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Total crime 19%
Violent crime 66%
Property crime 34%
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 peopleAltoona/100k peopleIowa/100k peopleNational/100k people
Total crime569n/a (estimate)3,0661,9422,580
Murder0n/a0.01.75.0
Rape1n/a5.430.942.6
Robbery3n/a16.229.586.2
Assault20n/a107.8187.9246.8
Violent crime24n/a (estimate)129250381
Burglary45n/a242.5352.6376.0
Theft477n/a2,570.61,190.41,594.6
Vehicle theft23n/a123.9148.5228.9
Property crime545n/a (estimate)2,9371,6922,200

Key findings

  • Altoona crime rates are 19% higher than the national average
  • Violent crimes in Altoona are 66% lower than the national average
  • In Altoona you have a 1 in 33 chance of becoming a victim of crime
  • Altoona is safer than 39% of the cities in the United States
  • Year over year crime in Altoona has not changed

Altoona crime map

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

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      Daily Crime In Altoona (per 100,000 people)

      The bar chart above reveals the rate of daily crimes in Altoona for every 100,000 residents. The Altoona total amount of daily crime is 1.58 times more than the Iowa average and 1.19 times more than than that of the nation. As for violent crimes, the daily average in Altoona, is 1.93 times less than the Iowa average, and it is 2.94 times less than the national average. The statistics for property crimes show that Altoona has a daily crime average that is 1.74 times more than the Iowa average and 1.34 times more than the daily national rate.

      How Safe is Altoona (higher is better)

      How safe is Altoona, Iowa compared to other cities in Iowa and the rest of the cities across the United States? The graphs above show that Altoona is safer than 45% of the cities in Iowa and 39% of the cities in the United States. These results are calculated by analyzing all cities in Iowa and across the US as a whole and determining how many areas have a lower crime rate than Altoona. Overall, Altoona is ranked below average compared to all other cities across the United States.

      Chance of Being A Victim of Crime in Altoona

      The chance of being a victim of violent crime in Altoona is 1 in 774
      The chance of being a victim of property crime in Altoona is 1 in 35
      The chance of being a victim of crime in Altoona is 1 in 33
      Are you curious to know the likelihood of suffering from a crime in Altoona? If you reside in Altoona, the likelihood that you will become a victim of a violent crime is 1 in 774. Violent crimes include: murder, sexual assault, robbery, and physical assault. There is a 1 in 35 change that you will become a victim of a property crime. These sorts of crimes against personal property include: burglary, theft, and auto theft. In total, the likelihood of being victimized by a crime in Altoona, is 1 in 33.

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

      An ideal indicator of whether Altoona is becoming a safer or more dangerous place to live can be done by analyzing the year over year crime rates per 100,000 people. Year over year violent crime in Altoona has not changed and the rate of property crime in Altoona has not changed. The total crime rate in Altoona has not changed year to year.

      Altoona police department

      ItemAltoonaIowaNational
      Law enforcement employees (officers & civilians)253,827558,732
      Police officers & civilians /1000 residents1.71.83.3
      There are a total of 25 Altoona police officers. This results in 1.7 police officers per 1,000 residents which is 6.4% less than the Iowa average and 48.2% 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
      Polk City, IA4,115130455585
      Saylorville, IA3,44589601690
      Prairie City, IA1,97358698757
      Cumming, IA415101684785
      Mitchellville, IA2,271113767880
      Norwalk, IA9,94483828910
      West Des Moines, IA61,6241511,0231,174
      Altoona, IA16,6921292,9373,066

      Cities with similar population

      City, StatePopulationViolent crime/100k peopleProperty crime/100k peopleTotal crime/100k people
      Tifton, GA16,6914163,2743,690
      New Milford, NJ16,68230311341
      Parole, MD16,6792541,0991,353
      Roosevelt, NY16,6754171,7162,134
      Center Point, AL16,7115933,2113,803
      Altoona, IA16,6921292,9373,066
      Source: The Altoona, 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.