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Total crime 84%
Violent crime 15%
Property crime 97%
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.
StatisticReportedincidents/100k peopleForest Park/100k peopleIllinois/100k peopleNational/100k people
Total crime631n/a (estimate)4,5852,2532,489
Murder1n/a7.36.65.0
Rape9n/a65.448.042.6
Robbery23n/a167.198.481.6
Assault27n/a196.2254.0250.2
Violent crime60n/a (estimate)436407379
Burglary66n/a479.6271.7340.5
Theft466n/a3,386.41,426.61,549.5
Vehicle theft39n/a283.4148.2219.9
Property crime571n/a (estimate)4,1491,8472,110

Key findings

  • Forest Park crime rates are 84% higher than the national average
  • Violent crimes in Forest Park are 15% higher than the national average
  • In Forest Park you have a 1 in 22 chance of becoming a victim of crime
  • Forest Park is safer than 14% of the cities in the United States
  • Year over year crime in Forest Park has increased by 7%

Forest Park crime map

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The Forest Park crime map provides a detailed overview of all crimes in Forest Park as reported by the local law enforcement agency. Based on the color coded legend above, the crime map outlines the areas with lower crime compared to the areas with higher crime. The Forest Park crime heat map offers insight into the total crimes on a block group level.

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

      The graph above illustrates the number of daily crimes in Forest Park, IL per 100,000 people. In Forest Park, the total number of daily crimes is 2.03 times more than the Illinois average and 1.84 times more than the national average. The number of daily violent crimes in Forest Park is 1.07 times more than the Illinois average and 1.15 times more than the national average. With regards to property crimes, Forest Park has a daily crime rate that is 2.25 times more than the Illinois average and 1.97 times more than the national average.

      How Safe is Forest Park (higher is better)

      Compared to the other cities in Illinois and all other cities across the US, is Forest Park safe? From the gauges displayed above, you will notice that Forest Park is safer than 10% of other cities in the state of Illinois. In addition, Forest Park is safer than 14% 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 Forest Park. By studying this data, it was possible to determine that Forest Park is below average in safety when compared with other United States cities.

      Chance of Being A Victim of Crime in Forest Park

      The chance of being a victim of violent crime in Forest Park is 1 in 230
      The chance of being a victim of property crime in Forest Park is 1 in 25
      The chance of being a victim of crime in Forest Park is 1 in 22
      Wondering what the chances are that you fall victim to a crime in Forest Park? In Forest Park, IL you have a 1 in 230 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 25 chance of becoming a victim. Property crimes include burglary, theft and motor vehicle theft. Overall, you have a 1 in 22 chance of becoming a victim of crime in Forest Park.

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

      Determining whether Forest Park is becoming less or more safe for its residents (per 100,000) is most easily done by comparing year-over-year crime rates. Forest Park violent crime rates have decreased by 8%. At the same time, property crime has increased by 9% year over year. Total crimes for Forest Park has increased by 7% in the same time frame.

      Forest Park police department

      ItemForest ParkIllinoisNational
      Law enforcement employees (officers & civilians)5430,690558,732
      Police officers & civilians /1000 residents3.82.63.3
      There are a total of 54 Forest Park police officers. This results in 3.8 police officers per 1,000 residents which is 43.3% greater than the Illinois average and 16.7% greater than the National average.

      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
      Palos Park, IL4,93421336357
      Golf, IL5330403403
      Hometown, IL4,34370352422
      Justice, IL12,95732465497
      Clarendon Hills, IL8,64157498555
      La Grange Park, IL13,59645611656
      Willowbrook CDP, IL1,966120543662
      Forest Park, IL14,1374364,1494,585

      Cities with similar population

      City, StatePopulationViolent crime/100k peopleProperty crime/100k peopleTotal crime/100k people
      Jasper, AL14,1375487,6608,208
      Willowick, OH14,1312952,0672,362
      Hewitt, TX14,128879251,012
      Conway, FL14,1243031,7182,021
      Bridgetown, OH14,1502872,0142,301
      Forest Park, IL14,1374364,1494,585
      Source: The Forest Park, 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.