Reported Annual Crime In Prospect Heights

StatisticReportedincidents/100k peopleProspect Heights/100k peopleIllinois/100k peopleNational/100k people
Total crime125n/a (estimate)7622,4852,837
StatisticReportedincidents/100k peopleProspect Heights/100k peopleIllinois/100k peopleNational/100k people
Murder0n/a0.08.25.3
Rape0n/a0.038.340.4
Robbery5n/a30.5139.3102.8
Assault14n/a85.3250.5248.5
Violent crime19n/a (estimate)116436386
Burglary19n/a115.8374.9468.9
Theft78n/a475.31,518.61,745.0
Vehicle theft9n/a54.8155.5236.9
Property crime106n/a (estimate)6462,0492,451
The table above provides a full overview of all reported crimes in Prospect Heights, IL for the year. The sum of recorded criminal acts in Prospect Heights, IL is displayed; for comparisons, each offense is also shown in regards to the amount of offenses per 100,000 people. Along with this, they are separated into multiple categories: violent crimes and property crimes. The crime data reveals that the overall Prospect Heights, IL crime rates are 69% lower than in comparison to the Illinois mean and are 73% lower than the nation's mean. In regards to violent offenses, Prospect Heights, IL has a rate that is 73% lower than the Illinois average; compared to the United States, it is 70% lower than. Looking at crimes involving property, Prospect Heights, IL is 68% lower than its state's mean, and 74% lower than the country's average.

Did you know?

  • The overall crime rate in Prospect Heights is 73% lower than the national average.
  • For every 100,000 people, there are 2.09 daily crimes that occur in Prospect Heights.
  • Prospect Heights is safer than 79% of the cities in the United States.
  • In Prospect Heights you have a 1 in 132 chance of becoming a victim of any crime.
  • The number of total year over year crimes in Prospect Heights has decreased by 1%.

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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, IL is demonstrated in the illustration above. So that direct comparisons can be made, the number of daily crimes for Illinois and on a national level are also posted. As you can see, the daily crimes for Prospect Heights, IL are 3.26 times less than the Illinois average and 3.72 times less than the national level. Daily violent Crimes in Prospect Heights, IL are 3.77 times less than than Illinois and 3.34 times less than the national mean. While daily property crimes in Prospect Heights, IL are 3.17 times less than than Illinois and 3.79 times less than the national average.

How Safe is Prospect Heights (higher is better)

Are people any safer living in the Prospect Heights, IL area in comparison to other Illinois communities and all other cities throughout the United States? The evidence provided by these graphs show Prospect Heights, IL being safer than 66% of cities in Illinois and 79% of cities across the United States as a whole. 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, IL. In conclusion, Prospect Heights, IL now ranks above average in comparison to all United States cities.

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 864
The chance of being a victim of property crime in Prospect Heights is 1 in 155
The chance of being a victim of crime in Prospect Heights is 1 in 132
Are you curious to know the likelihood of suffering from a crime in Prospect 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 Prospect Heights, IL, the likelihood that you will suffer a violent crime is 1 in 864. 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 155 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 Prospect Heights, IL is 1 in 132.

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

The year over year crime rate for Prospect Heights, IL is an accurate tool for tracking the rise and fall of crime, and in determining whether living in Prospect Heights, IL has become a safer or more dangerous place to live. For example, the above graph shows the year over year crime rate for violent, property and total crimes per 100,000 people. The year over year data displayed in the graph shows that violent crimes have increased by 36% in Prospect Heights, IL, while property crimes in Prospect Heights, IL have decreased by 5%. Crimes in total for Prospect Heights, IL have decreased by 1% 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
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

City, StatePopulationViolent crime/100k peopleProperty crime/100k peopleTotal crime/100k people
Tower Lakes, IL1,14908080
Hawthorn Woods, IL7,5901287100
Golf, IL5330198198
Port Barrington, IL1,49072338410
Knollwood, IL1,72974349423
Lincolnshire, IL7,29127426453
Kenilworth, IL2,6130468468
Prospect Heights, IL16,331116646762

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Laguna Woods, CA16,347731,0261,099
Prospect Heights, IL16,331116646762
Source: The Prospect 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.