6 Chicagoland suburbs among 2016’s 100 safest cities in U.S.

by Peter Thomas Ricci


Six Chicagoland suburbs are among the 100 safest communities in the country, according to a ranking from SafeWise.

Basing its analysis on FBI statistics of violent and property crime, along with research on local initiatives in public safety, public health and educational offerings, SafeWise ranked Campton Hills, Western Springs, Lindenhurst, Channahon, Lake in the Hills and Bartlett in its top 100.

Below, our chart breaks down the position of those 16 areas, along with their local crime stats:

Town National Rank Violent Crimes per 1,000 Property Crimes per 1,000
Campton Hills 10 0.18 3
Western Springs 16 0.15 3.33
Lindenhurst 25 0.48 3.65
Channahon 62 0.32 4.84
Lake in the Hills 76 0.59 4.84
Bartlett 93 0.33 5.64

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