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Total crime 42%
Violent crime 62%
Property crime 38%
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 Lawn/100k peopleIllinois/100k peopleNational/100k people
Total crime839n/a (estimate)1,4982,3372,580
Murder0n/a0.06.95.0
Rape11n/a19.646.042.6
Robbery24n/a42.9111.586.2
Assault46n/a82.1239.7246.8
Violent crime81n/a (estimate)145404381
Burglary74n/a132.2306.7376.0
Theft671n/a1,198.31,472.31,594.6
Vehicle theft13n/a23.2153.8228.9
Property crime758n/a (estimate)1,3541,9332,200

Key findings

  • Oak Lawn crime rates are 42% lower than the national average
  • Violent crimes in Oak Lawn are 62% lower than the national average
  • In Oak Lawn you have a 1 in 67 chance of becoming a victim of crime
  • Oak Lawn is safer than 63% of the cities in the United States
  • Year over year crime in Oak Lawn has increased by 9%

Oak Lawn crime map

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

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

      The chart above shows the number of daily crimes in Oak Lawn, IL per 100,000 people. In Oak Lawn, the number of daily crimes is projected to be 1.56 times less than the Illinois average and 1.72 times less than the national average. The average number of daily violent crimes in Oak Lawn is 2.79 times less than the Illinois average and 2.63 times less than the daily national average. With regards to property crimes, Oak Lawn has a daily crime rate that is 1.43 times less than the Illinois average and 1.62 times less than the overall daily national average.

      How Safe is Oak Lawn (higher is better)

      Are people any safer living in Oak Lawn in comparison to other Illinois communities and all other areas throughout the United States? When we look at all cities across America, is Oak Lawn safe? The evidence provided by these graphs show Oak Lawn being safer than 45% of cities in Illinois and 63% of cities across the United States. This is evident by tracking Illinois cities as well as all US cities over a one year period to contrast crime statistics as they relate to Oak Lawn. In conclusion, Oak Lawn ranks above average compared to the rest of the United States.

      Chance of Being A Victim of Crime in Oak Lawn

      The chance of being a victim of violent crime in Oak Lawn is 1 in 692
      The chance of being a victim of property crime in Oak Lawn is 1 in 74
      The chance of being a victim of crime in Oak Lawn is 1 in 67
      Are you curious to know the likelihood of suffering from a crime in Oak Lawn? If you reside in Oak Lawn, the likelihood that you will become a victim of a violent crime is 1 in 692. Violent crimes include: murder, sexual assault, robbery, and physical assault. There is a 1 in 74 change that you will become a victim of a property crime. These sorts of crimes against personal property include: burglary, theft, and auto theft. In total, the likelihood of being victimized by a crime in Oak Lawn, is 1 in 67.

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

      An ideal indicator of whether Oak Lawn is becoming a safer or more dangerous place to live can be done by analyzing the year over year crime rates per 100,000 people. Year over year violent crime in Oak Lawn has decreased by 16% and the rate of property crime in Oak Lawn has increased by 13%. The total crime rate in Oak Lawn has increased by 9% year to year.

      Oak Lawn police department

      ItemOak LawnIllinoisNational
      Law enforcement employees (officers & civilians)12730,690558,732
      Police officers & civilians /1000 residents2.22.63.3
      There are a total of 127 Oak Lawn police officers. This results in 2.2 police officers per 1,000 residents which is 15.8% less than the Illinois average and 31.4% 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
      Hometown, IL4,34370352422
      La Grange Park, IL13,59637462500
      Clarendon Hills, IL8,64180480560
      Hinsdale, IL17,43811550561
      Palos Hills, IL17,545104484588
      Willow Springs, IL5,67771550621
      Oak Lawn, IL56,7741451,3541,498

      Cities with similar population

      City, StatePopulationViolent crime/100k peopleProperty crime/100k peopleTotal crime/100k people
      Valdosta, GA56,7174683,6864,154
      Santee, CA56,8391851,5071,693
      Fountain Valley, CA56,670922,6512,743
      Brentwood, CA56,9232372,0542,291
      Midwest City, OK56,9303123,1103,422
      Oak Lawn, IL56,7741451,3541,498
      Source: The Oak Lawn, 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.