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Total crime 65%
Violent crime 76%
Property crime 63%
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.
StatisticReportedincidents/100k peopleHighland/100k peopleIllinois/100k peopleNational/100k people
Total crime88n/a (estimate)8972,3372,580
Murder0n/a0.06.95.0
Rape2n/a20.446.042.6
Robbery1n/a10.2111.586.2
Assault6n/a61.1239.7246.8
Violent crime9n/a (estimate)92404381
Burglary9n/a91.7306.7376.0
Theft63n/a642.11,472.31,594.6
Vehicle theft7n/a71.3153.8228.9
Property crime79n/a (estimate)8051,9332,200

Key findings

  • Highland crime rates are 65% lower than the national average
  • Violent crimes in Highland are 76% lower than the national average
  • In Highland you have a 1 in 112 chance of becoming a victim of crime
  • Highland is safer than 79% of the cities in the United States
  • Year over year crime in Highland has decreased by 63%

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

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      Daily Crime In Highland (per 100,000 people)

      The number of daily crimes per 100,000 residents in Highland, Illinois is displayed in the graph above. As you can see, the daily crimes for Highland are 2.61 times less than the Illinois average and 2.88 times less than the national level. Daily violent crimes in Highland are 4.41 times less than than Illinois and 4.15 times less than the national mean. While daily property crimes in Highland are 2.40 times less than than Illinois and 2.73 times less than the national average.

      How Safe is Highland (higher is better)

      Are people any safer living in Highland in comparison to other Illinois communities and all other areas throughout the United States? When we look at all cities across America, is Highland safe? The evidence provided by these graphs show Highland being safer than 68% of cities in Illinois and 79% 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 Highland. In conclusion, Highland ranks above average compared to the rest of the United States.

      Chance of Being A Victim of Crime in Highland

      The chance of being a victim of violent crime in Highland is 1 in 1091
      The chance of being a victim of property crime in Highland is 1 in 125
      The chance of being a victim of crime in Highland is 1 in 112
      Are you curious to know the likelihood of suffering from a crime in Highland? If you reside in Highland, the likelihood that you will become a victim of a violent crime is 1 in 1091. Violent crimes include: murder, sexual assault, robbery, and physical assault. There is a 1 in 125 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, is 1 in 112.

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

      A good indicator of whether Highland 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 Highland has decreased by 78%, while the property crime rate in Highland has decreased by 59% year over year. The number of total crimes in Highland has decreased by 63% year over year.

      Highland police department

      ItemHighlandIllinoisNational
      Law enforcement employees (officers & civilians)2730,690558,732
      Police officers & civilians /1000 residents2.72.63.3
      There are a total of 27 Highland police officers. This results in 2.7 police officers per 1,000 residents which is 3.1% greater than the Illinois average and 16.1% 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
      Pierron, IL391000
      Aviston, IL2,2999447142
      Marine, IL872109217326
      Breese, IL4,59045623668
      Trenton, IL2,680115691806
      Holiday Shores, IL2,785143686829
      Hamel, IL1,0150860860
      Highland, IL9,83992805897

      Cities with similar population

      City, StatePopulationViolent crime/100k peopleProperty crime/100k peopleTotal crime/100k people
      Middlesborough, KY9,8421394,5304,669
      Flat Rock, MI9,8362611,4451,706
      Nocatee, FL9,836135801936
      Paris, KY9,8361332,1822,314
      Fort Salonga, NY9,835123505628
      Highland, IL9,83992805897
      Source: The Highland, 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.