Melrose Park, IL
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Melrose Park, IL crime analytics

Source & Methodology

Analytics built by:   Location, Inc.

Raw data sources:   Uniform Crime Reporting Program (Federal Bureau of Investigation), additional data from local police agencies.

Date(s) & Update Frequency:   Reflects 2015 calendar year; released from FBI in Sept. 2016 (latest available). Updated annually. Wheres 2016 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

Melrose Park has an overall crime rate of 13 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 Melrose Park is 1 in 80. How does Melrose Park fare compared to other communities in Illinois of all population sizes? Melrose Park's crime rate is lower than approximately 43% of Illinois communities.

However, compared to other communities of similar population size, Melrose Park has a crime rate that is noticeably lower than the average. This means that for comparably sized cities all across America, Melrose Park is actually safer than most according to NeighborhoodScout's exclusive analysis of FBI crime data.

Now let us turn to take a look at how Melrose 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 Melrose Park.

NeighborhoodScout's research shows that Melrose Park'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, rape (not statutory), 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 Melrose Park is one in 819.

Significantly, based on the number of murders reported by the FBI and the number of residents living in the village, NeighborhoodScout's analysis shows that Melrose Park experiences one of the higher murder rates in the nation when compared with cities and towns for all sizes of population, from the largest to the smallest.

Moreover, the rate of property crime in Melrose Park; burglary, larceny ($50 or more), grand theft auto, and arson; is 11 per 1,000 residents. This is about average for all cities and towns in America of all population sizes.

Melrose Park Crime Data

 

Crime Index

60

(100 is safest)


Safer than 60% of U.S. Cities

Melrose Park Annual Crimes

  Violent Property Total

Number of Crimes

31

287

318

Crime Rate
(per 1,000 residents)

1.22

11.31

12.53

Violent Crime

violent Crime Comparison (per 1,000 residents)

Crime
Melrose Park 1.22
Illinois 3.84

My Chances of Becoming a Victim of a Violent Crime

1 in 819

in Melrose Park

1 in 261

in Illinois

Melrose Park VIOLENT CRIMES

Population: 25,379
Murder Rape Robbery Assault
Report Total 3 5 9 14
Rate per 1,000 0.12 0.20 0.35 0.55

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
Melrose Park 11.31
Illinois 19.89

My Chances of Becoming a Victim of a Property Crime

1 in 88

in Melrose Park

1 in 50

in Illinois

Melrose Park Property CRIMES

Population: 25,379
burglary theft motor vehicle theft
Report Total 44 202 41
Rate per 1,000 1.73 7.96 1.62

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

Melrose Park Crimes Per Square Mile

Crime
Melrose Park 75
Illinois 33