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Total crime 66%
Violent crime 87%
Property crime 62%
Date & Last Updated: This data reflects the 2018 calendar year and was released from the FBI in September, 2019; this is the most current data available.
StatisticReportedincidents/100k peopleOswego/100k peopleIllinois/100k peopleNational/100k people
Total crime315n/a (estimate)8882,3372,580
Murder0n/a0.06.95.0
Rape8n/a22.546.042.6
Robbery2n/a5.6111.586.2
Assault7n/a19.7239.7246.8
Violent crime17n/a (estimate)48404381
Burglary10n/a28.2306.7376.0
Theft284n/a800.51,472.31,594.6
Vehicle theft4n/a11.3153.8228.9
Property crime298n/a (estimate)8401,9332,200

Key findings

  • Oswego crime rates are 66% lower than the national average
  • Violent crimes in Oswego are 87% lower than the national average
  • In Oswego you have a 1 in 113 chance of becoming a victim of crime
  • Oswego is safer than 84% of the cities in the United States
  • Year over year crime in Oswego has decreased by 16%

Oswego crime map

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

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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. In Oswego, the total number of daily crimes is 2.63 times less than the Illinois average and 2.91 times less than the national average. The number of daily violent crimes in Oswego is 8.43 times less than the Illinois average and 7.94 times less than the national average. With regards to property crimes, Oswego has a daily crime rate that is 2.30 times less than the Illinois average and 2.62 times less than the national average.

      How Safe is Oswego (higher is better)

      Is Oswego safe in comparison to other cities in the state of Illinois as well as in comparison to the rest of the areas across the United States. Using the gauges above, which compare crime in Oswego to other cities in the state and across the country, Oswego is 76% safer than other cities of Illinois and 84% safer than other cities in the nation. Oswego has a ranks above average in comparison to other cities in the country.

      Chance of Being A Victim of Crime in Oswego

      The chance of being a victim of violent crime in Oswego is 1 in 2087
      The chance of being a victim of property crime in Oswego is 1 in 120
      The chance of being a victim of crime in Oswego is 1 in 113
      Are you curious to know the likelihood of suffering from a crime in Oswego? If you reside in Oswego, the likelihood that you will become a victim of a violent crime is 1 in 2087. Violent crimes include: murder, sexual assault, robbery, and physical assault. There is a 1 in 120 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 Oswego, is 1 in 113.

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

      Determining whether Oswego is becoming less or more safe for its residents (per 100,000) is most easily done by comparing year-over-year crime rates. Oswego violent crime rates have decreased by 23%. At the same time, property crime has decreased by 16% year over year. Total crimes for Oswego has decreased by 16% in the same time frame.

      Oswego police department

      ItemOswegoIllinoisNational
      Law enforcement employees (officers & civilians)5830,690558,732
      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 42.2% 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
      Naperville, IL145,78969136205
      Sandwich, IL7,49195122217
      Elburn, IL5,5940220220
      Prestbury, IL1,78057271328
      Winfield, IL9,543102338440
      Rockdale, IL2,151206309516
      Lisle, IL22,98970462531
      Oswego, IL33,24548840888

      Cities with similar population

      City, StatePopulationViolent crime/100k peopleProperty crime/100k peopleTotal crime/100k people
      Elk Grove Village, IL33,251701,4821,552
      Wenatchee, WA33,2572932,4912,783
      Fair Lawn, NJ33,20557910967
      Manitowoc, WI33,1832182,0302,248
      Menlo Park, CA33,3191241,7471,871
      Oswego, IL33,24548840888
      Source: The Oswego, 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.