A recent report issued by Safewise.com ranks Channahon #16 of the 50 safest cities in Illinois. Channahon topped all other communities in Will and Grundy counties. The list was determined by the following criteria:
To make our list, a city had to have a population of over 5,000 as of 2012 and needed to meet criteria regarding both violent and property crimes, according to FBI statistics from 2012. We analyze the number of violent crimes (aggravated assault, forcible rape, murder, robbery) and property crimes (arson, burglary, larceny-theft, motor vehicle theft) and then calculate the chance of these crimes happening out of 1,000 in order to level the playing field for the different populations of each city.
For the complete listing, please see the following article by safewise: http://www.safewise.com/blog/50-safest-cities-illinois/