Chicago Heights, IL
Crime Rates



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Chicago Heights, IL crime analytics

Source & Methodology

Analytics built by:   Location, Inc.

Raw data sources:   18,000 local law enforcement agencies in the U.S.

Date(s) & Update Frequency:   Reflects 2018 calendar year; released from FBI in Sept. 2019 (latest available). Updated annually. Where is 2019 data?

Methodology:   Our nationwide meta-analysis overcomes the issues inherent in any crime database, including non-reporting and reporting errors. This is possible by associating the 9.4 million reported crimes in the U.S, including over 2 million geocoded point locations…. Read more

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 26 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 38. 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 85% of the state's cities and towns of all sizes. In fact, after researching dangerous places to live, NeighborhoodScout found Chicago Heights to be one of the top 100 most dangerous cities in the U.S.A.

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 114.

NeighborhoodScout's analysis also reveals that Chicago Heights's rate for property crime is 17 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 57.

Importantly, we found that Chicago Heights has one of the highest rates of motor vehicle theft in the nation according to our analysis of FBI crime data. This is compared to communities of all sizes, from the smallest to the largest. In fact, your chance of getting your car stolen if you live in Chicago Heights is one in 282.

Chicago Heights Crime Data

 

Crime Index

19

(100 is safest)


Safer than 19% of U.S. Cities

Chicago Heights Annual Crimes

  Violent Property Total

Number of Crimes

260

517

777

Crime Rate
(per 1,000 residents)

8.79

17.48

26.28

Violent Crime

violent Crime Comparison (per 1,000 residents)

Crime
Chicago Heights 8.79
Illinois 4.04

My Chances of Becoming a Victim of a Violent Crime

1 in 114

in Chicago Heights

1 in 247

in Illinois

Chicago Heights VIOLENT CRIMES

Population: 29,571
Murder Rape Robbery Assault
Report Total 2 32 106 120
Rate per 1,000 0.07 1.08 3.58 4.06

United States VIOLENT CRIMES

Population: 327,167,434
Murder Rape Robbery Assault
Report Total 16,214 139,380 282,061 807,410
Rate per 1,000 0.05 0.43 0.86 2.47

Property Crime

property Crime Comparison (per 1,000 residents)

Crime
Chicago Heights 17.48
Illinois 19.33

My Chances of Becoming a Victim of a Property Crime

1 in 57

in Chicago Heights

1 in 52

in Illinois

Chicago Heights Property CRIMES

Population: 29,571
burglary theft motor vehicle theft
Report Total 193 219 105
Rate per 1,000 6.53 7.41 3.55

United States Property CRIMES

Population: 327,167,434
burglary theft motor vehicle theft
Report Total 1,230,149 5,217,055 748,841
Rate per 1,000 3.76 15.95 2.29

Chicago Heights Crimes Per Square Mile

Crime
Chicago Heights 77
Illinois 33