Reported Annual Crime In Melrose Park

StatisticReportedincidents/100k peopleMelrose Park/100k peopleIllinois/100k peopleNational/100k people
Total crime366n/a (estimate)1,4532,4502,745
StatisticReportedincidents/100k peopleMelrose Park/100k peopleIllinois/100k peopleNational/100k people
Murder2n/a7.97.85.3
Rape7n/a27.843.441.7
Robbery17n/a67.5137.298.0
Assault45n/a178.6250.4248.9
Violent crime71n/a (estimate)282439383
Burglary55n/a218.3339.5430.4
Theft197n/a781.91,508.81,694.4
Vehicle theft43n/a170.7163.1237.4
Property crime295n/a (estimate)1,1712,0112,362

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The table above illustrates an overview of the annual crime reported in Melrose Park, IL. These figures on reported criminal activity in Melrose Park, IL, based on a reported crime per 100,000 citizens, is shown in order to compare these rates across disparate categories. You will notice that the crimes collected here, for comparison purposes, have been separated between violent crimes and those involving or threatening property. According to the annual crime data, the crime rate in Melrose Park, IL is 41% lower than the average of the whole of the state of Illinois, and when compared with the national average, is 47% lower than. When looking at violent crimes, Melrose Park, IL has 36% lower than violent crime rate than Illinois average, while remaining 26% lower than the national average. In property crime, Melrose Park, IL is 42% lower than the average of Illinois and is 50% lower than the national average.
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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 low crime compared to the areas with high crime. The Melrose Park crime heat map offers insight into the total crimes on a block group level.

Did you know?

  • The overall crime rate in Melrose Park is 47% lower than the national average.
  • For every 100,000 people, there are 3.98 daily crimes that occur in Melrose Park.
  • Melrose Park is safer than 49% of the cities in the United States.
  • In Melrose Park you have a 1 in 69 chance of becoming a victim of any crime.
  • The number of total year over year crimes in Melrose Park has increased by 18%.

Compare Melrose Park, IL Crime To Other Cities

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

The number of daily crimes per 100,000 residents in Melrose Park, IL is demonstrated in the illustration above. So that direct comparisons can be made, the number of daily crimes for Illinois and on a national level are also posted. As you can see, the daily crimes for Melrose Park, IL are 1.69 times less than the Illinois average and 1.89 times less than the national level. Daily violent Crimes in Melrose Park, IL are 1.56 times less than than Illinois and 1.36 times less than the national mean. While daily property crimes in Melrose Park, IL are 1.72 times less than than Illinois and 2.02 times less than the national average.

How Safe is Melrose Park (higher is better)

Many people wonder how safe they are in Melrose Park, IL in comparison to other notable cities in the state of Illinois as well as in comparison to the rest of the nation. Using the gauges above, which document and compare safety in Melrose Park, IL to other cities in the state and across the country, Melrose Park, IL is 33% safer than other cities of Illinois and 49% safer than other cities in the nation. When referring to the results, which show crime scores in Illinois cities and all around the United States, Melrose Park, IL has a ranking of below average in comparison to other cities in the country, which is determined my comparing Melrose Park, IL crime rate to all the other cities investigated.

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 355
The chance of being a victim of property crime in Melrose Park is 1 in 86
The chance of being a victim of crime in Melrose Park is 1 in 69
Do you want to know the risk of being victimized by a crime in Melrose Park, IL? Displayed here are the statistics showing how likely you are to become a victim of a crime of violence, crime against your property, or any other crime. If you are in Melrose Park, IL, then there is a 1 in 355 risk that you will experience a violent crime against you. 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 86. These types of crime include burglary, petty theft, and theft of motor vehicles. Altogether, there is a 1 in 69 risk that you will become a victim of crime in Melrose Park, IL.

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

An analysis of year to year crime rates in Melrose Park, IL is a useful indicator of whether the area is becoming a safer area to live or a more dangerous area. In the above graph, you can see that the year to year crime rates are shown for the total crime, property crime, and violent crime per 100,000 people. The amount of violent crime in Melrose Park, IL has increased by 133%, the amount of property crime in Melrose Park, IL has increased by 5%, and the total amount of crime in Melrose Park, IL has increased by 18% year to 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
Illinois26,115212222
There are a total of 26,115 sex offenders in Illinois. This yields a total of 212 sex offenders in Illinois per 100,000 residents which is 5% less than the national average.

Nearby Cities With Low Crime Rates

City, StatePopulationViolent crime/100k peopleProperty crime/100k peopleTotal crime/100k people
Golf, IL533000
Willow Springs, IL5,67718337354
Indian Head Park, IL3,8230447447
La Grange Park, IL13,59652431483
Palos Hills, IL17,54557552609
Clarendon Hills, IL8,641127541668
Hinsdale, IL17,43834664698
Melrose Park, IL25,4222821,1711,453

Cities with similar population

City, StatePopulationViolent crime/100k peopleProperty crime/100k peopleTotal crime/100k people
Ridgewood, NJ25,43023680703
Shirley, NY25,4324371,8522,288
Clinton, MS25,4113091,9562,266
West Memphis, AR25,4111,7795,1786,957
Cabot, AR25,4072181,5541,773
Melrose Park, IL25,4222821,1711,453
Source: The Melrose Park, IL crime data displayed above is derived from the FBI's uniform crime reports for the year of 2017. 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.
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