Lake Bluff's crime rate
There were 55 crimes reported in Lake Bluff, Illinois in 2019, the most recent year crime data is available. Adjusted for population, the city’s annual crime rate is 981 incidents for every 100,000 people.
How does Lake Bluff compare?
Lake Bluff has a lower overall crime rate than the vast majority of U.S. cities. For comparison, the national total crime rate is 2,489 incidents for every 100,000 people.
Lake Bluff's overall crime rate is 56% lower than the overall crime rate in Illinois. Statewide, there were 285,545 crimes reported in 2019, or 2,253 for every 100,000 people.
What types of crimes are being committed?
The FBI's crime rate includes seven crime categories: three property crimes -- larceny, burglary, and motor vehicle theft, and four violent crimes -- aggravated assault, robbery, rape, and murder.
The vast majority of crimes in America are property crimes, accounting for 85% of total crimes in 2019. In Lake Bluff, however, property crimes account for about 98% of all offenses.
Despite accounting for a higher than average share of total offenses, property crime is much less prevalent in Lake Bluff than it is nationwide. There were 54 property crimes in Lake Bluff in 2019, or 963 for every 100,000 residents. Meanwhile, the national property crime rate is 2,110 incidents per 100,000 people.
Larceny is by far the most common type of property crime in the U.S. It is also the most commonly committed type of property crime in Lake Bluff. There were 48 larcenies reported in Lake Bluff in 2019, or 856 for every 100,000 people. Nationwide, the larceny rate is 1,550 per 100,000.
There were 3 break-ins reported in Lake Bluff in 2019, or 54 for every 100,000 residents. For reference, there were 341 reported burglaries for every 100,000 people nationwide in 2019.
Motor Vehicle Theft
Across the United States, the annual motor vehicle theft rate is 220 for every 100,000 people. In Lake Bluff, meanwhile, there were 3 motor vehicle thefts in 2019, or 54 for every 100,000 people.
Violent crime accounts for a relatively small share of crimes nationwide. These offenses, which are generally more egregious than property crimes, account for about 15% of the nearly 8.2 million offenses reported across the U.S. in 2019. In Lake Bluff, however, violent offenses account for a much smaller 1.8% share of all reported crime.
At 18 incidents for every 100,000 people, the violent crime rate in Lake Bluff is well below the national violent crime rate of 379 offenses per 100,000 people. Law enforcement in Lake Bluff reported a total of one violent crime in 2019.
With a nationwide rate of 250 per 100,000 people, aggravated assault is by far the most common type of violent crime reported in the U.S. In Lake Bluff, there was just one aggravated assault reported in 2019, or 18 for every 100,000 people.
Robbery is the second most common type of violent crime in America, but there were no robberies reported in Lake Bluff in 2019. The national robbery rate was 86 per 100,000 in 2019.
There were 139,815 reported rapes nationwide in 2019, a rate of 43 per 100,000 people. In Lake Bluff in 2019, none were reported.
While there were 16,425 murders nationwide in 2019, none were reported in Lake Bluff.
Lake Bluff compared to other cities in Illinois
Lake Bluff has a lower crime rate than the vast majority of all comparable cities in Illinois. To be considered comparable, a city must have a complete 2019 FBI crime report and population of 5,000 or more.
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