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Total crime 72%
Violent crime 80%
Property crime 71%
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 peopleHighwood/100k peopleIllinois/100k peopleNational/100k people
Total crime37n/a (estimate)6972,2532,489
Murder0n/a0.06.65.0
Rape1n/a18.848.042.6
Robbery1n/a18.898.481.6
Assault2n/a37.7254.0250.2
Violent crime4n/a (estimate)75407379
Burglary0n/a0.0271.7340.5
Theft33n/a621.81,426.61,549.5
Vehicle theft0n/a0.0148.2219.9
Property crime33n/a (estimate)6221,8472,110

Key findings

  • Highwood crime rates are 72% lower than the national average
  • Violent crimes in Highwood are 80% lower than the national average
  • In Highwood you have a 1 in 144 chance of becoming a victim of crime
  • Highwood is safer than 83% of the cities in the United States
  • Year over year crime in Highwood has not changed

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

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      Daily Crime In Highwood (per 100,000 people)

      The graph above illustrates the number of daily crimes in Highwood, IL per 100,000 people. In Highwood, the total number of daily crimes is 3.23 times less than the Illinois average and 3.57 times less than the national average. The number of daily violent crimes in Highwood is 5.40 times less than the Illinois average and 5.03 times less than the national average. With regards to property crimes, Highwood has a daily crime rate that is 2.97 times less than the Illinois average and 3.39 times less than the national average.

      How Safe is Highwood (higher is better)

      Are people any safer living in Highwood in comparison to other Illinois communities and all other areas throughout the United States? When we look at all cities across America, is Highwood safe? The evidence provided by these graphs show Highwood being safer than 74% of cities in Illinois and 83% 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 Highwood. In conclusion, Highwood ranks above average compared to the rest of the United States.

      Chance of Being A Victim of Crime in Highwood

      The chance of being a victim of violent crime in Highwood is 1 in 1327
      The chance of being a victim of property crime in Highwood is 1 in 161
      The chance of being a victim of crime in Highwood is 1 in 144
      Are you curious to know the likelihood of suffering from a crime in Highwood? If you reside in Highwood, the likelihood that you will become a victim of a violent crime is 1 in 1327. Violent crimes include: murder, sexual assault, robbery, and physical assault. There is a 1 in 161 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 Highwood, is 1 in 144.

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

      A good indicator of whether Highwood 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 Highwood has not changed, while the property crime rate in Highwood has not changed year over year. The number of total crimes in Highwood has not changed year over year.

      Highwood police department

      ItemHighwoodIllinoisNational
      Law enforcement employees (officers & civilians)1130,690558,732
      Police officers & civilians /1000 residents2.02.63.3
      There are a total of 11 Highwood police officers. This results in 2.0 police officers per 1,000 residents which is 23.5% less than the Illinois average and 37.7% 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
      Lindenhurst, IL14,38035294329
      Third Lake, IL1,26662281343
      Golf, IL5330403403
      Knollwood, IL1,72975338412
      Green Oaks, IL3,83278352429
      Highwood, IL5,37775622697

      Cities with similar population

      City, StatePopulationViolent crime/100k peopleProperty crime/100k peopleTotal crime/100k people
      Bellingham, MA5,3761461,1321,277
      Goshen, NY5,3782681,0241,291
      Twin Lakes, CA5,3782021,0671,269
      Breinigsville, PA5,378130596726
      Bright, IN5,3752461,3071,554
      Highwood, IL5,37775622697
      Source: The Highwood, 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.