Reported Annual Crime In Chicago Heights

StatisticReportedincidents/100k peopleChicago Heights/100k peopleIllinois/100k peopleNational/100k people
Total crime980n/a (estimate)3,2372,4852,837
StatisticReportedincidents/100k peopleChicago Heights/100k peopleIllinois/100k peopleNational/100k people
Murder6n/a19.88.25.3
Rape28n/a92.538.340.4
Robbery74n/a244.4139.3102.8
Assault67n/a221.3250.5248.5
Violent crime175n/a (estimate)578436386
Burglary126n/a416.2374.9468.9
Theft597n/a1,972.11,518.61,745.0
Vehicle theft82n/a270.9155.5236.9
Property crime805n/a (estimate)2,6592,0492,451
The table above offers a complete overview of all reported annual crimes in Chicago Heights, IL. The total number of reported crimes in Chicago Heights, IL is shown and for comparison purposes, each crime is also displayed based on the number of crimes per 100,000 people. The crimes are also broken down into two categories; violent crimes and property crimes. The table shows that the overall Chicago Heights, IL crime rate is 30% higher than the Illinois average and is 14% higher than the national average. Looking at violent crime specifically, Chicago Heights, IL has a violent crime rate that is 32% higher than the Illinois average and 50% higher than the national average. For property crime, Chicago Heights, IL is 30% higher than the Illinois average and 9% higher than the national average.

Nearby Cities With Low Crime Rates

City, StatePopulationViolent crime/100k peopleProperty crime/100k peopleTotal crime/100k people
Peotone, IL4,122170316486
Palos Hills, IL17,58491478569
Beecher, IL4,56867582649
Willowbrook CDP, IL2,048120565686
Orland Hills, IL7,25255634689
Palos Park, IL4,91941654695
Palos Heights, IL12,57216693709
Chicago Heights, IL30,4105782,6593,237

Did you know?

  • The overall crime rate in Chicago Heights is 14% higher than the national average.
  • For every 100,000 people, there are 8.87 daily crimes that occur in Chicago Heights.
  • Chicago Heights is safer than 16% of the cities in the United States.
  • In Chicago Heights you have a 1 in 31 chance of becoming a victim of any crime.
  • The number of total year over year crimes in Chicago Heights has decreased by 11%.

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Daily Crime In Chicago Heights (per 100,000 people)

The graph above illustrates the number of daily crimes in Chicago Heights, IL per 100,000 people. For comparison purposes, the number of daily crimes is also reported for Illinois and on a national level. In Chicago Heights, IL the total number of daily crimes is 1.30 times more than the Illinois average and 1.14 times more than the national average. The number of daily violent crimes in Chicago Heights, IL is 1.32 times more than the Illinois average and 1.50 times more than the national average. With regards to property crimes, Chicago Heights, IL has a daily crime rate that is 1.30 times more than the Illinois average and 1.09 times more than the national average.

How Safe is Chicago Heights (higher is better)

Are people any safer living in the Chicago Heights, IL area in comparison to other Illinois communities and all other cities throughout the United States? The evidence provided by these graphs show Chicago Heights, IL being safer than 7% of cities in Illinois and 16% of cities across the United States as a whole. This is evident by tracking Illinois cities as well as all US cities over a one year period to contrast crime statistics as they relate to Chicago Heights, IL. In conclusion, Chicago Heights, IL now ranks below average in comparison to all United States cities.

Chance of Being A Victim of Crime in Chicago Heights

The chance of being a victim of violent crime in Chicago Heights is 1 in 173
The chance of being a victim of property crime in Chicago Heights is 1 in 38
The chance of being a victim of crime in Chicago Heights is 1 in 31
Wondering what the chances are that you fall victim to a crime in Chicago Heights, IL? The illustrations above show how likely you are to become a victim of violent crime, property crime or any crime. In Chicago Heights, IL you have a 1 in 173 chance of becoming a victim of violent crime. Violent crimes include murder, rape, robbery and assault. With regards to property crime, you have a 1 in 38 chance of becoming a victim. Property crimes include burglary, theft and vehicle theft. Overall, you have a 1 in 31 chance of becoming a victim of crime in Chicago Heights, IL.

Year Over Year Crime In Chicago Heights (per 100,000 people)

An analysis of year to year crime rates in Chicago Heights, IL is a useful indicator of whether the area is becoming a safer area to live or a more dangerous area. In the above graph, you can see that the year to year crime rates are shown for the total crime, property crime, and violent crime per 100,000 people. The amount of violent crime in Chicago Heights, IL has decreased by 11%, the amount of property crime in Chicago Heights, IL has decreased by 11%, and the total amount of crime in Chicago Heights, IL has decreased by 12% year to year.

Chicago Heights police department

ItemChicago HeightsIllinoisNational
Law enforcement employees (officers & civilians)10330,690556,527
Police officers & civilians /1000 residentsn/a2.63.3

Sex offenders in Illinois

StateTotal offendersIllinois /100KNational /100K
Illinois26,115212222
There are a total of 26,115 sex offenders in Illinois. This yields a total of 212 sex offenders in Illinois per 100,000 residents which is 5% less than the national average.

Cities with similar population

City, StatePopulationViolent crime/100k peopleProperty crime/100k peopleTotal crime/100k people
Des Moines, WA30,4033744,1054,479
Ithaca, NY30,3992332,8903,122
Miami Lakes, FL30,396991,8891,989
Clearfield, UT30,361942,1572,251
North Royalton, OH30,3531871,6031,790
Chicago Heights, IL30,4105782,6593,237
Source: The Chicago Heights, IL crime data displayed above is derived from the FBI's uniform crime reports for the year of 2016. The crime report encompasses more than 18,000 city and state law enforcement agencies reporting data on property and violent crimes. The uniform crime reports program represents approximately 309 million American residents, which results in 98% coverage of metropolitan statistical areas.