Annual Crime In Battle Creek (2018)

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.
In the event that crime data for this area is not available from the FBI, estimates are used. The estimates are based on demographic data including, but not limited to: home prices, income per capita and population density.
StatisticReportedincidents/100k peopleBattle Creek/100k peopleIowa/100k peopleNational/100k people
Total crime0n/a (estimate)2,817 (estimate)1,9422,580
StatisticReportedincidents/100k peopleBattle Creek/100k peopleIowa/100k peopleNational/100k people
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)363 (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)2,455 (estimate)1,6922,200

Key findings

  • Battle Creek crime rates are 9% higher than the national average
  • Violent crimes in Battle Creek are 5% lower than the national average
  • In Battle Creek you have a 1 in 36 chance of becoming a victim of crime
  • Battle Creek is safer than 29% of the cities in the United States
  • Year over year crime in Battle Creek has decreased by 18%

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Compare Battle Creek, IA Crime To Other Cities

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      Daily Crime In Battle Creek (per 100,000 people)

      How Safe is Battle Creek (higher is better)

      Chance of Being A Victim of Crime in Battle Creek

      The chance of being a victim of violent crime in Battle Creek is 1 in 276
      The chance of being a victim of property crime in Battle Creek is 1 in 41
      The chance of being a victim of crime in Battle Creek is 1 in 36

      Year Over Year Crime In Battle Creek (per 100,000 people)

      Battle Creek police department

      ItemBattle CreekIowaNational
      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.

      Nearby Cities With Low Crime Rates

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      Holstein, IA1,416100679780
      Mapleton, IA1,299105711816
      Ida Grove, IA2,203113767881
      Schleswig, IA8063172,1462,463
      Anthon, IA6703262,2092,535
      Danbury, IA4073432,3222,665
      Correctionville, IA8293602,4342,793
      Battle Creek, IA6983632,4552,817

      Cities with similar population

      City, StatePopulationViolent crime/100k peopleProperty crime/100k peopleTotal crime/100k people
      Ansonville, NC6985903,8904,479
      Ellsworth, PA6984422,1542,597
      Petersburg, TN6980543543
      Holiday Hills, IL6984622,2132,675
      Knoxville, PA6984202,0472,467
      Battle Creek, IA6983632,4552,817
      Source: The Battle Creek, 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.