Reported Annual Crime In Sheldon

StatisticReportedincidents/100k peopleSheldon/100k peopleIowa/100k peopleNational/100k people
Total crime70n/a (estimate)1,3772,3332,860
StatisticReportedincidents/100k peopleSheldon/100k peopleIowa/100k peopleNational/100k people
Murder0n/a0.02.34.9
Rape3n/a59.037.038.6
Robbery0n/a0.033.5101.9
Assault12n/a236.0213.2237.8
Violent crime15n/a (estimate)295286373
Burglary16n/a314.7476.7491.4
Theft37n/a727.81,431.61,775.4
Vehicle theft2n/a39.3139.0220.2
Property crime55n/a (estimate)1,0822,0472,487
The table above illustrates an overview of the annual crime reported in Sheldon, IA. These figures on reported criminal activity in Sheldon, IA, based on a reported crime per 100,000 citizens, is shown in order to compare these rates across disparate categories. You will notice that the crimes collected here, for comparison purposes, have been separated between violent crimes and those involving or threatening property. According to the annual crime data, the crime rate in Sheldon, IA is 41% lower than the average of the whole of the state of Iowa, and when compared with the national average, is 52% lower than. When looking at violent crimes, Sheldon, IA has 3% higher than violent crime rate than Iowa average, while remaining 21% lower than the national average. In property crime, Sheldon, IA is 47% lower than the average of Iowa and is 57% lower than the national average.

Did you know?

  • The overall crime rate in Sheldon is 52% lower than the national average.
  • For every 100,000 people, there are 3.77 daily crimes that occur in Sheldon.
  • Sheldon is safer than 48% of the cities in the United States.
  • In Sheldon you have a 1 in 73 chance of becoming a victim of any crime.
  • The number of total year over year crimes in Sheldon has decreased by 30%.

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Daily Crime In Sheldon (per 100,000 people)

The above illustration depicts the number of crimes committed daily in Sheldon, IA per 100,000 residents. Additionally, daily crime statistics are also listed for Iowa as well as national figures. In Sheldon, IA the total number of daily crimes is 1.69 times less than the Iowa average and 2.08 times less than the national average. Violent crime statistics in Sheldon, IA are 1.03 times more than the Iowa average and 1.26 times less than the national average. Regarding crimes committed against personal property, Sheldon, IA has a daily crime rate that is 1.89 times less than the Iowa average and 2.30 times less than the daily national average.

How Safe is Sheldon (higher is better)

How safe is Sheldon, IA compared to other cities in Iowa and the rest of the cities across the United States? The graphs above show that Sheldon, IA is safer than 46% of the cities in Iowa and 48% of the cities in the United States. These results are determined by analyzing all cities in Iowa and across the US as a whole and determining how many total cities have a lower crime rate than Sheldon, IA. Overall, Sheldon, IA is ranked below average compared to all other cities across the United States.

Chance of Being A Victim of Crime in Sheldon

The chance of being a victim of violent crime in Sheldon is 1 in 339
The chance of being a victim of property crime in Sheldon is 1 in 93
The chance of being a victim of crime in Sheldon is 1 in 73
Do you want to know the risk of being victimized by a crime in Sheldon, IA? Displayed here are the statistics showing how likely you are to become a victim of a crime of violence, crime against your property, or any other crime. If you are in Sheldon, IA, then there is a 1 in 339 risk that you will experience a violent crime against you. These types of crimes may include homicide, sexual assault, robbery, and physical assault. Your risk of being a victim of property crime is 1 in 93. These types of crime include burglary, petty theft, and theft of motor vehicles. Altogether, there is a 1 in 73 risk that you will become a victim of crime in Sheldon, IA.

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

An ideal indicator of whether Sheldon, IA is becoming a safer or more dangerous residential area or not is an analysis of the crime rate in the area from year to year. In the above illustration, the year to year crime rates are visualized per 100,000 people for property, violent, and total crime. Year to year rate of violent crime in Sheldon, IA has increased by 7% and the rate of property crime in Sheldon, IA has decreased by 36%. The total crime rate in Sheldon, IA has decreased by 30% year to year.

Sheldon police department

ItemSheldonIowaNational
Law enforcement employees (officers & civilians)73,838556,527
Police officers & civilians /1000 residents1.41.83.3
There are a total of 7 Sheldon police officers. This results in 1.4 police officers per 1,000 residents which is 24.6% less than the Iowa average and 58.3% 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
Orange City, IA6,13016810826
Alton, IA1,190106761867
Sanborn, IA1,216120860980
Hull, IA2,2631238791,002
George, IA1,1151339491,082
Sheldon, IA5,0472951,0821,377

Cities with similar population

City, StatePopulationViolent crime/100k peopleProperty crime/100k peopleTotal crime/100k people
Harlan, IA5,0472691,9222,191
Cresaptown, MD5,0485712,8933,464
Gates, NY5,0494331,8292,262
Salem, NJ5,0451,5816,2037,784
Flora, IL5,045612,6652,726
Sheldon, IA5,0472951,0821,377
Source: The Sheldon, 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.