Reported Annual Crime In West Branch

StatisticReportedincidents/100k peopleWest Branch/100k peopleIowa/100k peopleNational/100k people
Total crime17n/a (estimate)7262,3772,837
StatisticReportedincidents/100k peopleWest Branch/100k peopleIowa/100k peopleNational/100k people
Murder0n/a0.02.35.3
Rape1n/a42.739.840.4
Robbery0n/a0.036.6102.8
Assault6n/a256.4212.0248.5
Violent crime7n/a (estimate)299291386
Burglary2n/a85.5479.5468.9
Theft7n/a299.11,447.61,745.0
Vehicle theft1n/a42.7159.0236.9
Property crime10n/a (estimate)4272,0862,451

Nearby Cities With Low Crime Rates

City, StatePopulationViolent crime/100k peopleProperty crime/100k peopleTotal crime/100k people
University Heights, IA1,25541293334
Ely, IA2,13364456520
Solon, IA2,39983595678
Lone Tree, IA1,48299707806
Riverside, IA1,054100714813
Tipton, IA3,201282657939
West Liberty, IA3,7372957521,048
West Branch, IA2,581299427726

Did you know?

  • The overall crime rate in West Branch is 74% lower than the national average.
  • For every 100,000 people, there are 1.99 daily crimes that occur in West Branch.
  • West Branch is safer than 53% of the cities in the United States.
  • In West Branch you have a 1 in 138 chance of becoming a victim of any crime.
  • The number of total year over year crimes in West Branch has decreased by 17%.

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Chance of Being A Victim of Crime in West Branch

The chance of being a victim of violent crime in West Branch is 1 in 335
The chance of being a victim of property crime in West Branch is 1 in 235
The chance of being a victim of crime in West Branch is 1 in 138

Year Over Year Crime In West Branch (per 100,000 people)

West Branch police department

ItemWest BranchIowaNational
Law enforcement employees (officers & civilians)33,827558,732
Police officers & civilians /1000 residents1.31.83.3
There are a total of 3 West Branch police officers. This results in 1.3 police officers per 1,000 residents which is 28.2% less than the Iowa average and 60.2% 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
Chester, WV2,5811518661,017
Horseheads North, NY2,581167687854
East Williston, NY2,58159243301
Chester Heights, PA2,58164353418
Cle Elum, WA2,5801783,1293,307
West Branch, IA2,581299427726
Source: The West Branch, 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.