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Total crime 34%
Violent crime 4%
Property crime 41%
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 peopleHarwood Heights/100k peopleIllinois/100k peopleNational/100k people
Total crime138n/a (estimate)1,6452,2532,489
Murder0n/a0.06.65.0
Rape4n/a47.748.042.6
Robbery16n/a190.798.481.6
Assault13n/a155.0254.0250.2
Violent crime33n/a (estimate)393407379
Burglary9n/a107.3271.7340.5
Theft89n/a1,061.01,426.61,549.5
Vehicle theft7n/a83.5148.2219.9
Property crime105n/a (estimate)1,2521,8472,110

Key findings

  • Harwood Heights crime rates are 34% lower than the national average
  • Violent crimes in Harwood Heights are 4% higher than the national average
  • In Harwood Heights you have a 1 in 61 chance of becoming a victim of crime
  • Harwood Heights is safer than 33% of the cities in the United States
  • Year over year crime in Harwood Heights has decreased by 9%

Harwood Heights crime map

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The Harwood Heights crime map provides a detailed overview of all crimes in Harwood Heights 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 Harwood Heights crime heat map offers insight into the total crimes on a block group level.

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

      The above illustration depicts the number of crimes committed daily in Harwood Heights, per 100,000 residents. In Harwood Heights, the total number of daily crimes is 1.37 times less than the Illinois average and 1.51 times less than the national average. Violent daily crime statistics in Harwood Heights are 1.03 times less than the Illinois average and 1.04 times more than the national average. For property crime, Harwood Heights has a daily crime rate that is 1.48 times less than the Illinois average and 1.69 times less than the daily national average.

      How Safe is Harwood Heights (higher is better)

      Are people any safer living in Harwood Heights in comparison to other Illinois communities and all other areas throughout the United States? When we look at all cities across America, is Harwood Heights safe? The evidence provided by these graphs show Harwood Heights being safer than 23% of cities in Illinois and 33% of cities across the United States. This is evident by tracking Illinois cities as well as all US cities over a one year period to contrast crime statistics as they relate to Harwood Heights. In conclusion, Harwood Heights ranks below average compared to the rest of the United States.

      Chance of Being A Victim of Crime in Harwood Heights

      The chance of being a victim of violent crime in Harwood Heights is 1 in 255
      The chance of being a victim of property crime in Harwood Heights is 1 in 80
      The chance of being a victim of crime in Harwood Heights is 1 in 61
      Are you worried about becoming a crime victim? In Harwood Heights, your chance of becoming a victim of a violent crime is 1 in 255. Types of violent crimes may include assault, robbery, rape, or murder. You also have a 1 in 80 chance of being the victim of a property crime such as vehicle theft, personal property theft, and burglary. Your overall risk of becoming a crime victim in Harwood Heights is 1 in 61.

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

      A good indicator of whether Harwood Heights is becoming a safer or a more dangerous place to live can be determined by analyzing the year over year crime rate (per 100,000 people). The number of violent crimes in Harwood Heights has increased by 26%, while the property crime rate in Harwood Heights has decreased by 16% year over year. The number of total crimes in Harwood Heights has decreased by 9% year over year.

      Harwood Heights police department

      ItemHarwood HeightsIllinoisNational
      Law enforcement employees (officers & civilians)3230,690558,732
      Police officers & civilians /1000 residents3.72.63.3
      There are a total of 32 Harwood Heights police officers. This results in 3.7 police officers per 1,000 residents which is 39.7% greater than the Illinois average and 13.7% 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

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      Golf, IL5330403403
      Deer Park, IL3,40978352429
      Justice, IL12,95732465497
      Palatine, IL69,09862453515
      Clarendon Hills, IL8,64157498555
      Prospect Heights, IL16,331106494601
      Riverwoods, IL3,75928586614
      Harwood Heights, IL8,6283931,2521,645

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      Rapid Valley, SD8,6293681,6322,000
      Angola, IN8,6243751,9942,370
      Zuni Pueblo, NM8,6351,1484,2945,442
      Incline Village, NV8,621173815988
      Riverdale, UT8,6362956,3376,632
      Harwood Heights, IL8,6283931,2521,645
      Source: The Harwood 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.