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66%
Total crime NAT. AVG.
88%
Violent crime NAT. AVG.
62%
Property crime NAT. AVG.
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Date & Last Updated: This data reflects the 2022 calendar year and was released from the FBI in September, 2023; this is the most current data available.
StatisticReportedincidents/100k peopleLa Grange Park/100k peopleIllinois/100k peopleNational/100k people
Total crime103n/a (estimate)7931,9702,324
Murder0n/a0.07.86.3
Rape4n/a30.848.140.0
Robbery2n/a15.484.766.1
Assault0n/a0.0146.7268.2
Violent crime6n/a (estimate)46287370
Burglary11n/a84.7208.5269.8
Theft84n/a646.61,192.71,401.9
Vehicle theft2n/a15.4281.6282.7
Property crime97n/a (estimate)7471,6831,954

An Overview of Crime Rates in La Grange Park, IL

Looking at the most recent crime report, the crime rate in La Grange Park is 65.9% lower than the national average. These crimes fall into two primary categories: violent and property. Violent crimes encompass murder, rape, robbery and assault, while property crimes involve theft, vehicle theft and burglary. In La Grange Park, there were 6 reported violent crimes, equivalent to 46 per 100,000 individuals, 87.5% lower than the national average. Additionally, there were 97 property crimes, amounting to 747 per 100,000 residents, 61.8% lower than the U.S. average.

La Grange Park has a crime rate of 793, which is considerably less than the national average of 2324. This results in La Grange Park being one of the safest places to live across the United States. The crime rate is based on the total number of violent and property crimes per 100,000 people.

With only 46 incidents per 100,000 people, La Grange Park boasts an exceptionally low rate of violent crimes, positioning it as one of the safest cities in the United States. Given these low violent crime rates, La Grange Park has become an appealing destination for individuals in search of a secure and welcoming place to establish their new home.

During the most recently reported crime year, La Grange Park experienced a total of 0 reported murders. This statistic paints it as a beacon of security when it comes to severe violent crimes. Such an achievement not only instills a profound sense of security for its residents but also sets a high standard for other communities striving to create similarly secure environments. It underscores the area as a place where safety is a top priority, enhancing its appeal as a desirable location to live and thrive.

What Do the Locals Say About Crime in La Grange Park?

What do the local residents think about crime in La Grange Park? Well, based on a recent survey of 6 people (conducted by AreaVibes), 100% of La Grange Park residents said that there was virtually no crime and that they felt safe walking at night. Another 0% of respondents said that there was too much crime in the area and they did not feel safe walking alone at night.

Is La Grange Park a Safe Place to Live?

Is La Grange Park a safe place to live? While the answer may not be straightforward due to variations in safety levels across the city, gaining an understanding of the overall crime rate can prove to be advantageous. In general, La Grange Park has a crime rate that is lower than the national average by 66%. Breaking this down on a daily basis, it translates to 0.28 daily incidents, encompassing 0.02 violent crimes and 0.27 property crimes. Evaluating these statistics can aid in forming a more informed perspective on the safety of La Grange Park as a potential place to call home.

Has Crime in La Grange Park Increased Since Last Year?

Year-over-year crime data allows us to analyze short-term trends in crime activity. By comparing crime rates from one year to the next, we can identify patterns and shifts in La Grange Park crime rates. This information can be invaluable for residents looking to make informed decisions on where to live. When comparing the most recent year to the previous year, total crime in La Grange Park has increased by 32.1% year over year. Violent crime has increased by 20% and property crime has increased by 32.9%.

Potential Causes for Crime in La Grange Park

The economic prosperity of a city's inhabitants exerts substantial influence on crime stats. Elevated poverty rates and income inequality can precipitate heightened criminal activity, as individuals may turn to illicit means to fulfill their fundamental requirements. While lower poverty rates could lead to lower La Grange Park crime rates. In La Grange Park, the poverty rate stands at 5.1%, diverging from the national average of 15.1%.

High population density areas are often large urban centers with diverse economic opportunities. These areas can exacerbate income inequality, with pockets of poverty existing alongside affluence. Areas with economic disparities may experience higher property crimes and, in some cases, violent crimes. On the other hand, areas with low population density tend to see lower La Grange Park crime rates. The population density in La Grange Park is 5880.9 people per square mile, while the national average is 90.6 people per square mile.

Elevated rental costs can generate economic strain for both individuals and families, particularly those with restricted financial means. When a substantial proportion of one's income is allocated to housing costs, it often leaves limited resources for fulfilling other crucial necessities such as groceries, healthcare and education. This financial pressure can fuel desperation, potentially prompting individuals to resort to criminal actions, including theft or fraud, as a means of coping with their financial hardships. In La Grange Park, the average monthly rent stands at $1,225, while the national average is $949 per month.

La Grange Park crime map



The La Grange Park crime map provides a detailed overview of all crimes in La Grange Park as reported by the local law enforcement agencies. Based on the color coded legend above, the crime map outlines the areas with lower crime compared to the areas with higher crime. The La Grange Park crime heat map offers insight into the total crimes on a block group level. Please note that the red areas on the La Grange Park crime map does not always indicate that it is a dangerous area for its residents. Areas on the heat map could be inflated if they are located in high traffic areas like airports, sports centers or large parks. Other areas on the heat map could see increased crime rates if they are located in major tourist areas like the downtown core.
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Crime Quick Facts

  • La Grange Park crime rates are 66% lower than the national average
  • Violent crimes in La Grange Park are 88% lower than the national average
  • In La Grange Park you have a 1 in 127 chance of becoming a victim of crime
  • La Grange Park is safer than 85% of the cities in the United States
  • Year over year crime in La Grange Park has increased by 30%

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        Daily Crime In La Grange Park (per 100,000 people)

        The graph above looks at the comparison of crimes committed in La Grange Park on a daily basis (per 100,000 people) to crimes committed throughout the state of Illinois and the USA. According to the latest crime statistics, daily crimes in La Grange Park (which include property crimes as well as violent crimes), when compared to Illinois, are 2.48 times less than the state average and 2.93 times less than than national average. Violent crimes committed in La Grange Park on a daily basis are 6.22 times less than than Illinois average and 8.01 times less than the average nationwide. Daily property crime rates in La Grange Park are 2.25 times less than the daily state average and 2.62 times less than the daily national numbers.

        How Safe is La Grange Park (higher is better)

        How safe is La Grange Park, Illinois compared to other cities in Illinois and the rest of the cities across the United States? The graphs above show that La Grange Park is safer than 71% of the cities in Illinois and 85% of the cities in the United States. These results are calculated by analyzing all cities in Illinois and across the US as a whole and determining how many areas have a lower crime rate than La Grange Park. Overall, La Grange Park is ranked above average compared to all other cities across the United States.

        Chance of Being A Victim of Crime in La Grange Park

        The chance of being a victim of violent crime in La Grange Park is 1 in 2166
        The chance of being a victim of property crime in La Grange Park is 1 in 134
        The chance of being a victim of crime in La Grange Park is 1 in 127
        Are you curious to know the likelihood of suffering from a crime in La Grange Park? If you reside in La Grange Park, the likelihood that you will become a victim of a violent crime is 1 in 2166. Violent crimes include: murder, sexual assault, robbery, and physical assault. There is a 1 in 134 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 La Grange Park, is 1 in 127.

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

        Determining whether La Grange Park is becoming less or more safe for its residents (per 100,000) is most easily done by comparing year-over-year crime rates. La Grange Park violent crime rates have increased by 18%. At the same time, property crime has increased by 31% year over year. Total crimes for La Grange Park has increased by 30% in the same time frame.

        La Grange Park police department

        Item La Grange Park Illinois National
        Law enforcement employees (officers & civilians)2730,690558,732
        Police officers & civilians /1000 residents2.02.63.3
        There are a total of 27 La Grange Park police officers. This results in 2.0 police officers per 1,000 residents which is 25.2% less than the Illinois average and 39.1% less than the National average.

        Sex offenders in Illinois

        State Total offenders Illinois /100K National /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.

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        Source: The La Grange Park, IL crime data displayed above is derived from the FBI's uniform crime reports for the year of 2022. 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.