Reported Annual Crime In Oswego

StatisticReportedincidents/100k peopleOswego/100k peopleIllinois/100k peopleNational/100k people
Total crime484n/a (estimate)1,4332,3722,860
StatisticReportedincidents/100k peopleOswego/100k peopleIllinois/100k peopleNational/100k people
Murder0n/a0.05.84.9
Rape11n/a32.637.538.6
Robbery3n/a8.9115.9101.9
Assault12n/a35.5224.6237.8
Violent crime26n/a (estimate)77384373
Burglary33n/a97.7361.1491.4
Theft418n/a1,237.61,490.21,775.4
Vehicle theft7n/a20.7137.3220.2
Property crime458n/a (estimate)1,3561,9892,487
The table above offers a complete overview of all reported annual crimes in Oswego, IL. The total number of reported crimes in Oswego, 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 Oswego, IL crime rate is 40% lower than the Illinois average and is 50% lower than the national average. Looking at violent crime specifically, Oswego, IL has a violent crime rate that is 80% lower than the Illinois average and 79% lower than the national average. For property crime, Oswego, IL is 32% lower than the Illinois average and 45% lower than the national average.

Did you know?

  • The overall crime rate in Oswego is 50% lower than the national average.
  • For every 100,000 people, there are 3.93 daily crimes that occur in Oswego.
  • Oswego is safer than 76% of the cities in the United States.
  • In Oswego you have a 1 in 70 chance of becoming a victim of any crime.
  • The number of total year over year crimes in Oswego has decreased by 11%.

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Daily Crime In Oswego (per 100,000 people)

The graph above illustrates the number of daily crimes in Oswego, IL per 100,000 people. For comparison purposes, the number of daily crimes is also reported for Illinois and on a national level. In Oswego, IL the total number of daily crimes is 1.66 times less than the Illinois average and 2.00 times less than the national average. The number of daily violent crimes in Oswego, IL is 4.99 times less than the Illinois average and 4.84 times less than the national average. With regards to property crimes, Oswego, IL has a daily crime rate that is 1.47 times less than the Illinois average and 1.83 times less than the national average.

How Safe is Oswego (higher is better)

Many people wonder how safe they are in Oswego, IL in comparison to other notable cities in the state of Illinois as well as in comparison to the rest of the nation. Using the gauges above, which document and compare safety in Oswego, IL to other cities in the state and across the country, Oswego, IL is 59% safer than other cities of Illinois and 76% safer than other cities in the nation. When referring to the results, which show crime scores in Illinois cities and all around the United States, Oswego, IL has a ranking of above average in comparison to other cities in the country, which is determined my comparing Oswego, IL crime rate to all the other cities investigated.

Chance of Being A Victim of Crime in Oswego

The chance of being a victim of violent crime in Oswego is 1 in 1299
The chance of being a victim of property crime in Oswego is 1 in 74
The chance of being a victim of crime in Oswego is 1 in 70
Are you curious to know the likelihood of suffering from a crime in Oswego, IL? The graphics above display the likelihood of becoming victimized by an illegal act such as a crime including violence or property damage. If you reside in Oswego, IL, the likelihood that you will suffer a violent crime is 1 in 1299. These sorts of violent crimes include murder, sexual assault, robbery, and physical assault. Illegal actions against property are represented by a likelihood of 1 in 74 that you become a victim. These sorts of crimes against personal property include burglary, theft, and auto theft. In total, the likelihood of being victimized by a crime in Oswego, IL is 1 in 70.

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

Determining whether Oswego, IL is growing less or more safe for inhabitants is most easily done by comparing yearly crime rates. Graphs - like the one above - show crimes by crime type per 100,000 residents. They are displayed by crime types of violent, property, and total, in order to give a better overview of yearly crime rates. Oswego, IL has decreased by 4% in violent crimes. At the same time, property crime has decreased by 11% year over year. Total crimes for Oswego, IL has decreased by 11% in the same time frame.

Oswego police department

ItemOswegoIllinoisNational
Law enforcement employees (officers & civilians)5830,690556,527
Police officers & civilians /1000 residents1.92.63.3
There are a total of 58 Oswego police officers. This results in 1.9 police officers per 1,000 residents which is 29% less than the Illinois average and 42.5% less than the National average.

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.

Nearby Cities With Low Crime Rates

City, StatePopulationViolent crime/100k peopleProperty crime/100k peopleTotal crime/100k people
Winfield, IL9,36831279310
Prestbury, IL1,59754279333
Rockdale, IL1,974102461564
Big Rock, IL1,053111577688
Wheaton, IL53,40643721764
Oswego, IL31,723771,3561,433

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Adelanto, CA31,7736422,4483,090
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Oswego, IL31,723771,3561,433
Source: The Oswego, IL crime data displayed above is derived from the FBI's uniform crime reports for the year of 2015. 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.