Reported Annual Crime In Palos Heights

StatisticReportedincidents/100k peoplePalos Heights/100k peopleIllinois/100k peopleNational/100k people
Total crime126n/a (estimate)1,0142,4502,745
StatisticReportedincidents/100k peoplePalos Heights/100k peopleIllinois/100k peopleNational/100k people
Murder1n/a8.07.85.3
Rape0n/a0.043.441.7
Robbery3n/a24.1137.298.0
Assault1n/a8.0250.4248.9
Violent crime5n/a (estimate)40439383
Burglary10n/a80.5339.5430.4
Theft107n/a861.31,508.81,694.4
Vehicle theft4n/a32.2163.1237.4
Property crime121n/a (estimate)9742,0112,362
A comprehensive overview of any and all yearly reported crimes in Palos Heights, IL is shown in the table above. In order to provide more clarity, the total number of crimes is shown as well as the amount of crimes committed per 100,000 people. The crimes indicated in the table are separated into two different categories. These categories are property crimes and violent crimes. According to the table, the overall crime rate is 59% lower than the average of crimes committed in Illinois. It is also 63% lower than the national average. When it comes to violent crimes, Palos Heights, IL shows a crime rate that is 91% lower than the Illinois average. The crime rate is also 89% lower than the national average. When it comes to property crimes, Palos Heights, IL is shown to be 52% lower than the Illinois average and 59% lower than the national average.

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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 low crime compared to the areas with high crime. The Palos Heights crime heat map offers insight into the total crimes on a block group level.

Did you know?

  • The overall crime rate in Palos Heights is 63% lower than the national average.
  • For every 100,000 people, there are 2.78 daily crimes that occur in Palos Heights.
  • Palos Heights is safer than 93% of the cities in the United States.
  • In Palos Heights you have a 1 in 99 chance of becoming a victim of any crime.
  • The number of total year over year crimes in Palos Heights has increased by 94%.

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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 individuals. The total number of daily crimes is also reported for Illinois and on a national scale. In Palos Heights, IL the entire number of daily crimes is accurately recorded at 2.42 times less than the Illinois average and 2.71 times less than the national average. The typical number of daily violent crimes in Palos Heights, IL is 10.90 times less than the Illinois average and 9.51 times less than the calculated daily national average. With regards to recent property crimes, Palos Heights, IL has a constant daily crime rate that is 2.07 times less than the Illinois average and 2.43 times less than the overall daily national average.

How Safe is Palos Heights (higher is better)

Many people wonder how safe they are in Palos Heights, 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 Palos Heights, IL to other cities in the state and across the country, Palos Heights, IL is 89% safer than other cities of Illinois and 93% 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, Palos Heights, IL has a ranking of above average in comparison to other cities in the country, which is determined my comparing Palos Heights, IL crime rate to all the other cities investigated.

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 2485
The chance of being a victim of property crime in Palos Heights is 1 in 103
The chance of being a victim of crime in Palos Heights is 1 in 99
Are you curious to know the likelihood of suffering from a crime in Palos Heights, IL? The graphics above display the likelihood of becoming victimized by an illegal act such as a crime including violence or property damage. If you reside in Palos Heights, IL, the likelihood that you will suffer a violent crime is 1 in 2485. These sorts of violent crimes include murder, sexual assault, robbery, and physical assault. Illegal actions against property are represented by a likelihood of 1 in 103 that you become a victim. 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, IL is 1 in 99.

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

An ideal indicator of whether Palos Heights, IL is becoming a safer or more dangerous residential area or not is an analysis of the crime rate in the area from year to year. In the above illustration, the year to year crime rates are visualized per 100,000 people for property, violent, and total crime. Year to year rate of violent crime in Palos Heights, IL has not changed and the rate of property crime in Palos Heights, IL has increased by 86%. The total crime rate in Palos Heights, IL has increased by 94% 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
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

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Willow Springs, IL5,67718337354
Indian Head Park, IL3,8230447447
La Grange Park, IL13,59652431483
Palos Park, IL4,93421476496
Homer Glen, IL24,38516551567
Palos Hills, IL17,54557552609
Lemont, IL16,58729611640
Palos Heights, IL12,544409741,014

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Palos Heights, IL12,544409741,014
Source: The Palos Heights, IL crime data displayed above is derived from the FBI's uniform crime reports for the year of 2016. 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.