Whiteside County is one of the safest places in the country. On a scale of 1 to 10, where 1 is the lowest, Whiteside’s rates for violent and property crime are lower than U.S. averages–and much lower than suburban Chicago.

Crime Whiteside, IL United States

NW Suburban Chicago

Violent Crime 1 3 5
Property Crime 2 3 5

Source: Sperling’s Best Places

Violent crime includes: Murder and nonnegligent manslaughter; forcible rape; robbery; aggravated assault. Property crime includes: Burglary; larceny-theft*; motor vehicle theft*; arson
*Thefts involve no force or threat of force against victims