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Total crime 59%
Violent crime 83%
Property crime 55%
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 peopleOswego/100k peopleIllinois/100k peopleNational/100k people
Total crime362n/a (estimate)1,0102,2532,489
Murder0n/a0.06.65.0
Rape7n/a19.548.042.6
Robbery6n/a16.798.481.6
Assault10n/a27.9254.0250.2
Violent crime23n/a (estimate)64407379
Burglary15n/a41.8271.7340.5
Theft318n/a886.91,426.61,549.5
Vehicle theft6n/a16.7148.2219.9
Property crime339n/a (estimate)9451,8472,110

Key findings

  • Oswego crime rates are 59% lower than the national average
  • Violent crimes in Oswego are 83% lower than the national average
  • In Oswego you have a 1 in 100 chance of becoming a victim of crime
  • Oswego is safer than 79% of the cities in the United States
  • Year over year crime in Oswego has increased by 14%

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 2.23 times less than the Illinois average and 2.47 times less than the national average. The number of daily violent crimes in Oswego is 6.34 times less than the Illinois average and 5.91 times less than the national average. With regards to property crimes, Oswego has a daily crime rate that is 1.95 times less than the Illinois average and 2.23 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 68% safer than other cities of Illinois and 79% 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 1559
      The chance of being a victim of property crime in Oswego is 1 in 106
      The chance of being a victim of crime in Oswego is 1 in 100
      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 1559. Violent crimes include: murder, sexual assault, robbery, and physical assault. There is a 1 in 106 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 100.

      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 increased by 33%. At the same time, property crime has increased by 13% year over year. Total crimes for Oswego has increased by 14% 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
      Prestbury, IL1,78057259316
      Elburn, IL5,59417335352
      Sandwich, IL7,491163339502
      Lisle, IL22,98938634672
      Plainfield, IL41,881123564687
      Big Rock, IL1,139125566690
      Oswego, IL33,245649451,010

      Cities with similar population

      City, StatePopulationViolent crime/100k peopleProperty crime/100k peopleTotal crime/100k people
      Elk Grove Village, IL33,251931,3961,489
      Wenatchee, WA33,2571801,8492,028
      Fair Lawn, NJ33,20521714735
      Manitowoc, WI33,1832251,9422,166
      Menlo Park, CA33,3191432,2202,363
      Oswego, IL33,245649451,010
      Source: The Oswego, 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.