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Total crime 35%
Violent crime 43%
Property crime 34%
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.
Crime data for this area is not available from the FBI. Either data from local enforcement agencies is applied or estimates are created based on demographic data including, but not limited to: home prices, income per capita and population density.
StatisticReportedincidents/100k peopleAltoona/100k peopleIowa/100k peopleNational/100k people
Total crime0n/a (estimate)1,617 (estimate)2,0002,489
Murdern/an/an/a1.95.0
Rapen/an/an/a36.942.6
Robberyn/an/an/a27.481.6
Assaultn/an/an/a200.4250.2
Violent crimen/an/a (estimate)216 (estimate)267379
Burglaryn/an/an/a371.1340.5
Theftn/an/an/a1,199.61,549.5
Vehicle theftn/an/an/a163.0219.9
Property crimen/an/a (estimate)1,401 (estimate)1,7342,110

Key findings

  • Altoona crime rates are 35% lower than the national average
  • Violent crimes in Altoona are 43% lower than the national average
  • In Altoona you have a 1 in 62 chance of becoming a victim of crime
  • Altoona is safer than 52% of the cities in the United States
  • Year over year crime in Altoona has decreased by 47%

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      Daily Crime In Altoona (per 100,000 people)

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      Chance of Being A Victim of Crime in Altoona

      The chance of being a victim of violent crime in Altoona is 1 in 464
      The chance of being a victim of property crime in Altoona is 1 in 72
      The chance of being a victim of crime in Altoona is 1 in 62

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

      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
      Prairie City, IA1,97358173230
      Polk City, IA4,11520499519
      Saylorville, IA3,44595616711
      Norwalk, IA9,94434750783
      Cumming, IA415108701808
      Colfax, IA1,925111720831
      Mitchellville, IA2,271121786907
      Altoona, IA16,6922161,4011,617

      Cities with similar population

      City, StatePopulationViolent crime/100k peopleProperty crime/100k peopleTotal crime/100k people
      Tifton, GA16,6914343,0223,456
      New Milford, NJ16,6826388394
      Parole, MD16,6792461,0551,300
      Roosevelt, NY16,6754281,6372,065
      Center Point, AL16,7115823,0483,630
      Altoona, IA16,6922161,4011,617
      Source: The Altoona, 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.