Reported Annual Crime In Spencer

StatisticReportedincidents/100k peopleSpencer/100k peopleIowa/100k peopleNational/100k people
Total crime266n/a (estimate)2,3742,3332,860
StatisticReportedincidents/100k peopleSpencer/100k peopleIowa/100k peopleNational/100k people
Murder0n/a0.02.34.9
Rape13n/a116.037.038.6
Robbery0n/a0.033.5101.9
Assault0n/a0.0213.2237.8
Violent crime13n/a (estimate)116286373
Burglary69n/a615.8476.7491.4
Theft178n/a1,588.61,431.61,775.4
Vehicle theft6n/a53.5139.0220.2
Property crime253n/a (estimate)2,2582,0472,487
A general overview of all the annual reported crimes in Spencer, 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 Spencer, 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 Spencer, IA averages 2% higher than the rest of Iowa while the rate of crime on a national scale is 17% lower than. You'll find that the occurrence of violent crime in Spencer, IA is 59% lower than the average rate of crime in Iowa and 69% lower than the rest of the nation. Similarly, crime involving property stands 10% higher than the remainder of the state of Iowa and 9% lower than the nation's average. Both of these statistics relate to how safe residents and businesses are while performing everyday activities in the Spencer, IA area.

Did you know?

  • The overall crime rate in Spencer is 17% lower than the national average.
  • For every 100,000 people, there are 6.5 daily crimes that occur in Spencer.
  • Spencer is safer than 58% of the cities in the United States.
  • In Spencer you have a 1 in 43 chance of becoming a victim of any crime.
  • The number of total year over year crimes in Spencer has decreased by 4%.

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Daily Crime In Spencer (per 100,000 people)

The illustration above looks at the comparison of crimes committed in Spencer, 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 Spencer, IA (which include property crimes as well as violent crimes), when compared to Iowa state wide, are 1.02 times more than the state average and 1.20 times less than than national statistics. Violent crimes committed in Spencer, IA on a daily bases are 2.47 times less than than Iowa average and 3.21 times less than the average nationwide. Daily property crime rates in Spencer, IA are 1.10 times more than the daily state average and 1.10 times less than the daily national numbers.

How Safe is Spencer (higher is better)

How safe is Spencer, IA compared to other cities in Iowa and the rest of the cities across the United States? The graphs above show that Spencer, IA is safer than 59% of the cities in Iowa and 58% 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 Spencer, IA. Overall, Spencer, IA is ranked above average compared to all other cities across the United States.

Chance of Being A Victim of Crime in Spencer

The chance of being a victim of violent crime in Spencer is 1 in 862
The chance of being a victim of property crime in Spencer is 1 in 45
The chance of being a victim of crime in Spencer is 1 in 43
Wondering what the chances are that you will be the victim of a crime in Spencer, IA? The illustrations above show how likely you are to become a victim of violent crime, property crime or any crime. In Spencer, IA you have a 1 in 862 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 45 chance of becoming a victim. Property crimes include burglary, theft and vehicle theft. Overall, you have a 1 in 43 chance of becoming a victim of crime in Spencer, IA.

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

An analysis of year to year crime rates in Spencer, IA is a useful indicator of whether the area is becoming a safer area to live or a more dangerous area. In the above graph, you can see that the year to year crime rates are shown for the total crime, property crime, and violent crime per 100,000 people. The amount of violent crime in Spencer, IA has decreased by 19%, the amount of property crime in Spencer, IA has decreased by 3%, and the total amount of crime in Spencer, IA has decreased by 4% year to year.

Spencer police department

ItemSpencerIowaNational
Law enforcement employees (officers & civilians)273,838556,527
Police officers & civilians /1000 residents2.41.83.3
There are a total of 27 Spencer police officers. This results in 2.4 police officers per 1,000 residents which is 33.4% greater than the Iowa average and 26.4% 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
West Okoboji, IA332116827943
Milford, IA2,955117841958
Fostoria, IA1243402,4372,777
Everly, IA5303622,5942,956
Ruthven, IA6513972,8433,240
Spencer, IA11,1771162,2582,374

Cities with similar population

City, StatePopulationViolent crime/100k peopleProperty crime/100k peopleTotal crime/100k people
Cordele, GA11,1777626,0506,812
Coshocton, OH11,1793463,0683,414
Mountain Top, PA11,1822531,4561,709
Garden Acres, CA11,1726493,9894,638
Lyndon, KY11,1671451,4381,583
Spencer, IA11,1771162,2582,374
Source: The Spencer, 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.