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Elgin, Illinois Crime Statistics

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

Total Crime

Between 2007 and 2008 there were 5,334 total crimes reported in Elgin, Illinois (444 of them violent). Of the 2,667 crimes that transpire each year in Elgin, just about one half take place less than a mile from home. On average, someone is a victim of a crime in Elgin, Illinois every 3 hours.

Total Crime in Elgin, Illinois (2007-2008)

Please note that these figures do not include crime statistics for 1999, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005 or 2006, as there were no data available for those years.

Crime Trends

Throughout the last 10 years, crime data were available in Elgin, Illinois for 2 years. Over that period of time, reported crime in Elgin has diminished by 5 per-cent. In the course of that same period, violent crime rose by 22 per-cent. Taken as a whole, the crime rates are a sign of a slow drop off in crime over the last 2 years in Elgin. If the current trend continues, predicted crime numbers could fall to two thousand for Elgin, Illinois in 2009.

Crime Trends in Elgin, Illinois (2007-2008)

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 cities like Elgin, Illinois (2007-2008)

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

Elgin, Illinois law enforcement agencies report their statistics to the FBI UCR program. The FBI has noted the following deviations from their data quality guidelines:

  • In 2007-2008, the data collection methodology for the offense of forcible rape used by the Illinois and the Minnesota state UCR Programs (with the exception of Rockford, Illinois and Minneapolis and St. Paul, Minnesota) does not comply with national UCR Program guidelines. Consequently, their figures for forcible rape and violent crime (of which forcible rape is a part) are not published in these graphs.
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