Reported Annual Crime In Ottawa

StatisticReportedincidents/100k peopleOttawa/100k peopleIllinois/100k peopleNational/100k people
Total crime413n/a (estimate)2,2612,4852,837
StatisticReportedincidents/100k peopleOttawa/100k peopleIllinois/100k peopleNational/100k people
Murder0n/a0.08.25.3
Rape1n/a5.538.340.4
Robbery3n/a16.4139.3102.8
Assault19n/a104.0250.5248.5
Violent crime23n/a (estimate)126436386
Burglary45n/a246.4374.9468.9
Theft333n/a1,823.41,518.61,745.0
Vehicle theft12n/a65.7155.5236.9
Property crime390n/a (estimate)2,1352,0492,451
The table above offers a complete overview of all reported annual crimes in Ottawa, IL. The total number of reported crimes in Ottawa, 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 Ottawa, IL crime rate is 9% lower than the Illinois average and is 20% lower than the national average. Looking at violent crime specifically, Ottawa, IL has a violent crime rate that is 71% lower than the Illinois average and 67% lower than the national average. For property crime, Ottawa, IL is 4% higher than the Illinois average and 13% lower than the national average.

Nearby Cities With Low Crime Rates

City, StatePopulationViolent crime/100k peopleProperty crime/100k peopleTotal crime/100k people
Newark, IL1,108142667808
Tonica, IL7530956956
North Utica, IL1,381175823998
Seneca, IL2,6291908951,085
Oglesby, IL3,667831,1881,271
Mendota, IL7,161841,2271,310
Sheridan, IL2,0262421,1391,381
Ottawa, IL18,9921262,1352,261

Did you know?

  • The overall crime rate in Ottawa is 20% lower than the national average.
  • For every 100,000 people, there are 6.2 daily crimes that occur in Ottawa.
  • Ottawa is safer than 58% of the cities in the United States.
  • In Ottawa you have a 1 in 45 chance of becoming a victim of any crime.
  • The number of total year over year crimes in Ottawa has decreased by 12%.

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Daily Crime In Ottawa (per 100,000 people)

The chart above shows the number of daily crimes in Ottawa, IL per 100,000 individuals. The total number of daily crimes is also reported for Illinois and on a national scale. In Ottawa, IL the entire number of daily crimes is accurately recorded at 1.10 times less than the Illinois average and 1.25 times less than the national average. The typical number of daily violent crimes in Ottawa, IL is 3.46 times less than the Illinois average and 3.07 times less than the calculated daily national average. With regards to recent property crimes, Ottawa, IL has a constant daily crime rate that is 1.04 times more than the Illinois average and 1.15 times less than the overall daily national average.

How Safe is Ottawa (higher is better)

Compared to the other cities in Illinois and cities in all other U.S. states, how safe is Ottawa, IL? From the gauges displayed above, you will notice that Ottawa, IL has been ranked safer than 37% of other cities in the state of Illinois. In addition, Ottawa, IL is safer than 58% of cities in the entire United States. To achieve these results, all Illinois and United States cities were analyzed to determine how many locations had a lower crime rate than Ottawa, IL. By studying this data, it was possible to determine that Ottawa, IL is above average in safety when compared with other United States cities.

Chance of Being A Victim of Crime in Ottawa

The chance of being a victim of violent crime in Ottawa is 1 in 795
The chance of being a victim of property crime in Ottawa is 1 in 47
The chance of being a victim of crime in Ottawa is 1 in 45
Do you want to know the risk of being victimized by a crime in Ottawa, IL? Displayed here are the statistics showing how likely you are to become a victim of a crime of violence, crime against your property, or any other crime. If you are in Ottawa, IL, then there is a 1 in 795 risk that you will experience a violent crime against you. These types of crimes may include homicide, sexual assault, robbery, and physical assault. Your risk of being a victim of property crime is 1 in 47. These types of crime include burglary, petty theft, and theft of motor vehicles. Altogether, there is a 1 in 45 risk that you will become a victim of crime in Ottawa, IL.

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

The year over year change in crime helps to understand whether crime in Ottawa, IL is on the rise or declining. Analysts use this measure in order to eliminate the effect of changes in crime by the season. Year over year change in crime is shown for violent, property and total crimes per 100,000 people in the graph above. Clearly, the violent crime rate in Ottawa, IL has decreased by 4%, while the property crime rate in Ottawa, IL has decreased by 12% year over year. Summing up the numbers, Ottawa, IL has decreased by 12% with regards to total crimes year over year.

Ottawa police department

ItemOttawaIllinoisNational
Law enforcement employees (officers & civilians)4530,690556,527
Police officers & civilians /1000 residents2.42.63.3
There are a total of 45 Ottawa police officers. This results in 2.4 police officers per 1,000 residents which is 9.1% less than the Illinois average and 26.4% 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.

Cities with similar population

City, StatePopulationViolent crime/100k peopleProperty crime/100k peopleTotal crime/100k people
Hanahan, SC18,9991971,8742,071
Ronkonkoma, NY18,9783411,4021,743
Lexington, SC19,0073452,9813,326
Mayfield Heights, OH18,9732812,4172,699
Pickerington, OH19,014802,1462,226
Ottawa, IL18,9921262,1352,261
Source: The Ottawa, 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.