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Bolingbrook Crime Rate Drops for Fourth Straight Year

See whether murder, rape, arson, burglary and more increased or decreased in Bolingbrook from 2010 to 2011.

Bolingbrook Crime Rate Drops for Fourth Straight Year

Bolingbrook’s crime rate dropped for the fourth straight year, according to crime statistics recently released by the FBI.

Once riddled with a 25.09 crime rate in 2001, the village has seen its rate decrease to 18.86 in 2011.

The crime rate is the number of violent crimes that occur per 1,000 residents and is calculated by dividing the village’s total population by number of violent crimes (murder, rape, robbery, assault), property crimes (burglary, larceny, car theft) and arson.

Incidents of thefts and arson decreased from 2010 to 2011. Murder stayed constant, and rape, robbery, battery, burglary and vehicle theft increased. 

Here’s a breakdown of the numbers:

Crime2008200920102011Murder 0 4 1 1 Rape 31 37 12 25 Robbery 64 41 12 49 Battery 126 106 80 86 Burglary 194 201 163 261 Theft 969 914 1,053 915 Vehicle Theft 58 62 40 45 Arson 3 6 8 6TOTAL1,445 1,371 1,396 1388 Population 70,977 71,403 73,366 73,587Crime Rate20.36 19.2 19 18.86

*This data was listed as aggravated assault, not battery. 

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