Dekalb Crime Statistics:
Dekalb saw an increase in theft crimes from 2010 to 2011 but 2012 began a steady decline in theft crime rates. Dekalb still has a higher theft crime rate than Illinois but appears to be declining at a similar speed into 2014. The theft crime rate is reported by a combination of various types of property damage and burglaries.
In 2011 Dekalbs violent crime rate surpassed the state of Illinois and has remained there until 2014. Dekalb has shown progress from 2013 to 2014 when the violent crime rate dropped along with Illinois.