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Total crime 52%
Violent crime 65%
Property crime 50%
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 peopleOak Forest/100k peopleIllinois/100k peopleNational/100k people
Total crime341n/a (estimate)1,2342,3372,580
Murder0n/a0.06.95.0
Rape5n/a18.146.042.6
Robbery12n/a43.4111.586.2
Assault20n/a72.3239.7246.8
Violent crime37n/a (estimate)134404381
Burglary48n/a173.6306.7376.0
Theft222n/a803.11,472.31,594.6
Vehicle theft34n/a123.0153.8228.9
Property crime304n/a (estimate)1,1001,9332,200

Key findings

  • Oak Forest crime rates are 52% lower than the national average
  • Violent crimes in Oak Forest are 65% lower than the national average
  • In Oak Forest you have a 1 in 82 chance of becoming a victim of crime
  • Oak Forest is safer than 69% of the cities in the United States
  • Year over year crime in Oak Forest has decreased by 4%

Oak Forest crime map

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

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

      The graph above looks at the comparison of crimes committed in Oak Forest 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 Oak Forest (which include property crimes as well as violent crimes), when compared to Illinois, are 1.89 times less than the state average and 2.09 times less than than national average. Violent crimes committed in Oak Forest on a daily basis are 3.02 times less than than Illinois average and 2.84 times less than the average nationwide. Daily property crime rates in Oak Forest are 1.76 times less than the daily state average and 2.00 times less than the daily national numbers.

      How Safe is Oak Forest (higher is better)

      Is Oak 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 Oak Forest to other cities in the state and across the country, Oak Forest is 52% safer than other cities of Illinois and 69% safer than other cities in the nation. Oak Forest has a ranks above average in comparison to other cities in the country.

      Chance of Being A Victim of Crime in Oak Forest

      The chance of being a victim of violent crime in Oak Forest is 1 in 748
      The chance of being a victim of property crime in Oak Forest is 1 in 91
      The chance of being a victim of crime in Oak Forest is 1 in 82
      Wondering what the chances are that you fall victim to a crime in Oak Forest? In Oak Forest, IL you have a 1 in 748 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 91 chance of becoming a victim. Property crimes include burglary, theft and motor vehicle theft. Overall, you have a 1 in 82 chance of becoming a victim of crime in Oak Forest.

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

      An analysis of year to year crime rates in Oak 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 Oak Forest has decreased by 11%, the amount of property crime in Oak Forest has decreased by 3%, and the total amount of crime in Oak Forest has decreased by 4% year over year.

      Oak Forest police department

      ItemOak ForestIllinoisNational
      Law enforcement employees (officers & civilians)5330,690558,732
      Police officers & civilians /1000 residents1.92.63.3
      There are a total of 53 Oak Forest police officers. This results in 1.9 police officers per 1,000 residents which is 28.8% less than the Illinois average and 42% 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
      Justice, IL12,95755226281
      Manhattan, IL7,40525330355
      Hometown, IL4,34370352422
      Clarendon Hills, IL8,64180480560
      Hinsdale, IL17,43811550561
      Palos Hills, IL17,545104484588
      Willow Springs, IL5,67771550621
      Oak Forest, IL28,0551341,1001,234

      Cities with similar population

      City, StatePopulationViolent crime/100k peopleProperty crime/100k peopleTotal crime/100k people
      Carlsbad, NM28,0795082,8953,402
      Harrison, NY28,0820351351
      Enterprise, AL28,0254462,8423,288
      Desert Hot Springs, CA28,0921,0662,2013,267
      Central, LA28,0174292,6113,040
      Oak Forest, IL28,0551341,1001,234
      Source: The Oak 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.