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Total crime 44%
Violent crime 34%
Property crime 46%
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.
Crime data for this area is not available from the FBI. Either data from local enforcement agencies is applied or estimates are created based on demographic data including, but not limited to: home prices, income per capita and population density.
StatisticReportedincidents/100k peopleFord Heights/100k peopleIllinois/100k peopleNational/100k people
Total crime0n/a (estimate)1,396 (estimate)2,2532,489
Murdern/an/an/a6.65.0
Rapen/an/an/a48.042.6
Robberyn/an/an/a98.481.6
Assaultn/an/an/a254.0250.2
Violent crimen/an/a (estimate)252 (estimate)407379
Burglaryn/an/an/a271.7340.5
Theftn/an/an/a1,426.61,549.5
Vehicle theftn/an/an/a148.2219.9
Property crimen/an/a (estimate)1,144 (estimate)1,8472,110

Key findings

  • Ford Heights crime rates are 44% lower than the national average
  • Violent crimes in Ford Heights are 34% lower than the national average
  • In Ford Heights you have a 1 in 72 chance of becoming a victim of crime
  • Ford Heights is safer than 50% of the cities in the United States
  • Year over year crime in Ford Heights has decreased by 4%

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      Daily Crime In Ford Heights (per 100,000 people)

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      Chance of Being A Victim of Crime in Ford Heights

      The chance of being a victim of violent crime in Ford Heights is 1 in 397
      The chance of being a victim of property crime in Ford Heights is 1 in 88
      The chance of being a victim of crime in Ford Heights is 1 in 72

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

      Ford Heights police department

      ItemFord HeightsIllinoisNational
      Law enforcement employees (officers & civilians)n/a30,690558,732
      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.

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      Palos Park, IL4,93421336357
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      Palos Hills, IL17,545111659769
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      Ford Heights, IL2,7752521,1441,396

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      Ford Heights, IL2,7752521,1441,396
      Source: The Ford 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.