Reported Annual Crime In Salem

StatisticReportedincidents/100k peopleSalem/100k peopleIowa/100k peopleNational/100k people
Total crime0n/a (estimate)3,437 (estimate)2,3332,860
StatisticReportedincidents/100k peopleSalem/100k peopleIowa/100k peopleNational/100k people
Murdern/an/an/a2.34.9
Rapen/an/an/a37.038.6
Robberyn/an/an/a33.5101.9
Assaultn/an/an/a213.2237.8
Violent crimen/an/a (estimate)421 (estimate)286373
Burglaryn/an/an/a476.7491.4
Theftn/an/an/a1,431.61,775.4
Vehicle theftn/an/an/a139.0220.2
Property crimen/an/a (estimate)3,016 (estimate)2,0472,487

Did you know?

  • The overall crime rate in Salem is 20% higher than the national average.
  • For every 100,000 people, there are 9.42 daily crimes that occur in Salem.
  • Salem is safer than 25% of the cities in the United States.
  • In Salem you have a 1 in 30 chance of becoming a victim of any crime.
  • The number of total year over year crimes in Salem has increased by 4%.

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Daily Crime In Salem (per 100,000 people)

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Chance of Being A Victim of Crime in Salem

The chance of being a victim of violent crime in Salem is 1 in 238
The chance of being a victim of property crime in Salem is 1 in 34
The chance of being a victim of crime in Salem is 1 in 30

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

Salem police department

ItemSalemIowaNational
Law enforcement employees (officers & civilians)n/a3,838556,527
Police officers & civilians /1000 residentsn/a1.83.3

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
West Point, IA1,100110784893
New London, IA1,8441238831,007
Westwood, IA1211481,0591,207
Mount Pleasant, IA8,682932,2912,383
Houghton, IA1433032,1682,471
Salem, IA4134213,0163,437

Cities with similar population

City, StatePopulationViolent crime/100k peopleProperty crime/100k peopleTotal crime/100k people
Manzanita, OR41301,9451,945
London Mills, IL4135993,1043,704
Hiouchi, CA4136423,9454,587
Ringsted, IA4133832,7443,127
Richville, NY4135932,5013,094
Salem, IA4134213,0163,437
Source: The Salem, 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.