Oak Forest, IL
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Oak Forest, 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 2016 calendar year; released from FBI in Sept. 2017 (latest available). Updated annually. Where is 2017 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

Oak Forest has an overall crime rate of 12 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 Oak Forest is 1 in 81. How does Oak Forest fare compared to other communities in Illinois of all population sizes? Oak Forest's crime rate is lower than approximately 45% of Illinois communities.

However, compared to other communities of similar population size, Oak Forest has a crime rate that is noticeably lower than the average. This means that for comparably sized cities all across America, Oak Forest 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 Oak Forest 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 Oak Forest.

NeighborhoodScout's research shows that Oak Forest's violent crime rate is 2 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 Oak Forest is one in 662.

Moreover, the rate of property crime in Oak Forest; 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.

Oak Forest Crime Data

 

Crime Index

57

(100 is safest)


Safer than 57% of U.S. Cities

Oak Forest Annual Crimes

  Violent Property Total

Number of Crimes

42

303

345

Crime Rate
(per 1,000 residents)

1.51

10.90

12.41

Violent Crime

violent Crime Comparison (per 1,000 residents)

Crime
Oak Forest 1.51
Illinois 4.36

My Chances of Becoming a Victim of a Violent Crime

1 in 662

in Oak Forest

1 in 229

in Illinois

Oak Forest VIOLENT CRIMES

Population: 27,792
Murder Rape Robbery Assault
Report Total 1 5 20 16
Rate per 1,000 0.04 0.18 0.72 0.58

United States VIOLENT CRIMES

Population: 323,127,513
Murder Rape Robbery Assault
Report Total 17,250 130,603 332,198 803,007
Rate per 1,000 0.05 0.40 1.03 2.49

Property Crime

property Crime Comparison (per 1,000 residents)

Crime
Oak Forest 10.90
Illinois 20.49

My Chances of Becoming a Victim of a Property Crime

1 in 92

in Oak Forest

1 in 49

in Illinois

Oak Forest Property CRIMES

Population: 27,792
burglary theft motor vehicle theft
Report Total 58 216 29
Rate per 1,000 2.09 7.77 1.04

United States Property CRIMES

Population: 323,127,513
burglary theft motor vehicle theft
Report Total 1,515,096 5,638,455 765,484
Rate per 1,000 4.69 17.45 2.37

Oak Forest Crimes Per Square Mile

Crime
Oak Forest 58
Illinois 35