Oak Park, IL
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Oak 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

The crime rate in Oak Park is considerably higher than the national average across all communities in America from the largest to the smallest, although at 19 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 Oak Park is 1 in 54. Based on FBI crime data, Oak Park is not one of the safest communities in America. Relative to Illinois, Oak Park has a crime rate that is higher than 73% of the state's cities and towns of all sizes.

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

NeighborhoodScout's research shows that Oak Park'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 Park is one in 587.

NeighborhoodScout's analysis also reveals that Oak Park's rate for property crime is 17 per one thousand population. This makes Oak 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 Oak Park is one in 59.

Oak Park Crime Data

 

Crime Index

40

(100 is safest)


Safer than 40% of U.S. Cities

Oak Park Annual Crimes

  Violent Property Total

Number of Crimes

89

887

976

Crime Rate
(per 1,000 residents)

1.70

16.96

18.67

Violent Crime

violent Crime Comparison (per 1,000 residents)

Crime
Oak Park 1.70
Illinois 3.84

My Chances of Becoming a Victim of a Violent Crime

1 in 587

in Oak Park

1 in 261

in Illinois

Oak Park VIOLENT CRIMES

Population: 52,287
Murder Rape Robbery Assault
Report Total UNREPORTED UNREPORTED UNREPORTED UNREPORTED
Rate per 1,000 UNREPORTED UNREPORTED UNREPORTED UNREPORTED

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 Park 16.96
Illinois 19.89

My Chances of Becoming a Victim of a Property Crime

1 in 59

in Oak Park

1 in 50

in Illinois

Oak Park Property CRIMES

Population: 52,287
burglary theft motor vehicle theft
Report Total UNREPORTED UNREPORTED UNREPORTED
Rate per 1,000 UNREPORTED UNREPORTED UNREPORTED

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 Park Crimes Per Square Mile

Crime
Oak Park 208
Illinois 33