River Forest, IL
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The crime rate in River Forest is considerably higher than the national average across all communities in America from the largest to the smallest, although at 25 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 River Forest is 1 in 40. Based on FBI crime data, River Forest is not one of the safest communities in America. Relative to Illinois, River Forest has a crime rate that is higher than 83% of the state's cities and towns of all sizes.

Importantly, when you compare River Forest to other communities of similar population, then River Forest crime rate (violent and property crimes combined) is quite a bit higher than average. Regardless of how River Forest does relative to all communities in America of all sizes, when NeighborhoodScout compared it to communities of similar population size, its crime rate per thousand residents stands out as higher than most.

Now let us turn to take a look at how River 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 River Forest.

NeighborhoodScout's research shows that River 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 River Forest is one in 589.

NeighborhoodScout's analysis also reveals that River Forest's rate for property crime is 23 per one thousand population. This makes River 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 River Forest is one in 43.

River Forest Crime Data

 
Crime Index

26

(100 is safest)


Safer than 26% of U.S. Cities

River Forest Annual Crimes
  Violent Property Total

Number of Crimes

19

261

280

Crime Rate
(per 1,000 residents)

1.70

23.31

25.00

Violent Crime

violent Crime Comparison (per 1,000 residents)

Crime
River Forest 1.70
Illinois 3.84
My Chances of Becoming a Victim of a Violent Crime

1 in 589

in River Forest

1 in 261

in Illinois
River Forest VIOLENT CRIMES
Population: 11,199
Murder Rape Robbery Assault
Report Total 1 0 5 13
Rate per 1,000 0.09 0.00 0.45 1.16
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
River Forest 23.31
Illinois 19.89
My Chances of Becoming a Victim of a Property Crime

1 in 43

in River Forest

1 in 50

in Illinois
River Forest Property CRIMES
Population: 11,199
burglary theft motor vehicle theft
Report Total 75 183 3
Rate per 1,000 6.70 16.34 0.27
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

River Forest Crimes Per Square Mile

Crime
River Forest 113
Illinois 33