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Total crime 66%
Violent crime 88%
Property crime 62%
Date & Last Updated: This data reflects the 2019 calendar year and was released from the FBI in September, 2020; this is the most current data available.
StatisticReportedincidents/100k peopleArlington Heights/100k peopleIllinois/100k peopleNational/100k people
Total crime633n/a (estimate)8412,2532,489
Murder2n/a2.76.65.0
Rape9n/a12.048.042.6
Robbery7n/a9.398.481.6
Assault15n/a19.9254.0250.2
Violent crime33n/a (estimate)44407379
Burglary41n/a54.5271.7340.5
Theft539n/a716.31,426.61,549.5
Vehicle theft20n/a26.6148.2219.9
Property crime600n/a (estimate)7971,8472,110

Key findings

  • Arlington Heights crime rates are 66% lower than the national average
  • Violent crimes in Arlington Heights are 88% lower than the national average
  • In Arlington Heights you have a 1 in 119 chance of becoming a victim of crime
  • Arlington Heights is safer than 84% of the cities in the United States
  • Year over year crime in Arlington Heights has decreased by 3%

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 2.68 times less than the Illinois average and 2.96 times less than the national average. The number of daily violent crimes in Arlington Heights is 9.28 times less than the Illinois average and 8.65 times less than the national average. With regards to property crimes, Arlington Heights has a daily crime rate that is 2.32 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 76% safer than other cities of Illinois and 84% 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 2281
      The chance of being a victim of property crime in Arlington Heights is 1 in 126
      The chance of being a victim of crime in Arlington Heights is 1 in 119
      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 2281 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 126. These types of crime include burglary, petty theft, and theft of motor vehicles. Altogether, there is a 1 in 119 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 increased by 19% and the rate of property crime in Arlington Heights has decreased by 4%. The total crime rate in Arlington Heights has decreased by 3% 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
      Tower Lakes, IL1,149000
      Wayne, IL2,51341165206
      Hawthorn Woods, IL7,59023185208
      Inverness, IL7,8440242242
      Prairie Grove, IL1,70457259316
      Port Barrington, IL1,49063287350
      North Barrington, IL2,97264290353
      Arlington Heights, IL75,72144797841

      Cities with similar population

      City, StatePopulationViolent crime/100k peopleProperty crime/100k peopleTotal crime/100k people
      Albany, GA75,6571,0534,6035,657
      Auburn, WA75,6073813,4783,859
      Upland, CA75,8513852,3532,738
      Kalamazoo, MI75,8851,2354,6575,892
      Evanston, IL75,4721552,6162,771
      Arlington Heights, IL75,72144797841
      Source: The Arlington Heights, IL crime data displayed above is derived from the FBI's uniform crime reports for the year of 2019. 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.