Oswego, IL
Crime Rates

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Oswego, IL crime analytics

Source & Methodology

Analytics built by:   Location, Inc.

Raw data sources:   18,000 local law enforcement agencies in the U.S.

Date(s) & Update Frequency:   Reflects 2019 calendar year; released from FBI in Sept. 2020 (latest available). Updated annually. Where is 2020 data?

Methodology:   Our nationwide meta-analysis overcomes the issues inherent in any crime database, including non-reporting and reporting errors. This is possible by associating the 9.4 million reported crimes in the U.S, including over 2 million geocoded point locations…. Read more about Scout's Crime Data

Oswego has an overall crime rate of 10 per 1,000 residents, making the crime rate here near the average for all cities and towns of all sizes in America. According to our analysis of FBI crime data, your chance of becoming a victim of crime in Oswego is 1 in 100. How does Oswego fare compared to other communities in Illinois of all population sizes? Oswego's crime rate is lower than approximately 53% of Illinois communities.

However, compared to other communities of similar population size, Oswego has a crime rate that is noticeably lower than the average. This means that for comparably sized cities all across America, Oswego is actually safer than most according to NeighborhoodScout's exclusive analysis of FBI crime data.

Now let us turn to take a look at how Oswego 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 Oswego.

For Oswego, NeighborhoodScout found that the violent crime rate is well below the national average for all communities of all population sizes. Violent crimes such as assault, rape, murder and armed robbery happen less often in Oswego than in most of America. One's chance of becoming a victim of a violent crime here is one in 1576, which is a violent crime rate of 1 per one thousand inhabitants.

Moreover, the rate of property crime in Oswego; burglary, larceny ($50 or more), grand theft auto, and arson; is 9 per 1,000 residents. This is about average for all cities and towns in America of all population sizes.

Oswego Crime Data


Crime Index


(100 is safest)

Safer than 60% of U.S. Cities

Oswego Annual Crimes

  Violent Property Total

Number of Crimes




Crime Rate
(per 1,000 residents)




Violent Crime

violent Crime Comparison (per 1,000 residents)

Oswego 0.63
Illinois 4.07

My Chances of Becoming a Victim of a Violent Crime

1 in 1,576

in Oswego

1 in 246

in Illinois


Population: 36,252
Murder Rape Robbery Assault
Report Total 0 7 6 10
Rate per 1,000 0.00 0.19 0.17 0.28


Population: 328,239,523
Murder Rape Robbery Assault
Report Total 16,425 139,815 267,988 821,182
Rate per 1,000 0.05 0.43 0.82 2.50

Property Crime

property Crime Comparison (per 1,000 residents)

Oswego 9.35
Illinois 18.46

My Chances of Becoming a Victim of a Property Crime

1 in 107

in Oswego

1 in 54

in Illinois

Oswego Property CRIMES

Population: 36,252
burglary theft motor vehicle theft
Report Total 15 318 6
Rate per 1,000 0.41 8.77 0.17

United States Property CRIMES

Population: 328,239,523
burglary theft motor vehicle theft
Report Total 1,117,696 5,086,096 721,885
Rate per 1,000 3.41 15.50 2.20

Oswego Crimes Per Square Mile

Oswego 23
Illinois 31