DeKalb, IL
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The crime rate in DeKalb is considerably higher than the national average across all communities in America from the largest to the smallest, although at 35 crimes per one thousand residents, it is not among the communities with the very highest crime rate. The chance of becoming a victim of either violent or property crime in DeKalb is 1 in 29. Based on FBI crime data, DeKalb is not one of the safest communities in America. Relative to Illinois, DeKalb has a crime rate that is higher than 92% of the state's cities and towns of all sizes.

Importantly, when you compare DeKalb to other communities of similar population, then DeKalb crime rate (violent and property crimes combined) is quite a bit higher than average. Regardless of how DeKalb does relative to all communities in America of all sizes, when NeighborhoodScout compared it to communities of similar population size, its crime rate per thousand residents stands out as higher than most.

Now let us turn to take a look at how DeKalb does for violent crimes specifically, and then how it does for property crimes. This is important because the overall crime rate can be further illuminated by understanding if violent crime or property crimes (or both) are the major contributors to the general rate of crime in DeKalb.

For DeKalb, we found that the violent crime rate is one of the highest in the nation, across communities of all sizes (both large and small). Violent offenses tracked included rape, murder and non-negligent manslaughter, armed robbery, and aggravated assault, including assault with a deadly weapon. According to NeighborhoodScout's analysis of FBI reported crime data, your chance of becoming a victim of one of these crimes in DeKalb is one in 191.

NeighborhoodScout's analysis also reveals that DeKalb's rate for property crime is 30 per one thousand population. This makes DeKalb a place where there is an above average chance of becoming a victim of a property crime, when compared to all other communities in America of all population sizes. Property crimes are motor vehicle theft, arson, larceny, and burglary. Your chance of becoming a victim of any of these crimes in DeKalb is one in 34.

DeKalb Crime Data

 
Crime Index

15

(100 is safest)


Safer than 15% of U.S. Cities

DeKalb Annual Crimes
  Violent Property Total

Number of Crimes

226

1,279

1,505

Crime Rate
(per 1,000 residents)

5.23

29.60

34.83

Violent Crime

violent Crime Comparison (per 1,000 residents)

Crime
DeKalb 5.23
Illinois 3.84
My Chances of Becoming a Victim of a Violent Crime

1 in 191

in DeKalb

1 in 261

in Illinois
DeKalb VIOLENT CRIMES
Population: 43,211
Murder Rape Robbery Assault
Report Total 1 52 32 141
Rate per 1,000 0.02 1.20 0.74 3.26
United States VIOLENT CRIMES
Population: 321,418,820
Murder Rape Robbery Assault
Report Total 15,696 124,047 327,374 764,449
Rate per 1,000 0.05 0.39 1.02 2.38

Property Crime

property Crime Comparison (per 1,000 residents)

Crime
DeKalb 29.60
Illinois 19.89
My Chances of Becoming a Victim of a Property Crime

1 in 34

in DeKalb

1 in 50

in Illinois
DeKalb Property CRIMES
Population: 43,211
burglary theft motor vehicle theft
Report Total 151 1,107 21
Rate per 1,000 3.49 25.62 0.49
United States Property CRIMES
Population: 321,418,820
burglary theft motor vehicle theft
Report Total 1,579,527 5,706,346 707,758
Rate per 1,000 4.91 17.75 2.20

DeKalb Crimes Per Square Mile

Crime
DeKalb 102
Illinois 33