Total crime 4%
Violent crime 9%
Property crime 6%
Date & Last Updated: This data reflects the 2019 calendar year and was released from the FBI in September, 2020; this is the most current data available.
Crime data for this area is not available from the FBI. Either data from local enforcement agencies is applied or estimates are created based on demographic data including, but not limited to: home prices, income per capita and population density.
StatisticReportedincidents/100k peopleAlden/100k peopleIowa/100k peopleNational/100k people
Total crime0n/a (estimate)2,592 (estimate)2,0002,489
Violent crimen/an/a (estimate)346 (estimate)267379
Vehicle theftn/an/an/a163.0219.9
Property crimen/an/a (estimate)2,246 (estimate)1,7342,110

Key findings

  • Alden crime rates are 4% higher than the national average
  • Violent crimes in Alden are 9% lower than the national average
  • In Alden you have a 1 in 39 chance of becoming a victim of crime
  • Alden is safer than 31% of the cities in the United States
  • Year over year crime in Alden has increased by 3%

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      Daily Crime In Alden (per 100,000 people)

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      Chance of Being A Victim of Crime in Alden

      The chance of being a victim of violent crime in Alden is 1 in 290
      The chance of being a victim of property crime in Alden is 1 in 45
      The chance of being a victim of crime in Alden is 1 in 39

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

      Alden police department

      Law enforcement employees (officers & civilians)n/a3,827558,732
      Police officers & civilians /1000 residentsn/a1.83.3

      Sex offenders in Iowa

      StateTotal offendersIowa /100KNational /100K
      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

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      Jewell Junction, IA1,230106689796
      Eldora, IA2,6631409101,050
      Iowa Falls, IA5,1762201,6581,878
      Bradford, IA623372,1882,525
      Hubbard, IA8913382,1932,530
      Radcliffe, IA6043412,2142,555
      Blairsburg, IA1283432,2292,572
      Alden, IA7693462,2462,592

      Cities with similar population

      City, StatePopulationViolent crime/100k peopleProperty crime/100k peopleTotal crime/100k people
      Green Valley, SD7694281,8992,327
      Lake Village, IN7694322,2932,725
      Madisonville, LA7692221,2771,499
      Melbourne Village, FL76901,9941,994
      Clio, SC7693031,9702,273
      Alden, IA7693462,2462,592
      Source: The Alden, IA crime data displayed above is derived from the FBI's uniform crime reports for the year of 2019. 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.