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

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2015 Crime Data Summary

  • Thefts, typically crimes of opportunity, remained the single largest category of crimes reported in Oak Park. Some 1,043 thefts were reported in 2015, compared to 1,088 in 2014, a 4-percent decrease.
  • Burglary continued to be the second largest single crime category, with 337 cases reported in 2015, compared to 395 in 2014. In nearly half of the residential burglaries and nearly three-quarters of the garage burglaries entry was via an unlocked door or window.
  • Robberies, a crime police say often affects the public’s perception of safety, continued a downward trend evident over the past several years. Police investigated 65 robberies in     2015, compared to 83 in 2014, 85 in 2013 and 99 in 2012.
  • No homicides occurred in 2015. A homicide has not occurred in Oak Park since 2012.
  • Six criminal sexual assaults were reported in 2015, compared to five in 2014. In five of the 2015 cases, the victim knew the offender. An evidence-based arrest was made in the sixth case.
  • Twenty-one aggravated assault/battery cases were reported in 2015, compared to 15 in 2014. In many of these cases, victims knew their offenders. Other cases involved police officers, hospital emergency workers, traffic altercations and patrons on a train and at a gas station.
  • Four arsons were reported in 2015, the same as in 2014. None were significant.
  • Police responded to 34,529 calls for service in 2015, compared to 32,651 in 2014.

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