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Total crime 34%
Violent crime 37%
Property crime 34%
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StatisticReportedincidents/100k peopleAdel/100k peopleIowa/100k peopleNational/100k people
Total crime88n/a (estimate)1,5452,0022,346
Murder0n/a0.03.56.5
Rape2n/a35.140.738.4
Robbery0n/a0.029.873.9
Assault12n/a210.7229.4279.7
Violent crime14n/a (estimate)246304388
Burglary23n/a403.8371.1314.2
Theft46n/a807.61,130.11,398.0
Vehicle theft5n/a87.8197.1246.0
Property crime74n/a (estimate)1,2991,6981,958

Key findings

  • Adel crime rates are 34% lower than the national average
  • Violent crimes in Adel are 37% lower than the national average
  • In Adel you have a 1 in 65 chance of becoming a victim of crime
  • Adel is safer than 50% of the cities in the United States
  • Year over year crime in Adel has decreased by 34%

Adel crime map

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The Adel crime map provides a detailed overview of all crimes in Adel as reported by the local law enforcement agency. Based on the color coded legend above, the crime map outlines the areas with lower crime compared to the areas with higher crime. The Adel crime heat map offers insight into the total crimes on a block group level.

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      Daily Crime In Adel (per 100,000 people)

      The chart above shows the number of daily crimes in Adel, IA per 100,000 people. In Adel, the number of daily crimes is projected to be 1.30 times less than the Iowa average and 1.52 times less than the national average. The average number of daily violent crimes in Adel is 1.23 times less than the Iowa average and 1.58 times less than the daily national average. With regards to property crimes, Adel has a daily crime rate that is 1.31 times less than the Iowa average and 1.51 times less than the overall daily national average.

      How Safe is Adel (higher is better)

      How safe is Adel, Iowa compared to other cities in Iowa and the rest of the cities across the United States? The graphs above show that Adel is safer than 55% of the cities in Iowa and 50% of the cities in the United States. These results are calculated by analyzing all cities in Iowa and across the US as a whole and determining how many areas have a lower crime rate than Adel. Overall, Adel is ranked above average compared to all other cities across the United States.

      Chance of Being A Victim of Crime in Adel

      The chance of being a victim of violent crime in Adel is 1 in 407
      The chance of being a victim of property crime in Adel is 1 in 77
      The chance of being a victim of crime in Adel is 1 in 65
      Wondering what the chances are that you fall victim to a crime in Adel? In Adel, IA you have a 1 in 407 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 77 chance of becoming a victim. Property crimes include burglary, theft and motor vehicle theft. Overall, you have a 1 in 65 chance of becoming a victim of crime in Adel.

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

      The year over year change in crime per 100,000 people helps to understand whether crime in Adel, IA is on the rise or declining. The violent crime rate in Adel has increased by 15%, while the property crime rate in Adel has decreased by 39% year over year. Summing up the numbers, Adel has decreased by 34% with regards to total crimes year over year.

      Adel police department

      ItemAdelIowaNational
      Law enforcement employees (officers & civilians)93,827558,732
      Police officers & civilians /1000 residents2.31.83.3
      There are a total of 9 Adel police officers. This results in 2.3 police officers per 1,000 residents which is 28.8% greater than the Iowa average and 28.6% less than the National average.

      Sex offenders in Iowa

      StateTotal offendersIowa /100KNational /100K
      Iowa6,040205266
      There are a total of 6,040 sex offenders in Iowa. This yields a total of 205 sex offenders in Iowa per 100,000 residents which is 23% less than the national average.

      Nearby Cities With Low Crime Rates

      CityPopulationViolent crime/100k peopleProperty crime/100k peopleTotal crime/100k people
      Granger, IA1,46178433511
      Dallas Center, IA1,85198547645
      Van Meter, IA1,256103573675
      Earlham, IA1,523110612722
      De Soto, IA1,065113631744
      Cumming, IA415123686809
      Diamondhead Lake, IA318123686809
      Adel, IA4,0302461,2991,545

      Cities with similar population

      CityPopulationViolent crime/100k peopleProperty crime/100k peopleTotal crime/100k people
      Washington Park, IL4,0294431,6202,062
      Scandia, MN4,02998751849
      Carlisle, IA4,0317141,1981,912
      Rigby, ID4,02823923946
      Dannemora, NY4,0273781,4661,844
      Adel, IA4,0302461,2991,545
      Source: The Adel, IA crime data displayed above is derived from the FBI's uniform crime reports for the year of 2020. 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.