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 2017 calendar year; released from FBI in Sept. 2018 (latest available). Updated annually. Where is 2018 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

According to NeighborhoodScout's analysis of FBI crime statistics, Oswego is safer than 63% of the cities and towns in the US of all population sizes. In Illinois, only on the order of 47% of the communities have a lower crime rate than Oswego. If you live in Oswego, your chance of becoming a victim of crime in the community is 1 in 93. The US average across communities from the largest to the smallest is 1 in 36. It is for these reasons that Oswego is ranked as one of the top 100 safest cities in the U.S.A.

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 1583, 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 10 per 1,000 residents. This is about average for all cities and towns in America of all population sizes.

Oswego Crime Data

 

Crime Index

63

(100 is safest)


Safer than 63% of U.S. Cities

Oswego Annual Crimes

  Violent Property Total

Number of Crimes

22

353

375

Crime Rate
(per 1,000 residents)

0.63

10.13

10.77

Violent Crime

violent Crime Comparison (per 1,000 residents)

Crime
Oswego 0.63
Illinois 4.39

My Chances of Becoming a Victim of a Violent Crime

1 in 1,583

in Oswego

1 in 228

in Illinois

Oswego VIOLENT CRIMES

Population: 34,833
Murder Rape Robbery Assault
Report Total 0 13 4 5
Rate per 1,000 0.00 0.37 0.11 0.14

United States VIOLENT CRIMES

Population: 325,719,178
Murder Rape Robbery Assault
Report Total 17,284 135,755 319,356 810,825
Rate per 1,000 0.05 0.42 0.98 2.49

Property Crime

property Crime Comparison (per 1,000 residents)

Crime
Oswego 10.13
Illinois 20.11

My Chances of Becoming a Victim of a Property Crime

1 in 99

in Oswego

1 in 50

in Illinois

Oswego Property CRIMES

Population: 34,833
burglary theft motor vehicle theft
Report Total 23 319 11
Rate per 1,000 0.66 9.16 0.32

United States Property CRIMES

Population: 325,719,178
burglary theft motor vehicle theft
Report Total 1,401,840 5,519,107 773,139
Rate per 1,000 4.30 16.94 2.37

Oswego Crimes Per Square Mile

Crime
Oswego 24
Illinois 34