Oak Lawn has an overall crime rate of 21 per 1,000 residents, making the crime rate here near the average for all cities and towns of all sizes in America. According to our analysis of FBI crime data, your chance of becoming a victim of crime in Oak Lawn is 1 in 47. How does Oak Lawn fare compared to other communities in Illinois of all population sizes? Oak Lawn's crime rate is lower than approximately 31% of Illinois communities.
However, compared to other communities of similar population size, Oak Lawn has a crime rate that is noticeably lower than the average. This means that for comparably sized cities all across America, Oak Lawn is actually safer than most according to NeighborhoodScout's exclusive analysis of FBI crime data.
The crime data that NeighborhoodScout used for this analysis are the seven offenses from the uniform crime reports, collected by the FBI from 17,000 local law enforcement agencies, and include both violent and property crimes, combined.
Now let us turn to take a look at how Oak Lawn does for violent crimes specifically, and then how it does for property crimes. This is important because the overall crime rate can be further illuminated by understanding if violent crime or property crimes (or both) are the major contributors to the general rate of crime in Oak Lawn.
NeighborhoodScout's research shows that Oak Lawn's violent crime rate is 1 per one thousand inhabitants, which is about average for all communities in America, across all population sizes. Violent crimes that are tracked and included in this rate are armed robbery, aggravated assault, forcible (not statutory) rape, and murder and non-negligent manslaughter. Roughly similar to the national average, our analysis shows that your chance of becoming a victim of violent crime in Oak Lawn is one in 695.
NeighborhoodScout's analysis also reveals that Oak Lawn's rate for property crime is 20 per one thousand population. This makes Oak Lawn a place where there is an above average chance of becoming a victim of a property crime, when compared to all other communities in America of all population sizes. Property crimes are motor vehicle theft, arson, larceny, and burglary. Your chance of becoming a victim of any of these crimes in Oak Lawn is one in 50.