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Total crime 72%
Violent crime 75%
Property crime 71%
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 peopleAlton/100k peopleIowa/100k peopleNational/100k people
Total crime0n/a (estimate)733 (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)94 (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)639 (estimate)1,6922,200

Key findings

  • Alton crime rates are 72% lower than the national average
  • Violent crimes in Alton are 75% lower than the national average
  • In Alton you have a 1 in 137 chance of becoming a victim of crime
  • Alton is safer than 82% of the cities in the United States
  • Year over year crime in Alton has decreased by 18%

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      Daily Crime In Alton (per 100,000 people)

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      Chance of Being A Victim of Crime in Alton

      The chance of being a victim of violent crime in Alton is 1 in 1060
      The chance of being a victim of property crime in Alton is 1 in 157
      The chance of being a victim of crime in Alton is 1 in 137

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

      Alton police department

      ItemAltonIowaNational
      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.

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      Sioux Center, IA7,37026277304
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      Hull, IA2,146105710815
      Le Mars, IA9,826901,5871,678
      Alton, IA1,32594639733

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      Shoemakersville, PA1,325127620748
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      Alton, IA1,32594639733
      Source: The Alton, 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.