Fairview Heights, IL
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Fairview Heights, IL crime analytics

With a crime rate of 46 per one thousand residents, Fairview Heights has one of the highest crime rates in America compared to all communities of all sizes - from the smallest towns to the very largest cities. One's chance of becoming a victim of either violent or property crime here is one in 22. Within Illinois, more than 96% of the communities have a lower crime rate than Fairview Heights.

Importantly, when you compare Fairview Heights to other communities of similar population, then Fairview Heights crime rate (violent and property crimes combined) is quite a bit higher than average. Regardless of how Fairview 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 Fairview 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 Fairview Heights.

From our analysis, we discovered that violent crime in Fairview Heights occurs at a rate higher than in most communities of all population sizes in America. The chance that a person will become a victim of a violent crime in Fairview Heights; such as armed robbery, aggravated assault, rape or murder; is 1 in 382. This equates to a rate of 3 per one thousand inhabitants.

In addition, NeighborhoodScout found that a lot of the crime that takes place in Fairview Heights is property crime. Property crimes that are tracked for this analysis are burglary, larceny over fifty dollars, motor vehicle theft, and arson. In Fairview Heights, your chance of becoming a victim of a property crime is one in 23, which is a rate of 43 per one thousand population.

Fairview Heights Crime Data

Crime Index


(100 is safest)

Safer than 8% of U.S. Cities

Fairview Heights Annual Crimes
  Violent Property Total

Number of Crimes




Crime Rate
(per 1,000 residents)




Violent Crime

violent Crime Comparison (per 1,000 residents)

Fairview Heights 2.61
Illinois 3.84
My Chances of Becoming a Victim of a Violent Crime

1 in 382

in Fairview Heights

1 in 261

in Illinois
Fairview Heights VIOLENT CRIMES
Population: 16,827
Murder Rape Robbery Assault
Report Total 1 9 10 24
Rate per 1,000 0.06 0.53 0.59 1.43
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)

Fairview Heights 43.09
Illinois 19.89
My Chances of Becoming a Victim of a Property Crime

1 in 23

in Fairview Heights

1 in 50

in Illinois
Fairview Heights Property CRIMES
Population: 16,827
burglary theft motor vehicle theft
Report Total 52 653 20
Rate per 1,000 3.09 38.81 1.19
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

Fairview Heights Crimes Per Square Mile

Fairview Heights 67
Illinois 33

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