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


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

Crime rate in River Forest, IL

The 2019 crime rate in River Forest, IL is 122 (City-Data.com crime index), which is 2.2 times smaller than the U.S. average. It was higher than in 48.8% U.S. cities. The 2019 River Forest crime rate fell by 3% compared to 2018. In the last 5 years River Forest has seen decline of violent crime and decline of property crime.
See how dangerous River Forest, IL is compared to the nearest cities:
(Note: Higher means more crime)
River Forest:

122.4
Forest Park:

347.9
Oak Park:

233.9
Maywood:

380.8
Elmwood Park:

110.7
Melrose Park:

167.6
River Grove:

212.0
Broadview:

272.8
Bellwood:

323.4
City-Data.com crime index
Crime rates in River Forest by year

Type

2006

2007

2008

2009

2010

2011

2012

2013

2014

2015

2016

2017

2018

2019

Murders
(per 100,000)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
1
(8.9)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
1
(8.9)
0
(0.0)
1
(9.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
Rapes
(per 100,000)
2
(17.7)
2
(17.9)
1
(9.0)
5
(44.7)
1
(9.1)
2
(17.8)
2
(17.8)
1
(8.9)
2
(17.8)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
1
(9.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
Robberies
(per 100,000)
15
(132.9)
13
(116.2)
10
(90.1)
9
(80.5)
6
(54.7)
8
(71.4)
8
(71.3)
5
(44.5)
7
(62.4)
5
(44.6)
7
(62.5)
9
(81.3)
6
(53.9)
4
(36.8)
Assaults
(per 100,000)
2
(17.7)
2
(17.9)
5
(45.1)
5
(44.7)
10
(91.2)
9
(80.3)
7
(62.4)
9
(80.1)
10
(89.1)
13
(115.9)
10
(89.3)
10
(90.3)
8
(71.9)
8
(73.6)
Burglaries
(per 100,000)
40
(354.3)
57
(509.3)
76
(685.0)
74
(662.1)
43
(392.2)
61
(544.4)
49
(436.6)
91
(810.4)
73
(650.7)
75
(668.7)
42
(374.9)
39
(352.2)
32
(287.6)
26
(239.2)
Thefts
(per 100,000)
313
(2,773)
324
(2,895)
394
(3,551)
252
(2,255)
228
(2,080)
244
(2,177)
249
(2,218)
198
(1,763)
168
(1,498)
182
(1,623)
244
(2,178)
237
(2,140)
193
(1,735)
195
(1,794)
Auto thefts
(per 100,000)
18
(159.4)
9
(80.4)
11
(99.1)
8
(71.6)
7
(63.8)
3
(26.8)
4
(35.6)
1
(8.9)
2
(17.8)
3
(26.7)
5
(44.6)
6
(54.2)
8
(71.9)
11
(101.2)
Arson
(per 100,000)
2
(17.7)
2
(17.9)
0
(0.0)
3
(26.8)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
1
(8.9)
0
(0.0)
1
(8.9)
3
(26.7)
0
(0.0)
2
(18.1)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
City-Data.com crime index206.0210.6241.2211.2157.7196.9170.3164.5157.7168.2153.5182.3125.8122.4

The City-Data.com crime index weighs serious crimes and violent crimes more heavily. Higher means more crime, U.S. average is 270.6. It adjusts for the number of visitors and daily workers commuting into cities.




According to our research of Illinois and other state lists, there was 1 registered sex offender living in River Forest, Illinois as of February 08, 2023.
The ratio of all residents to sex offenders in River Forest is 11,165 to 1.
The ratio of registered sex offenders to all residents in this city is much lower than the state average.



Violent crime rate in 2019
River Forest:

55.2
U.S. Average:

205.8

Violent crime rate in 2018
River Forest:

62.9
U.S. Average:

208.2

Violent crime rate in 2017
River Forest:

112.9
U.S. Average:

215.2

Violent crime rate in 2016
River Forest:

75.9
U.S. Average:

216.3

Violent crime rate in 2015
River Forest:

98.1
U.S. Average:

208.5

Violent crime rate in 2014
River Forest:

93.6
U.S. Average:

200.7

Violent crime rate in 2013
River Forest:

71.2
U.S. Average:

204.3

Violent crime rate in 2012
River Forest:

84.6
U.S. Average:

214.5

Violent crime rate in 2011
River Forest:

111.5
U.S. Average:

214.1

Violent crime rate in 2010
River Forest:

82.1
U.S. Average:

223.2

Violent crime rate in 2009
River Forest:

107.4
U.S. Average:

238.0

Violent crime rate in 2008
River Forest:

76.6
U.S. Average:

252.4

Violent crime rate in 2007
River Forest:

84.9
U.S. Average:

259.7

Violent crime rate in 2006
River Forest:

93.0
U.S. Average:

264.1

Violent crime rate in 2005
River Forest:

74.8
U.S. Average:

258.9

Violent crime rate in 2004
River Forest:

104.2
U.S. Average:

256.0

Violent crime rate in 2003
River Forest:

80.2
U.S. Average:

262.6

Violent crime rate in 2002
River Forest:

80.5
U.S. Average:

272.2

Property crime rate in 2019
River Forest:

152.7
U.S. Average:

178.6

Property crime rate in 2018
River Forest:

155.1
U.S. Average:

190.2

Property crime rate in 2017
River Forest:

185.6
U.S. Average:

206.4

Property crime rate in 2016
River Forest:

190.6
U.S. Average:

216.6

Property crime rate in 2015
River Forest:

218.9
U.S. Average:

221.5

Property crime rate in 2014
River Forest:

207.7
U.S. Average:

230.8

Property crime rate in 2013
River Forest:

251.6
U.S. Average:

250.4

Property crime rate in 2012
River Forest:

203.6
U.S. Average:

267.3

Property crime rate in 2011
River Forest:

221.8
U.S. Average:

273.5

Property crime rate in 2010
River Forest:

192.0
U.S. Average:

276.4

Property crime rate in 2009
River Forest:

255.9
U.S. Average:

285.6

Property crime rate in 2008
River Forest:

329.4
U.S. Average:

302.2

Property crime rate in 2007
River Forest:

258.7
U.S. Average:

309.2

Property crime rate in 2006
River Forest:

233.4
U.S. Average:

317.3

Property crime rate in 2005
River Forest:

230.0
U.S. Average:

322.3

Property crime rate in 2004
River Forest:

322.9
U.S. Average:

327.4

Property crime rate in 2003
River Forest:

346.6
U.S. Average:

334.1

Property crime rate in 2002
River Forest:

347.8
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 2019, including police officers: 29 (27 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

2.48
Illinois average:

2.31

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2018, including police officers: 29 (27 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

2.43
Illinois average:

2.09

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2012, including police officers: 31 (29 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

2.58
Illinois average:

2.67

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2011, including police officers: 31 (28 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

2.50
Illinois average:

2.71

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2010, including police officers: 30 (27 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

2.46
Illinois average:

2.76

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2009, including police officers: 30 (27 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

2.43
Illinois average:

2.84

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2008, including police officers: 34 (31 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

2.81
Illinois average:

2.89

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2007, including police officers: 34 (31 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

2.78
Illinois average:

2.90

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2006, including police officers: 32 (29 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

2.49
Illinois average:

2.91

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2005, including police officers: 34 (31 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

2.66
Illinois average:

2.87

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2004, including police officers: 31 (29 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

2.49
Illinois average:

2.88

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2003, including police officers: 32 (29 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

2.49
Illinois average:

2.90

Full-time Law Enforcement Employees in River Forest, IL
Full-time Law Enforcement Employees
Full-time Law Enforcement Employees - Officers
Full-time Law Enforcement Employees - Civilians

Zip codes: 60305.