Reported Annual Crime In Grinnell

StatisticReportedincidents/100k peopleGrinnell/100k peopleIowa/100k peopleNational/100k people
Total crime248n/a (estimate)2,7452,3332,860
StatisticReportedincidents/100k peopleGrinnell/100k peopleIowa/100k peopleNational/100k people
Murder0n/a0.02.34.9
Rape4n/a44.337.038.6
Robbery0n/a0.033.5101.9
Assault54n/a597.7213.2237.8
Violent crime58n/a (estimate)642286373
Burglary29n/a321.0476.7491.4
Theft157n/a1,737.91,431.61,775.4
Vehicle theft4n/a44.3139.0220.2
Property crime190n/a (estimate)2,1032,0472,487
A general overview of all the annual reported crimes in Grinnell, IA is displayed above. The data has been arranged to make it easier to find both the gross total of reported crimes and the number of crimes reported per 100,000 people in Grinnell, IA. These statistics are further divided into two distinct categories (violent crimes and property crimes) to provide more insight to how prevalent crime is in the area. You'll find that the rate of crime in Grinnell, IA averages 18% higher than the rest of Iowa while the rate of crime on a national scale is 4% lower than. You'll find that the occurrence of violent crime in Grinnell, IA is 124% higher than the average rate of crime in Iowa and 72% higher than the rest of the nation. Similarly, crime involving property stands 3% higher than the remainder of the state of Iowa and 15% lower than the nation's average. Both of these statistics relate to how safe residents and businesses are while performing everyday activities in the Grinnell, IA area.

Did you know?

  • The overall crime rate in Grinnell is 4% lower than the national average.
  • For every 100,000 people, there are 7.52 daily crimes that occur in Grinnell.
  • Grinnell is safer than 16% of the cities in the United States.
  • In Grinnell you have a 1 in 37 chance of becoming a victim of any crime.
  • The number of total year over year crimes in Grinnell has decreased by 4%.

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Compare Grinnell, IA Crime To Other Cities

Daily Crime In Grinnell (per 100,000 people)

The illustration above looks at the comparison of crimes committed in Grinnell, IA on a daily bases (per 100,000 people) to crimes committed throughout the state of Iowa. A comparison to the average number of daily national crimes is displayed as well. According to the latest crime statistics, daily crimes in Grinnell, IA (which include property crimes as well as violent crimes), when compared to Iowa state wide, are 1.18 times more than the state average and 1.04 times less than than national statistics. Violent crimes committed in Grinnell, IA on a daily bases are 2.24 times more than than Iowa average and 1.72 times more than the average nationwide. Daily property crime rates in Grinnell, IA are 1.03 times more than the daily state average and 1.18 times less than the daily national numbers.

How Safe is Grinnell (higher is better)

Many people wonder how safe they are in Grinnell, IA in comparison to other notable cities in the state of Iowa as well as in comparison to the rest of the nation. Using the gauges above, which document and compare safety in Grinnell, IA to other cities in the state and across the country, Grinnell, IA is 12% safer than other cities of Iowa and 16% safer than other cities in the nation. When referring to the results, which show crime scores in Iowa cities and all around the United States, Grinnell, IA has a ranking of below average in comparison to other cities in the country, which is determined my comparing Grinnell, IA crime rate to all the other cities investigated.

Chance of Being A Victim of Crime in Grinnell

The chance of being a victim of violent crime in Grinnell is 1 in 156
The chance of being a victim of property crime in Grinnell is 1 in 48
The chance of being a victim of crime in Grinnell is 1 in 37
Wondering what the chances are that you will be the victim of a crime in Grinnell, IA? The illustrations above show how likely you are to become a victim of violent crime, property crime or any crime. In Grinnell, IA you have a 1 in 156 chance of becoming a victim of violent crime. Violent crimes include murder, rape, robbery and assault. With regards to property crime, you have a 1 in 48 chance of becoming a victim. Property crimes include burglary, theft and vehicle theft. Overall, you have a 1 in 37 chance of becoming a victim of crime in Grinnell, IA.

Year Over Year Crime In Grinnell (per 100,000 people)

The year over year change in crime helps to understand whether crime in Grinnell, IA is on the rise or declining. Analysts use this measure in order to eliminate the effect of changes in crime by the season. Year over year change in crime is shown for violent, property and total crimes per 100,000 people in the graph above. Clearly, the violent crime rate in Grinnell, IA has increased by 122%, while the property crime rate in Grinnell, IA has decreased by 18% year over year. Summing up the numbers, Grinnell, IA has decreased by 4% with regards to total crimes year over year.

Grinnell police department

ItemGrinnellIowaNational
Law enforcement employees (officers & civilians)163,838556,527
Police officers & civilians /1000 residents1.71.83.3
There are a total of 16 Grinnell police officers. This results in 1.7 police officers per 1,000 residents which is 3.6% less than the Iowa average and 46.8% less than the National average.

Sex offenders in Iowa

StateTotal offendersIowa /100KNational /100K
Iowa5,765196222
There are a total of 5,765 sex offenders in Iowa. This yields a total of 196 sex offenders in Iowa per 100,000 residents which is 12% less than the national average.

Nearby Cities With Low Crime Rates

City, StatePopulationViolent crime/100k peopleProperty crime/100k peopleTotal crime/100k people
Montezuma, IA1,698119851970
Brooklyn, IA1,2791289161,044
Oakland Acres, IA1351781,2741,452
Holiday Lake, IA5592671,9142,182
Haverhill, IA1753122,2362,549
Grinnell, IA9,1366422,1032,745

Cities with similar population

City, StatePopulationViolent crime/100k peopleProperty crime/100k peopleTotal crime/100k people
Laurens, SC9,1361,1755,8957,070
Economy, PA9,133211,4301,451
Washington Terrace, UT9,1402523,1793,431
Scotchtown, NY9,1323721,5691,941
Frankfort Square, IL9,1432941,5231,817
Grinnell, IA9,1366422,1032,745
Source: The Grinnell, IA crime data displayed above is derived from the FBI's uniform crime reports for the year of 2015. The crime report encompasses more than 18,000 city and state law enforcement agencies reporting data on property and violent crimes. The uniform crime reports program represents approximately 309 million American residents, which results in 98% coverage of metropolitan statistical areas.