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FBI Releases 2010 Crime Stats for South Suburbs

Curious about the number of crimes reported in your Patch town in 2010? We've got the FBI tally.

The FBI released its 2010 Uniform Crime Report Monday.

The south and southwest suburbs served by the Patch network in Cook and Will counties are listed below in charts for violent crimes and property crimes.

The data reflect communities that reported crime statistics for all 12 months of 2010. Due to a change in state reporting methods, Illinois statistics from 2010 cannot be compared to 2009 statistics, according to the FBI.

Chicago Heights and Orland Hills were not included in the FBI's release of data.

VIOLENT CRIME

Town

Pop. Total Violent
Crime Murder and
Non-negligent
Manslaughter Forcible
Rape Robbery Aggravated
Assault 18,888 33 0 7 18 8 9,152 7 0 0 3 4 19,115 15 0 2 2 11 18,062 32 0 0 23 9 Lemont 16,379 5 0 0 0 5 19,567 12 1 4 1 6 24,716 10 0 1 2 7 27,339 39 0 3 15 21 52,172 89 1 5 40 43 Olympia Fields 4,665 10 0 3 4 3 55,051 23 1 1 7 14 12,369 3 0 0 3 0 16,571 4 0 0 2 2 5,007 1 0 0 1 0 Plainfield 40,084 21 0 4 4 13 Romeoville 39,759 32 1 5 10 16 Shorewood 16,666 15 0 3 2 10 South Chicago Heights 3,701 20 0 0 8 12 59,607 49 0 8 16 25

PROPERTY CRIME

Town Pop. Total Property
Crime Burglary Larceny-
Theft Motor
Vehicle
Theft Arson 18,888 689 48 620 21 0 9,152 177 50 125 2 0 19,115 303 17 279 7 1 18,062 738 104 613 21 0 Lemont 16,379 170 18 148 4 2 19,567 214 20 184 10 5  24,716 266 18 244 4 2 27,339 459 88 356 15 5 52,172 1,117 166 885 66 5 Olympia Fields 4,665 204 23 171 10 1 Orland Park 55,051 1,159 38 1,106 15 3 Palos Heights 12,369 220 9 210 1 1 Palos Hills 16,571 188 23 158 7 1 Palos Park 5,007 32 5 26 1 0 Plainfield 40,084 510 65 436 9 4 Romeoville 39,759 776 112 648 16 5 Shorewood 16,666 172 38 131 3 2 South Chicago Heights 3,701 149 22 117 10 0 59,607 975 108 845 22 1

The FBI cautions against using this data to rank police departments and community crime rates. When the FBI determines an agency’s data collection methodology does not comply with national UCR guidelines, that agency’s information will not be included in the Uniform Crime Report.

Look to your local Patch site for future reports that put these statistics into perspective.

Deb Melchert September 22, 2011 at 06:07 PM
Before we all go pointing fingers at any particular "group" as the cause, a lot of folks need to look in the mirror. And this applies to every community. Does anyone besides myself wonder how many victims "pad" their theft reports? I don't know about the rest of you, but we don't know anyone who is dumb enough to leave cash, laptops, their entire wallet full of credit cards, and other expensive items in their cars. Even those with the least amount of common sense should know better.
Resident September 22, 2011 at 10:22 PM
This is absolutely NOT the HPD's failure, Juvenal. This is a consequence of a bad economy, unemployment, underemployment, and just plain irresponsible parenting. That's right. If people would raise their kids to know right from wrong (lead by example, parents, and keep tabs of your children!), these break-ins and snatching of valuables from unlocked cars would not be happening at the frequency we're seeing. Duh! Don't leave your values in your locked OR unlocked car, especially in plain sight. And don't leave your house doors unlocked. And don't leave your newspapers piling up in your driveway. And don't forget to put your trash bins away after garbage pick up. And mow your lawn. These are no-brainer ways to keep your valuables safe. If someone thinks you're not home, they're more more likely to help themselves to your values. Times are tough right now. Why give someone, who is struggling to make ends meet, an easy target? That's just plain stupid!
Penny Johnson January 15, 2012 at 05:09 PM
I would like to see crime data for Lansing, Dolton, Calumet City. Why are these communities being left out of the reporting???
Penny Johnson January 15, 2012 at 05:11 PM
I would like to see crime data for Lansing, Calumet City, Dolton. Why are these communities being excluded from the crime reports??
Michael Sewall January 15, 2012 at 06:31 PM
@Penny we primarily reported the numbers from communities that we have a Patch website. But you can view the full report here: http://www.fbi.gov/about-us/cjis/ucr/crime-in-the-u.s/2010/crime-in-the-u.s.-2010/index-page. Thank you for reading!

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