Forest Park, IL
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The crime rate in Forest Park is considerably higher than the national average across all communities in America from the largest to the smallest, although at 39 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 Forest Park is 1 in 26. Based on FBI crime data, Forest Park is not one of the safest communities in America. Relative to Illinois, Forest Park has a crime rate that is higher than 94% of the state's cities and towns of all sizes.

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

From our analysis, we discovered that violent crime in Forest Park 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 Forest Park; such as armed robbery, aggravated assault, rape or murder; is 1 in 336. This equates to a rate of 3 per one thousand inhabitants.

NeighborhoodScout's analysis also reveals that Forest Park's rate for property crime is 36 per one thousand population. This makes Forest Park 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 Forest Park is one in 28.

Forest Park Crime Data

 

Crime Index

12

(100 is safest)


Safer than 12% of U.S. Cities

Forest Park Annual Crimes

  Violent Property Total

Number of Crimes

42

506

548

Crime Rate
(per 1,000 residents)

2.97

35.83

38.80

Violent Crime

violent Crime Comparison (per 1,000 residents)

Crime
Forest Park 2.97
Illinois 3.84

My Chances of Becoming a Victim of a Violent Crime

1 in 336

in Forest Park

1 in 261

in Illinois

Forest Park VIOLENT CRIMES

Population: 14,123
Murder Rape Robbery Assault
Report Total 0 6 21 15
Rate per 1,000 0.00 0.42 1.49 1.06

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
Forest Park 35.83
Illinois 19.89

My Chances of Becoming a Victim of a Property Crime

1 in 28

in Forest Park

1 in 50

in Illinois

Forest Park Property CRIMES

Population: 14,123
burglary theft motor vehicle theft
Report Total 55 427 24
Rate per 1,000 3.89 30.23 1.70

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

Forest Park Crimes Per Square Mile

Crime
Forest Park 228
Illinois 33