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130%
Total crime NAT. AVG.
166%
Violent crime NAT. AVG.
123%
Property crime NAT. AVG.
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Date & Last Updated: This data reflects the 2022 calendar year and was released from the FBI in September, 2023; this is the most current data available.
StatisticReportedincidents/100k peopleCalumet Park/100k peopleIllinois/100k peopleNational/100k people
Total crime358n/a (estimate)5,3351,9702,324
Murder4n/a59.67.86.3
Rape2n/a29.848.140.0
Robbery24n/a357.684.766.1
Assault36n/a536.4146.7268.2
Violent crime66n/a (estimate)983287370
Burglary41n/a610.9208.5269.8
Theft153n/a2,279.81,192.71,401.9
Vehicle theft98n/a1,460.3281.6282.7
Property crime292n/a (estimate)4,3511,6831,954

An Overview of Crime Rates in Calumet Park, IL

Looking at the most recent crime report, the crime rate in Calumet Park is 129.5% higher than the national average. These crimes fall into two primary categories: violent and property. Violent crimes encompass murder, rape, robbery and assault, while property crimes involve theft, vehicle theft and burglary. In Calumet Park, there were 66 reported violent crimes, equivalent to 983 per 100,000 individuals, 165.9% higher than the national average. Additionally, there were 292 property crimes, amounting to 4351 per 100,000 residents, 122.6% higher than the U.S. average.

With a total of 5335 crimes per 100,000 people, the Calumet Park crime rates stand at 129.52 higher than the national average. Consequently, the area grapples with one of the nation's highest total crime rates. Addressing this challenge is crucial for enhancing the safety and livability in Calumet Park, making it a priority to reduce crime through community engagement, effective law enforcement, and collaborative efforts to secure a better future for residents and prospective residents.

Calumet Park ranks among the most perilous cities in the United States, bearing a violent crime rate of 983 per 100,000 people, positioning it within the lowest 10% of all U.S. cities reporting crime statistics. The odds of falling victim to violent crime in Calumet Park stand at 1 in every 102 residents, emphasizing the pressing need for enhanced safety measures and community engagement to address this significant concern.

Although murder rates are essentially half of what they used to be 30+ years ago, some cities still struggle with higher rates than others. Calumet Park is one of those cities. In the last reported crime year, there were a total of 4 murders in Calumet Park, which equates to 60 murders per 100,000 people. This results in Calumet Park being a very dangerous place to live.

Calumet Park reports one of the nation's highest property crime rates, with 4351 incidents per 100,000 people, positioning it among the worst 10% of American cities reporting crime. This unfortunate statistic translates to a 1 in 23 chance of falling victim to property crime in Calumet Park, significantly surpassing the national average. These figures underscore the city's challenges in combating property-related offenses, necessitating a concerted effort to enhance security and community safety.

The occurrence of vehicle thefts has been increasing nationwide, and Calumet Park faces one of the highest vehicle theft rates in the United States. In the latest reported crime year, there were a reported 98 vehicle thefts, translating to 1460 stolen vehicles per 100,000 residents. This places Calumet Park in the bottom 10% among all cities, signifying that 90% of cities have less stolen vehicles. The likelihood of experiencing a vehicle theft is 1 in 69.

What Do the Locals Say About Crime in Calumet Park?

What do the local residents think about crime in Calumet Park? Well, based on a recent survey of 7 people (conducted by AreaVibes), 57% of Calumet Park residents said that there was virtually no crime and that they felt safe walking at night. Another 43% of respondents said that there was too much crime in the area and they did not feel safe walking alone at night.

Is Calumet Park a Safe Place to Live?

Before you decide to relocate, it’s always good to ask yourself “Is Calumet Park a safe place to live?” Although the answer might not be that simple, as some areas are safer than others, getting a good feel for the overall rate of crime can definitely be helpful. Overall, the Calumet Park crime rate is 130% higher than the national average. If we break that down daily, that translates into 0.98 crimes per day - 0.18 violent crimes and 0.8 property crimes.

Potential Causes for Crime in Calumet Park

Calumet Park reports an unemployment rate of 6.3%, contrasting with the national average of 4.7%. Constrained employment opportunities or a prevalence of low-paying positions can contribute to elevated rates of unemployment and underemployment. Areas where individuals contend with joblessness or insufficient wages may display heightened susceptibility to an increase in criminal activities attributed to economic insecurity. Conversely, regions characterized by robust employment rates often witness a decrease in overall Calumet Park crime rates.

High population density areas are often large urban centers with diverse economic opportunities. These areas can exacerbate income inequality, with pockets of poverty existing alongside affluence. Areas with economic disparities may experience higher property crimes and, in some cases, violent crimes. On the other hand, areas with low population density tend to see lower Calumet Park crime rates. The population density in Calumet Park is 7503.7 people per square mile, while the national average is 90.6 people per square mile.

High rental costs can limit economic mobility, making it difficult for individuals to save money, invest in education, or access better job opportunities. This can perpetuate a cycle of poverty and increase the risk of involvement in criminal activities. In summary, high rental costs can create economic challenges, overcrowding, and neighborhood dynamics that may increase the likelihood of certain types of crime, particularly property crimes. In Calumet Park, the average rental rates are $922 per month, compared to the national average of $949.

Calumet Park crime map



The Calumet Park crime map provides a detailed overview of all crimes in Calumet Park as reported by the local law enforcement agencies. Based on the color coded legend above, the crime map outlines the areas with lower crime compared to the areas with higher crime. The Calumet Park crime heat map offers insight into the total crimes on a block group level. Please note that the red areas on the Calumet Park crime map does not always indicate that it is a dangerous area for its residents. Areas on the heat map could be inflated if they are located in high traffic areas like airports, sports centers or large parks. Other areas on the heat map could see increased crime rates if they are located in major tourist areas like the downtown core.
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Crime Quick Facts

  • Calumet Park crime rates are 130% higher than the national average
  • Violent crimes in Calumet Park are 166% higher than the national average
  • In Calumet Park you have a 1 in 19 chance of becoming a victim of crime
  • Calumet Park is safer than 3% of the cities in the United States
  • Year over year crime in Calumet Park has increased by 125%

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        Daily Crime In Calumet Park (per 100,000 people)

        The graph above looks at the comparison of crimes committed in Calumet Park on a daily basis (per 100,000 people) to crimes committed throughout the state of Illinois and the USA. According to the latest crime statistics, daily crimes in Calumet Park (which include property crimes as well as violent crimes), when compared to Illinois, are 2.71 times more than the state average and 2.30 times more than than national average. Violent crimes committed in Calumet Park on a daily basis are 3.42 times more than than Illinois average and 2.66 times more than the average nationwide. Daily property crime rates in Calumet Park are 2.59 times more than the daily state average and 2.23 times more than the daily national numbers.

        How Safe is Calumet Park (higher is better)

        Is Calumet Park 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 Calumet Park to other cities in the state and across the country, Calumet Park is 0% safer than other cities of Illinois and 3% safer than other cities in the nation. Calumet Park has a ranks below average in comparison to other cities in the country.

        Chance of Being A Victim of Crime in Calumet Park

        The chance of being a victim of violent crime in Calumet Park is 1 in 102
        The chance of being a victim of property crime in Calumet Park is 1 in 23
        The chance of being a victim of crime in Calumet Park is 1 in 19
        Are you at risk of becoming a victim of crime in Calumet Park, Illinois? If you reside in Calumet Park, then there is a 1 in 102 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 23. These types of crime include burglary, petty theft, and theft of motor vehicles. Altogether, there is a 1 in 19 risk that you will become a victim of crime in Calumet Park.

        Year Over Year Crime In Calumet Park (per 100,000 people)

        An ideal indicator of whether Calumet Park 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 Calumet Park has increased by 94% and the rate of property crime in Calumet Park has increased by 134%. The total crime rate in Calumet Park has increased by 125% year to year.

        Calumet Park police department

        Item Calumet Park Illinois National
        Law enforcement employees (officers & civilians)3130,690558,732
        Police officers & civilians /1000 residentsn/a2.63.3

        Sex offenders in Illinois

        State Total offenders Illinois /100K National /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.

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        Source: The Calumet Park, IL crime data displayed above is derived from the FBI's uniform crime reports for the year of 2022. 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.