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Total crime 62%
Violent crime 2%
Property crime 74%
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.
StatisticReportedincidents/100k peopleAlgona/100k peopleIowa/100k peopleNational/100k people
Total crime51n/a (estimate)9422,0002,489
Murder0n/a0.01.95.0
Rape0n/a0.036.942.6
Robbery0n/a0.027.481.6
Assault21n/a388.0200.4250.2
Violent crime21n/a (estimate)388267379
Burglary6n/a110.8371.1340.5
Theft19n/a351.01,199.61,549.5
Vehicle theft5n/a92.4163.0219.9
Property crime30n/a (estimate)5541,7342,110

Key findings

  • Algona crime rates are 62% lower than the national average
  • Violent crimes in Algona are 2% higher than the national average
  • In Algona you have a 1 in 107 chance of becoming a victim of crime
  • Algona is safer than 37% of the cities in the United States
  • Year over year crime in Algona has increased by 24%

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 2.12 times less than the Iowa average and 2.64 times less than the national level. Daily violent crimes in Algona are 1.46 times more than than Iowa and 1.02 times more than the national mean. While daily property crimes in Algona are 3.13 times less than than Iowa and 3.81 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 37% of other cities in the state of Iowa. In addition, Algona is safer than 37% 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 below 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 258
      The chance of being a victim of property crime in Algona is 1 in 181
      The chance of being a victim of crime in Algona is 1 in 107
      Wondering what the chances are that you fall victim to a crime in Algona? In Algona, IA you have a 1 in 258 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 181 chance of becoming a victim. Property crimes include burglary, theft and motor vehicle theft. Overall, you have a 1 in 107 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 increased by 43%, the amount of property crime in Algona has increased by 13%, and the total amount of crime in Algona has increased by 24% 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, IA8513071,9962,303
      Wesley, IA3333322,1542,485
      Whittemore, IA5043462,2452,590
      Livermore, IA5083472,2552,602
      Bode, IA2823602,3382,698
      Rodman, IA393672,3862,753
      Corwith, IA2303692,3962,765
      Algona, IA5,496388554942

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      Woodside, CA5,496143758901
      Waterville, OH5,49654507562
      Old Fig Garden, CA5,4953711,9632,334
      Chester, SC5,4981,5283,9685,496
      Edgerton, WI5,494189921,010
      Algona, IA5,496388554942
      Source: The Algona, 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.