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Total crime 37%
Violent crime 56%
Property crime 33%
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 peopleThornton/100k peopleIllinois/100k peopleNational/100k people
Total crime38n/a (estimate)1,5682,2532,489
Murder0n/a0.06.65.0
Rape4n/a165.148.042.6
Robbery0n/a0.098.481.6
Assault0n/a0.0254.0250.2
Violent crime4n/a (estimate)165407379
Burglary5n/a206.4271.7340.5
Theft27n/a1,114.31,426.61,549.5
Vehicle theft2n/a82.5148.2219.9
Property crime34n/a (estimate)1,4031,8472,110

Key findings

  • Thornton crime rates are 37% lower than the national average
  • Violent crimes in Thornton are 56% lower than the national average
  • In Thornton you have a 1 in 64 chance of becoming a victim of crime
  • Thornton is safer than 49% of the cities in the United States
  • Year over year crime in Thornton has decreased by 22%

Thornton crime map

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      Daily Crime In Thornton (per 100,000 people)

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      Chance of Being A Victim of Crime in Thornton

      The chance of being a victim of violent crime in Thornton is 1 in 606
      The chance of being a victim of property crime in Thornton is 1 in 72
      The chance of being a victim of crime in Thornton is 1 in 64

      Year Over Year Crime In Thornton (per 100,000 people)

      Thornton police department

      ItemThorntonIllinoisNational
      Law enforcement employees (officers & civilians)1130,690558,732
      Police officers & civilians /1000 residents4.72.63.3
      There are a total of 11 Thornton police officers. This results in 4.7 police officers per 1,000 residents which is 76.9% greater than the Illinois average and 44% greater 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
      St. John, IN15,77722671693
      Palos Hills, IL17,545111659769
      Indian Head Park, IL3,82327802828
      Thornton, IL2,6141651,4031,568

      Cities with similar population

      City, StatePopulationViolent crime/100k peopleProperty crime/100k peopleTotal crime/100k people
      Rhinebeck, NY2,614119455574
      Leadville, CO2,6142879691,257
      Derry, PA2,6140159159
      New London, OH2,6141591,1141,273
      Green Island, NY2,613200765965
      Thornton, IL2,6141651,4031,568
      Source: The Thornton, 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.