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Total crime 26%
Violent crime 11%
Property crime 32%
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 peopleAtlantic/100k peopleIowa/100k peopleNational/100k people
Total crime204n/a (estimate)3,1322,0002,489
Murder0n/a0.01.95.0
Rape2n/a30.736.942.6
Robbery0n/a0.027.481.6
Assault20n/a307.0200.4250.2
Violent crime22n/a (estimate)338267379
Burglary31n/a475.9371.1340.5
Theft144n/a2,210.61,199.61,549.5
Vehicle theft7n/a107.5163.0219.9
Property crime182n/a (estimate)2,7941,7342,110

Key findings

  • Atlantic crime rates are 26% higher than the national average
  • Violent crimes in Atlantic are 11% lower than the national average
  • In Atlantic you have a 1 in 32 chance of becoming a victim of crime
  • Atlantic is safer than 27% of the cities in the United States
  • Year over year crime in Atlantic has increased by 34%

Atlantic crime map

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

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Compare Atlantic, IA Crime

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      Daily Crime In Atlantic (per 100,000 people)

      The graph above illustrates the number of daily crimes in Atlantic, IA per 100,000 people. In Atlantic, the total number of daily crimes is 1.57 times more than the Iowa average and 1.26 times more than the national average. The number of daily violent crimes in Atlantic is 1.27 times more than the Iowa average and 1.12 times less than the national average. With regards to property crimes, Atlantic has a daily crime rate that is 1.61 times more than the Iowa average and 1.32 times more than the national average.

      How Safe is Atlantic (higher is better)

      Compared to the other cities in Iowa and all other cities across the US, is Atlantic safe? From the gauges displayed above, you will notice that Atlantic is safer than 23% of other cities in the state of Iowa. In addition, Atlantic is safer than 27% 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 Atlantic. By studying this data, it was possible to determine that Atlantic is below average in safety when compared with other United States cities.

      Chance of Being A Victim of Crime in Atlantic

      The chance of being a victim of violent crime in Atlantic is 1 in 297
      The chance of being a victim of property crime in Atlantic is 1 in 36
      The chance of being a victim of crime in Atlantic is 1 in 32
      Interested in knowing the odds that you will be a crime victim in Atlantic? In Atlantic, you have a 1 in 297 chance of falling victim to a violent crime, such as rape, robbery, assault, or even murder. In terms of property crime, your chances of being a victim are 1 in 36. These crimes include theft, vehicle theft, and burglary. Your overall chance of being a victim of crime in Atlantic, IA is 1 in 32.

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

      An ideal indicator of whether Atlantic 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 Atlantic has decreased by 3% and the rate of property crime in Atlantic has increased by 41%. The total crime rate in Atlantic has increased by 34% year to year.

      Atlantic police department

      ItemAtlanticIowaNational
      Law enforcement employees (officers & civilians)133,827558,732
      Police officers & civilians /1000 residents1.81.83.3
      There are a total of 13 Atlantic police officers. This results in 1.8 police officers per 1,000 residents which is 2.1% greater than the Iowa average and 43.4% 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
      Griswold, IA1,176124805929
      Elk Horn, IA5322921,8952,187
      Walnut, IA7063292,1372,466
      Wiota, IA863392,2022,541
      Anita, IA8703472,2502,597
      Massena, IA3113482,2632,612
      Marne, IA1203602,3382,698
      Atlantic, IA6,8173382,7943,132

      Cities with similar population

      City, StatePopulationViolent crime/100k peopleProperty crime/100k peopleTotal crime/100k people
      Neptune Beach, FL6,8171641,5281,691
      Sudden Valley, WA6,8182482,2602,508
      Roeland Park, KS6,8162861,6101,896
      Martins Ferry, OH6,8131831,0981,281
      Huron, CA6,8211,1287611,889
      Atlantic, IA6,8173382,7943,132
      Source: The Atlantic, 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.