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Total crime 68%
Violent crime 74%
Property crime 67%
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 peopleHighland Park/100k peopleIllinois/100k peopleNational/100k people
Total crime235n/a (estimate)7942,2532,489
Murder0n/a0.06.65.0
Rape6n/a20.348.042.6
Robbery3n/a10.198.481.6
Assault20n/a67.6254.0250.2
Violent crime29n/a (estimate)98407379
Burglary47n/a158.8271.7340.5
Theft142n/a479.71,426.61,549.5
Vehicle theft17n/a57.4148.2219.9
Property crime206n/a (estimate)6961,8472,110

Key findings

  • Highland Park crime rates are 68% lower than the national average
  • Violent crimes in Highland Park are 74% lower than the national average
  • In Highland Park you have a 1 in 126 chance of becoming a victim of crime
  • Highland Park is safer than 78% of the cities in the United States
  • Year over year crime in Highland Park has increased by 6%

Highland Park crime map

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

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

      The graph above illustrates the number of daily crimes in Highland Park, IL per 100,000 people. In Highland Park, the total number of daily crimes is 2.84 times less than the Illinois average and 3.14 times less than the national average. The number of daily violent crimes in Highland Park is 4.15 times less than the Illinois average and 3.87 times less than the national average. With regards to property crimes, Highland Park has a daily crime rate that is 2.65 times less than the Illinois average and 3.03 times less than the national average.

      How Safe is Highland Park (higher is better)

      What are the odds that you'll be safer in Highland Park, Illinois compared to other areas of Illinois, as well as the rest of America? When it comes down to it, is Highland Park safe? In the graphs above, it shows that Highland Park is safer than 67% of Illinois cities, and 78% compared to all other cities across America. These statistics are calculated by taking a closer look at each city's crime rate in Illinois, as well as the rest of the US. It is then determined which cities see less crime than Highland Park. At this time, Highland Park sees a above average rate of crime in comparison to other United States cities.

      Chance of Being A Victim of Crime in Highland Park

      The chance of being a victim of violent crime in Highland Park is 1 in 1021
      The chance of being a victim of property crime in Highland Park is 1 in 144
      The chance of being a victim of crime in Highland Park is 1 in 126
      Are you curious to know the likelihood of suffering from a crime in Highland Park? If you reside in Highland Park, the likelihood that you will become a victim of a violent crime is 1 in 1021. Violent crimes include: murder, sexual assault, robbery, and physical assault. There is a 1 in 144 change that you will become a victim of a property crime. These sorts of crimes against personal property include: burglary, theft, and auto theft. In total, the likelihood of being victimized by a crime in Highland Park, is 1 in 126.

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

      The year over year crime rate per 100,000 people for Highland Park is an accurate tool for tracking the rise and fall of crime, and in determining if living in Highland Park has become safer or more dangerous. The year over year data displayed in the graph shows that violent crimes have increased by 21% in Highland Park, while property crimes in Highland Park have increased by 5%. Total crime has increased by 6% year over year.

      Highland Park police department

      ItemHighland ParkIllinoisNational
      Law enforcement employees (officers & civilians)7530,690558,732
      Police officers & civilians /1000 residents2.52.63.3
      There are a total of 75 Highland Park police officers. This results in 2.5 police officers per 1,000 residents which is 5.2% less than the Illinois average and 22.8% less 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
      Hawthorn Woods, IL7,59023185208
      Inverness, IL7,8440242242
      Third Lake, IL1,26662281343
      Golf, IL5330403403
      Knollwood, IL1,72975338412
      Green Oaks, IL3,83278352429
      Deer Park, IL3,40978352429
      Highland Park, IL29,78098696794

      Cities with similar population

      City, StatePopulationViolent crime/100k peopleProperty crime/100k peopleTotal crime/100k people
      Cedar City, UT29,7862771,8802,157
      Kent, OH29,7611011,3211,421
      Kaysville, UT29,79970838909
      Cleburne, TX29,7593271,9052,233
      Oak Park, MI29,7512431,7201,963
      Highland Park, IL29,78098696794
      Source: The Highland Park, 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.