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Kane County, Illinois Crime Statistics

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

Total Crime

Between 1999 and 2008 there were 43,827 total crimes reported in Kane County, Illinois (5,476 of them violent). Of the 4,383 crimes that occur a year in Kane County, almost half happen less than a mile from home. On average, someone is a victim of a crime in Kane County, Illinois 13 times a day.

Crime Trends

During the previous 10 years, crime data were available in Kane County, Illinois for all 10 years. Over that interval, reported crime in Kane County increased by 29 percent. Over that same time frame, violent crime increased by 20 percent. Overall, the crime numbers reveal a gradual increase in crime over the last 10 years in Kane County. If the current trend continues, predicted crime numbers could hit more than five thousand for Kane County, Illinois in 2009.

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

Remember that these graphs show reported crime figures and some step offs in crime numbers may be the result of changes in reporting, not actual changes in crime rates.

Crime Comparisons

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

Visitors are cautioned against interpreting ranking data to determine 'how dangerous' a certain location is, as many factors, including episodic events, or differences in crime reporting and methodology can skew rankings. Click on the individual graph bars to see crime figures in these locations.

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Crime Data Information

Kane County, Illinois law enforcement agencies report their statistics to the FBI UCR program. The data reported for Kane 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.