Wheaton, il home of U-Stor-It Self Storage

Wheaton, IL. One of America’s Safest Cities.

Last year, NeighborhoodScout performed a study to rank the Top 100 Safest Cities in the U.S. We are proud to say that we serve #31 on this list, Wheaton IL! Now you may be thinking, “Thirty-One? That’s not so impressive.” Well to put it into perspective, considering the United States has 35,000 cities and towns, Wheaton is actually in the .089th percentile when it comes to safety. In addition, they have also found Wheaton, IL to have an overall crime rate that is 71% lower than other communities in Illinois.

So you may be asking yourself, how NeighborhoodScout is able to rank 35,000 cities? They take into account a city’s population and the type of crimes per thousand residents, as well as the active law enforcement agencies in the U.S. (municipal police, county sheriff, park and port police, campus police, etc.)

Chance of becoming a Victim of a Crime
Wheaton, IL: 1 in 109
America Overall: 1 in 32

NeighborhoodScout was even able to separate violent crime and property crime to provide the most accurate representation of Wheaton. The combination of the two, labeled under the blanket term “crime,” can often be skewed by certain metrics. Below is an example of how they are separated.

Violent Crime: armed robbery, assault, rape, and murder.
Chance of becoming a Victim of a Property Crime in Wheaton, IL
1 in 1578.

Property Crime: burglary, motor vehicle theft, victim of arson, or larceny.
Chance of becoming a Victim of a Property Crime in Wheaton, IL
1 in 118.

For those of you in living in Wheaton, surely you are as proud as we are to call Wheaton home! Hopefully these statistics did not frighten you, but if they did, you may want to consider relocating to Zionsville, Indiana – listed as America’s Safest City. If you’d like to find out more about Wheaton’s rating or any other city on the list, check out the links below!


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