Reported Annual Crime In DeKalb

StatisticReportedincidents/100k peopleDeKalb/100k peopleIllinois/100k peopleNational/100k people
Total crime1,661n/a (estimate)3,8602,4852,837
StatisticReportedincidents/100k peopleDeKalb/100k peopleIllinois/100k peopleNational/100k people
Murder3n/a7.08.25.3
Rape53n/a123.238.340.4
Robbery34n/a79.0139.3102.8
Assault133n/a309.1250.5248.5
Violent crime223n/a (estimate)518436386
Burglary203n/a471.7374.9468.9
Theft1,203n/a2,795.51,518.61,745.0
Vehicle theft32n/a74.4155.5236.9
Property crime1,438n/a (estimate)3,3422,0492,451
The table above offers a complete overview of all reported annual crimes in DeKalb, IL. The total number of reported crimes in DeKalb, IL is shown and for comparison purposes, each crime is also displayed based on the number of crimes per 100,000 people. The crimes are also broken down into two categories; violent crimes and property crimes. The table shows that the overall DeKalb, IL crime rate is 55% higher than the Illinois average and is 36% higher than the national average. Looking at violent crime specifically, DeKalb, IL has a violent crime rate that is 19% higher than the Illinois average and 34% higher than the national average. For property crime, DeKalb, IL is 63% higher than the Illinois average and 36% higher than the national average.

Nearby Cities With Low Crime Rates

City, StatePopulationViolent crime/100k peopleProperty crime/100k peopleTotal crime/100k people
Malta, IL1,041000
Maple Park, IL1,2730230230
Kingston, IL1,1700260260
Lily Lake, IL1,253108506614
Hampshire, IL5,732160544704
Big Rock, IL1,139126594721
Hinckley, IL2,0530875875
DeKalb, IL43,2695183,3423,860

Did you know?

  • The overall crime rate in DeKalb is 36% higher than the national average.
  • For every 100,000 people, there are 10.57 daily crimes that occur in DeKalb.
  • DeKalb is safer than 19% of the cities in the United States.
  • In DeKalb you have a 1 in 26 chance of becoming a victim of any crime.
  • The number of total year over year crimes in DeKalb has increased by 29%.

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Daily Crime In DeKalb (per 100,000 people)

The chart above shows the number of daily crimes in DeKalb, IL per 100,000 individuals. The total number of daily crimes is also reported for Illinois and on a national scale. In DeKalb, IL the entire number of daily crimes is accurately recorded at 1.55 times more than the Illinois average and 1.36 times more than the national average. The typical number of daily violent crimes in DeKalb, IL is 1.19 times more than the Illinois average and 1.34 times more than the calculated daily national average. With regards to recent property crimes, DeKalb, IL has a constant daily crime rate that is 1.63 times more than the Illinois average and 1.36 times more than the overall daily national average.

How Safe is DeKalb (higher is better)

Are people any safer living in the DeKalb, IL area in comparison to other Illinois communities and all other cities throughout the United States? The evidence provided by these graphs show DeKalb, IL being safer than 10% of cities in Illinois and 19% of cities across the United States as a whole. This is evident by tracking Illinois cities as well as all US cities over a one year period to contrast crime statistics as they relate to DeKalb, IL. In conclusion, DeKalb, IL now ranks below average in comparison to all United States cities.

Chance of Being A Victim of Crime in DeKalb

The chance of being a victim of violent crime in DeKalb is 1 in 193
The chance of being a victim of property crime in DeKalb is 1 in 30
The chance of being a victim of crime in DeKalb is 1 in 26
Are you interested in knowing the odds that you will be a crime victim in DeKalb, IL? Just look at the above illustrations to see what your chances are of becoming a victim of any crime, such as property crime or violent crime, in this city. In DeKalb, IL, you have a 1 in 193 chance of falling victim to a violent crime, such as rape, robbery, assault, or even murder. In terms of property crime, your chances of being a victim are 1 in 30. These crimes include theft, vehicle theft, and burglary. Your overall chance of being a victim of crime in DeKalb, IL is 1 in 26.

Year Over Year Crime In DeKalb (per 100,000 people)

An analysis of year to year crime rates in DeKalb, IL is a useful indicator of whether the area is becoming a safer area to live or a more dangerous area. In the above graph, you can see that the year to year crime rates are shown for the total crime, property crime, and violent crime per 100,000 people. The amount of violent crime in DeKalb, IL has increased by 9%, the amount of property crime in DeKalb, IL has increased by 33%, and the total amount of crime in DeKalb, IL has increased by 29% year to year.

DeKalb police department

ItemDeKalbIllinoisNational
Law enforcement employees (officers & civilians)n/a30,690558,732
Police officers & civilians /1000 residentsn/a2.63.3

Sex offenders in Illinois

StateTotal offendersIllinois /100KNational /100K
Illinois26,115212222
There are a total of 26,115 sex offenders in Illinois. This yields a total of 212 sex offenders in Illinois per 100,000 residents which is 5% less than the national average.

Cities with similar population

City, StatePopulationViolent crime/100k peopleProperty crime/100k peopleTotal crime/100k people
Cleveland, TN43,2768646,0876,951
Freeport, NY43,2174071,6742,081
West Babylon, NY43,3593711,5251,896
Annandale, VA43,1581521,2981,451
Bothell, WA43,1531142,7702,884
DeKalb, IL43,2695183,3423,860
Source: The DeKalb, IL crime data displayed above is derived from the FBI's uniform crime reports for the year of 2016. The crime report encompasses more than 18,000 city and state law enforcement agencies reporting data on property and violent crimes. The uniform crime reports program represents approximately 309 million American residents, which results in 98% coverage of metropolitan statistical areas.