Reported Annual Crime In West Union

StatisticReportedincidents/100k peopleWest Union/100k peopleIowa/100k peopleNational/100k people
Total crime0n/a (estimate)1,131 (estimate)2,3772,837
StatisticReportedincidents/100k peopleWest Union/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)138 (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)992 (estimate)2,0862,451

Nearby Cities With Low Crime Rates

City, StatePopulationViolent crime/100k peopleProperty crime/100k peopleTotal crime/100k people
Fayette, IA1,2061389901,128
Sumner, IA2,0811399971,136
Postville, IA2,3291571,1261,284
St. Lucas, IA1432942,1072,400
Jackson Junction, IA553072,2022,509
Ossian, IA9343342,3932,727
Clermont, IA6723522,5232,875
West Union, IA2,6421389921,131

Did you know?

  • The overall crime rate in West Union is 60% lower than the national average.
  • For every 100,000 people, there are 3.1 daily crimes that occur in West Union.
  • West Union is safer than 72% of the cities in the United States.
  • In West Union you have a 1 in 89 chance of becoming a victim of any crime.
  • The number of total year over year crimes in West Union has increased by 2%.

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Chance of Being A Victim of Crime in West Union

The chance of being a victim of violent crime in West Union is 1 in 723
The chance of being a victim of property crime in West Union is 1 in 101
The chance of being a victim of crime in West Union is 1 in 89

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

West Union police department

ItemWest UnionIowaNational
Law enforcement employees (officers & civilians)43,838556,527
Police officers & civilians /1000 residents1.61.83.3
There are a total of 4 West Union police officers. This results in 1.6 police officers per 1,000 residents which is 11.5% less than the Iowa average and 51.2% 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
Van, TX2,642741,7811,855
Hartford, AL2,6426412,9053,546
Jesup, IA2,642102735837
Rhinebeck, NY2,642124511636
Amherst, VA2,64345408453
West Union, IA2,6421389921,131
Source: The West Union, 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.