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Total crime 66%
Violent crime 90%
Property crime 62%
Date & Last Updated: This data reflects the 2018 calendar year and was released from the FBI in September, 2019; this is the most current data available.
StatisticReportedincidents/100k peopleArlington Heights/100k peopleIllinois/100k peopleNational/100k people
Total crime656n/a (estimate)8672,3372,580
Murder0n/a0.06.95.0
Rape10n/a13.246.042.6
Robbery6n/a7.9111.586.2
Assault12n/a15.9239.7246.8
Violent crime28n/a (estimate)37404381
Burglary68n/a89.8306.7376.0
Theft535n/a706.81,472.31,594.6
Vehicle theft25n/a33.0153.8228.9
Property crime628n/a (estimate)8301,9332,200

Key findings

  • Arlington Heights crime rates are 66% lower than the national average
  • Violent crimes in Arlington Heights are 90% lower than the national average
  • In Arlington Heights you have a 1 in 116 chance of becoming a victim of crime
  • Arlington Heights is safer than 86% of the cities in the United States
  • Year over year crime in Arlington Heights has decreased by 6%

Arlington Heights crime map

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The Arlington Heights crime map provides a detailed overview of all crimes in Arlington Heights as reported by the local law enforcement agency. Based on the color coded legend above, the crime map outlines the areas with lower crime compared to the areas with higher crime. The Arlington Heights crime heat map offers insight into the total crimes on a block group level.

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

      The graph above illustrates the number of daily crimes in Arlington Heights, IL per 100,000 people. In Arlington Heights, the total number of daily crimes is 2.70 times less than the Illinois average and 2.98 times less than the national average. The number of daily violent crimes in Arlington Heights is 10.92 times less than the Illinois average and 10.29 times less than the national average. With regards to property crimes, Arlington Heights has a daily crime rate that is 2.33 times less than the Illinois average and 2.65 times less than the national average.

      How Safe is Arlington Heights (higher is better)

      Is Arlington Heights safe in comparison to other cities in the state of Illinois as well as in comparison to the rest of the areas across the United States. Using the gauges above, which compare crime in Arlington Heights to other cities in the state and across the country, Arlington Heights is 79% safer than other cities of Illinois and 86% safer than other cities in the nation. Arlington Heights has a ranks above average in comparison to other cities in the country.

      Chance of Being A Victim of Crime in Arlington Heights

      The chance of being a victim of violent crime in Arlington Heights is 1 in 2704
      The chance of being a victim of property crime in Arlington Heights is 1 in 121
      The chance of being a victim of crime in Arlington Heights is 1 in 116
      Are you at risk of becoming a victim of crime in Arlington Heights, Illinois? If you reside in Arlington Heights, then there is a 1 in 2704 chance that you will experience a violent crime. These types of crimes may include homicide, sexual assault, robbery, and physical assault. Your risk of being a victim of property crime is 1 in 121. These types of crime include burglary, petty theft, and theft of motor vehicles. Altogether, there is a 1 in 116 risk that you will become a victim of crime in Arlington Heights.

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

      An ideal indicator of whether Arlington Heights is becoming a safer or more dangerous place to live can be done by analyzing the year over year crime rates per 100,000 people. Year over year violent crime in Arlington Heights has decreased by 36% and the rate of property crime in Arlington Heights has decreased by 4%. The total crime rate in Arlington Heights has decreased by 6% year to year.

      Arlington Heights police department

      ItemArlington HeightsIllinoisNational
      Law enforcement employees (officers & civilians)13530,690558,732
      Police officers & civilians /1000 residents1.82.63.3
      There are a total of 135 Arlington Heights police officers. This results in 1.8 police officers per 1,000 residents which is 32.4% less than the Illinois average and 45% less than the National average.

      Sex offenders in Illinois

      StateTotal offendersIllinois /100KNational /100K
      Illinois32,213263266
      There are a total of 32,213 sex offenders in Illinois. This yields a total of 263 sex offenders in Illinois per 100,000 residents which is 1% less than the national average.

      Nearby Cities With Low Crime Rates

      City, StatePopulationViolent crime/100k peopleProperty crime/100k peopleTotal crime/100k people
      Wayne, IL2,5130205205
      Prairie Grove, IL1,70457271328
      Port Barrington, IL1,49063300363
      North Barrington, IL2,97263303367
      Knollwood, IL1,72974354428
      Green Oaks, IL3,83277368445
      Deer Park, IL3,40977368445
      Arlington Heights, IL75,72137830867

      Cities with similar population

      City, StatePopulationViolent crime/100k peopleProperty crime/100k peopleTotal crime/100k people
      Albany, GA75,6571,1145,1026,217
      Auburn, WA75,6074374,0474,484
      Upland, CA75,8513742,6753,050
      Kalamazoo, MI75,8851,3265,0326,358
      Evanston, IL75,4721872,2762,463
      Arlington Heights, IL75,72137830867
      Source: The Arlington Heights, IL crime data displayed above is derived from the FBI's uniform crime reports for the year of 2018. 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.