Chicago Illinois Overview, crime rates, and arrest statistics
Chicago is a city in Cook County, which in Illinois in the United States of America. You will find this city on the shore of Lake Michigan in the northeast of Illinois. Founded in 1837, Chicago is the fourth largest city in North America. Also known as the Windy City, Chicago is a metropolitan city with approximately 369 landmarks and 46 historic districts.
Chicago Illinois Population demographics
The estimated population in Chicago, Illinois is 2.7 million people according to the US census estimates. The annual growth rate of the population increased from 2,697,661 total population in 2010 to 2,716,450 in 2017. The population density was 4,613 people per square kilometer. The average median age of the population in Chicago is 34.1 years. The median age for males is 33.4 years and 34.8 years for a female.
Chicago Illinois Crime and Arrest Statistics
The crime rate in Chicago, Illinois, is 44 per one thousand residents. The possibilities of becoming a victim of crime here are one in 23. The crime rate has decreased by 62% from 2007 to 2012. The crimes that people are most likely to get convicted for in Chicago are Larceny-Theft, Property Crimes or Violent Crimes.
Here are the crime statistics in detail, from Chicago:
1. Aggravated Assault
The attempt to injure another person with clear intention and no value for human life has decreased in Chicago by 58% from 17,424 in 2007 to 7,486 in 2016. Chances of becoming a victim to this crime are 0.58%.
This is an unlawful act where one steals from the other with an intent to gain monetary rewards. The crime rate in Chicago has decreased by 75% from 24,752 in 2007 to 6,262 in 2016. The possibilities of becoming a victim of this crime are 0.523%.
The act of unlawfully possessing an asset that belongs to another person is larceny-theft. In Chicago, Illinois the crime rate has decreased by 65% from 82,943 to 29,423 in 2007 and 2016 respectively. The chances of becoming a victim of this crime are 2.247%.
4. Property crimes
A property crime is an unlawful act of obtaining the money, property or an asset through force, aggression or threats. The crime rate of Property crime in Chicago has decreased by 68% since 2007 from 126,298 to 41,298 in 2016. The chances of becoming a victim of this crime are 3.191%.
5. Motor Vehicle Theft
The crime rate has decreased in Chicago by 70% from 18,604 in 2007 to 5,613 in 2016. The chances of becoming a victim of this crime are 0.421%.
6. Sex Offenders
There is 2,866 registered sex offenders were living in Chicago, according to the research done by city-data as of December 24, 2018. The ratio of the number of residents to the number of sex offenders in this city is 944 to 1. The number of reported crimes in Chicago, Illinois is shown for comparison purposes, and each offense is displayed based on the number of crimes per 100,000 people.
The statistics show that the overall crime rate in Chicago, Illinois is 78% higher than the Illinois average and 59% higher than the national average. Regarding the rate of violent crime in Chicago, your chances of becoming a victim to crimes such as armed robbery, aggravated assault, rape or murder are one in 90. Concerning Property crimes in Chicago, there is an above average chance of becoming a victim of a property crime. The chances of becoming a victim to crimes such as motor vehicle theft, arson, larceny, and burglary in Chicago is one in 235.