Reported Annual Crime In Independence

StatisticReportedincidents/100k peopleIndependence/100k peopleIowa/100k peopleNational/100k people
Total crime0n/a (estimate)2,043 (estimate)2,3772,837
StatisticReportedincidents/100k peopleIndependence/100k peopleIowa/100k peopleNational/100k people
Murdern/an/an/a2.35.3
Rapen/an/an/a39.840.4
Robberyn/an/an/a36.6102.8
Assaultn/an/an/a212.0248.5
Violent crimen/an/a (estimate)250 (estimate)291386
Burglaryn/an/an/a479.5468.9
Theftn/an/an/a1,447.61,745.0
Vehicle theftn/an/an/a159.0236.9
Property crimen/an/a (estimate)1,793 (estimate)2,0862,451

Nearby Cities With Low Crime Rates

City, StatePopulationViolent crime/100k peopleProperty crime/100k peopleTotal crime/100k people
Fairbank, IA1,129101721822
Jesup, IA2,642102735837
La Porte City, IA2,403121866986
Oelwein, IA6,3213601,5401,900
Walker, IA7123042,1772,480
Dunkerton, IA8973072,2032,511
Winthrop, IA9563382,4262,764
Independence, IA5,9552501,7932,043

Did you know?

  • The overall crime rate in Independence is 28% lower than the national average.
  • For every 100,000 people, there are 5.6 daily crimes that occur in Independence.
  • Independence is safer than 47% of the cities in the United States.
  • In Independence you have a 1 in 49 chance of becoming a victim of any crime.
  • The number of total year over year crimes in Independence has increased by 2%.

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Chance of Being A Victim of Crime in Independence

The chance of being a victim of violent crime in Independence is 1 in 400
The chance of being a victim of property crime in Independence is 1 in 56
The chance of being a victim of crime in Independence is 1 in 49

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

Independence police department

ItemIndependenceIowaNational
Law enforcement employees (officers & civilians)123,838556,527
Police officers & civilians /1000 residents2.01.83.3
There are a total of 12 Independence police officers. This results in 2.0 police officers per 1,000 residents which is 11.3% greater than the Iowa average and 38.6% 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.

Cities with similar population

City, StatePopulationViolent crime/100k peopleProperty crime/100k peopleTotal crime/100k people
Hilton, NY5,9544261,7522,179
Green Knoll, NJ5,954121762882
Indian River Estates, FL5,9534422,7643,206
Larchmont, NY5,952122503625
Steelton, PA5,9591,3173,4794,796
Independence, IA5,9552501,7932,043
Source: The Independence, IA crime data displayed above is derived from the FBI's uniform crime reports for the year of 2016. 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.