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Total crime 57%
Violent crime 94%
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 peoplePalos Heights/100k peopleIllinois/100k peopleNational/100k people
Total crime138n/a (estimate)1,1142,3372,580
Murder0n/a0.06.95.0
Rape0n/a0.046.042.6
Robbery2n/a16.1111.586.2
Assault1n/a8.1239.7246.8
Violent crime3n/a (estimate)24404381
Burglary11n/a88.8306.7376.0
Theft114n/a920.51,472.31,594.6
Vehicle theft10n/a80.7153.8228.9
Property crime135n/a (estimate)1,0901,9332,200

Key findings

  • Palos Heights crime rates are 57% lower than the national average
  • Violent crimes in Palos Heights are 94% lower than the national average
  • In Palos Heights you have a 1 in 90 chance of becoming a victim of crime
  • Palos Heights is safer than 82% of the cities in the United States
  • Year over year crime in Palos Heights has increased by 10%

Palos Heights crime map

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

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      Daily Crime In Palos Heights (per 100,000 people)

      The chart above shows the number of daily crimes in Palos Heights, IL per 100,000 people. In Palos Heights, the number of daily crimes is projected to be 2.10 times less than the Illinois average and 2.32 times less than the national average. The average number of daily violent crimes in Palos Heights is 16.68 times less than the Illinois average and 15.71 times less than the daily national average. With regards to property crimes, Palos Heights has a daily crime rate that is 1.77 times less than the Illinois average and 2.02 times less than the overall daily national average.

      How Safe is Palos Heights (higher is better)

      Is Palos Heights 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 Palos Heights to other cities in the state and across the country, Palos Heights is 73% safer than other cities of Illinois and 82% safer than other cities in the nation. Palos Heights has a ranks above average in comparison to other cities in the country.

      Chance of Being A Victim of Crime in Palos Heights

      The chance of being a victim of violent crime in Palos Heights is 1 in 4129
      The chance of being a victim of property crime in Palos Heights is 1 in 92
      The chance of being a victim of crime in Palos Heights is 1 in 90
      Are you curious to know the likelihood of suffering from a crime in Palos Heights? If you reside in Palos Heights, the likelihood that you will become a victim of a violent crime is 1 in 4129. Violent crimes include: murder, sexual assault, robbery, and physical assault. There is a 1 in 92 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 Palos Heights, is 1 in 90.

      Year Over Year Crime In Palos Heights (per 100,000 people)

      An ideal indicator of whether Palos Heights 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 Palos Heights has decreased by 40% and the rate of property crime in Palos Heights has increased by 12%. The total crime rate in Palos Heights has increased by 10% year to year.

      Palos Heights police department

      ItemPalos HeightsIllinoisNational
      Law enforcement employees (officers & civilians)3030,690558,732
      Police officers & civilians /1000 residents2.42.63.3
      There are a total of 30 Palos Heights police officers. This results in 2.4 police officers per 1,000 residents which is 9.9% less than the Illinois average and 26.6% 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
      Lisle, IL22,98970462531
      Clarendon Hills, IL8,64180480560
      Hinsdale, IL17,43811550561
      Palos Hills, IL17,545104484588
      Palos Heights, IL12,544241,0901,114

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      City, StatePopulationViolent crime/100k peopleProperty crime/100k peopleTotal crime/100k people
      Lakeland, TN12,5412381,0761,314
      Gatesville, TX12,5381941,6891,883
      Windsor Locks, CT12,537801,3611,441
      Cambridge, MD12,5521,0354,8695,904
      Joppatowne, MD12,5345132,2232,735
      Palos Heights, IL12,544241,0901,114
      Source: The Palos Heights, 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.