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Crime rate in Melrose Park, Illinois (IL): murders, rapes, robberies, assaults, burglaries, thefts, auto thefts, arson, law enforcement employees, police officers, crime map


City-Data.com crime index in Melrose Park, IL compared to other U.S. cities

Crime rate in Melrose Park, IL

The 2018 crime rate in Melrose Park, IL is 165 (City-Data.com crime index), which is 1.7 times lower than the U.S. average. It was higher than in 59.0% U.S. cities. The 2018 Melrose Park crime rate rose by 7% compared to 2017. In the last 5 years Melrose Park has seen rise of violent crime and rise of property crime.
See how dangerous Melrose Park, IL is compared to the nearest cities:
(Note: Higher means more crime)
Melrose Park:

164.8
Stone Park:

162.0
Bellwood:

300.2
Maywood:

350.0
River Grove:

96.1
River Forest:

125.8
Northlake:

117.2
Franklin Park:

172.8
Hillside:

215.8
City-Data.com crime index
Crime rates in Melrose Park by year

Type

2005

2006

2007

2008

2009

2010

2011

2012

2013

2014

2015

2016

2017

2018

Murders
(per 100,000)
1
(4.4)
0
(0.0)
2
(9.0)
0
(0.0)
1
(4.6)
0
(0.0)
1
(3.9)
2
(7.8)
1
(3.9)
0
(0.0)
3
(11.7)
2
(7.9)
2
(7.9)
0
(0.0)
Rapes
(per 100,000)
3
(13.2)
5
(22.2)
1
(4.5)
4
(18.2)
5
(22.9)
10
(46.7)
10
(39.2)
9
(35.2)
8
(31.3)
3
(11.7)
5
(19.6)
10
(39.4)
7
(27.8)
7
(27.8)
Robberies
(per 100,000)
8
(35.2)
4
(17.8)
5
(22.5)
13
(59.0)
20
(91.5)
32
(149.5)
26
(102.0)
18
(70.5)
13
(50.9)
8
(31.3)
9
(35.2)
17
(67.0)
17
(67.5)
27
(107.3)
Assaults
(per 100,000)
3
(13.2)
7
(31.1)
19
(85.4)
17
(77.2)
21
(96.1)
15
(70.1)
16
(62.8)
29
(113.6)
21
(82.2)
16
(62.6)
14
(54.8)
22
(86.7)
45
(178.6)
51
(202.7)
Burglaries
(per 100,000)
6
(26.4)
9
(40.0)
29
(130.3)
52
(236.1)
105
(480.5)
93
(434.5)
98
(384.5)
93
(364.2)
81
(316.9)
48
(187.9)
43
(168.4)
42
(165.6)
55
(218.3)
68
(270.2)
Thefts
(per 100,000)
563
(2,476)
627
(2,785)
658
(2,957)
462
(2,098)
487
(2,229)
439
(2,051)
384
(1,507)
327
(1,281)
291
(1,139)
303
(1,186)
200
(783.3)
226
(890.9)
197
(781.9)
176
(699.4)
Auto thefts
(per 100,000)
132
(580.6)
100
(444.2)
114
(512.4)
93
(422.3)
88
(402.7)
77
(359.7)
97
(380.6)
80
(313.3)
79
(309.1)
35
(137.0)
41
(160.6)
53
(208.9)
43
(170.7)
72
(286.1)
Arson
(per 100,000)
0
(0.0)
1
(4.4)
2
(9.0)
1
(4.5)
3
(13.7)
2
(9.3)
5
(19.6)
1
(3.9)
3
(11.7)
2
(7.8)
1
(3.9)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
4
(15.9)
City-Data.com crime index179.9179.1213.8181.9229.1237.5200.0189.5157.0102.9116.7148.7154.3164.8

The City-Data.com crime index weighs serious crimes and violent crimes more heavily. Higher means more crime, U.S. average is 274.0. It adjusts for the number of visitors and daily workers commuting into cities.




According to our research of Illinois and other state lists, there were 37 registered sex offenders living in Melrose Park, Illinois as of July 04, 2020.
The ratio of all residents to sex offenders in Melrose Park is 684 to 1.
The ratio of registered sex offenders to all residents in this city is near the state average.



Violent crime rate in 2018
Melrose Park:

182.8
U.S. Average:

207.3

Violent crime rate in 2017
Melrose Park:

166.7
U.S. Average:

215.2

Violent crime rate in 2016
Melrose Park:

132.1
U.S. Average:

216.3

Violent crime rate in 2015
Melrose Park:

88.1
U.S. Average:

208.5

Violent crime rate in 2014
Melrose Park:

58.7
U.S. Average:

200.7

Violent crime rate in 2013
Melrose Park:

105.6
U.S. Average:

204.3

Violent crime rate in 2012
Melrose Park:

142.9
U.S. Average:

214.5

Violent crime rate in 2011
Melrose Park:

129.5
U.S. Average:

214.1

Violent crime rate in 2010
Melrose Park:

156.5
U.S. Average:

223.2

Violent crime rate in 2009
Melrose Park:

125.8
U.S. Average:

238.0

Violent crime rate in 2008
Melrose Park:

86.3
U.S. Average:

252.4

Violent crime rate in 2007
Melrose Park:

76.4
U.S. Average:

259.7

Violent crime rate in 2006
Melrose Park:

46.6
U.S. Average:

264.1

Violent crime rate in 2005
Melrose Park:

46.2
U.S. Average:

258.9

Violent crime rate in 2004
Melrose Park:

38.3
U.S. Average:

256.0

Violent crime rate in 2003
Melrose Park:

67.9
U.S. Average:

262.6

Violent crime rate in 2002
Melrose Park:

67.5
U.S. Average:

272.2

Property crime rate in 2018
Melrose Park:

131.9
U.S. Average:

189.3

Property crime rate in 2017
Melrose Park:

108.4
U.S. Average:

206.4

Property crime rate in 2016
Melrose Park:

109.0
U.S. Average:

216.6

Property crime rate in 2015
Melrose Park:

96.9
U.S. Average:

221.5

Property crime rate in 2014
Melrose Park:

117.5
U.S. Average:

230.8

Property crime rate in 2013
Melrose Park:

166.7
U.S. Average:

250.4

Property crime rate in 2012
Melrose Park:

183.9
U.S. Average:

267.3

Property crime rate in 2011
Melrose Park:

209.3
U.S. Average:

273.5

Property crime rate in 2010
Melrose Park:

243.4
U.S. Average:

276.4

Property crime rate in 2009
Melrose Park:

267.9
U.S. Average:

285.6

Property crime rate in 2008
Melrose Park:

215.5
U.S. Average:

302.2

Property crime rate in 2007
Melrose Park:

250.8
U.S. Average:

309.2

Property crime rate in 2006
Melrose Park:

213.9
U.S. Average:

317.3

Property crime rate in 2005
Melrose Park:

216.2
U.S. Average:

322.3

Property crime rate in 2004
Melrose Park:

192.0
U.S. Average:

327.4

Property crime rate in 2003
Melrose Park:

230.4
U.S. Average:

334.1

Property crime rate in 2002
Melrose Park:

229.0
U.S. Average:

336.9
Murders per 100,000 population
Rapes per 100,000 population
Robberies per 100,000 population
Assaults per 100,000 population
Burglaries per 100,000 population
Thefts per 100,000 population
Auto thefts per 100,000 population
Arson per 100,000 population

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2018, including police officers: 85 (72 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

2.86
Illinois average:

2.09

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2013, including police officers: 85 (74 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

2.90
Illinois average:

2.63

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2012, including police officers: 84 (74 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

2.90
Illinois average:

2.67

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2011, including police officers: 79 (70 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

2.75
Illinois average:

2.71

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2010, including police officers: 80 (71 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

3.32
Illinois average:

2.76

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2009, including police officers: 81 (71 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

3.27
Illinois average:

2.84

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2008, including police officers: 85 (75 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

3.43
Illinois average:

2.89

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2007, including police officers: 102 (73 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

3.30
Illinois average:

2.90

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2006, including police officers: 86 (71 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

3.06
Illinois average:

2.91

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2005, including police officers: 89 (73 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

3.15
Illinois average:

2.87

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2004, including police officers: 82 (64 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

2.76
Illinois average:

2.88

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2003, including police officers: 88 (71 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

3.06
Illinois average:

2.90

Full-time Law Enforcement Employees in Melrose Park, IL
Full-time Law Enforcement Employees
Full-time Law Enforcement Employees - Officers
Full-time Law Enforcement Employees - Civilians

Zip codes: 60160.