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Total crime 70%
Violent crime 28%
Property crime 78%
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.
StatisticReportedincidents/100k peopleAlgona/100k peopleIowa/100k peopleNational/100k people
Total crime42n/a (estimate)7621,9422,580
Murder0n/a0.01.75.0
Rape1n/a18.230.942.6
Robbery0n/a0.029.586.2
Assault14n/a254.1187.9246.8
Violent crime15n/a (estimate)272250381
Burglary6n/a108.9352.6376.0
Theft18n/a326.71,190.41,594.6
Vehicle theft3n/a54.5148.5228.9
Property crime27n/a (estimate)4901,6922,200

Key findings

  • Algona crime rates are 70% lower than the national average
  • Violent crimes in Algona are 28% lower than the national average
  • In Algona you have a 1 in 132 chance of becoming a victim of crime
  • Algona is safer than 55% of the cities in the United States
  • Year over year crime in Algona has decreased by 26%

Algona crime map

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

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      Daily Crime In Algona (per 100,000 people)

      The number of daily crimes per 100,000 residents in Algona, Iowa is displayed in the graph above. As you can see, the daily crimes for Algona are 2.55 times less than the Iowa average and 3.38 times less than the national level. Daily violent crimes in Algona are 1.09 times more than than Iowa and 1.40 times less than the national mean. While daily property crimes in Algona are 3.45 times less than than Iowa and 4.49 times less than the national average.

      How Safe is Algona (higher is better)

      Compared to the other cities in Iowa and all other cities across the US, is Algona safe? From the gauges displayed above, you will notice that Algona is safer than 65% of other cities in the state of Iowa. In addition, Algona is safer than 55% of cities in the entire United States. To achieve these results, all Iowa and United States cities were analyzed to determine how many locations had a lower crime rate than Algona. By studying this data, it was possible to determine that Algona is above average in safety when compared with other United States cities.

      Chance of Being A Victim of Crime in Algona

      The chance of being a victim of violent crime in Algona is 1 in 368
      The chance of being a victim of property crime in Algona is 1 in 205
      The chance of being a victim of crime in Algona is 1 in 132
      Wondering what the chances are that you fall victim to a crime in Algona? In Algona, IA you have a 1 in 368 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 205 chance of becoming a victim. Property crimes include burglary, theft and motor vehicle theft. Overall, you have a 1 in 132 chance of becoming a victim of crime in Algona.

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

      An analysis of year to year crime rates in Algona, Iowa (per 100,000 people) is a useful indicator of whether the area is becoming a safer or a more dangerous place to live. The amount of violent crime in Algona has decreased by 13%, the amount of property crime in Algona has decreased by 31%, and the total amount of crime in Algona has decreased by 26% year over year.

      Algona police department

      ItemAlgonaIowaNational
      Law enforcement employees (officers & civilians)143,827558,732
      Police officers & civilians /1000 residents2.51.83.3
      There are a total of 14 Algona police officers. This results in 2.5 police officers per 1,000 residents which is 40.5% greater than the Iowa average and 22.1% 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

      City, StatePopulationViolent crime/100k peopleProperty crime/100k peopleTotal crime/100k people
      West Bend, IA8512881,9482,235
      Wesley, IA3333112,1022,412
      Whittemore, IA5043242,1902,514
      Livermore, IA5083252,2012,526
      Bode, IA2823372,2812,618
      Rodman, IA393442,3282,672
      Corwith, IA2303452,3382,683
      Algona, IA5,496272490762

      Cities with similar population

      City, StatePopulationViolent crime/100k peopleProperty crime/100k peopleTotal crime/100k people
      Waterville, OH5,4960383383
      Woodside, CA5,496145774919
      Old Fig Garden, CA5,4953762,0042,381
      Chester, SC5,4981,2054,2085,413
      Edgerton, WI5,49436910946
      Algona, IA5,496272490762
      Source: The Algona, 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.