Sycamore, IL
Crime Rates

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Sycamore, 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

With a crime rate for both violent and property crime combined of 10 per 1,000 residents, the crime rate in Sycamore is one of the lower rates in America among communities of all sizes (lower than 68% of America's communities). One's chance of becoming a victim of crime in Sycamore is one in 104. Compared to communities within Illinois, Sycamore‘s crime rate is lower than nearly 60% of the state's cities and towns.

Compared to other communities of similar population size, Sycamore has a crime rate that is noticeably lower than the average. This means that for comparably sized cities all across America, Sycamore 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 Sycamore 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 Sycamore.

NeighborhoodScout's research shows that Sycamore's violent crime rate is 2 per one thousand inhabitants, which is about average for all communities in America, across all population sizes. Violent crimes that are tracked and included in this rate are armed robbery, aggravated assault, rape (not statutory), and murder and non-negligent manslaughter. Roughly similar to the national average, our analysis shows that your chance of becoming a victim of violent crime in Sycamore is one in 581.

NeighborhoodScout's analysis of property crime reveals that the property crime rate in Sycamore is below average to all cities and towns in the nation. This means that you are less likely to become a victim of arson, motor vehicle theft, larceny, or burglary in Sycamore than in most communities in America. Your chance of becoming a victim of property crime if you live here? Just one in 127.

Sycamore Crime Data


Crime Index


(100 is safest)

Safer than 68% of U.S. Cities

Sycamore Annual Crimes

  Violent Property Total

Number of Crimes




Crime Rate
(per 1,000 residents)




Violent Crime

violent Crime Comparison (per 1,000 residents)

Sycamore 1.72
Illinois 4.39

My Chances of Becoming a Victim of a Violent Crime

1 in 581

in Sycamore

1 in 228

in Illinois


Population: 18,022
Murder Rape Robbery Assault
Report Total 1 11 2 17
Rate per 1,000 0.06 0.61 0.11 0.94


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)

Sycamore 7.88
Illinois 20.11

My Chances of Becoming a Victim of a Property Crime

1 in 127

in Sycamore

1 in 50

in Illinois

Sycamore Property CRIMES

Population: 18,022
burglary theft motor vehicle theft
Report Total 23 116 3
Rate per 1,000 1.28 6.44 0.17

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

Sycamore Crimes Per Square Mile

Sycamore 18
Illinois 34