Northlake, IL
Crime Rates


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Northlake, IL crime analytics

The crime rate in Northlake is considerably higher than the national average across all communities in America from the largest to the smallest, although at 22 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 Northlake is 1 in 46. Based on FBI crime data, Northlake is not one of the safest communities in America. Relative to Illinois, Northlake has a crime rate that is higher than 79% of the state's cities and towns of all sizes.

How does the crime rate in Northlake compare to similar sized communities across America? When NeighborhoodScout compared Northlake with other communities its size, we found that the crime rate was near the average for all other communities of similar size. So, whether Northlake's crime rate is high or low compared to all places in the US, when we control for population size and compare it to places that are similar in size, it is near the middle of the pack in crime rate; not much more or less dangerous, and about what we would expect from the statistics.

Now let us turn to take a look at how Northlake 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 Northlake.

For Northlake, NeighborhoodScout found that the violent crime rate is well below the national average for all communities of all population sizes. Violent crimes such as assault, rape, murder and armed robbery happen less often in Northlake than in most of America. One's chance of becoming a victim of a violent crime here is one in 1119, which is a violent crime rate of 1 per one thousand inhabitants.

NeighborhoodScout's analysis also reveals that Northlake's rate for property crime is 21 per one thousand population. This makes Northlake 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 Northlake is one in 48.

Northlake Crime Data

Crime Index


(100 is safest)

Safer than 32% of U.S. Cities

Northlake Annual Crimes
  Violent Property Total

Number of Crimes




Crime Rate
(per 1,000 residents)




Violent Crime

violent Crime Comparison (per 1,000 residents)

Northlake 0.89
Illinois 3.84
My Chances of Becoming a Victim of a Violent Crime

1 in 1,119

in Northlake

1 in 261

in Illinois
Population: 12,312
Murder Rape Robbery Assault
Report Total 1 1 2 7
Rate per 1,000 0.08 0.08 0.16 0.57
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)

Northlake 21.04
Illinois 19.89
My Chances of Becoming a Victim of a Property Crime

1 in 48

in Northlake

1 in 50

in Illinois
Northlake Property CRIMES
Population: 12,312
burglary theft motor vehicle theft
Report Total 39 217 3
Rate per 1,000 3.17 17.63 0.24
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

Northlake Crimes Per Square Mile

Northlake 85
Illinois 33