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Total crime 59%
Violent crime 88%
Property crime 53%
Date & Last Updated: This data reflects the 2019 calendar year and was released from the FBI in September, 2020; this is the most current data available.
StatisticReportedincidents/100k peopleCortland/100k peopleIllinois/100k peopleNational/100k people
Total crime45n/a (estimate)1,0302,2532,489
Murder0n/a0.06.65.0
Rape0n/a0.048.042.6
Robbery0n/a0.098.481.6
Assault2n/a45.8254.0250.2
Violent crime2n/a (estimate)46407379
Burglary1n/a22.9271.7340.5
Theft41n/a938.41,426.61,549.5
Vehicle theft1n/a22.9148.2219.9
Property crime43n/a (estimate)9841,8472,110

Key findings

  • Cortland crime rates are 59% lower than the national average
  • Violent crimes in Cortland are 88% lower than the national average
  • In Cortland you have a 1 in 98 chance of becoming a victim of crime
  • Cortland is safer than 80% of the cities in the United States
  • Year over year crime in Cortland has increased by 49%

Cortland crime map

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The Cortland crime map provides a detailed overview of all crimes in Cortland as reported by the local law enforcement agency. Based on the color coded legend above, the crime map outlines the areas with lower crime compared to the areas with higher crime. The Cortland crime heat map offers insight into the total crimes on a block group level.

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      Daily Crime In Cortland (per 100,000 people)

      The graph above illustrates the number of daily crimes in Cortland, IL per 100,000 people. In Cortland, the total number of daily crimes is 2.19 times less than the Illinois average and 2.42 times less than the national average. The number of daily violent crimes in Cortland is 8.89 times less than the Illinois average and 8.29 times less than the national average. With regards to property crimes, Cortland has a daily crime rate that is 1.88 times less than the Illinois average and 2.14 times less than the national average.

      How Safe is Cortland (higher is better)

      Compared to the other cities in Illinois and all other cities across the US, is Cortland safe? From the gauges displayed above, you will notice that Cortland is safer than 70% of other cities in the state of Illinois. In addition, Cortland is safer than 80% 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 Cortland. By studying this data, it was possible to determine that Cortland is above average in safety when compared with other United States cities.

      Chance of Being A Victim of Crime in Cortland

      The chance of being a victim of violent crime in Cortland is 1 in 2185
      The chance of being a victim of property crime in Cortland is 1 in 102
      The chance of being a victim of crime in Cortland is 1 in 98
      Are you curious to know the likelihood of suffering from a crime in Cortland? If you reside in Cortland, the likelihood that you will become a victim of a violent crime is 1 in 2185. Violent crimes include: murder, sexual assault, robbery, and physical assault. There is a 1 in 102 change that you will become a victim of a property crime. These sorts of crimes against personal property include: burglary, theft, and auto theft. In total, the likelihood of being victimized by a crime in Cortland, is 1 in 98.

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

      An ideal indicator of whether Cortland is becoming a safer or more dangerous place to live can be done by analyzing the year over year crime rates per 100,000 people. Year over year violent crime in Cortland has not changed and the rate of property crime in Cortland has increased by 53%. The total crime rate in Cortland has increased by 49% year to year.

      Cortland police department

      ItemCortlandIllinoisNational
      Law enforcement employees (officers & civilians)330,690558,732
      Police officers & civilians /1000 residents0.72.63.3
      There are a total of 3 Cortland police officers. This results in 0.7 police officers per 1,000 residents which is 73.4% less than the Illinois average and 78.3% less than the National average.

      Sex offenders in Illinois

      StateTotal offendersIllinois /100KNational /100K
      Illinois32,213263266
      There are a total of 32,213 sex offenders in Illinois. This yields a total of 263 sex offenders in Illinois per 100,000 residents which is 1% less than the national average.

      Nearby Cities With Low Crime Rates

      City, StatePopulationViolent crime/100k peopleProperty crime/100k peopleTotal crime/100k people
      Campton Hills, IL11,50096271
      Kingston, IL1,17008686
      Malta, IL1,0410173173
      Hinckley, IL2,0530197197
      Prestbury, IL1,78057259316
      Elburn, IL5,59417335352
      Lily Lake, IL1,25380364445
      Cortland, IL4,135469841,030

      Cities with similar population

      City, StatePopulationViolent crime/100k peopleProperty crime/100k peopleTotal crime/100k people
      Wolfforth, TX4,135559731,028
      Wayland, MI4,1343281,3581,685
      Grant, MN4,13461540601
      Eldorado, IL4,1341782,6142,791
      Gatlinburg, TN4,1384804,6125,092
      Cortland, IL4,135469841,030
      Source: The Cortland, IL crime data displayed above is derived from the FBI's uniform crime reports for the year of 2019. 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.