Did Rockford make the "safest" list? Sorry to say, but, no we didn't, we have some work ahead of us to accomplish that goal.

However, there are a number of Illinois communities that can boast that they are "safe". Does this town look familiar? It ranks as the safest town in Illinois

Photo Courtesy of Google Earth

Our friends at the real estate site Movato conducted a study to determine the safest places to live in Illinois and ranked the TOP 10 safest Illinois communities.

The rankings were based on the following criteria based on crime statistics

  • Murder
  • Rape
  • Robbery
  • Assault
  • Burglary
  • Theft
  • Vehicle theft

The website put together this ranking because "Safety" ranks as the #1 concern for people looking to buy a new home. The first question people often as a realtor is: "How safe is the neighborhood"?

Here are your TOP 10 Safest places to live in Illinois:


  • 1. Village of Homer Glen
  • 2. Village of Buffalo Grove
  • 3. City of Geneva
  • 4. Village of Bartlett
  • 5. Village of Roselle
  • 6. Village of Lisle
  • 7. Village of Glen Ellyn
  • 8. Village of Glenview
  • 9. Village of New Lenox
  • 10. Village of Libertyville

Honorable Stateline mentions

  • 37 Algonquin
  • 39 McHenry
  • 42 Woodstock

Check out the full list Here