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Total crime 25%
Violent crime 129%
Property crime 51%
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 peopleChicago Heights/100k peopleIllinois/100k peopleNational/100k people
Total crime579n/a (estimate)1,9412,3372,580
Murder2n/a6.76.95.0
Rape32n/a107.346.042.6
Robbery106n/a355.3111.586.2
Assault120n/a402.3239.7246.8
Violent crime260n/a (estimate)872404381
Burglaryn/an/an/a306.7376.0
Theft214n/a717.41,472.31,594.6
Vehicle theft105n/a352.0153.8228.9
Property crime319n/a (estimate)1,0691,9332,200

Key findings

  • Chicago Heights crime rates are 25% lower than the national average
  • Violent crimes in Chicago Heights are 129% higher than the national average
  • In Chicago Heights you have a 1 in 52 chance of becoming a victim of crime
  • Chicago Heights is safer than 11% of the cities in the United States
  • Year over year crime in Chicago Heights has decreased by 40%

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The Chicago Heights crime map provides a detailed overview of all crimes in Chicago 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 Chicago Heights crime heat map offers insight into the total crimes on a block group level.

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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. In Chicago Heights, the total number of daily crimes is 1.20 times less than the Illinois average and 1.33 times less than the national average. The number of daily violent crimes in Chicago Heights is 2.16 times more than the Illinois average and 2.29 times more than the national average. With regards to property crimes, Chicago Heights has a daily crime rate that is 1.81 times less than the Illinois average and 2.06 times less than the national average.

      How Safe is Chicago Heights (higher is better)

      Are people any safer living in Chicago Heights in comparison to other Illinois communities and all other areas throughout the United States? When we look at all cities across America, is Chicago Heights safe? The evidence provided by these graphs show Chicago Heights being safer than 5% of cities in Illinois and 11% of cities across the United States. 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. In conclusion, Chicago Heights ranks below average compared to the rest of the United States.

      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 115
      The chance of being a victim of property crime in Chicago Heights is 1 in 94
      The chance of being a victim of crime in Chicago Heights is 1 in 52
      Wondering what the chances are that you fall victim to a crime in Chicago Heights? In Chicago Heights, IL you have a 1 in 115 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 94 chance of becoming a victim. Property crimes include burglary, theft and motor vehicle theft. Overall, you have a 1 in 52 chance of becoming a victim of crime in Chicago Heights.

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

      An analysis of year to year crime rates in Chicago Heights, Illinois (per 100,000 people) is a useful indicator of whether the area is becoming a safer or a more dangerous place to live. The amount of violent crime in Chicago Heights has increased by 51%, the amount of property crime in Chicago Heights has decreased by 60%, and the total amount of crime in Chicago Heights has decreased by 40% year over year.

      Chicago Heights police department

      ItemChicago HeightsIllinoisNational
      Law enforcement employees (officers & civilians)10330,690558,732
      Police officers & civilians /1000 residentsn/a2.63.3

      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
      Lowell, IN9,42310216227
      Palos Hills, IL17,545104484588
      Peotone, IL4,14672554626
      Beecher, IL4,26489557646
      St. John, IN15,77717630647
      Lake Dalecarlia, IN1,508106605711
      Glenwood, IL8,853124620745
      Chicago Heights, IL30,3498721,0691,941

      Cities with similar population

      City, StatePopulationViolent crime/100k peopleProperty crime/100k peopleTotal crime/100k people
      Lake Stevens, WA30,3521881,0631,251
      Jamestown, NY30,3457732,7803,553
      Morgantown, WV30,3642661,6201,886
      Manchester, CT30,3641742,2032,377
      Plainfield, IN30,3182762,3582,635
      Chicago Heights, IL30,3498721,0691,941
      Source: The Chicago 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.