Oak Lawn, IL
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Oak Lawn, 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

Oak Lawn has an overall crime rate of 16 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 Lawn is 1 in 64. How does Oak Lawn fare compared to other communities in Illinois of all population sizes? Oak Lawn's crime rate is lower than approximately 34% of Illinois communities.

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

NeighborhoodScout's research shows that Oak Lawn'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 Oak Lawn is one in 800.

Moreover, the rate of property crime in Oak Lawn; burglary, larceny ($50 or more), grand theft auto, and arson; is 14 per 1,000 residents. This is about average for all cities and towns in America of all population sizes.

Oak Lawn Crime Data

 

Crime Index

48

(100 is safest)


Safer than 48% of U.S. Cities

Oak Lawn Annual Crimes

  Violent Property Total

Number of Crimes

71

820

891

Crime Rate
(per 1,000 residents)

1.25

14.44

15.69

Violent Crime

violent Crime Comparison (per 1,000 residents)

Crime
Oak Lawn 1.25
Illinois 3.84

My Chances of Becoming a Victim of a Violent Crime

1 in 800

in Oak Lawn

1 in 261

in Illinois

Oak Lawn VIOLENT CRIMES

Population: 56,781
Murder Rape Robbery Assault
Report Total 0 8 22 41
Rate per 1,000 0.00 0.14 0.39 0.72

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
Oak Lawn 14.44
Illinois 19.89

My Chances of Becoming a Victim of a Property Crime

1 in 69

in Oak Lawn

1 in 50

in Illinois

Oak Lawn Property CRIMES

Population: 56,781
burglary theft motor vehicle theft
Report Total 108 674 38
Rate per 1,000 1.90 11.87 0.67

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

Oak Lawn Crimes Per Square Mile

Crime
Oak Lawn 104
Illinois 33