Reported Annual Crime In Altoona

StatisticReportedincidents/100k peopleAltoona/100k peopleIowa/100k peopleNational/100k people
Total crime569n/a (estimate)3,0662,4192,745
StatisticReportedincidents/100k peopleAltoona/100k peopleIowa/100k peopleNational/100k people
Murder0n/a0.03.35.3
Rape1n/a5.439.241.7
Robbery3n/a16.239.898.0
Assault20n/a107.8211.0248.9
Violent crime24n/a (estimate)129293383
Burglary45n/a242.5479.3430.4
Theft477n/a2,570.61,468.61,694.4
Vehicle theft23n/a123.9177.4237.4
Property crime545n/a (estimate)2,9372,1252,362

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A comprehensive overview of any and all yearly reported crimes in Altoona, IA is shown in the table above. In order to provide more clarity, the total number of crimes is shown as well as the amount of crimes committed per 100,000 people. The crimes indicated in the table are separated into two different categories. These categories are property crimes and violent crimes. According to the table, the overall crime rate is 27% higher than the average of crimes committed in Iowa. It is also 12% higher than the national average. When it comes to violent crimes, Altoona, IA shows a crime rate that is 56% lower than the Iowa average. The crime rate is also 66% lower than the national average. When it comes to property crimes, Altoona, IA is shown to be 38% higher than the Iowa average and 24% higher than the national average.
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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 low crime compared to the areas with high crime. The Altoona crime heat map offers insight into the total crimes on a block group level.

Did you know?

  • The overall crime rate in Altoona is 12% higher than the national average.
  • For every 100,000 people, there are 8.4 daily crimes that occur in Altoona.
  • Altoona is safer than 43% of the cities in the United States.
  • In Altoona you have a 1 in 33 chance of becoming a victim of any crime.
  • The number of total year over year crimes in Altoona has increased by 3%.

Compare Altoona, IA Crime To Other Cities

Daily Crime In Altoona (per 100,000 people)

The bar chart above reveals the rate of daily criminal activity in Altoona, IA for every 100,000 residents. To compare, daily crime statistics are also disclosed for Iowa as well as those across America as a whole. The Altoona, IA total amount of daily offenses is 1.27 times more than the Iowa average and 1.12 times more than than that of the nation. As for violent crimes, the daily average in Altoona, IA is 2.27 times less than the Iowa average, and it is 2.96 times less than the national mean. The statistics for property crimes show that Altoona, IA has a daily crime figure that is 1.38 times more than the Iowa average and 1.24 times more than the daily national rate.

How Safe is Altoona (higher is better)

How safe is Altoona, IA compared to other cities in Iowa and the rest of the cities across the United States? The graphs above show that Altoona, IA is safer than 46% of the cities in Iowa and 43% of the cities in the United States. These results are determined by analyzing all cities in Iowa and across the US as a whole and determining how many total cities have a lower crime rate than Altoona, IA. Overall, Altoona, IA 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, IA? The graphics above display the likelihood of becoming victimized by an illegal act such as a crime including violence or property damage. If you reside in Altoona, IA, the likelihood that you will suffer a violent crime is 1 in 774. These sorts of violent crimes include murder, sexual assault, robbery, and physical assault. Illegal actions against property are represented by a likelihood of 1 in 35 that you become a victim. 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, IA is 1 in 33.

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

An ideal indicator of whether Altoona, IA is becoming a safer or more dangerous residential area or not is an analysis of the crime rate in the area from year to year. In the above illustration, the year to year crime rates are visualized per 100,000 people for property, violent, and total crime. Year to year rate of violent crime in Altoona, IA has decreased by 15% and the rate of property crime in Altoona, IA has increased by 4%. The total crime rate in Altoona, IA has increased by 3% 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
Iowa5,765196222
There are a total of 5,765 sex offenders in Iowa. This yields a total of 196 sex offenders in Iowa per 100,000 residents which is 12% 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
Prairie City, IA1,97358698757
Saylorville, IA3,445104755859
Norwalk, IA9,94483828910
Cumming, IA415118859977
Mitchellville, IA2,2711339631,096
Johnston, IA19,4911471,1091,256
Altoona, IA16,6921292,9373,066

Cities with similar population

City, StatePopulationViolent crime/100k peopleProperty crime/100k peopleTotal crime/100k people
Tifton, GA16,6911,1776,5357,712
New Milford, NJ16,68212444456
Parole, MD16,6792701,2021,472
Roosevelt, NY16,6754261,8052,230
Center Point, AL16,7115973,3703,967
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 2017. 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.
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