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Total crime 81%
Violent crime 78%
Property crime 81%
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.
Crime data for this area is not available from the FBI, so estimates are used 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)493 (estimate)2,3372,580
Murdern/an/an/a6.95.0
Rapen/an/an/a46.042.6
Robberyn/an/an/a111.586.2
Assaultn/an/an/a239.7246.8
Violent crimen/an/a (estimate)85 (estimate)404381
Burglaryn/an/an/a306.7376.0
Theftn/an/an/a1,472.31,594.6
Vehicle theftn/an/an/a153.8228.9
Property crimen/an/a (estimate)407 (estimate)1,9332,200

Key findings

  • Forest Lake crime rates are 81% lower than the national average
  • Violent crimes in Forest Lake are 78% lower than the national average
  • In Forest Lake you have a 1 in 204 chance of becoming a victim of crime
  • Forest Lake is safer than 86% of the cities in the United States
  • Year over year crime in Forest Lake has decreased by 6%

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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 1175
      The chance of being a victim of property crime in Forest Lake is 1 in 246
      The chance of being a victim of crime in Forest Lake is 1 in 204

      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
      McCullom Lake, IL1,0119999198
      Sleepy Hollow, IL3,33860241302
      Prairie Grove, IL1,70457271328
      Third Lake, IL1,26662295356
      Port Barrington, IL1,49063300363
      North Barrington, IL2,97263303367
      Knollwood, IL1,72974354428
      Forest Lake, IL1,74385407493

      Cities with similar population

      City, StatePopulationViolent crime/100k peopleProperty crime/100k peopleTotal crime/100k people
      Clearwater, MN1,74389811901
      Williamsport, IN1,7431629231,085
      Sparta, GA1,7434878931,380
      Glen Lyon, PA1,743157762919
      Kenly, NC1,7441861,2261,411
      Forest Lake, IL1,74385407493
      Source: The Forest Lake, 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.