Chicago Heights, IL
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The crime rate in Chicago Heights is considerably higher than the national average across all communities in America from the largest to the smallest, although at 35 crimes per one thousand residents, it is not among the communities with the very highest crime rate. The chance of becoming a victim of either violent or property crime in Chicago Heights is 1 in 29. Based on FBI crime data, Chicago Heights is not one of the safest communities in America. Relative to Illinois, Chicago Heights has a crime rate that is higher than 91% of the state's cities and towns of all sizes.

Importantly, when you compare Chicago Heights to other communities of similar population, then Chicago Heights crime rate (violent and property crimes combined) is quite a bit higher than average. Regardless of how Chicago Heights does relative to all communities in America of all sizes, when NeighborhoodScout compared it to communities of similar population size, its crime rate per thousand residents stands out as higher than most.

Now let us turn to take a look at how Chicago Heights 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 Chicago Heights.

For Chicago Heights, we found that the violent crime rate is one of the highest in the nation, across communities of all sizes (both large and small). Violent offenses tracked included rape, murder and non-negligent manslaughter, armed robbery, and aggravated assault, including assault with a deadly weapon. According to NeighborhoodScout's analysis of FBI reported crime data, your chance of becoming a victim of one of these crimes in Chicago Heights is one in 165.

NeighborhoodScout's analysis also reveals that Chicago Heights's rate for property crime is 29 per one thousand population. This makes Chicago Heights 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 Chicago Heights is one in 35.

Chicago Heights Crime Data

 
Crime Index

15

(100 is safest)


Safer than 15% of U.S. Cities

Chicago Heights Annual Crimes
  Violent Property Total

Number of Crimes

183

864

1,047

Crime Rate
(per 1,000 residents)

6.04

28.53

34.57

Violent Crime

violent Crime Comparison (per 1,000 residents)

Crime
Chicago Heights 6.04
Illinois 3.84
My Chances of Becoming a Victim of a Violent Crime

1 in 165

in Chicago Heights

1 in 261

in Illinois
Chicago Heights VIOLENT CRIMES
Population: 30,284
Murder Rape Robbery Assault
Report Total 0 22 105 56
Rate per 1,000 0.00 0.73 3.47 1.85
United States VIOLENT CRIMES
Population: 321,418,820
Murder Rape Robbery Assault
Report Total 15,696 124,047 327,374 764,449
Rate per 1,000 0.05 0.39 1.02 2.38

Property Crime

property Crime Comparison (per 1,000 residents)

Crime
Chicago Heights 28.53
Illinois 19.89
My Chances of Becoming a Victim of a Property Crime

1 in 35

in Chicago Heights

1 in 50

in Illinois
Chicago Heights Property CRIMES
Population: 30,284
burglary theft motor vehicle theft
Report Total 126 668 70
Rate per 1,000 4.16 22.06 2.31
United States Property CRIMES
Population: 321,418,820
burglary theft motor vehicle theft
Report Total 1,579,527 5,706,346 707,758
Rate per 1,000 4.91 17.75 2.20

Chicago Heights Crimes Per Square Mile

Crime
Chicago Heights 104
Illinois 33