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Police release 2023 crime statistics

Oak Park Police investigated 3,352 crimes in 2023, compared to 3,195 crimes in 2022, according to data compiled by the Police Department for the FBI’s National Incident Based Reporting System used by law enforcement agencies in the United States for collecting and reporting data on crimes. Thefts and property crimes that historically represent the largest share of lawbreaking in the Village remained the biggest categories in 2023.

2023 Crime Summary

  • Thefts increased last year — there were 1,165 reported in 2023 compared to 1,023 in 2022. There was also an upward trend in burglaries with 186 in 2023 compared to 171 in 2022. Police officials say locking garage doors and keeping a watchful eye on personal belongings are among the best deterrents to these crimes against property.
  • A significant increase in motor vehicle thefts was recorded, with cases rising from 263 in 2022 to 351 in 2023. The uptick reflects a continuing trend across the country that has seen thieves target older model Hyundai and Kia vehicles. 
  • There was a significant decrease in criminal damage to property incidents, with the total dropping from 528 in 2022 to 421 in 2023.
  • The number of assault and battery cases decreased slightly in 2023, as police investigated 471 incidents in 2023 compared to 479 in 2022. 
  • Police investigated 2,042 traffic-related incidents in 2023. Of those incidents, 712 occurred in intersections, 26 involved pedestrians and 38 involved bicycles. By comparison, there were 1,891 traffic-related incidents in 2022.

For more information about the Oak Park Police Department, visit, call 708.386.3800 or email