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Total crime 74%
Violent crime 59%
Property crime 77%
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 peopleProspect Heights/100k peopleIllinois/100k peopleNational/100k people
Total crime107n/a (estimate)6622,3372,580
Murder0n/a0.06.95.0
Rape5n/a30.946.042.6
Robbery3n/a18.6111.586.2
Assault17n/a105.2239.7246.8
Violent crime25n/a (estimate)155404381
Burglary11n/a68.0306.7376.0
Theft61n/a377.31,472.31,594.6
Vehicle theft10n/a61.9153.8228.9
Property crime82n/a (estimate)5071,9332,200

Key findings

  • Prospect Heights crime rates are 74% lower than the national average
  • Violent crimes in Prospect Heights are 59% lower than the national average
  • In Prospect Heights you have a 1 in 152 chance of becoming a victim of crime
  • Prospect Heights is safer than 74% of the cities in the United States
  • Year over year crime in Prospect Heights has decreased by 9%

Prospect Heights crime map

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

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

      The number of daily crimes per 100,000 residents in Prospect Heights, Illinois is displayed in the graph above. As you can see, the daily crimes for Prospect Heights are 3.53 times less than the Illinois average and 3.90 times less than the national level. Daily violent crimes in Prospect Heights are 2.61 times less than than Illinois and 2.46 times less than the national mean. While daily property crimes in Prospect Heights are 3.81 times less than than Illinois and 4.34 times less than the national average.

      How Safe is Prospect Heights (higher is better)

      Are people any safer living in Prospect Heights in comparison to other Illinois communities and all other areas throughout the United States? When we look at all cities across America, is Prospect Heights safe? The evidence provided by these graphs show Prospect Heights being safer than 58% of cities in Illinois and 74% 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 Prospect Heights. In conclusion, Prospect Heights ranks above average compared to the rest of the United States.

      Chance of Being A Victim of Crime in Prospect Heights

      The chance of being a victim of violent crime in Prospect Heights is 1 in 647
      The chance of being a victim of property crime in Prospect Heights is 1 in 198
      The chance of being a victim of crime in Prospect Heights is 1 in 152
      Are you curious to know the likelihood of suffering from a crime in Prospect Heights? If you reside in Prospect Heights, the likelihood that you will become a victim of a violent crime is 1 in 647. Violent crimes include: murder, sexual assault, robbery, and physical assault. There is a 1 in 198 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 Prospect Heights, is 1 in 152.

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

      The year over year crime rate per 100,000 people for Prospect Heights is an accurate tool for tracking the rise and fall of crime, and in determining if living in Prospect Heights has become safer or more dangerous. The year over year data displayed in the graph shows that violent crimes have increased by 57% in Prospect Heights, while property crimes in Prospect Heights have decreased by 19%. Total crime has decreased by 9% year over year.

      Prospect Heights police department

      ItemProspect HeightsIllinoisNational
      Law enforcement employees (officers & civilians)2430,690558,732
      Police officers & civilians /1000 residents1.52.63.3
      There are a total of 24 Prospect Heights police officers. This results in 1.5 police officers per 1,000 residents which is 44.5% less than the Illinois average and 54.8% 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
      Port Barrington, IL1,49063300363
      North Barrington, IL2,97263303367
      Knollwood, IL1,72974354428
      Green Oaks, IL3,83277368445
      Deer Park, IL3,40977368445
      Bartlett, IL41,47551411462
      Hawthorn Woods, IL7,5900470470
      Prospect Heights, IL16,331155507662

      Cities with similar population

      City, StatePopulationViolent crime/100k peopleProperty crime/100k peopleTotal crime/100k people
      Aberdeen, WA16,3355185,0845,602
      Chickasha, OK16,3423862,6733,059
      Morton, IL16,343110632742
      Fort Thomas, KY16,31737418455
      Laguna Woods, CA16,34762666728
      Prospect Heights, IL16,331155507662
      Source: The Prospect 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.