Safest Places to Live in Illinois of February 2024

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Last Update: March 11, 2023 Living

Land of Lincoln is a Midwestern state, but it differs from its typical style.

With a close to 13 million population, it is the 5th most populous state in the United States. It is a microcosm of the country since it encompasses so many different economic fields. Agriculture is very developed. There are natural resources like coal, timber, and petroleum, Chicago is a cultural and economic giant, but Illinois is also an important transportation hub.

The capital of Illinois is Springfield, but the largest city is Chicago. Chicago has long been a major point of economic and cultural activities and one of the most important cities in the US. It has been attracting immigrants from Europe for a long time. Chicago is called the Windy City due to the strong air currents that Chicago faces from Lake Michigan.

As many as three presidents of the United States were elected while living in Illinois: the great Lincoln, Ulysses S. Grant, and Barrack Obama, whereas one president was born and raised in Illinois – Ronald Reagan.

Ranking Criteria

ElitePersonalFinance extracted the latest data from the FBI crime statistics in the United States. We took violent crime as the main criteria. To get our score, we used this formula:

Crime Score = ( Total Number of Violent Crimes / Population ) * 1,000

This way, safer cities got the lowest score, and those more vulnerable to crimes got higher scores.

The cities that did not report crimes to the FBI and those under 10,000 residents were not included in the list.

100 Safest Places in Illinois of February 2024

Rank:City:Population:Total Number of Crimes:Crime Score:
1Winnetka12 40710,08
2Campton Hills11 20210,09
3Huntley27 84940,14
4Barrington10 26820,19
5Western Springs13 46030,22
6Homer Glen24 62360,24
7Buffalo Grove40 768110,27
8Northbrook33 15890,27
9Hinsdale17 75650,28
10Park Ridge37 206110,30
11Glen Carbon12 95840,31
12Justice12 68240,32
13Wilmette27 28990,33
14Lindenhurst14 29650,35
15Deerfield18 84870,37
16Lisle23 50690,38
17Tinley Park56 119220,39
18Palos Heights12 63950,40
19Lake Zurich20 06080,40
20Lake Forest19 56480,41
21Arlington Heights75 249330,44
22Orland Park58 519260,44
23Cary17 72880,45
24La Grange Park13 26060,45
25Chatham12 80960,47
26Darien21 935110,50
27Channahon13 14670,53
28Mount Prospect54 089290,54
29Carpentersville37 744210,56
30Bartlett40 898230,56
31Palatine67 984420,62
32Grayslake20 883130,62
33Edwardsville25 047160,64
34Oswego35 856230,64
35Burr Ridge10 82870,65
36La Grange15 424100,65
37Westmont24 642160,65
38Lake in the Hills28 811190,66
39Vernon Hills26 847180,67
40South Elgin23 634160,68
41Roselle22 642160,71
42Woodstock25 324180,71
43Glen Ellyn27 942200,72
44Geneva21 905160,73
45Carol Stream39 599290,73
46Mundelein31 260230,74
47Algonquin31 016230,74
48Wheeling39 028290,74
49Elmhurst46 857350,75
50Warrenville13 268100,75
51Mokena20 573160,78
52Hanover Park37 699300,80
53Itasca10 03280,80
54Rolling Meadows23 703190,80
55Lockport25 587210,82
56Glendale Heights33 878280,83
57Frankfort19 352160,83
58Wheaton53 160440,83
59Morton Grove22 904190,83
60Bloomingdale21 872190,87
61Round Lake18 266160,88
62Norridge14 244130,91
63Elk Grove Village32 371300,93
64Downers Grove49 444460,93
65Bensenville18 208170,93
66Wood Dale13 709130,95
67Des Plaines59 023560,95
68Lombard44 672430,96
69Highland Park29 602290,98
70Lemont17 297170,98
71Shiloh13 177130,99
72Schaumburg73 412730,99
73Roscoe10 492111,05
74Glenview47 581501,05
75Taylorville10 398111,06
76Prospect Heights15 982171,06
77New Lenox27 103291,07
78Woodridge33 635371,10
79River Forest10 869121,10
80Palos Hills17 158191,11
81Crystal Lake39 944451,13
82Morris15 083171,13
83Lincolnwood12 318141,14
84Westchester16 224191,17
85Antioch14 229171,19
86Sycamore18 154221,21
87Chicago Ridge14 017171,21
88Plainfield44 691551,23
89Niles29 104361,24
90Batavia26 330331,25
91Hoffman Estates51 105651,27
92St. Charles33 118431,30
93Gurnee30 493401,31
94Yorkville20 541281,36
95West Chicago27 019381,41
96North Aurora18 317261,42
97Shorewood17 606251,42
98Troy10 345151,45
99Midlothian14 433211,45
100Round Lake Beach27 228401,47

Crime Score in All Cities in Illinois of February 2024

If your city didn’t make our list, you could see our full list of Illinois cities.

We can’t compare crime rates in small and large cities. That’s why ElitePersonalFinance made a detailed analysis and narrowed the results according to population segments:

  • Under 3,000 Residents
  • 3,000 – 10,000 Residents
  • 10,000 – 30,000 Residents
  • 30,000 – 100,000 Residents
  • Over 100,000 Residents

(Other sites don’t include places with under 3,000 residents, but we included them.)

These are the results that we got:

Under 3,000 Residents

Rank:City:Population:Total Number of Crimes:Crime Score:
1Dana15200,00
2Forest City22700,00
3Henning23300,00
4Indianola26100,00
5Grantfork33800,00
6Belgium36600,00
7Fithian45500,00
8Lenzburg48700,00
9Golf49600,00
10Rankin51600,00
11Grand Ridge52200,00
12Pierron54800,00
13Union55300,00
14Westfield55600,00
15Sidell57000,00
16Cowden57600,00
17Blandinsville59700,00
18Fairmount60200,00
19San Jose60200,00
20Bluffs64900,00
21Yates City65300,00
22Elizabeth72100,00
23Kansas72100,00
24Loami74600,00
25Essex75900,00
26Hurst78900,00
27Pleasant Plains79400,00
28Ridge Farm81700,00
29Hopedale82100,00
30Witt84700,00
31Viola88900,00
32Raymond94100,00
33Glasford96100,00
34Blue Mound1 07300,00
35Martinsville1 09700,00
36Divernon1 11200,00
37Energy1 12600,00
38La Harpe1 14700,00
39Kingston1 15900,00
40Homer1 16500,00
41Ladd1 19900,00
42Waverly1 20000,00
43Tower Lakes1 23000,00
44Valmeyer1 24400,00
45Germantown1 27900,00
46New Berlin1 32400,00
47Maple Park1 34100,00
48North Utica1 34500,00
49Vienna1 44300,00
50Mount Pulaski1 47100,00
51Erie1 50600,00
52Bannockburn1 60500,00
53Bunker Hill1 67500,00
54Moweaqua1 71500,00
55Hudson1 81600,00
56Somonauk1 87000,00
57Prophetstown1 94100,00
58Fisher1 96600,00
59Hinckley2 03300,00
60Ina2 26600,00
61Fairmont City2 45200,00
62Kenilworth2 49200,00
63Diamond2 52700,00
64Marquette Heights2 64400,00
65Winnebago2 96310,34
66Mount Morris2 78610,36
67Carthage2 44810,41
68Wayne2 42610,41
69Arthur2 22010,45
70Petersburg2 21410,45
71Brighton2 13710,47
72Aviston2 12810,47
73Catlin1 94110,52
74Orion1 79010,56
75Hampton1 75710,57
76Gilman1 66610,60
77Earlville1 58810,63
78North Pekin1 52610,66
79Herscher1 50210,67
80Oakwood1 49610,67
81Durand1 39210,72
82St. Elmo1 38910,72
83Lanark1 31910,76
84Warren1 30110,77
85Trenton2 59320,77
86Colchester1 28710,78
87Cambria1 28110,78
88Onarga1 27610,78
89Toluca1 26710,79
90Bethany1 25810,79
91Grant Park1 23310,81
92Rossville1 22310,82
93Minier1 18810,84
94Shawneetown1 11610,90
95Danvers1 10710,90
96Gifford1 10010,91
97Thomasboro1 09410,91
98Cambridge2 07820,96
99Colfax1 01710,98
100Elmwood2 02120,99
101Morrisonville1 00311,00
102Goodfield99811,00
103Mazon97211,03
104Athens1 91321,05
105Milledgeville94511,06
106New Athens1 88521,06
107Pleasant Hill92411,08
108Christopher2 71631,10
109Pawnee2 64031,14
110Stockton1 70721,17
111Annawan85311,17
112Delavan1 60521,25
113McLean79711,25
114Alexis78511,27
115Altamont2 27831,32
116East Hazel Crest1 50721,33
117Elwood2 25731,33
118Arcola2 83141,41
119McLeansboro2 76041,45
120Round Lake Heights2 66241,50
121Deer Creek66111,51
122Thayer65811,52
123Mount Olive1 94131,55
124Richmond1 92131,56
125West City64011,56
126Findlay63911,56
127Mackinaw1 90131,58
128Barry1 24421,61
129Thornton2 42341,65
130Sumner2 94951,70
131Stanford58611,71
132Lacon1 72731,74
133Rushville2 86751,74
134Royalton1 11621,79
135Neoga1 60831,87
136Greenup1 48632,02
137Hartford1 34432,23
138Polo2 18052,29
139Dallas City87022,30
140Palestine1 27232,36
141Ashland1 18132,54
142Amboy2 30162,61
143Godley75622,65
144Warrensburg1 12432,67
145Potomac69622,87
146Edinburg1 01232,96
147Tilton2 63883,03
148Casey2 61883,06
149Ruma30713,26
150De Soto1 51053,31
151Kincaid1 37653,63
152Okawville1 36253,67
153South Pekin1 08843,68
154Hamel81333,69
155Hodgkins1 88373,72
156Assumption1 07143,73
157East Dubuque1 57163,82
158Lovington1 04443,83
159South Roxana1 99184,02
160Carrollton2 404104,16
161Mason City2 13394,22
162Nokomis2 11094,27
163Grayville1 56374,48
164Rockdale1 92494,68
165Grafton63234,75
166Oakbrook Terrace2 120115,19
167Cherry Valley2 877155,21
168Newton2 855155,25
169Farmington2 236125,37
170Sandoval1 20775,80
171Oblong1 36885,85
172Forest View67545,93
173Westville2 964186,07
174Greenfield98166,12
175Phoenix1 919126,25
176Roxana1 43996,25
177Marissa1 807137,19
178Savanna2 767259,04
179McCook22029,09
180El Paso2 7263011,01
181Bedford Park602914,95
182Sauget164318,29
183Brooklyn7001622,86

3,000 – 10,000 Residents

Rank:City:Population:Total Number of Crimes:Crime Score:
1Sleepy Hollow3 27300,00
2Aledo3 44800,00
3Smithton3 83600,00
4Kildeer4 03300,00
5Peotone4 13500,00
6Barrington Hills4 20500,00
7Inverness7 44200,00
8Gilberts8 25910,12
9Manhattan8 12110,12
10Orland Hills7 06610,14
11Lakemoor6 00810,17
12Elburn5 96710,17
13Lake Bluff5 60610,18
14South Barrington5 04710,20
15Palos Park4 76810,21
16Glencoe8 88720,23
17Hawthorn Woods8 65120,23
18Mascoutah8 09120,25
19Lakewood4 00610,25
20Indian Head Park3 74210,27
21Riverwoods3 58510,28
22Momence3 08910,32
23Willow Springs5 65820,35
24West Dundee8 38830,36
25Northfield5 41820,37
26Fox River Grove4 61020,43
27Cortland4 36920,46
28Spring Grove5 70230,53
29La Salle8 99750,56
30Clarendon Hills8 82950,57
31Lake Villa8 62550,58
32Tolono3 44720,58
33Stickney6 59940,61
34Pingree Grove9 76560,61
35New Baden3 25220,62
36East Dundee3 23620,62
37Chenoa3 14320,64
38Lebanon4 25730,70
39Freeburg4 24030,71
40Oak Brook8 09660,74
41Coal City5 34040,75
42Monee5 11840,78
43Greenville6 38450,78
44Rock Falls8 74470,80
45Byron3 58530,84
46Sherman4 75340,84
47Auburn4 66440,86
48Island Lake8 07170,87
49Highland9 83690,92
50Dwight3 96241,01
51Litchfield6 70871,04
52Marshall3 83341,04
53Riverside8 61691,04
54Rockton7 43681,08
55Rochester3 71441,08
56Bethalto9 270101,08
57Hainesville3 59941,11
58Breese4 49851,11
59Mahomet8 795101,14
60Mount Carmel6 98881,14
61Pittsfield4 22851,18
62Berkeley5 05661,19
63Chester8 224101,22
64Flora4 86061,23
65Maryville8 033101,24
66Coal Valley3 76051,33
67Princeton7 500111,47
68Fulton3 33051,50
69Countryside5 95791,51
70Flossmoor9 211141,52
71Gibson City3 28351,52
72Genoa5 21181,54
73Hampshire6 425101,56
74Mendota7 020111,57
75Fairfield4 96181,61
76Braidwood6 19910