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Total crime 37%
Violent crime 22%
Property crime 40%
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 peopleMelrose Park/100k peopleIllinois/100k peopleNational/100k people
Total crime391n/a (estimate)1,5732,2532,489
Murder0n/a0.06.65.0
Rape14n/a56.348.042.6
Robbery17n/a68.498.481.6
Assault43n/a172.9254.0250.2
Violent crime74n/a (estimate)298407379
Burglary66n/a265.5271.7340.5
Theft198n/a796.41,426.61,549.5
Vehicle theft53n/a213.2148.2219.9
Property crime317n/a (estimate)1,2751,8472,110

Key findings

  • Melrose Park crime rates are 37% lower than the national average
  • Violent crimes in Melrose Park are 22% lower than the national average
  • In Melrose Park you have a 1 in 64 chance of becoming a victim of crime
  • Melrose Park is safer than 43% of the cities in the United States
  • Year over year crime in Melrose Park has decreased by 1%

Melrose Park crime map

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

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

      The number of daily crimes per 100,000 residents in Melrose Park, Illinois is displayed in the graph above. As you can see, the daily crimes for Melrose Park are 1.43 times less than the Illinois average and 1.58 times less than the national level. Daily violent crimes in Melrose Park are 1.37 times less than than Illinois and 1.27 times less than the national mean. While daily property crimes in Melrose Park are 1.45 times less than than Illinois and 1.65 times less than the national average.

      How Safe is Melrose Park (higher is better)

      Is Melrose Park 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 Melrose Park to other cities in the state and across the country, Melrose Park is 30% safer than other cities of Illinois and 43% safer than other cities in the nation. Melrose Park has a ranks below average in comparison to other cities in the country.

      Chance of Being A Victim of Crime in Melrose Park

      The chance of being a victim of violent crime in Melrose Park is 1 in 336
      The chance of being a victim of property crime in Melrose Park is 1 in 79
      The chance of being a victim of crime in Melrose Park is 1 in 64
      Are you at risk of becoming a victim of crime in Melrose Park, Illinois? If you reside in Melrose Park, then there is a 1 in 336 chance that you will experience a violent crime. These types of crimes may include homicide, sexual assault, robbery, and physical assault. Your risk of being a victim of property crime is 1 in 79. These types of crime include burglary, petty theft, and theft of motor vehicles. Altogether, there is a 1 in 64 risk that you will become a victim of crime in Melrose Park.

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

      An analysis of year to year crime rates in Melrose Park, 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 Melrose Park has decreased by 12%, the amount of property crime in Melrose Park has increased by 2%, and the total amount of crime in Melrose Park has decreased by 1% year over year.

      Melrose Park police department

      ItemMelrose ParkIllinoisNational
      Law enforcement employees (officers & civilians)8430,690558,732
      Police officers & civilians /1000 residents3.32.63.3
      There are a total of 84 Melrose Park police officers. This results in 3.3 police officers per 1,000 residents which is 24.2% greater than the Illinois average and 1.2% greater 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
      Inverness, IL7,8440242242
      Golf, IL5330403403
      Hometown, IL4,34370352422
      Justice, IL12,95732465497
      Palatine, IL69,09862453515
      Clarendon Hills, IL8,64157498555
      Prospect Heights, IL16,331106494601
      Melrose Park, IL25,4222981,2751,573

      Cities with similar population

      City, StatePopulationViolent crime/100k peopleProperty crime/100k peopleTotal crime/100k people
      Ridgewood, NJ25,43052568619
      Shirley, NY25,4324391,6792,118
      Clinton, MS25,4111871,6001,788
      West Memphis, AR25,4111,9845,0126,996
      Cabot, AR25,4073721,3801,753
      Melrose Park, IL25,4222981,2751,573
      Source: The Melrose 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.