Oswego, IL
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Oswego, IL crime analytics

Source & Methodology

Analytics built by:   Location, Inc.

Raw data sources:   Uniform Crime Reporting Program (Federal Bureau of Investigation), additional data from local police agencies.

Date(s) & Update Frequency:   Reflects 2015 calendar year; released from FBI in Sept. 2016 (latest available). Updated annually. Wheres 2016 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

Oswego has an overall crime rate of 14 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 70. How does Oswego fare compared to other communities in Illinois of all population sizes? Oswego's crime rate is lower than approximately 37% 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 1306, 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 13 per 1,000 residents. This is about average for all cities and towns in America of all population sizes.

Oswego Crime Data

 

Crime Index

53

(100 is safest)


Safer than 53% of U.S. Cities

Oswego Annual Crimes

  Violent Property Total

Number of Crimes

26

458

484

Crime Rate
(per 1,000 residents)

0.77

13.49

14.25

Violent Crime

violent Crime Comparison (per 1,000 residents)

Crime
Oswego 0.77
Illinois 3.84

My Chances of Becoming a Victim of a Violent Crime

1 in 1,306

in Oswego

1 in 261

in Illinois

Oswego VIOLENT CRIMES

Population: 33,955
Murder Rape Robbery Assault
Report Total 0 11 3 12
Rate per 1,000 0.00 0.32 0.09 0.35

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
Oswego 13.49
Illinois 19.89

My Chances of Becoming a Victim of a Property Crime

1 in 74

in Oswego

1 in 50

in Illinois

Oswego Property CRIMES

Population: 33,955
burglary theft motor vehicle theft
Report Total 33 418 7
Rate per 1,000 0.97 12.31 0.21

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

Oswego Crimes Per Square Mile

Crime
Oswego 31
Illinois 33