Crime in Chicago, IL, United States

Crime rates in Chicago, IL, United States

Level of crime
78.47 High
Crime increasing in the past 3 years
72.38 High
Worries home broken and things stolen
56.62 Moderate
Worries being mugged or robbed
64.74 High
Worries car stolen
55.91 Moderate
Worries things from car stolen
65.66 High
Worries attacked
62.64 High
Worries being insulted
61.69 High
Worries being subject to a physical attack because of your skin color, ethnic origin, gender or religion
48.89 Moderate
Problem people using or dealing drugs
71.16 High
Problem property crimes such as vandalism and theft
69.03 High
Problem violent crimes such as assault and armed robbery
71.56 High
Problem corruption and bribery
71.29 High

Safety in Chicago, IL, United States

Safety walking alone during daylight
55.25 Moderate
Safety walking alone during night
25.05 Low

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Last update: June 2022

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If the value is 0, it means it is perceived as very low, and if the value is 100, it means it is perceived as very high.

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6 Comments so far
Anonymous on Dec 25, 2021:
chicago like allll other leftist run cities embrace the 3rd world tribalism that you would see on tv and say

wow,,that will never happen here

and then the 1970s happened
Dale Downs on Nov 12, 2021:
Well, look at a crime map and real data. There are sections with really high crime, others with low crime, and some in the middle. You should expect crime rates to be higher in urban areas due to higher population concentration. Overall, Chicago has crime, but on the lower side compared to other urban areas in the US, even considering the recent rise in homicide. You don't believe me? Look up the data.
Kristen on Dec 21, 2019:
I used to live in Chicago. I left in 1976. I've thought of returning, but have heard terrible things about crime.
Amelie on Apr 02, 2019:
As a native south sider these comments piss me off. Of course we have to admit that they’re certain areas in the south and west sides that you shouldn’t go too because they are dangerous. Pretending like they don’t exist would be wrong. But comment like “don’t go to the south and west side” are ignorant and if you think that murder and crime only exist in the south and west sides your are delusional. Crime isn’t only happening in black and Latino neighborhoods. Chicago is a block by block city. Things change that quick. So if you’re visiting no don’t just wonder aimlessly with your head in the clouds. But that’s advice for literally anyone visiting anywhere.

For the true chicagoans that actually live in the city and not the suburbs you live in a city and cities are going to have crime they’re going to be dangerous wherever you live. You have to be careful wherever you live. No one is saying Chicago is the safest city in the world we’re just defending our city because the media has decided to make it its target. Look up US most dangerous cities. We don’t even crack top 10. You know who’s number one t? St. Freaking Louis. Rockford, IL also cracks at number 8.
Anonymous on Sep 04, 2018:
This site alone proves that Chicago is not one of the safest cities in the world.
It has a higher murder rate than most countries.
Gun violence is not isolated to the southwest either, no matter what a local might tell you. Look at the crime maps...
Felando Thigpen on Aug 06, 2018:
Chicago is a wonderful city, and ranked as one of the safest cities in the world. Statistics confirm Chicago is safer overall than 90% of major cities in the world. You have a greater chance of being murdered in Dallas Texas, Memphis, Tennessee, Kansas City, Missouri, etc. than Chicago. Chicago is a diverse, vibrant, and very educated city. University of Chicago, UIC, Depaul, Northwestern are some of America's highest ranked universities. Gun violence is isolated to mostly 5 to 7 blocks on Chicago's South Side. Other areas are relatively safe. College educated millennials are flocking to Chicago because it is rife with life. Do not listen to people who have not been there, or watched over sensationalized stories, or visited Chicago a week.