Crime in Chicago, IL, United States

Crime rates in Chicago, IL, United States

Level of crime
78.39 High
Crime increasing in the past 5 years
72.93 High
Worries home broken and things stolen
56.12 Moderate
Worries being mugged or robbed
64.16 High
Worries car stolen
56.44 Moderate
Worries things from car stolen
65.64 High
Worries attacked
62.12 High
Worries being insulted
60.42 High
Worries being subject to a physical attack because of your skin color, ethnic origin, gender or religion
47.69 Moderate
Problem people using or dealing drugs
70.90 High
Problem property crimes such as vandalism and theft
69.43 High
Problem violent crimes such as assault and armed robbery
72.41 High
Problem corruption and bribery
71.46 High

Safety in Chicago, IL, United States

Safety walking alone during daylight
55.85 Moderate
Safety walking alone during night
26.30 Low

Contributors: 545

Last update: May 2024

These data are based on perceptions of visitors of this website in the past 5 years.

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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4 Comments so far
Stan on Nov 24, 2023:
It has been showed multiple times in various studies that the perception of crime in Chicago does not meet the reality. Thanks to the outlets like Fox News, a subset of population think of Chicago as very violent place (and some neighborhoods are at times, but most are not).
Edgar on Oct 22, 2023:
exactly. To reduce crime in cities facing a public security crisis in the USA (and in any city in the world) it is necessary to arrest and give harsh sentences to criminals and arm the population with good skills to defend themselves
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.