for 2020 was projected from 18 years of actual data. The last year of actual available crime data, as reported above, was 2016.

The FBI cautions the data users against comparing yearly statistical data solely on the basis of their population coverage. The comparisons made herein are thus, only meaningful upon further examination of all variables that affect crime in each reported city, state or other reported jurisdicition.



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