Buffalo Grove, IL crime analytics

Source & Methodology

Analytics built by:   Location, Inc.

Raw data sources:   18,000 local law enforcement agencies in the U.S.

Date(s) & Update Frequency:   Reflects 2019 calendar year; released from FBI in Sept. 2020 (latest available). Updated annually. Where is 2020 data?

Methodology:   Our nationwide meta-analysis overcomes the issues inherent in any crime database, including non-reporting and reporting errors. This is possible by associating the 9.4 million reported crimes in the U.S, including over 2 million geocoded point locations…. Read more about Scout's Crime Data

Buffalo Grove is safer than the majority of cities, towns, and villages in America (72%) and also has a lower crime rate than 67% of the communities in Illinois, according to NeighborhoodScout's analysis of FBI crime data. How risky is that? Your chance of becoming a victim in Buffalo Grove is one in 133 based on the total crime rate (violent and property crimes, combined). In America overall, your chance of becoming a victim of crime is 1 in 40. It is for these reasons that Buffalo Grove is ranked as one of the top 100 safest cities in the U.S.A.

Compared to other communities of similar population size, Buffalo Grove has a crime rate that is noticeably lower than the average. This means that for comparably sized cities all across America, Buffalo Grove is actually safer than most according to NeighborhoodScout's exclusive analysis of FBI crime data.

Now let us turn to take a look at how Buffalo Grove does for violent crimes specifically, and then how it does for property crimes. This is important because the overall crime rate can be further illuminated by understanding if violent crime or property crimes (or both) are the major contributors to the general rate of crime in Buffalo Grove.

For Buffalo Grove, NeighborhoodScout found that the violent crime rate is well below the national average for all communities of all population sizes. Violent crimes such as assault, rape, murder and armed robbery happen less often in Buffalo Grove than in most of America. One's chance of becoming a victim of a violent crime here is one in 3681, which is a violent crime rate of 0 per one thousand inhabitants.

NeighborhoodScout's analysis of property crime reveals that the property crime rate in Buffalo Grove is below average to all cities and towns in the nation. This means that you are less likely to become a victim of arson, motor vehicle theft, larceny, or burglary in Buffalo Grove than in most communities in America. Your chance of becoming a victim of property crime if you live here? Just one in 138.

Buffalo Grove Crime Data

 

Crime Index

72

(100 is safest)


Safer than 72% of U.S. Cities

Buffalo Grove Annual Crimes

  Violent Property Total

Number of Crimes

11

293

304

Crime Rate
(per 1,000 residents)

0.27

7.24

7.51

Violent Crime

Violent Crime Comparison (per 1,000 residents)

20 15 10 5 0
0.27
4.07
National Median: 4
    Buffalo Grove
    Illinois

My Chances of Becoming a Victim of a Violent Crime

1 in 3,681

in Buffalo Grove

1 in 246

in Illinois

Buffalo Grove VIOLENT CRIMES

Population: 40,494
Murder Rape Robbery Assault
Report Total 2 2 2 5
Rate per 1,000 0.05 0.05 0.05 0.12

United States VIOLENT CRIMES

Population: 328,239,523
Murder Rape Robbery Assault
Report Total 16,425 139,815 267,988 821,182
Rate per 1,000 0.05 0.43 0.82 2.50

Property Crime

Property Crime Comparison (per 1,000 residents)

100 75 50 25 0
7.24
18.46
National Median: 21
    Buffalo Grove
    Illinois

My Chances of Becoming a Victim of a Property Crime

1 in 138

in Buffalo Grove

1 in 54

in Illinois

Buffalo Grove Property CRIMES

Population: 40,494
burglary theft motor vehicle theft
Report Total 36 249 8
Rate per 1,000 0.89 6.15 0.20

United States Property CRIMES

Population: 328,239,523
burglary theft motor vehicle theft
Report Total 1,117,696 5,086,096 721,885
Rate per 1,000 3.41 15.50 2.20

Buffalo Grove Crimes Per Square Mile

200 150 100 50 0
32
31
National Median: 28.3
    Buffalo Grove
    Illinois