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Total crime 14%
Violent crime 67%
Property crime 5%
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 peopleRiver Forest/100k peopleIllinois/100k peopleNational/100k people
Total crime247n/a (estimate)2,2202,3372,580
Murder0n/a0.06.95.0
Rape0n/a0.046.042.6
Robbery6n/a53.9111.586.2
Assault8n/a71.9239.7246.8
Violent crime14n/a (estimate)126404381
Burglary32n/a287.6306.7376.0
Theft193n/a1,734.81,472.31,594.6
Vehicle theft8n/a71.9153.8228.9
Property crime233n/a (estimate)2,0941,9332,200

Key findings

  • River Forest crime rates are 14% lower than the national average
  • Violent crimes in River Forest are 67% lower than the national average
  • In River Forest you have a 1 in 46 chance of becoming a victim of crime
  • River Forest is safer than 52% of the cities in the United States
  • Year over year crime in River Forest has decreased by 19%

River Forest crime map

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

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      Daily Crime In River Forest (per 100,000 people)

      The graph above looks at the comparison of crimes committed in River Forest on a daily basis (per 100,000 people) to crimes committed throughout the state of Illinois and the USA. According to the latest crime statistics, daily crimes in River Forest (which include property crimes as well as violent crimes), when compared to Illinois, are 1.05 times less than the state average and 1.16 times less than than national average. Violent crimes committed in River Forest on a daily basis are 3.21 times less than than Illinois average and 3.02 times less than the average nationwide. Daily property crime rates in River Forest are 1.08 times more than the daily state average and 1.05 times less than the daily national numbers.

      How Safe is River Forest (higher is better)

      When comparing the safety of River Forest to every other city in Illinois, as well as the entirety of the United States, is River Forest safe? The gauges above illustrate that River Forest is safer than 34% of every city located within Illinois along with 52% of the all the cities located in the United States. The results of these graphs are created after analyzing each of the cities in Illinois and in the United States as a whole. As a result, River Forest, IL is ranked above average when compared to the rest of the US cities.

      Chance of Being A Victim of Crime in River Forest

      The chance of being a victim of violent crime in River Forest is 1 in 795
      The chance of being a victim of property crime in River Forest is 1 in 48
      The chance of being a victim of crime in River Forest is 1 in 46
      Interested in knowing the odds that you will be a crime victim in River Forest? In River Forest, you have a 1 in 795 chance of falling victim to a violent crime, such as rape, robbery, assault, or even murder. In terms of property crime, your chances of being a victim are 1 in 48. These crimes include theft, vehicle theft, and burglary. Your overall chance of being a victim of crime in River Forest, IL is 1 in 46.

      Year Over Year Crime In River Forest (per 100,000 people)

      A good indicator of whether River Forest is becoming a safer or a more dangerous place to live can be determined by analyzing the year over year crime rate (per 100,000 people). The number of violent crimes in River Forest has decreased by 34%, while the property crime rate in River Forest has decreased by 18% year over year. The number of total crimes in River Forest has decreased by 19% year over year.

      River Forest police department

      ItemRiver ForestIllinoisNational
      Law enforcement employees (officers & civilians)3130,690558,732
      Police officers & civilians /1000 residents2.82.63.3
      There are a total of 31 River Forest police officers. This results in 2.8 police officers per 1,000 residents which is 4.3% greater than the Illinois average and 15.1% 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
      River Forest, IL11,2171262,0942,220

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      City, StatePopulationViolent crime/100k peopleProperty crime/100k peopleTotal crime/100k people
      Jefferson Hills, PA11,2142141,0431,257
      Maltby, WA11,2211521,4371,590
      Scottdale, GA11,2213452,7143,059
      Port St. John, FL11,2234622,7393,201
      Destrehan, LA11,2112721,6571,929
      River Forest, IL11,2171262,0942,220
      Source: The River Forest, 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.