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 surrounding metro areas.


Crime Whiteside, IL Quad Cities


Illinois United States
Violent Crime 3 6 6 6 4
Property Crime 3 5 6 4 4


Source: Sterling’s Best Places

Violent crime includes: Murder and non-negligent 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