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DuPage County, Illinois Crime Statistics

This webpage contains crime data for DuPage County, Illinois. You can look at the breakdown of crime by type, changes to crime rates over time, and see how DuPage County compares to similar locations. If you are interested in seeing public records links for DuPage County, Illinois, you can click the Public Records tab at the top.

Total Crime

Between 1999 and 2008 there were 32,512 total crimes reported in DuPage County, Illinois (2,654 of them violent). Of the 3,251 crimes that transpire each year in DuPage County, just about one half take place less than a mile from home. On average, someone is a victim of a crime in DuPage County, Illinois every 2 hours.

Crime Trends

Throughout the last 10 years, crime data were available in DuPage County, Illinois for all 10 years. Over that period of time, reported crime in DuPage County has diminished by 1 per-cent. In the course of that same period, violent crime rose by 7 per-cent. Taken as a whole, the crime rates are a sign of a slow drop off in crime over the last 10 years in DuPage County. If the current trend continues, predicted crime numbers could fall to three thousand for DuPage County, Illinois in 2009.

Crime Trends in DuPage County, Illinois (1999-2008)

Bear in mind that these graphs show reported crime data and large changes in crime rates can be the result of changes in reporting, not actual changes in crime rates.

Crime Comparisons

Crime rates per 1,000 population in counties like DuPage County, Illinois (1999-2008)

Individuals are dissuaded against drawing conclusions from ranking data to determine 'how dangerous' a particular location is, as many factors, including episodic events, or discrepencies in crime reporting and methodology can skew rankings. Click on the individual figure bars to see crime data in these locations.

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Crime Data Information

DuPage County, Illinois law enforcement agencies report their statistics to the FBI UCR program. The data reported for DuPage County conform to the FBI data quality guidelines. For more information, and a description of the statistical methods and data algorithms used by RecordsPedia, please visit our methodology section.

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