Historic Low Crime Rate Reported for Village

Village's Historic Low Crime Rate Acknowledged
Posted on 04/22/2019
Police Star

Arlington Heights' historic low crime rate was recently acknowledged on two Safest Cities website lists. Online research firms Reviews.com and NeighborhoodScout.com published their findings using data contained in the most recent release of national crime statistics compiled by the Federal Bureau of Investigation - 2017 Uniform Crime Report (UCR). 

Reviews.com ranked Arlington Heights as the 3rd safest city in the United States.  More than 450 communities with a population of over 50,000 were analyzed by the research firm to make this determination.  NeighborhoodScout.com included Arlington Heights in its Top 100 Safest Cities list after examining the same data.  

“Being named to these lists is confirmation of the professional police work that we do in Arlington Heights which reflects favorably on our community’s profile,” said Police Chief Gerald Mourning.   The Police Department intends to further study the FBI Uniform Crime Report to help pinpoint emerging crime trends.  Relative information will assist the Department in developing Police preparedness and identifying future crime reduction strategies.  

Arlington Heights Police have directed resources to maintain a low crime rate.  This is achieved in part by the Police Department promoting a genuine partnership with residents and businesses.  Important crime-related information is regularly shared by the Department’s Crime Prevention officer using Citizen Observer, a community notification system that creates awareness through email or text alerts.  Crime Stoppers is a similar crime fighting tool that encourages the public to “submit a tip” anonymously aimed at reducing incidents of crime in the Village.