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Chicago Crime Rate Report (Illinois)

Chicago crime statistics report an overall downward trend in crime based on data from 21 years with violent crime decreasing and property crime decreasing. Based on this trend, the crime rate in Chicago for 2021 is expected to be lower than in 2019.

The city violent crime rate for Chicago in 2019 was higher than the national violent crime rate average by 148.58% and the city property crime rate in Chicago was higher than the national property crime rate average by 41.36%.

In 2019 the city violent crime rate in Chicago was higher than the violent crime rate in Illinois by 131.79% and the city property crime rate in Chicago was higher than the property crime rate in Illinois by 61.53%.

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

2019 Crime (Actual Data)*Incidents
Aggravated Assault15,296
Arson416
Burglary9,578
Larceny and Theft62,083
Motor Vehicle Theft9,081
Murder and Manslaughter492
Rape1,761
Robbery7,983
Crime Rate (Total Incidents)134,648
Property Crime80,742
Violent Crime25,532
2021 Crime (Projected Data)*Incidents
Aggravated Assault16,454
Arson730
Burglary4,562
Larceny and Theft56,473
Motor Vehicle Theft5,756
Murder and Manslaughter646
Rape2,627
Robbery7,750
Crime Rate (Total Incidents)120,697
Property Crime66,791
Violent Crime27,699

Property and Violent Crime Totals

Chicago Property Crime

Chicago Violent Crime

Actual versus Projected Crime Totals

Chicago Crime 2019

Chicago Crime 2021

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 2021 was projected from 21 years of actual data. The last year of actual available crime data, as reported above, was 2019.

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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