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Total crime 2%
Violent crime 15%
Property crime 0%
Date & Last Updated: This data reflects the 2018 calendar year and was released from the FBI in September, 2019; this is the most current data available.
Crime data for this area is not available from the FBI, so estimates are used 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)2,516 (estimate)1,9422,580
Murdern/an/an/a1.75.0
Rapen/an/an/a30.942.6
Robberyn/an/an/a29.586.2
Assaultn/an/an/a187.9246.8
Violent crimen/an/a (estimate)324 (estimate)250381
Burglaryn/an/an/a352.6376.0
Theftn/an/an/a1,190.41,594.6
Vehicle theftn/an/an/a148.5228.9
Property crimen/an/a (estimate)2,192 (estimate)1,6922,200

Key findings

  • Alden crime rates are 2% lower than the national average
  • Violent crimes in Alden are 15% lower than the national average
  • In Alden you have a 1 in 40 chance of becoming a victim of crime
  • Alden is safer than 35% of the cities in the United States
  • Year over year crime in Alden has decreased by 20%

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The Alden crime map provides a detailed overview of all crimes in Alden 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 Alden crime heat map offers insight into the total crimes on a block group level.

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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 309
      The chance of being a victim of property crime in Alden is 1 in 46
      The chance of being a victim of crime in Alden is 1 in 40

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

      Alden police department

      ItemAldenIowaNational
      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
      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

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      Jewell Junction, IA1,23099673772
      Eldora, IA2,6631318881,019
      Iowa Falls, IA5,1762441,6481,892
      Bradford, IA623152,1352,451
      Hubbard, IA8913162,1402,456
      Radcliffe, IA6043192,1612,480
      Blairsburg, IA1283212,1752,496
      Alden, IA7693242,1922,516

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      Clio, SC7697264,4925,218
      Green Valley, SD7694341,8542,289
      Madisonville, LA7692171,3241,541
      Lake Village, IN7694442,5352,980
      Melbourne Village, FL76903,2723,272
      Alden, IA7693242,1922,516
      Source: The Alden, IA crime data displayed above is derived from the FBI's uniform crime reports for the year of 2018. 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.