Reported Annual Crime In River Forest

StatisticReportedincidents/100k peopleRiver Forest/100k peopleIllinois/100k peopleNational/100k people
Total crime279n/a (estimate)2,4882,3722,860
StatisticReportedincidents/100k peopleRiver Forest/100k peopleIllinois/100k peopleNational/100k people
Murder1n/a8.95.84.9
Rape0n/a0.037.538.6
Robbery5n/a44.6115.9101.9
Assault13n/a115.9224.6237.8
Violent crime19n/a (estimate)169384373
Burglary75n/a668.7361.1491.4
Theft182n/a1,622.71,490.21,775.4
Vehicle theft3n/a26.7137.3220.2
Property crime260n/a (estimate)2,3181,9892,487
A general overview of all the annual reported crimes in River Forest, IL is displayed above. The data has been arranged to make it easier to find both the gross total of reported crimes and the number of crimes reported per 100,000 people in River Forest, IL. These statistics are further divided into two distinct categories (violent crimes and property crimes) to provide more insight to how prevalent crime is in the area. You'll find that the rate of crime in River Forest, IL averages 5% higher than the rest of Illinois while the rate of crime on a national scale is 13% lower than. You'll find that the occurrence of violent crime in River Forest, IL is 56% lower than the average rate of crime in Illinois and 55% lower than the rest of the nation. Similarly, crime involving property stands 17% higher than the remainder of the state of Illinois and 7% lower than the nation's average. Both of these statistics relate to how safe residents and businesses are while performing everyday activities in the River Forest, IL area.

Did you know?

  • The overall crime rate in River Forest is 13% lower than the national average.
  • For every 100,000 people, there are 6.82 daily crimes that occur in River Forest.
  • River Forest is safer than 52% of the cities in the United States.
  • In River Forest you have a 1 in 41 chance of becoming a victim of any crime.
  • The number of total year over year crimes in River Forest has increased by 7%.

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Daily Crime In River Forest (per 100,000 people)

The illustration above looks at the comparison of crimes committed in River Forest, IL on a daily bases (per 100,000 people) to crimes committed throughout the state of Illinois. A comparison to the average number of daily national crimes is displayed as well. According to the latest crime statistics, daily crimes in River Forest, IL (which include property crimes as well as violent crimes), when compared to Illinois state wide, are 1.05 times more than the state average and 1.15 times less than than national statistics. Violent crimes committed in River Forest, IL on a daily bases are 2.27 times less than than Illinois average and 2.20 times less than the average nationwide. Daily property crime rates in River Forest, IL are 1.17 times more than the daily state average and 1.07 times less than the daily national numbers.

How Safe is River Forest (higher is better)

When comparing the safety of River Forest, IL compared to every other city in Illinois as well as the entirety of the United States, the gauges found above illustrate that River Forest, IL ranks safer than 33% of every city located within Illinois along with 52% of the all the cities located in the United States. The results of these graphs are created after analyzing each of the cities in Illinois and in the United States as a whole. It is then established the total amount of cities that have a lower crime rate than River Forest, IL. As a result, River Forest, IL is ranked above average when compared to the majority of US cities.

Chance of Being A Victim of Crime in River Forest

The chance of being a victim of violent crime in River Forest is 1 in 591
The chance of being a victim of property crime in River Forest is 1 in 44
The chance of being a victim of crime in River Forest is 1 in 41
Are you interested in knowing the odds that you will be a crime victim in River Forest, IL? Just look at the above illustrations to see what your chances are of becoming a victim of any crime, such as property crime or violent crime, in this city. In River Forest, IL, you have a 1 in 591 chance of falling victim to a violent crime, such as rape, robbery, assault, or even murder. In terms of property crime, your chances of being a victim are 1 in 44. These crimes include theft, vehicle theft, and burglary. Your overall chance of being a victim of crime in River Forest, IL is 1 in 41.

Year Over Year Crime In River Forest (per 100,000 people)

A good indicator of whether River Forest, IL is becoming a safer or a more dangerous place to live can be determined by analyzing the year over year crime rate. In the graph above, the year over year crime rates are displayed for violent, property and total crimes per 100,000 people. The number of violent crimes in River Forest, IL has not changed, while the property crime rate in River Forest, IL has increased by 7% year over year. The number of total crimes in River Forest, IL has increased by 7% year over year.

River Forest police department

ItemRiver ForestIllinoisNational
Law enforcement employees (officers & civilians)3130,690556,527
Police officers & civilians /1000 residents2.82.63.3
There are a total of 31 River Forest police officers. This results in 2.8 police officers per 1,000 residents which is 4.3% greater than the Illinois average and 15.5% less than the National average.

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.

Nearby Cities With Low Crime Rates

City, StatePopulationViolent crime/100k peopleProperty crime/100k peopleTotal crime/100k people
Western Springs, IL13,0667314322
Golf, IL490197197394
Willow Springs, IL5,69235385420
Indian Head Park, IL3,83778442520
La Grange Park, IL13,62422577599
River Forest, IL11,2111692,3182,488

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Source: The River Forest, IL crime data displayed above is derived from the FBI's uniform crime reports for the year of 2015. 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.