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Places With The Lowest Crime In Iowa 2018

Nearby Areas With A High Livability Score80
  • DeWitt, IA
  • (City)
  • Population: 5,264
82
  • Sioux Center, IA
  • (City)
  • Population: 7,370
82
  • Orange City, IA
  • (City)
  • Population: 6,153
74
  • Eldridge, IA
  • (City)
  • Population: 6,122
73
  • Asbury, IA
  • (City)
  • Population: 5,201
82
  • Clive, IA
  • (City)
  • Population: 17,022
83
  • Pella, IA
  • (City)
  • Population: 10,280
77
  • Johnston, IA
  • (City)
  • Population: 19,491
81
  • Vinton, IA
  • (City)
  • Population: 5,166
83
  • Decorah, IA
  • (City)
  • Population: 7,985
  • I spent a few days in Decorah this summer on my quest to find Mayberry. Decorah is a beautiful town with one of the most thriving downtowns I have seen. Years ago, when Wal-Mart came to the outskirts
74
  • Norwalk, IA
  • (City)
  • Population: 9,944
79
  • Shenandoah, IA
  • (City)
  • Population: 5,030
78
  • Iowa Falls, IA
  • (City)
  • Population: 5,176
82
  • Carroll, IA
  • (City)
  • Population: 9,990
79
  • Waukee, IA
  • (City)
  • Population: 16,955
76
  • Bettendorf, IA
  • (City)
  • Population: 35,048
79
  • Spencer, IA
  • (City)
  • Population: 11,172
  • Spencer is a great town with a lot of wonderful people and more culture, dining and shopping than you will find for quite a distance. The cultural opportunities are actually really amazing, the
85
  • Urbandale, IA
  • (City)
  • Population: 41,578
78
  • Bondurant, IA
  • (City)
  • Population: 5,079
76
  • Grimes, IA
  • (City)
  • Population: 10,422
80
  • Mount Pleasant, IA
  • (City)
  • Population: 8,491
74
  • Anamosa, IA
  • (City)
  • Population: 5,459
82
  • Ames, IA
  • (City)
  • Population: 64,073
  • I moved to Ames almost nine years ago to attend Iowa State University (ISU) after growing up near New York City. Never in my wildest dreams did I imagine falling in love with this city and staying here
80
  • Cedar Falls, IA
  • (City)
  • Population: 40,828
79
  • Manchester, IA
  • (City)
  • Population: 5,083
81
  • Le Mars, IA
  • (City)
  • Population: 9,826
82
  • Ankeny, IA
  • (City)
  • Population: 53,413
  • In the past, I have lived in Ankeny, Iowa and found the city to be very pleasant. There are only about fifty thousand residents in the area, so it is not a large city by any means, yet you don't get a
80
  • Marion, IA
  • (City)
  • Population: 37,198
78
  • Sheldon, IA
  • (City)
  • Population: 5,015
77
  • Pleasant Hill, IA
  • (City)
  • Population: 9,406
80
  • Algona, IA
  • (City)
  • Population: 5,496
71
  • Winterset, IA
  • (City)
  • Population: 5,158
73
  • Nevada, IA
  • (City)
  • Population: 6,796
79
  • North Liberty, IA
  • (City)
  • Population: 16,984
78
  • Independence, IA
  • (City)
  • Population: 6,005
82
  • West Des Moines, IA
  • (City)
  • Population: 61,624
  • I was born and raised in West Des Moines, Iowa. The thing I love most about Des Moines is that even though it's one of the largest cities in Iowa and has all the amenities of a city, it still has the
69
  • Hiawatha, IA
  • (City)
  • Population: 7,160
76
  • Iowa City, IA
  • (City)
  • Population: 72,385
  • Iowa City is the worst city I've ever lived in. I've lived in 4 different states and oversees, and the level of incompetence of the leadership is among the worst I've seen. Taxes are high, cost of living
71
  • Harlan, IA
  • (City)
  • Population: 5,008
76
  • Charles City, IA
  • (City)
  • Population: 7,496
77
  • Webster City, IA
  • (City)
  • Population: 7,825
  • I currently live in Webster City and picked it in part for the opportunity to raise a family in a small town atmosphere where there were a lot of activities and community events that appeal to my
73
  • Atlantic, IA
  • (City)
  • Population: 6,817
77
  • Altoona, IA
  • (City)
  • Population: 16,692
71
  • Knoxville, IA
  • (City)
  • Population: 7,236
76
  • Fairfield, IA
  • (City)
  • Population: 9,942
73
  • Oelwein, IA
  • (City)
  • Population: 6,195
75
  • Boone, IA
  • (City)
  • Population: 12,609
78
  • Creston, IA
  • (City)
  • Population: 7,877
72
  • Estherville, IA
  • (City)
  • Population: 6,027
77
  • Denison, IA
  • (City)
  • Population: 8,326

Low crime rates are an important factor when determining the livability of any given city in Iowa. Finding the safest places to live in Iowa can be challenging, especially in larger cities which tend to have more crime. Luckily, AreaVibes has done all the heavy lifting for you. Using science and data, AreaVibes has created a list of the safest places to live in Iowa with a population over 5,000.

The Iowa cities listed above have impeccably low crime rates when compared to other cities in the state. How did we choose the safest places to live in Iowa? To create the list, we looked at both property crimes (burglary, theft, vehicle theft) and violent crimes (murder, rape, robbery, assault), then calculated the number of crimes per 100,000 people so that all cities are compared equally. Higher weights were given to violent crimes.

To narrow your search results even further, you can fully customize your list of the safest places to live in Iowa. Simply adjust the filters to select cities or neighborhoods, population size and home/rent prices. You can also select any other categories (amenities, cost of living, education, employment, housing and weather) that are most important to you.