The Village of Oak Park | 123 Madison St.  Oak Park, IL 60302 |

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Crime Data Summary

  • Thefts of property, typically crimes of opportunity, were the single largest category. Some 1,088 thefts were reported in 2014, compared to 1,148 in 2013, a decrease of 5 percent.
  • Burglary to property continued to be the second largest single crime category, with 395 cases reported in 2014, compared to 460 in 2013. In more than a third of the residential burglaries and nearly two-thirds of the garage burglaries entry was via an unlocked door or window.
  • Robberies continued a trend evident over the past several years. Police investigated 83 robberies in 2014, compared to 85 in 2013, 99 in 2012 and 106 in 2011.
  • No murders occurred in 2014. The last time a murder occurred here was in 2011.
  • Five criminal sexual assaults were reported in 2014, the same as in 2013. In all five cases the offender was known to the victim, but there was insufficient evidence to prosecute the suspected offenders.
  • The 15 reports of aggravated assault/battery cases in 2014 was a 58 percent decline from the 36 cases investigated in 2013. In the majority of these cases, victims knew their offenders and were reluctant to prosecute.
  • Four arsons were reported in 2014, down from five in 2013. One suspect was connected to two of the incidents.
  • Reports of 75 motor vehicle thefts were investigated in 2014, up from the 59 in 2013. Police attributed the increase to an area-wide organized effort that targeted minivans. Related arrests were made in Chicago, Forest Park and Oak Park.
  • Police responded to 32,651 calls for service in 2014, compared to 33,155 in 2013. The average response time in 2014 was three minutes and 39 seconds for high priority calls; four minutes and 42 seconds for medium-priority calls such as accidents with no injuries; and six minutes and 20 seconds for low-priority calls.