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Total crime 81%
Violent crime 77%
Property crime 82%
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 peopleForest Lake/100k peopleIllinois/100k peopleNational/100k people
Total crime0n/a (estimate)475 (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)86 (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)389 (estimate)1,8472,110

Key findings

  • Forest Lake crime rates are 81% lower than the national average
  • Violent crimes in Forest Lake are 77% lower than the national average
  • In Forest Lake you have a 1 in 211 chance of becoming a victim of crime
  • Forest Lake is safer than 85% of the cities in the United States
  • Year over year crime in Forest Lake has decreased by 4%

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      Daily Crime In Forest Lake (per 100,000 people)

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      Chance of Being A Victim of Crime in Forest Lake

      The chance of being a victim of violent crime in Forest Lake is 1 in 1166
      The chance of being a victim of property crime in Forest Lake is 1 in 258
      The chance of being a victim of crime in Forest Lake is 1 in 211

      Year Over Year Crime In Forest Lake (per 100,000 people)

      Forest Lake police department

      ItemForest LakeIllinoisNational
      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.

      Nearby Cities With Low Crime Rates

      City, StatePopulationViolent crime/100k peopleProperty crime/100k peopleTotal crime/100k people
      Tower Lakes, IL1,149000
      McCullom Lake, IL1,0119999198
      Hawthorn Woods, IL7,59023185208
      Inverness, IL7,8440242242
      Prairie Grove, IL1,70457259316
      Lindenhurst, IL14,38035294329
      Sleepy Hollow, IL3,3380336336
      Forest Lake, IL1,74386389475

      Cities with similar population

      City, StatePopulationViolent crime/100k peopleProperty crime/100k peopleTotal crime/100k people
      Glen Lyon, PA1,743157718874
      Williamsport, IN1,743157835993
      Sparta, GA1,7435798271,406
      Clearwater, MN1,74396846942
      Merritt Park, NY1,74276291367
      Forest Lake, IL1,74386389475
      Source: The Forest Lake, 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.