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Total crime 45%
Violent crime 52%
Property crime 43%
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 peopleDeKalb/100k peopleIllinois/100k peopleNational/100k people
Total crime1,529n/a (estimate)3,6042,2532,489
Murder1n/a2.46.65.0
Rape41n/a96.648.042.6
Robbery33n/a77.898.481.6
Assault170n/a400.7254.0250.2
Violent crime245n/a (estimate)577407379
Burglary162n/a381.8271.7340.5
Theft1,081n/a2,547.91,426.61,549.5
Vehicle theft41n/a96.6148.2219.9
Property crime1,284n/a (estimate)3,0261,8472,110

Key findings

  • DeKalb crime rates are 45% higher than the national average
  • Violent crimes in DeKalb are 52% higher than the national average
  • In DeKalb you have a 1 in 28 chance of becoming a victim of crime
  • DeKalb is safer than 17% of the cities in the United States
  • Year over year crime in DeKalb has increased by 16%

DeKalb crime map

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The DeKalb crime map provides a detailed overview of all crimes in DeKalb 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 DeKalb crime heat map offers insight into the total crimes on a block group level.

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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 people. In DeKalb, the number of daily crimes is projected to be 1.60 times more than the Illinois average and 1.45 times more than the national average. The average number of daily violent crimes in DeKalb is 1.42 times more than the Illinois average and 1.52 times more than the daily national average. With regards to property crimes, DeKalb has a daily crime rate that is 1.64 times more than the Illinois average and 1.43 times more than the overall daily national average.

      How Safe is DeKalb (higher is better)

      Are people any safer living in DeKalb in comparison to other Illinois communities and all other areas throughout the United States? When we look at all cities across America, is DeKalb safe? The evidence provided by these graphs show DeKalb being safer than 10% of cities in Illinois and 17% of cities across the United States. 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. In conclusion, DeKalb ranks below average compared to the rest of the United States.

      Chance of Being A Victim of Crime in DeKalb

      The chance of being a victim of violent crime in DeKalb is 1 in 174
      The chance of being a victim of property crime in DeKalb is 1 in 34
      The chance of being a victim of crime in DeKalb is 1 in 28
      Interested in knowing the odds that you will be a crime victim in DeKalb? In DeKalb, you have a 1 in 174 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 34. These crimes include theft, vehicle theft, and burglary. Your overall chance of being a victim of crime in DeKalb, IL is 1 in 28.

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

      An analysis of year to year crime rates in DeKalb, Illinois (per 100,000 people) is a useful indicator of whether the area is becoming a safer or a more dangerous place to live. The amount of violent crime in DeKalb has increased by 9%, the amount of property crime in DeKalb has increased by 18%, and the total amount of crime in DeKalb has increased by 16% year over 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
      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
      Kingston, IL1,17008686
      Malta, IL1,0410173173
      Hinckley, IL2,0530197197
      Lily Lake, IL1,25380364445
      Hampshire, IL5,732156405560
      Big Rock, IL1,139125566690
      Maple Park, IL1,2730820820
      DeKalb, IL43,2695773,0263,604

      Cities with similar population

      City, StatePopulationViolent crime/100k peopleProperty crime/100k peopleTotal crime/100k people
      Cleveland, TN43,2761,0215,2876,308
      Freeport, NY43,2174041,5441,947
      West Babylon, NY43,3593541,3551,709
      Annandale, VA43,1581341,0581,192
      Bothell, WA43,153632,0272,090
      DeKalb, IL43,2695773,0263,604
      Source: The DeKalb, IL crime data displayed above is derived from the FBI's uniform crime reports for the year of 2018. 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.