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Schaumburg Illinois Overview and Crime Rate Statistics

Schaumburg was named by the many German immigrants who gradually replaced the indigenous tribes of the area. These tribes were named the Sauk, Fox, Kickapoo, and Pottawatomie. The people who settled in Schaumburg were mostly farmers. The name Schaumburg comes from the name of the German area of Schaumburg-Lippe. This is where most of the early White settlers were from. Schaumburg was officially incorporated on March 7, 1956.

The most commonly used language in Schaumburg was German. The people spoke German until after World War 2. You can find Schaumburg in Chicago’s “Golden Corridor.” The area gets this name from the gold mine its economic activity brings.

You can find many of the best garage door repair companies in Schaumberg. There are also many Fortune 500 companies who have set up their headquarters in Schaumberg. You can also find the busiest airport in the world aka the Chicago-O’Hare International Airport here.

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Some of Schaumburg’s most famous attractions include the likes of Arlington Park, Moraine Hills State Park, Cosley Zoo and more. There are plenty of things to do in Schaumburg including exploring one of the largest malls in the United States aka Woodfield mall. Visitors may also enjoy shopping at Wiseway Plaza Shopping Center, Park Plaza Shopping Center and so on.

Schaumburg Illinois Crime Statistics

It's not all sunshine and rainbows in Schaumburg, Illinois. There is the crime here just like there is in the rest of the world. Crime has been decreasing all around the United States. However, it is important to look at the local criminal activity of Schaumburg to understand local crime trends. National criminal activity isn't representative of local criminal behavior.


Schaumburg reported 55 violent crimes in 2015. The most reported violent crime was aggravated assault. There were 23 cases of aggravated assault. In the state of Illinois, there were 383.8 violent crimes for every 100,000 people.

After looking at violent crimes, property crimes also come to light. The most reported property crime was larceny which was followed by burglary as well as vehicle thefts. The most common property crime in Illinois in 2015 was larceny. There were 1,652 cases reported.

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It’s important to remember that while these numbers are helpful, they don’t paint an accurate picture. The vast majority of crimes are underreported.

Let us look at the data from 2010 and compare it to the data from 2015 to see if there is a trend of increased or decreased criminal activity.

The data from 2010 is as follows –

  • Murder – 1
  • Rape – 18
  • Aggravated Assault – 31
  • Robbery – 35
  • Burglary – 243
  • Vehicle Thefts – 65
  • Arson - 4

The data from 2015 is as follows –

  • Murder – 1
  • Rape – 13
  • Aggravated Assault – 23
  • Robbery – 18
  • Burglary – 127
  • Vehicle Thefts – 41
  • Arson – 2

It is comforting to see a downward trend in criminal activity. The authorities should be commended for their service. In all categories, crime has been decreasing.

Schaumburg Illinois Violent Crimes

Let us draw a pie chart with categories for murder, rape, aggravated assault, and robbery. Murder takes the smallest slice of the pie and sits at 1.8% (1). We then jump to rape which takes 23.6% (13) of the pie chart. Robbery sits at 32.7% (18) while aggravated assault sits at 41.8% (23).

The total population of Schaumburg is 74,366 with the male share of the population sitting at 48.3% while the female share of the population sits at 51.7%. 53.6% of people are married in Schaumburg.

The median family income of Schaumburg is $88,362 with 93.9% of people sitting above the poverty line.

If you're worried about safety in Schaumburg, remember that a clear head and a little bit of common sense go a long way in making sure that you and everyone around you stay safe.

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