FBI Releases 2018 Crime Data

FBI Releases 2018 Crime Data
Posted on 11/06/2019

FBI Releases 2018 Crime Data

Village of Orland Park Crime Rate Lowest in Years

Orland Park, IL (November 4, 2019) - On September 30, 2019, the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) released the long-awaited national, regional and local crime statistics presented in their annual report, 2018 Crime in the United States.

The publication is a statistical compilation of offenses, arrests, and police employee data reported by law enforcement agencies throughout the United States that participate in the FBI’s Uniform Crime Reporting (UCR) Program.

“We work hard to ensure the safety and security of our residents and visitors in Orland Park,” said Orland Park Mayor Keith Pekau. “We are proud of the daily efforts of our Orland Park Police Department and these statistics are proof of their effectiveness.”

Through the UCR Program, information on index crimes is collected and reported by law enforcement agencies regarding the violent crimes which consist of murder, rape, robbery, and aggravated assault, and property crimes of burglary, larceny- theft, motor vehicle theft and arson.

This year, the Village of Orland Park had the lowest number of Index Crimes since 1994, when the population was only 44,000 and had far less retail/commercial tenants.

“Orland Park recorded only 20 violent crimes in 2018,” said Public Safety Committee Chair Cynthia Nelson-Katsenes. “This is lowest crime rate for

municipalities in the entire state of Illinois for municipalities with over 50,000 residents.”

This data represents a 43% drop in violent crime from 2017 and an overall reduction of 8% for all index crimes.

For more information, contact the Village’s Office of Public Information at publicinfooffice@orlandpark.org.







Reference: United States Department of Justice, Federal Bureau of Investigation. (September 2019). Crime in the United States, 2018.