Park Forest, IL
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Park Forest, 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 Park Forest is considerably higher than the national average across all communities in America from the largest to the smallest, although at 21 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 Park Forest is 1 in 47. Based on FBI crime data, Park Forest is not one of the safest communities in America. Relative to Illinois, Park Forest has a crime rate that is higher than 78% of the state's cities and towns of all sizes.

How does the crime rate in Park Forest compare to similar sized communities across America? When NeighborhoodScout compared Park Forest with other communities its size, we found that the crime rate was near the average for all other communities of similar size. So, whether Park Forest'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 Park 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 Park Forest.

From our analysis, we discovered that violent crime in Park Forest occurs at a rate higher than in most communities of all population sizes in America. The chance that a person will become a victim of a violent crime in Park Forest; such as armed robbery, aggravated assault, rape or murder; is 1 in 301. This equates to a rate of 3 per one thousand inhabitants.

NeighborhoodScout's analysis also reveals that Park Forest's rate for property crime is 18 per one thousand population. This makes Park Forest 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 Park Forest is one in 55.

Park Forest Crime Data

 

Crime Index

33

(100 is safest)


Safer than 33% of U.S. Cities

Park Forest Annual Crimes

  Violent Property Total

Number of Crimes

73

399

472

Crime Rate
(per 1,000 residents)

3.33

18.17

21.50

Violent Crime

violent Crime Comparison (per 1,000 residents)

Crime
Park Forest 3.33
Illinois 3.84

My Chances of Becoming a Victim of a Violent Crime

1 in 301

in Park Forest

1 in 261

in Illinois

Park Forest VIOLENT CRIMES

Population: 21,954
Murder Rape Robbery Assault
Report Total 1 15 26 31
Rate per 1,000 0.05 0.68 1.18 1.41

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
Park Forest 18.17
Illinois 19.89

My Chances of Becoming a Victim of a Property Crime

1 in 55

in Park Forest

1 in 50

in Illinois

Park Forest Property CRIMES

Population: 21,954
burglary theft motor vehicle theft
Report Total 95 284 20
Rate per 1,000 4.33 12.94 0.91

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

Park Forest Crimes Per Square Mile

Crime
Park Forest 95
Illinois 33