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Total crime 71%
Violent crime 75%
Property crime 71%
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.
Crime data for this area is not available from the FBI, so estimates are used based on demographic data including, but not limited to: home prices, income per capita and population density.
StatisticReportedincidents/100k peopleBaxter/100k peopleIowa/100k peopleNational/100k people
Total crime0n/a (estimate)736 (estimate)1,9422,580
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)95 (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)642 (estimate)1,6922,200

Key findings

  • Baxter crime rates are 71% lower than the national average
  • Violent crimes in Baxter are 75% lower than the national average
  • In Baxter you have a 1 in 136 chance of becoming a victim of crime
  • Baxter is safer than 81% of the cities in the United States
  • Year over year crime in Baxter has decreased by 20%

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      Daily Crime In Baxter (per 100,000 people)

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      Chance of Being A Victim of Crime in Baxter

      The chance of being a victim of violent crime in Baxter is 1 in 1055
      The chance of being a victim of property crime in Baxter is 1 in 156
      The chance of being a victim of crime in Baxter is 1 in 136

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

      Baxter police department

      ItemBaxterIowaNational
      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

      City, StatePopulationViolent crime/100k peopleProperty crime/100k peopleTotal crime/100k people
      State Center, IA1,337105709814
      Mitchellville, IA2,271113767880
      Colfax, IA1,9251971,5241,721
      Lambs Grove, IA2002321,5671,799
      Maxwell, IA8392741,8562,130
      Colo, IA8862931,9842,278
      Haverhill, IA1692962,0002,296
      Baxter, IA1,08195642736

      Cities with similar population

      City, StatePopulationViolent crime/100k peopleProperty crime/100k peopleTotal crime/100k people
      Okeene, OK1,0812181,3461,565
      Colfax, IL1,0811788521,030
      Upton, WY1,08184703787
      Ellport, PA1,081138673812
      Gratton, VA1,08267558625
      Baxter, IA1,08195642736
      Source: The Baxter, 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.