A
42%
Total crime NAT. AVG.
62%
Violent crime NAT. AVG.
38%
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 peopleElmwood Park/100k peopleIllinois/100k peopleNational/100k people
Total crime317n/a (estimate)1,3501,9702,324
Murder0n/a0.07.86.3
Rape7n/a29.848.140.0
Robbery12n/a51.184.766.1
Assault14n/a59.6146.7268.2
Violent crime33n/a (estimate)141287370
Burglary44n/a187.4208.5269.8
Theft203n/a864.41,192.71,401.9
Vehicle theft37n/a157.5281.6282.7
Property crime284n/a (estimate)1,2091,6831,954

An Overview of Crime Rates in Elmwood Park, IL

Crime is typically categorized into two main types: violent and property crimes. Violent crimes encompass offenses such as murder, rape, robbery, and assault, while property crimes include burglary, theft, and vehicle theft. Based on the most recent report, the Elmwood Park crime rate is lower than the national average by 41.9%. Specifically, there were 33 violent crimes in Elmwood Park, equivalent to 141 per 100,000 individuals, lower than the national average by 62%. Furthermore, Elmwood Park recorded 284 property crimes, amounting to 1209 per 100,000 residents, which was lower than the average by 38.1%.

In a remarkable testament to the city's commitment to safety, Elmwood Park reported a murder rate of 0. This could indicate that it is a very safe place to live, but also serves as an inspiration to other urban areas striving for safer communities. Examining the full crime report will provide a complete overview of all crimes - violent and property.

What Do the Locals Say About Crime in Elmwood Park?

AreaVibes has conducted polls asking local residents if they feel safe living in Elmwood Park. Based on the results of the surveys (17 responses), 71% of people felt that there was very little crime in Elmwood Park and felt safe walking alone at night. While 29% of people felt that it was not a safe place to live and did not feel safe walking alone at night.

Is Elmwood Park a Safe Place to Live?

Determining whether Elmwood Park is a place to live may not always yield a simple answer, given the city's varying safety levels across different areas. Nonetheless, comprehending the city's overall crime rate can be a valuable asset. In broad terms, Elmwood Park has an overall crime rate that is 42% lower than the national average. When we take a look at crime on a daily basis, this translates into 0.87 daily occurrences, comprising 0.09 violent crimes and 0.78 property crimes. Scrutinizing these statistics provides a foundation for a more informed assessment of the suitability of Elmwood Park as a potential place to establish residency.

Has Crime in Elmwood Park Increased Since Last Year?

Examining year-over-year crime data provides insights into short-term trends with regards to the crime activity in Elmwood Park. This analysis involves comparing crime rates from one year to the next, enabling the identification of patterns and fluctuations in crime. Such information proves invaluable to residents seeking to make well-informed decisions about their choice of residence. In the most recent year, compared to the previous one, total crime in Elmwood Park has decreased by 4.8%. Specifically, violent crime has decreased by 49.2%, while property crime has decreased by 6%. This data empowers individuals with a clearer understanding of the evolving safety landscape in Elmwood Park.

Potential Causes for Crime in Elmwood Park

Limited employment opportunities or a prevalence of low-wage jobs can result in higher rates of unemployment and underemployment. Regions where individuals grapple with joblessness or meager wages may exhibit greater vulnerability to an uptick in crime due to financial instability. While areas that have strong employment rates, often will see a reduction in overall crime. Elmwood Park, for instance, reports an unemployment rate of 3%, which differs from the national average of 4.7%.

Elmwood Park has a population density of 12719.6 people per square mile, contrasting with the national average of 90.6 people per square mile. High population density cities are often large urban hubs teeming with diverse economic opportunities. Within these environments, income disparities can become pronounced, leading to higher poverty levels. This economic divide may contribute to an uptick in property crimes and, occasionally, violent crimes. In contrast, areas characterized by low population density typically exhibit lower Elmwood Park crime rates.

The level of education within a community can impact crime rates. Higher educational attainment often correlates with lower crime rates, as it provides individuals with better job opportunities and alternatives to criminal behavior. While lower educational achievement rates tend to lead to higher crime rates. In Elmwood Park, 84.4% of people have completed high school, while 83% of people have completed high school nationally.

Elmwood Park crime map



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

  • Elmwood Park crime rates are 42% lower than the national average
  • Violent crimes in Elmwood Park are 62% lower than the national average
  • In Elmwood Park you have a 1 in 75 chance of becoming a victim of crime
  • Elmwood Park is safer than 62% of the cities in the United States
  • Year over year crime in Elmwood Park has decreased by 2%

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

        The graph above illustrates the number of daily crimes in Elmwood Park, IL per 100,000 people. In Elmwood Park, the total number of daily crimes is 1.46 times less than the Illinois average and 1.72 times less than the national average. The number of daily violent crimes in Elmwood Park is 2.04 times less than the Illinois average and 2.63 times less than the national average. With regards to property crimes, Elmwood Park has a daily crime rate that is 1.39 times less than the Illinois average and 1.62 times less than the national average.

        How Safe is Elmwood Park (higher is better)

        What are the odds that you'll be safer in Elmwood Park, Illinois compared to other areas of Illinois, as well as the rest of America? When it comes down to it, is Elmwood Park safe? In the graphs above, it shows that Elmwood Park is safer than 38% of Illinois cities, and 62% compared to all other cities across America. These statistics are calculated by taking a closer look at each city's crime rate in Illinois, as well as the rest of the US. It is then determined which cities see less crime than Elmwood Park. At this time, Elmwood Park sees a above average rate of crime in comparison to other United States cities.

        Chance of Being A Victim of Crime in Elmwood Park

        The chance of being a victim of violent crime in Elmwood Park is 1 in 712
        The chance of being a victim of property crime in Elmwood Park is 1 in 83
        The chance of being a victim of crime in Elmwood Park is 1 in 75
        Wondering what the chances are that you fall victim to a crime in Elmwood Park? In Elmwood Park, IL you have a 1 in 712 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 83 chance of becoming a victim. Property crimes include burglary, theft and motor vehicle theft. Overall, you have a 1 in 75 chance of becoming a victim of crime in Elmwood Park.

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

        An ideal indicator of whether Elmwood 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 Elmwood Park has decreased by 48% and the rate of property crime in Elmwood Park has increased by 9%. The total crime rate in Elmwood Park has decreased by 2% year to year.

        Elmwood Park police department

        Item Elmwood Park Illinois National
        Law enforcement employees (officers & civilians)4230,690558,732
        Police officers & civilians /1000 residents1.72.63.3
        There are a total of 42 Elmwood Park police officers. This results in 1.7 police officers per 1,000 residents which is 36.6% less than the Illinois average and 48.3% 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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        Source: The Elmwood 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.