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Total crime 62%
Violent crime 22%
Property crime 68%
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 peopleSouth Chicago Heights/100k peopleIllinois/100k peopleNational/100k people
Total crime170n/a (estimate)4,1702,3372,580
Murder1n/a24.56.95.0
Rape1n/a24.546.042.6
Robbery8n/a196.2111.586.2
Assault9n/a220.8239.7246.8
Violent crime19n/a (estimate)466404381
Burglary6n/a147.2306.7376.0
Theft138n/a3,384.81,472.31,594.6
Vehicle theft7n/a171.7153.8228.9
Property crime151n/a (estimate)3,7041,9332,200

Key findings

  • South Chicago Heights crime rates are 62% higher than the national average
  • Violent crimes in South Chicago Heights are 22% higher than the national average
  • In South Chicago Heights you have a 1 in 24 chance of becoming a victim of crime
  • South Chicago Heights is safer than 15% of the cities in the United States
  • Year over year crime in South Chicago Heights has increased by 3%

South Chicago Heights crime map

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

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      Daily Crime In South Chicago Heights (per 100,000 people)

      The above illustration depicts the number of crimes committed daily in South Chicago Heights, per 100,000 residents. In South Chicago Heights, the total number of daily crimes is 1.78 times more than the Illinois average and 1.62 times more than the national average. Violent daily crime statistics in South Chicago Heights are 1.15 times more than the Illinois average and 1.22 times more than the national average. For property crime, South Chicago Heights has a daily crime rate that is 1.92 times more than the Illinois average and 1.68 times more than the daily national average.

      How Safe is South Chicago Heights (higher is better)

      What are the odds that you'll be safer in South Chicago Heights, Illinois compared to other areas of Illinois, as well as the rest of America? When it comes down to it, is South Chicago Heights safe? In the graphs above, it shows that South Chicago Heights is safer than 8% of Illinois cities, and 15% compared to all other cities across America. These statistics are calculated by taking a closer look at each city's crime rate in Illinois, as well as the rest of the US. It is then determined which cities see less crime than South Chicago Heights. At this time, South Chicago Heights sees a below average rate of crime in comparison to other United States cities.

      Chance of Being A Victim of Crime in South Chicago Heights

      The chance of being a victim of violent crime in South Chicago Heights is 1 in 215
      The chance of being a victim of property crime in South Chicago Heights is 1 in 28
      The chance of being a victim of crime in South Chicago Heights is 1 in 24
      Wondering what the chances are that you fall victim to a crime in South Chicago Heights? In South Chicago Heights, IL you have a 1 in 215 chance of becoming a victim of violent crime. Violent crimes include murder, rape, robbery and assault. With regards to property crime, you have a 1 in 28 chance of becoming a victim. Property crimes include burglary, theft and motor vehicle theft. Overall, you have a 1 in 24 chance of becoming a victim of crime in South Chicago Heights.

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

      An ideal indicator of whether South Chicago 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 South Chicago Heights has increased by 139% and the rate of property crime in South Chicago Heights has decreased by 3%. The total crime rate in South Chicago Heights has increased by 3% year to year.

      South Chicago Heights police department

      ItemSouth Chicago HeightsIllinoisNational
      Law enforcement employees (officers & civilians)1130,690558,732
      Police officers & civilians /1000 residentsn/a2.63.3

      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
      Lowell, IN9,42310216227
      Palos Hills, IL17,545104484588
      Peotone, IL4,14672554626
      Beecher, IL4,26489557646
      St. John, IN15,77717630647
      Lake Dalecarlia, IN1,508106605711
      Glenwood, IL8,853124620745
      South Chicago Heights, IL4,1434663,7044,170

      Cities with similar population

      City, StatePopulationViolent crime/100k peopleProperty crime/100k peopleTotal crime/100k people
      Ashville, OH4,142481,1051,153
      Piney, AR4,1454252,2772,702
      Argo, AL4,1452931,5881,882
      Pocomoke City, MD4,1462473,8334,080
      Sullivan City, TX4,1406952,1812,876
      South Chicago Heights, IL4,1434663,7044,170
      Source: The South Chicago 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.