Reported Annual Crime In Ottawa

StatisticReportedincidents/100k peopleOttawa/100k peopleIllinois/100k peopleNational/100k people
Total crime388n/a (estimate)2,1312,4502,745
StatisticReportedincidents/100k peopleOttawa/100k peopleIllinois/100k peopleNational/100k people
Murder0n/a0.07.85.3
Rape1n/a5.543.441.7
Robbery6n/a33.0137.298.0
Assault29n/a159.3250.4248.9
Violent crime36n/a (estimate)198439383
Burglary53n/a291.1339.5430.4
Theft292n/a1,603.61,508.81,694.4
Vehicle theft7n/a38.4163.1237.4
Property crime352n/a (estimate)1,9332,0112,362

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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 13% lower than the Illinois average and is 22% lower than the national average. Looking at violent crime specifically, Ottawa, IL has a violent crime rate that is 55% lower than the Illinois average and 48% lower than the national average. For property crime, Ottawa, IL is 4% lower than the Illinois average and 18% lower than the national average.
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The Ottawa crime map provides a detailed overview of all crimes in Ottawa as reported by the local law enforcement agency. Based on the color coded legend above, the crime map outlines the areas with low crime compared to the areas with high crime. The Ottawa crime heat map offers insight into the total crimes on a block group level.

Did you know?

  • The overall crime rate in Ottawa is 22% lower than the national average.
  • For every 100,000 people, there are 5.84 daily crimes that occur in Ottawa.
  • Ottawa is safer than 52% of the cities in the United States.
  • In Ottawa you have a 1 in 47 chance of becoming a victim of any crime.
  • The number of total year over year crimes in Ottawa has decreased by 17%.

Compare Ottawa, IL Crime To Other Cities

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 1.15 times less than the Illinois average and 1.29 times less than the national average. The typical number of daily violent crimes in Ottawa, IL is 2.22 times less than the Illinois average and 1.94 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 less than the Illinois average and 1.22 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 35% of other cities in the state of Illinois. In addition, Ottawa, IL is safer than 52% 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 506
The chance of being a victim of property crime in Ottawa is 1 in 52
The chance of being a victim of crime in Ottawa is 1 in 47
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 506 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 52. These types of crime include burglary, petty theft, and theft of motor vehicles. Altogether, there is a 1 in 47 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 increased by 51%, while the property crime rate in Ottawa, IL has decreased by 20% year over year. Summing up the numbers, Ottawa, IL has decreased by 17% with regards to total crimes year over year.

Ottawa police department

ItemOttawaIllinoisNational
Law enforcement employees (officers & civilians)4530,690558,732
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% 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.

Nearby Cities With Low Crime Rates

City, StatePopulationViolent crime/100k peopleProperty crime/100k peopleTotal crime/100k people
Tonica, IL7940275275
North Utica, IL1,40275224299
Grand Ridge, IL5880381381
Newark, IL1,139152694846
Oglesby, IL3,834561,0031,058
Sheridan, IL2,5432471,1331,380
LaSalle, IL9,484441,4671,511
Ottawa, IL18,7071981,9332,131

Cities with similar population

City, StatePopulationViolent crime/100k peopleProperty crime/100k peopleTotal crime/100k people
Middleton, WI18,707831,4561,539
Thomasville, GA18,7061545,2585,412
South Burlington, VT18,7041932,6642,857
Fairmont, WV18,6993011,9892,290
Augusta, ME18,6912993,0283,327
Ottawa, IL18,7071981,9332,131
Source: The Ottawa, IL crime data displayed above is derived from the FBI's uniform crime reports for the year of 2017. 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.
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