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Two Fox Valley Towns Make Top Five Safest Cities in Illinois

Graphic: Safewise.com

There is a lot to worry about nowadays, but if you live in Campton Hills or Elburn, crime isn’t one of them.

The website SafeWise.com put together their annual list of Illinois’s safest cities, using FBI crime data, population demographics, and their own research.

With a population of just over 11,000, Campton Hills — located adjacent to St. Charles to the west, was declared as the Land of Lincoln’s safest city. No stranger to the top of this list, Campton Hills claims the top spot for the third year in a row with a violent crime rate of just 0.1 and a 0.6 property crime rate.

Elburn, just to the south of Campton Hills, ranked 5th on the list!

Here’s the top 10:

1. Campton Hills
2. Hawthorn Woods
3. Inverness
4. Lindenhurst
5. Elburn
6. Orland Hills
7. Chester
8. Lake in the Hills
9. Gilberts
10. Huntley

When you break out the larger towns, Palatine comes in as the safest city with over 35,000 people! Here’s how the bigger towns shake out:

14. Palatine (68,000 population)
15. Bartlett (41,000)
35. Plainfield (45,000)
41. Buffalo Grove (41,000)
46. Hanover Park (38,000)
49. St. Charles (33,000)

As far as some other local cities:

42. Geneva
56. Yorkville
65. Lockport
71. West Chicago
75. Lemont
80. Oswego
82. Hinsdale
84. Bolingbrook
114. Aurora
126. Batavia
131. Elgin
133. Montgomery
138. North Aurora
166. Joliet
186. Lombard
187. Schaumburg
238. Dekalb

Naperville is not listed in the rankings. I suspect it’s because of a lack of reporting the data to the FBI, which is what was used to calculate data.

Eight of Illinois’s safest cities are newcomers this year: Hawthorn Woods, Inverness, Elburn, Orland Hills, Island Lake, Lake Forest, Glencoe, and Columbia.

See if your city made the full list.
Confused at how they came up with this? Here is their methodology.


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