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Joliet, Illinois Crime Statistics

This page contains crime numbers for Joliet, Illinois. You can take a look at the breakdown of crime by type, changes to crime figures over time, and see how Joliet compares to similar locations. If you are interested in seeing public records information for Joliet, Illinois, you can click the Public Records tab at the top.

Total Crime

Between 2001 and 2008 there were 37,837 total crimes reported in Joliet, Illinois (4,532 of them violent). Of the 4,730 crimes that happen every year in Joliet, nearly one-half occur less than one mile from home. On average, someone is a victim of a crime in Joliet, Illinois 13 times every day.

Total Crime in Joliet, Illinois (2001-2008)

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

Crime Trends

Over the preceding 10 years, crime data were available in Joliet, Illinois for 8 years. During that time frame, reported crime in Joliet has lessened by 14%. During the same interval, violent crime decreased by 28%. On the whole, the crime figures reflect a slight reduction in crime over the last 8 years in Joliet. If the current trend continues, predicted crime numbers could fall to four thousand for Joliet, Illinois in 2009.

Crime Trends in Joliet, Illinois (2001-2008)

Keep in mind that these graphs show reported crime numbers and certain sharp changes in crime figures might be the result of changes in reporting, not actual changes in crime rates.

Crime Comparisons

Crime rates per 1,000 population in cities like Joliet, Illinois (2001-2008)

Users are warned against reading into ranking data to decide 'how dangerous' a given location is, as many factors, including episodic events, or variations in crime reporting and methodology can skew rankings. Click on the individual chart bars to see crime numbers in these locations.

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Crime Data Information

Joliet, 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 2001, forcible rape figures furnished by the state Uniform Crime Reporting (UCR) Program administered by the Illinois State Police were not in accordance with national UCR guidelines; therefore, the figures were excluded from the forcible rape, Crime Index total, and Modified Crime Index total categories.
  • Limited data for 2001-2003 were available for Illinois and Kentucky.
  • In 2002, forcible rape figures furnished by the state Uniform Crime Reporting (UCR) Program administered by the Illinois State Police were not in accordance with national UCR guidelines; therefore, the figures were excluded from the forcible rape, Crime Index, and Modified Crime Index categories.
  • In 2003, forcible rape figures furnished by the state Uniform Crime Reporting (UCR) Program administered by the Illinois State Police were not in accordance with national UCR guidelines; therefore, the figures were excluded from the forcible rape and violent crime categories.
  • Limited data for 2004-2006 were available for Illinois.
  • In 2004, the data collection methodology for the offense of forcible rape used by the state Uniform Crime Reporting (UCR) Program administered by the Illinois State Police does not comply with national UCR guidelines. Consequently, their figures for forcible rape and violent crime (of which forcible rape is a part) are not included in these graphs.
  • In 2006, the data collection methodology for the offense of forcible rape used by the Illinois (with the exception of Rockford, Illinois) and the Minnesota state UCR Programs 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.
  • 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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