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Places With The Lowest Crime In Iowa 2018

Nearby Areas With A High Livability Score80
  • Sioux Center, IA
  • (City)
  • Population: 7,370
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  • Orange City, IA
  • (City)
  • Population: 6,153
78
  • Eldridge, IA
  • (City)
  • Population: 6,122
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  • Asbury, IA
  • (City)
  • Population: 5,201
84
  • Pella, IA
  • (City)
  • Population: 10,280
  • I have lived in Pella, Iowa for all of my life and I cannot imagine living anywhere else! The main attractions to our city is the tulips and the windmills! You truly feel as if you have taken a step
89
  • Clive, IA
  • (City)
  • Population: 17,022
  • Living in Clive, close to Des Moines, Iowa, has been just perfect for me and my family for over 16 years now. If I had to complain about a single thing here it would be the weather. We do see a lot of
84
  • Johnston, IA
  • (City)
  • Population: 19,491
  • Summers are hot, winters are cold, spring is beautiful and fall brings on the bonfires and hoodies, but that's part of the reason that I love living in Johnston, Iowa because you truly get to experience
78
  • Vinton, IA
  • (City)
  • Population: 5,166
85
  • Decorah, IA
  • (City)
  • Population: 7,985
  • I spent a few days in Decorah this summer on my quest to find Mayberry. Decorah is a beautiful town with one of the most thriving downtowns I have seen. Years ago, when Wal-Mart came to the outskirts
76
  • Norwalk, IA
  • (City)
  • Population: 9,944
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  • Shenandoah, IA
  • (City)
  • Population: 5,030
85
  • Waukee, IA
  • (City)
  • Population: 16,955
  • If you are considering living in Waukee, IA you gotta know up front, the weather here can get pretty evil sometimes! We have our fair share of tornado activity, but if you are adventurous and know how to
82
  • Bettendorf, IA
  • (City)
  • Population: 35,048
  • I've been living in Bettendorf for several years now and so far, very much enjoy it. It's a bit far from any other major cities, but the city itself has a lot of appeal. If you have a family, Bettendorf
82
  • Iowa Falls, IA
  • (City)
  • Population: 5,176
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  • Urbandale, IA
  • (City)
  • Population: 41,578
  • Living in Urbandale is kind of like living in a cozy fairy tale story. The city is small enough to be cozy and inviting, but big enough to provide plenty of shopping opportunities. When I moved to Iowa,
85
  • Carroll, IA
  • (City)
  • Population: 9,990
78
  • Anamosa, IA
  • (City)
  • Population: 5,459
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  • Spencer, IA
  • (City)
  • Population: 11,172
  • Spencer is a great town with a lot of wonderful people and more culture, dining and shopping than you will find for quite a distance. The cultural opportunities are actually really amazing, the
84
  • Mount Pleasant, IA
  • (City)
  • Population: 8,491
80
  • Ames, IA
  • (City)
  • Population: 64,073
  • I moved to Ames almost nine years ago to attend Iowa State University (ISU) after growing up near New York City. Never in my wildest dreams did I imagine falling in love with this city and staying here
82
  • Cedar Falls, IA
  • (City)
  • Population: 40,828
  • For years I lived in Waterloo. I work at John Deere Engine Works, and it was nice not having to drive so far to work. When I house came up for sale in Cedar Falls, however, I jumped on it. The drive
82
  • Grimes, IA
  • (City)
  • Population: 10,422
  • I love living in Grimes! I came here to go to college 14 years ago and like it so much that I put down permanent roots after graduation and wouldn't want to call anywhere else home! People in this
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  • Ankeny, IA
  • (City)
  • Population: 53,413
  • In the past, I have lived in Ankeny, Iowa and found the city to be very pleasant. There are only about fifty thousand residents in the area, so it is not a large city by any means, yet you don't get a
86
  • Marion, IA
  • (City)
  • Population: 37,198
  • I like living in Marion, Iowa because it feels like home. It is a place to create a lovely family and to become a business owner. If a person knows how to pick a region for their business, profit soar in
79
  • Manchester, IA
  • (City)
  • Population: 5,083
84
  • Le Mars, IA
  • (City)
  • Population: 9,826
81
  • Bondurant, IA
  • (City)
  • Population: 5,079
77
  • Sheldon, IA
  • (City)
  • Population: 5,015
80
  • Pleasant Hill, IA
  • (City)
  • Population: 9,406
77
  • DeWitt, IA
  • (City)
  • Population: 5,264
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  • Winterset, IA
  • (City)
  • Population: 5,158
83
  • Algona, IA
  • (City)
  • Population: 5,496
74
  • Nevada, IA
  • (City)
  • Population: 6,796
81
  • North Liberty, IA
  • (City)
  • Population: 16,984
  • I love living in North Liberty, part of America's Heartland, and I cannot even begin to fathom living anywhere else! This place truly gives the small town feeling with the big city accommodations and
76
  • Independence, IA
  • (City)
  • Population: 6,005
85
  • West Des Moines, IA
  • (City)
  • Population: 61,624
  • I was born and raised in West Des Moines, Iowa. The thing I love most about Des Moines is that even though it's one of the largest cities in Iowa and has all the amenities of a city, it still has the
75
  • Hiawatha, IA
  • (City)
  • Population: 7,160
77
  • Iowa City, IA
  • (City)
  • Population: 72,385
  • Iowa City is the worst city I've ever lived in. I've lived in 4 different states and oversees, and the level of incompetence of the leadership is among the worst I've seen. Taxes are high, cost of living
78
  • Charles City, IA
  • (City)
  • Population: 7,496
81
  • Webster City, IA
  • (City)
  • Population: 7,825
  • I currently live in Webster City and picked it in part for the opportunity to raise a family in a small town atmosphere where there were a lot of activities and community events that appeal to my
80
  • Harlan, IA
  • (City)
  • Population: 5,008
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  • Atlantic, IA
  • (City)
  • Population: 6,817
85
  • Altoona, IA
  • (City)
  • Population: 16,692
  • During my time living in Altoona, Iowa, I must say that this has been one of the most pleasant places that I've lived. Not only is this a very safe location to live and raise a family, the education
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  • Knoxville, IA
  • (City)
  • Population: 7,236
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  • Denison, IA
  • (City)
  • Population: 8,326
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  • Oelwein, IA
  • (City)
  • Population: 6,195
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  • Fairfield, IA
  • (City)
  • Population: 9,942
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  • Creston, IA
  • (City)
  • Population: 7,877
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  • Boone, IA
  • (City)
  • Population: 12,609
  • I had a refreshing experience while living in Boone Iowa. The city is located in Boone County. Boone is close to Jefferson North Carolina. The town has great educational resources. It houses both public
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  • Estherville, IA
  • (City)
  • Population: 6,027

Low crime rates are an important factor when determining the livability of any given city in Iowa. Finding the safest places to live in Iowa can be challenging, especially in larger cities which tend to have more crime. Luckily, AreaVibes has done all the heavy lifting for you. Using science and data, AreaVibes has created a list of the safest places to live in Iowa with a population over 5,000.

The Iowa cities listed above have impeccably low crime rates when compared to other cities in the state. How did we choose the safest places to live in Iowa? To create the list, we looked at both property crimes (burglary, theft, vehicle theft) and violent crimes (murder, rape, robbery, assault), then calculated the number of crimes per 100,000 people so that all cities are compared equally. Higher weights were given to violent crimes.

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