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Total crime 73%
Violent crime 89%
Property crime 70%
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 peopleLake Forest/100k peopleIllinois/100k peopleNational/100k people
Total crime131n/a (estimate)6702,2532,489
Murder0n/a0.06.65.0
Rape1n/a5.148.042.6
Robbery2n/a10.298.481.6
Assault5n/a25.6254.0250.2
Violent crime8n/a (estimate)41407379
Burglary17n/a86.9271.7340.5
Theft99n/a506.01,426.61,549.5
Vehicle theft7n/a35.8148.2219.9
Property crime123n/a (estimate)6291,8472,110

Key findings

  • Lake Forest crime rates are 73% lower than the national average
  • Violent crimes in Lake Forest are 89% lower than the national average
  • In Lake Forest you have a 1 in 150 chance of becoming a victim of crime
  • Lake Forest is safer than 70% of the cities in the United States
  • Year over year crime in Lake Forest has decreased by 30%

Lake Forest crime map

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

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      Daily Crime In Lake Forest (per 100,000 people)

      The number of daily crimes per 100,000 residents in Lake Forest, Illinois is displayed in the graph above. As you can see, the daily crimes for Lake Forest are 3.37 times less than the Illinois average and 3.72 times less than the national level. Daily violent crimes in Lake Forest are 9.95 times less than than Illinois and 9.28 times less than the national mean. While daily property crimes in Lake Forest are 2.94 times less than than Illinois and 3.36 times less than the national average.

      How Safe is Lake Forest (higher is better)

      Is Lake Forest safe in comparison to other cities in the state of Illinois as well as in comparison to the rest of the areas across the United States. Using the gauges above, which compare crime in Lake Forest to other cities in the state and across the country, Lake Forest is 56% safer than other cities of Illinois and 70% safer than other cities in the nation. Lake Forest has a ranks above average in comparison to other cities in the country.

      Chance of Being A Victim of Crime in Lake Forest

      The chance of being a victim of violent crime in Lake Forest is 1 in 2446
      The chance of being a victim of property crime in Lake Forest is 1 in 160
      The chance of being a victim of crime in Lake Forest is 1 in 150
      How likely are you to become a victim of crime? In Lake Forest, Illinois you have a 1 in 2446 chance of becoming a victim of violent crime. Violent crimes include murder, rape, robbery and assault. With regards to property crime, you have a 1 in 160 chance of becoming a victim. Property crimes include burglary, theft and vehicle theft. Overall, you have a 1 in 150 chance of becoming a victim of crime in Lake Forest.

      Year Over Year Crime In Lake Forest (per 100,000 people)

      An analysis of year to year crime rates in Lake Forest, Illinois (per 100,000 people) is a useful indicator of whether the area is becoming a safer or a more dangerous place to live. The amount of violent crime in Lake Forest has decreased by 75%, the amount of property crime in Lake Forest has decreased by 20%, and the total amount of crime in Lake Forest has decreased by 30% year over year.

      Lake Forest police department

      ItemLake ForestIllinoisNational
      Law enforcement employees (officers & civilians)5430,690558,732
      Police officers & civilians /1000 residents2.82.63.3
      There are a total of 54 Lake Forest police officers. This results in 2.8 police officers per 1,000 residents which is 4.8% greater than the Illinois average and 14.6% 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
      North Barrington, IL2,97264290353
      Golf, IL5330403403
      Knollwood, IL1,72975338412
      Lake Forest, IL18,88141629670

      Cities with similar population

      City, StatePopulationViolent crime/100k peopleProperty crime/100k peopleTotal crime/100k people
      Sylvania, OH18,88268872940
      Oroville, CA18,8846334,2664,899
      Mayfield Heights, OH18,878651,2421,307
      Niles, OH18,8773842,5522,936
      Brook Park, OH18,8753402,3862,726
      Lake Forest, IL18,88141629670
      Source: The Lake Forest, 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.