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Safest Places to Live in Illinois 2020

EPF Last Update: June 7, 2020

Land of Lincoln, which is the official slogan of Illinois, is a Midwestern state, but it differs from a typical style of this region.

With a population that is close to 13 million, 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 coming from Lake Michigan that Chicago faces.

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.

The violent crime rate rose by 0.2% from 2016 to 2017, which is a 0.5% increase per 100,000 people.

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, cities that are the safest got the lowest score and those that are more vulnerable to crime got higher scores.

The cities that did not report crimes to the FBI were not included in the list, as well as cities with population under 5,000.

100 Safest Places in Illinois 2020

RankCityPopulationTotal Number of CrimesCrime Score
1South Barrington504000,00
2Elburn590000,00
3Hawthorn Woods850400,00
4La Salle905100,00
5Campton Hills1130510,09
6Barrington1029310,10
7Hinsdale1783120,11
8Western Springs1355420,15
9Buffalo Grove4118270,17
10Lake Bluff565410,18
11Northbrook3342460,18
12Deerfield1904940,21
13Winnetka1251830,24
14Palos Heights1238530,24
15Lake Zurich1993050,25
16West Frankfort792120,25
17Manhattan787920,25
18Geneva2208260,27
19Burr Ridge1085230,28
20Stickney668020,30
21Johnsburg631320,32
22Huntley2763790,33
23Pingree Grove886730,34
24Orland Park59064200,34
25Gilberts825430,36
26Homer Glen2463890,37
27Arlington Heights75688280,37
28La Grange Park1341150,37
29Roselle2279990,39
30Marengo747030,40
31Tinley Park56638230,41
32Palatine68648280,41
33Morton Grove23123100,43
34Frankfort1918490,47
35Wilmette27467130,47
36Oswego35478170,48
37Elmhurst47025230,49
38Bartlett41140210,51
39Edwardsville25054130,52
40Glendale Heights34030180,53
41Mokena20507110,54
42Bethalto930050,54
43Justice1282270,55
44Northfield547230,55
45Sycamore18095100,55
46Park Ridge37490210,56
47Vernon Hills26429150,57
48Mount Prospect53888320,59
49Rolling Meadows23970150,63
50Taylorville1056570,66
51Lockport25510170,67
52Des Plaines58155390,67
53Naperville1484571020,69
54Glen Carbon1299190,69
55Lisle22966160,70
56Wheeling38687270,70
57Spring Grove571840,70
58Channahon1283790,70
59Elk Grove Village32723230,70
60Glenview48088340,71
61Willow Springs563940,71
62Wood Dale13800100,72
63Wheaton53418390,73
64Itasca953170,73
65Litchfield674750,74
66Pinckneyville535840,75
67Glen Ellyn28079210,75
68Highwood530740,75
69Westmont24766190,77
70Plano1169290,77
71Clarendon Hills875170,80
72Shorewood17482140,80
73Highland Park29764240,81
74Northlake12369100,81
75Schaumburg74169610,82
76Carol Stream40019330,82
77Ottawa18096150,83
78Montgomery19897170,85
79Mundelein31436270,86
80Mount Zion581650,86
81Mascoutah807870,87
82Algonquin31156270,87
83Harvard914480,87
84Carpentersville38220340,89
85Lindenhurst14450130,90
86Yorkville19751180,91
87Highland981290,92
88Hoffman Estates51514480,93
89Coal City533850,94
90Crystal Lake40345380,94
91Woodstock25353240,95
92Sandwich738270,95
93Woodridge33681320,95
94Roscoe10466100,96
95La Grange15583150,96
96Round Lake18454180,98
97Berkeley511950,98
98Warrenville13280130,98
99Downers Grove49626490,99
100Lakemoor604660,99

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Crime Score in All Cities in Illinois 2020

In case your city didn’t make our list, you can take a look at our full list of Illinois cities.

It is obvious that 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
  • Over 30,000 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

RankCityPopulationTotal Number of CrimesCrime Score
1Dana15300,00
2McCook22300,00
3Henning23600,00
4Indianola26300,00
5Ruma30800,00
6Belgium38600,00
7Fithian46200,00
8Lenzburg48800,00
9Golf49900,00
10Hillsdale51000,00
11Grand Ridge52500,00
12Rankin52800,00
13Pierron56200,00
14Cowden57500,00
15Sidell57900,00
16Stanford58500,00
17San Jose60700,00
18Fairmount61200,00
19Grafton63600,00
20Findlay63900,00
21Thayer66400,00
22Farmersville68400,00
23Forest View68500,00
24Shannon69700,00
25Kansas72000,00
26Elizabeth72900,00
27Godley74600,00
28Alexis78900,00
29McLean79900,00
30Pleasant Plains80000,00
31Hamel81400,00
32Ridge Farm82800,00
33Witt85200,00
34Viola89100,00
35Ashton89800,00
36Leland92100,00
37Pleasant Hill92800,00
38Goodfield99900,00
39Morrisonville101100,00
40South Pekin109800,00
41Gifford110000,00
42Danvers111000,00
43Divernon112400,00
44Energy112700,00
45Malta115900,00
46La Harpe116100,00
47Homer116800,00
48Kingston117000,00
49Waverly122000,00
50Tower Lakes124600,00
51Barry125600,00
52Colchester130600,00
53Walnut132400,00
54New Berlin132900,00
55Lanark134000,00
56Mount Pulaski148400,00
57Leland Grove148600,00
58Erie151900,00
59North Pekin154300,00
60Bannockburn157900,00
61Vienna172900,00
62Hudson182300,00
63Athens190100,00
64Catlin195800,00
65Prophetstown195900,00
66Minonk199600,00
67Hinckley204500,00
68Wayne244200,00
69Diamond250500,00
70Kenilworth252100,00
71Mount Morris280310,36
72Pawnee266710,37
73Brighton213610,47
74Lexington204510,49
75Mount Olive195610,51
76Hodgkins189710,53
77Somonauk187810,53
78Stockton173010,58
79Maroa172010,58
80Gilman168710,59
81Bunker Hill168010,60
82Oakwood152310,66
83Maple Park132710,75
84Bethany126510,79
85Carthage246620,81
86Ashland120310,83
87Altamont227420,88
88Martinsville111310,90
89Oakbrook Terrace216420,92
90Aviston211720,94
91Cambridge209020,96
92Elmwood205420,97
93McCullom Lake100910,99
94Winnebago297331,01
95Fisher197321,01
96Glasford97611,02
97Milledgeville95711,04
98Marine92011,09
99Brookport90411,11
100Hampton180721,11
101Albany87611,14
102Trenton260531,15
103Stonington85911,16
104Annawan85211,17
105Fairmont City246631,22
106Delavan161221,24
107Loami75311,33
108Arthur224831,33
109Williamsville149621,34
110Greenup148721,34
111Grandview140021,43
112Aroma Park69511,44
113Okawville136821,46
114Hartford135921,47
115North Utica134321,49
116Marquette Heights266941,50
117Bluffs66011,52
118Yates City65911,52
119Germantown127821,56
120Onarga127621,57
121New Athens190331,58
122Valmeyer125721,59
123Merrionette Park187931,60
124Orion181031,66
125Ina234941,70
126Moweaqua171231,75
127Newton284851,76
128Warrensburg113321,77
129Elwood226241,77
130Assumption108321,85
131Neoga162331,85
132East Dubuque159231,88
133De Soto153431,96
134Rushville293662,04
135Downs97022,06
136Rockdale193942,06
137Amboy232352,15
138Oblong138132,17
139Henry224752,23
140Dallas City88022,27
141Lacon176042,27
142Warren131932,27
143Toluca128632,33
144Arcola287872,43
145Thornton245762,44
146Ladd120832,48
147Round Lake Heights268972,60
148Farmington225762,66
149Roxana145542,75
150Potomac71122,81
151Lovington106132,83
152Kincaid139742,86
153St. Elmo137842,90
154Casey264983,02
155Grantfork33113,02
156White Hall235283,40
157South Roxana196873,56
158Greenfield99544,02
159Phoenix194484,12
160Nokomis212494,24
161Deer Creek66834,49
162Shawneetown111354,49
163Savanna2818144,97
164Mason City2159115,09
165Cobden109465,48
166Christopher2717155,52
167Richmond1926115,71
168Seneca2255135,76
169Sandoval121475,77
170Carrollton2434156,16
171Tilton2565176,63
172Girard2003146,99
173Palestine128597,00
174West City64857,72
175Norris City1203108,31
176Brooklyn70679,92
177Marissa18202212,09
178Sauget148213,51
179Edinburg10261413,65

3,000 – 10,000 Residents

RankCityPopulationTotal Number of CrimesCrime Score
1Aledo345500,00
2Hainesville364000,00
3Palos Park482200,00
4South Barrington504000,00
5Elburn590000,00
6Hawthorn Woods850400,00
7La Salle905100,00
8Lake Bluff565410,18
9Barrington Hills421910,24
10Kildeer406010,25
11West Frankfort792120,25
12Manhattan787920,25
13Smithton382210,26
14Indian Head Park378210,26
15Byron358810,28
16Stickney668020,30
17Galena319810,31
18Johnsburg631320,32
19Pingree Grove886730,34
20Gilberts825430,36
21Marengo747030,40
22Auburn469520,43
23Breese449120,45
24Cortland434220,46
25Freeburg424620,47
26Rochester373320,54
27Bethalto930050,54
28Northfield547230,55
29Riverwoods361920,55
30Sleepy Hollow331420,60
31East Dundee324320,62
32Sherman478230,63
33Chenoa314220,64
34Spring Grove571840,70
35Hometown426330,70
36Willow Springs563940,71
37Peotone415230,72
38Itasca953170,73
39Litchfield674750,74
40Pinckneyville535840,75
41Highwood530740,75
42Clarendon Hills875170,80
43Mount Zion581650,86
44Mascoutah807870,87
45Harvard914480,87
46Beecher448640,89
47Highland981290,92
48Coal City533850,94
49Sandwich738270,95
50Berkeley511950,98
51Lakemoor604660,99
52Manteno899691,00
53Lakewood394541,01
54Peru9770101,02
55Winfield9762101,02
56Lake Villa872691,03
57Marshall385141,04
58Dupo384441,04
59Maryville795491,13
60Red Bud350541,14
61Mahomet8672101,15
62Clinton692781,15
63Flossmoor9315111,18
64Rockton744391,21
65Jerseyville8238101,21
66Oak Brook8103101,23
67Glenwood8864111,24
68Rock Falls8844111,24
69Dwight400951,25
70Momence312741,28
71Mendota7062101,42
72Olympia Fields487871,44
73Flora485671,44
74Tolono344751,45
75Park City7504111,47
76Riverside8723131,49
77Spring Valley519681,54
78Pittsfield439771,59
79Marseilles486981,64
80South Beloit7642131,70
81Hampshire6466111,70
82Braidwood6217111,77
83Winthrop Harbor6727121,78
84Watseka486891,85
85Chester8505161,88
86Carlyle317561,89
87Fox River Grove463991,94
88Le Roy354171,98
89Monticello5557111,98
90Eureka5335112,06
91Greenville6723142,08
92Crete8147172,09
93New Baden326872,14
94Carterville5873132,21
95Genoa5225122,30
96Pontoon Beach5640132,30
97Posen5903142,37
98Coal Valley378292,38
99Du Quoin5770142,43
100Broadview7761192,45
101Mount Carmel6931172,45
102Morrison4054102,47
103Salem7131182,52
104Bartonville6221162,57
105Paxton4180112,63
106Steger9388252,66
107Fulton328892,74
108Princeton7538222,92
109Cherry Valley306792,93
110Round Lake Park7740232,97
111Virden3344102,99
112Eldorado3975123,02
113North Riverside6548203,05
114Peoria Heights5828183,09
115Gibson City3292113,34
116Milan5046173,37
117Anna4155143,37
118Chillicothe6153213,41
119Vandalia7009243,42
120Monmouth9042313,43
121Riverton3427123,50
122Carlinville5499213,82
123Centreville4969193,82
124Hoopeston5078214,14
125Fairfield5013214,19
126Silvis7578324,22
127Westville3017144,64
128Hillsboro6016284,65
129South Chicago Heights4077194,66
130East Alton6073294,78
131Georgetown3265164,90
132Olney8919455,05
133Metropolis6076335,43
134Harrisburg8697495,63
135Tuscola4399286,37
136Robbins5506386,90
137Murphysboro7511537,06
138Paris8253617,39
139Caseyville4038389,41
140Havana3046299,52
141Rosemont41434210,14
142Sullivan44594610,32
143Beardstown55075810,53

10,000 – 30,000 Residents

RankCityPopulationTotal Number of CrimesCrime Score
1Campton Hills1130510,09
2Barrington1029310,10
3Hinsdale1783120,11
4Western Springs1355420,15
5Deerfield1904940,21
6Winnetka1251830,24
7Palos Heights1238530,24
8Lake Zurich1993050,25
9Geneva2208260,27
10Burr Ridge1085230,28
11Huntley2763790,33
12Homer Glen2463890,37
13La Grange Park1341150,37
14Roselle2279990,39
15Morton Grove23123100,43
16Frankfort1918490,47
17Wilmette27467130,47
18Edwardsville25054130,52
19Mokena20507110,54
20Justice1282270,55
21Sycamore18095100,55
22Vernon Hills26429150,57
23Rolling Meadows23970150,63
24Taylorville1056570,66
25Lockport25510170,67
26Glen Carbon1299190,69
27Lisle22966160,70
28Channahon1283790,70
29Wood Dale13800100,72
30Glen Ellyn28079210,75
31Westmont24766190,77
32Plano1169290,77
33Shorewood17482140,80
34Highland Park29764240,81
35Northlake12369100,81
36Ottawa18096150,83
37Montgomery19897170,85
38Lindenhurst14450130,90
39Yorkville19751180,91
40Woodstock25353240,95
41Roscoe10466100,96
42La Grange15583150,96
43Round Lake18454180,98
44Warrenville13280130,98
45Swansea13506141,04
46Palos Hills17338181,04
47Lyons10563111,04
48South Elgin22627241,06
49Morris14798161,08
50Bensenville18324201,09
51Morton16302181,10
52Lake In the Hills28924321,11
53Bradley15271171,11
54Cary17830201,12
55Darien22054251,13
56Hickory Hills13934161,15
57Niles29433341,16
58Westchester16423191,16
59Lincolnwood12467151,20
60Round Lake Beach27534341,23
61Villa Park21806271,24
62Waterloo10408131,25
63West Chicago27174341,25
64River Forest11125141,26
65Alsip19050241,26
66Chicago Ridge14167181,27
67Troy10216131,27
68Lemont17224221,28
69Batavia26614341,28
70Grayslake20943271,29
71North Aurora18470241,30
72New Lenox26905351,30
73Oak Forest27644371,34
74Norridge14416201,39
75Charleston20878291,39
76Antioch14201201,41
77Chatham12770181,41
78Bloomingdale22008321,45
79Schiller Park11617171,46
80Prospect Heights16167251,55
81Fox Lake10535171,61
82Shiloh13167221,67
83Washington17048301,76
84Midlothian14607261,78
85McHenry26893481,78
86Bourbonnais18388331,79
87Bridgeview16317301,84
88Crest Hill21221421,98
89Freeport23887492,05
90Burbank28771602,09
91Dixon15129322,12
92Elmwood Park24486542,21
93Sterling14674342,32
94Streator13038312,38
95Belvidere25121602,39
96Homewood19056462,41
97Worth10642262,44
98Machesney Park22627572,52
99Franklin Park17968472,62
100Herrin12930352,71
101Rantoul12741352,75
102O’Fallon29354812,76
103Evergreen Park19497542,77
104Park Forest21636612,82
105Kewanee12413352,82
106Macomb18124563,09
107South Holland21690683,14
108Lansing27904883,15
109Melrose Park25164853,38
110Pontiac11795403,39
111Effingham12624433,41
112Summit11310403,54
113Jacksonville18320653,55
114Loves Park23301863,69
115Hazel Crest13811523,77
116Lincoln13724523,79
117Blue Island23310933,99
118Fairview Heights16516674,06
119Richton Park13485554,08
120Country Club Hills16565714,29
121Carbondale258161114,30
122Forest Park13919664,74
123East Peoria226401145,04
124Cahokia14004755,36
125Mattoon17794995,56
126Maywood235731355,73
127Wood River10210595,78
128Zion238851486,20
129Alton265631716,44
130Riverdale13322997,43
131Granite City285932197,66
132Chicago Heights298322608,72
133Kankakee260322308,84
134East St. Louis2663031711,90
135Centralia1237215712,69
136Mount Vernon1491422815,29

Over 30,000 Residents

RankCityPopulationTotal Number of CrimesCrime Score
1Buffalo Grove4118270,17
2Northbrook3342460,18
3Orland Park59064200,34
4Arlington Heights75688280,37
5Tinley Park56638230,41
6Palatine68648280,41
7Oswego35478170,48
8Elmhurst47025230,49
9Bartlett41140210,51
10Glendale Heights34030180,53
11Park Ridge37490210,56
12Mount Prospect53888320,59
13Des Plaines58155390,67
14Naperville1484571020,69
15Wheeling38687270,70
16Elk Grove Village32723230,70
17Glenview48088340,71
18Wheaton53418390,73
19Schaumburg74169610,82
20Carol Stream40019330,82
21Mundelein31436270,86
22Algonquin31156270,87
23Carpentersville38220340,89
24Hoffman Estates51514480,93
25Crystal Lake40345380,94
26Woodridge33681320,95
27Downers Grove49626490,99
28Hanover Park37971431,13
29Lombard43794521,19
30Plainfield44525541,21
31St. Charles32764451,37
32Gurnee30698441,43
33Oak Lawn55996811,45
34Romeoville39625581,46
35Bolingbrook754511121,48
36Addison36791611,66
37Evanston747801401,87
38Elgin1130602352,08
39Normal545251192,18
40Rock Island37985992,61
41Aurora2013645382,67
42Skokie638491722,69
43Joliet1485534863,27
44Berwyn553911913,45
45Urbana420291503,57
46Cicero823103143,81
47Waukegan875303554,06
48Belleville412831714,14
49Pekin325411364,18
50Bloomington780973394,34
51Decatur716253585,00
52Calumet City365601875,11
53DeKalb430642285,29
54Moline420512285,42
55Quincy402492526,26
56Champaign883266026,82
57Peoria1125958607,64
58Springfield1146239558,33
59Chicago27191512735710,06
60Rockford146198202713,86
61Danville3120355917,91

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