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Total crime 38%
Violent crime 11%
Property crime 43%
Date & Last Updated: This data reflects the 2018 calendar year and was released from the FBI in September, 2019; this is the most current data available.
StatisticReportedincidents/100k peopleMelrose Park/100k peopleIllinois/100k peopleNational/100k people
Total crime401n/a (estimate)1,5942,3372,580
Murder0n/a0.06.95.0
Rape7n/a27.846.042.6
Robbery27n/a107.3111.586.2
Assault51n/a202.7239.7246.8
Violent crime85n/a (estimate)338404381
Burglary68n/a270.2306.7376.0
Theft176n/a699.41,472.31,594.6
Vehicle theft72n/a286.1153.8228.9
Property crime316n/a (estimate)1,2561,9332,200

Key findings

  • Melrose Park crime rates are 38% lower than the national average
  • Violent crimes in Melrose Park are 11% lower than the national average
  • In Melrose Park you have a 1 in 63 chance of becoming a victim of crime
  • Melrose Park is safer than 41% of the cities in the United States
  • Year over year crime in Melrose Park has increased by 10%

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 1.47 times less than the Illinois average and 1.62 times less than the national level. Daily violent crimes in Melrose Park are 1.20 times less than than Illinois and 1.13 times less than the national mean. While daily property crimes in Melrose Park are 1.54 times less than than Illinois and 1.75 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 26% safer than other cities of Illinois and 41% 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 297
      The chance of being a victim of property crime in Melrose Park is 1 in 80
      The chance of being a victim of crime in Melrose Park is 1 in 63
      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 297 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 80. These types of crime include burglary, petty theft, and theft of motor vehicles. Altogether, there is a 1 in 63 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 increased by 20%, the amount of property crime in Melrose Park has increased by 7%, and the total amount of crime in Melrose Park has increased by 10% 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
      Justice, IL12,95755226281
      Hometown, IL4,34370352422
      Winfield, IL9,543102338440
      La Grange Park, IL13,59637462500
      Lisle, IL22,98970462531
      Clarendon Hills, IL8,64180480560
      Hinsdale, IL17,43811550561
      Melrose Park, IL25,4223381,2561,594

      Cities with similar population

      City, StatePopulationViolent crime/100k peopleProperty crime/100k peopleTotal crime/100k people
      Ridgewood, NJ25,43020610629
      Shirley, NY25,4324281,7612,189
      West Memphis, AR25,4111,9705,1167,086
      Clinton, MS25,411602,1402,200
      Cabot, AR25,4071471,5231,671
      Melrose Park, IL25,4223381,2561,594
      Source: The Melrose Park, 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.