B+
43%
Total crime NAT. AVG.
29%
Violent crime NAT. AVG.
46%
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 peopleCrest Hill/100k peopleIllinois/100k peopleNational/100k people
Total crime268n/a (estimate)1,3271,9702,324
Murder1n/a5.07.86.3
Rape16n/a79.248.140.0
Robbery7n/a34.784.766.1
Assault29n/a143.6146.7268.2
Violent crime53n/a (estimate)262287370
Burglary23n/a113.9208.5269.8
Theft160n/a792.21,192.71,401.9
Vehicle theft32n/a158.4281.6282.7
Property crime215n/a (estimate)1,0651,6831,954

An Overview of Crime Rates in Crest Hill, IL

The Crest Hill crime rates are 42.9% lower than the national average. There are two main categories of crime - violent crime and property crime. Violent crime consists of murder, rape, robbery and assault, while property crimes include burglary, theft and vehicle theft. There were a total of 53 violent crimes in Crest Hill (262 per 100,000 people), which is 29% lower than the national average and there were a total of 215 property crimes (1065 per 100,000 residents) which is 45.5% lower than average.

Is Crest Hill a Safe Place to Live?

To get a feel for the safety of living in Crest Hill, it's essential to analyze both the overall crime rate and the daily incident count. Crest Hill presents a total crime rate that is 43% lower than the national average per 100,000 residents. Consequently, Crest Hill experiences an average of 0.73 daily crimes, comprising 0.15 violent incidents and 0.59 property-related offenses. This evaluation offers a comprehensive understanding of the safety landscape, aiding individuals in making informed decisions when considering relocation.

Has Crime in Crest Hill Increased Since Last Year?

Year-over-year crime data allows residents and potential residents to assess the crime in Crest Hill. A decrease in crime rates may indicate improving safety, while an increase could raise concerns. The year-over-year crime rate in Crest Hill has decreased by 2.6%. Violent crimes have decreased by 3.6%, while property crimes have decreased by 2.3%. By comparing crime rates from one year to the next, authorities and communities can identify trends and patterns in criminal activity. This helps in understanding whether crime is increasing, decreasing, or remaining stable over time.

Potential Causes for Crime in Crest Hill

Crest Hill has a poverty rate that stands at 12, in contrast to the national average of 15.1. Historically, a direct correlation has been observed between poverty rates and crime stats. Higher poverty rates have led to higher crime rates, while lower poverty rates have led to a reduction in Crest Hill crime rates. Income disparities and heightened poverty levels can serve as catalysts for elevated or reduced criminal activity, as individuals may or may not turn to illicit means to fulfill their basic needs. This could be one of many factors that may influence crime.

In Crest Hill, the cost of living is 2.76% higher than the national average. A substantial cost of living can burden residents, particularly those with constrained financial means. When individuals contend with steep housing expenses, grocery bills, utility costs, healthcare and essential needs that strain their budgets, they may turn to criminal activities, such as theft or fraud, as a means of financial survival. Conversely, cities characterized by a more affordable cost of living may alleviate economic pressures, which could potentially lead to decreased crime rates.

Crest Hill has an average rental rate of $1,170 per month, compared to the national average of $949. In areas with high rental costs, some individuals and families may be forced to live in overcrowded or substandard housing conditions. Overcrowding can lead to increased stress and tension, which may contribute to domestic disputes and related property or violent crimes. Addressing affordable housing and economic mobility can be important strategies for reducing crime in such areas.

Crest Hill crime map



The Crest Hill crime map provides a detailed overview of all crimes in Crest Hill 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 Crest Hill crime heat map offers insight into the total crimes on a block group level. Please note that the red areas on the Crest Hill 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

  • Crest Hill crime rates are 43% lower than the national average
  • Violent crimes in Crest Hill are 29% lower than the national average
  • In Crest Hill you have a 1 in 76 chance of becoming a victim of crime
  • Crest Hill is safer than 48% of the cities in the United States
  • Year over year crime in Crest Hill has decreased by 1%

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        Daily Crime In Crest Hill (per 100,000 people)

        The chart above shows the number of daily crimes in Crest Hill, IL per 100,000 people. In Crest Hill, the number of daily crimes is projected to be 1.48 times less than the Illinois average and 1.75 times less than the national average. The average number of daily violent crimes in Crest Hill is 1.09 times less than the Illinois average and 1.41 times less than the daily national average. With regards to property crimes, Crest Hill has a daily crime rate that is 1.58 times less than the Illinois average and 1.84 times less than the overall daily national average.

        How Safe is Crest Hill (higher is better)

        Compared to the other cities in Illinois and all other cities across the US, is Crest Hill safe? From the gauges displayed above, you will notice that Crest Hill is safer than 27% of other cities in the state of Illinois. In addition, Crest Hill is safer than 48% of cities in the entire United States. To achieve these results, all Illinois and United States cities were analyzed to determine how many locations had a lower crime rate than Crest Hill. By studying this data, it was possible to determine that Crest Hill is below average in safety when compared with other United States cities.

        Chance of Being A Victim of Crime in Crest Hill

        The chance of being a victim of violent crime in Crest Hill is 1 in 382
        The chance of being a victim of property crime in Crest Hill is 1 in 94
        The chance of being a victim of crime in Crest Hill is 1 in 76
        Are you worried about becoming a crime victim? In Crest Hill, your chance of becoming a victim of a violent crime is 1 in 382. Types of violent crimes may include assault, robbery, rape, or murder. You also have a 1 in 94 chance of being the victim of a property crime such as vehicle theft, personal property theft, and burglary. Your overall risk of becoming a crime victim in Crest Hill is 1 in 76.

        Year Over Year Crime In Crest Hill (per 100,000 people)

        A good indicator of whether Crest Hill is becoming a safer or a more dangerous place to live can be determined by analyzing the year over year crime rate (per 100,000 people). The number of violent crimes in Crest Hill has decreased by 2%, while the property crime rate in Crest Hill has decreased by 1% year over year. The number of total crimes in Crest Hill has decreased by 1% year over year.

        Crest Hill police department

        Item Crest Hill Illinois National
        Law enforcement employees (officers & civilians)2830,690558,732
        Police officers & civilians /1000 residents1.32.63.3
        There are a total of 28 Crest Hill police officers. This results in 1.3 police officers per 1,000 residents which is 49.5% less than the Illinois average and 58.9% less than the National average.

        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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        Crest Hill, IL20,3882621,0651,327

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        Crest Hill, IL20,3882621,0651,327
        Source: The Crest Hill, 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.