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Total crime 66%
Violent crime 90%
Property crime 62%
Date & Last Updated: This data reflects the 2019 calendar year and was released from the FBI in September, 2020; this is the most current data available.
StatisticReportedincidents/100k peoplePalos Heights/100k peopleIllinois/100k peopleNational/100k people
Total crime107n/a (estimate)8472,2532,489
Murder0n/a0.06.65.0
Rape1n/a7.948.042.6
Robbery1n/a7.998.481.6
Assault3n/a23.7254.0250.2
Violent crime5n/a (estimate)40407379
Burglary6n/a47.5271.7340.5
Theft84n/a664.61,426.61,549.5
Vehicle theft12n/a94.9148.2219.9
Property crime102n/a (estimate)8071,8472,110

Key findings

  • Palos Heights crime rates are 66% lower than the national average
  • Violent crimes in Palos Heights are 90% lower than the national average
  • In Palos Heights you have a 1 in 119 chance of becoming a victim of crime
  • Palos Heights is safer than 84% of the cities in the United States
  • Year over year crime in Palos Heights has decreased by 24%

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 2.66 times less than the Illinois average and 2.94 times less than the national average. The average number of daily violent crimes in Palos Heights is 10.29 times less than the Illinois average and 9.59 times less than the daily national average. With regards to property crimes, Palos Heights has a daily crime rate that is 2.29 times less than the Illinois average and 2.61 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 77% safer than other cities of Illinois and 84% 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 2528
      The chance of being a victim of property crime in Palos Heights is 1 in 124
      The chance of being a victim of crime in Palos Heights is 1 in 119
      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 2528. Violent crimes include: murder, sexual assault, robbery, and physical assault. There is a 1 in 124 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 119.

      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 increased by 67% and the rate of property crime in Palos Heights has decreased by 26%. The total crime rate in Palos Heights has decreased by 24% 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
      Palos Park, IL4,93421336357
      Orland Hills, IL7,24114354368
      Hometown, IL4,34370352422
      Justice, IL12,95732465497
      Homer Glen, IL24,38524504528
      Clarendon Hills, IL8,64157498555
      La Grange Park, IL13,59645611656
      Palos Heights, IL12,54440807847

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      City, StatePopulationViolent crime/100k peopleProperty crime/100k peopleTotal crime/100k people
      Lakeland, TN12,5412271,0111,237
      Gatesville, TX12,5381871,6411,828
      Windsor Locks, CT12,537621,0831,145
      Cambridge, MD12,5529705,3736,344
      Joppatowne, MD12,5344962,1322,628
      Palos Heights, IL12,54440807847
      Source: The Palos Heights, IL crime data displayed above is derived from the FBI's uniform crime reports for the year of 2019. 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.