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34%
Total crime NAT. AVG.
71%
Violent crime NAT. AVG.
27%
Property crime NAT. AVG.
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Date & Last Updated: This data reflects the 2022 calendar year and was released from the FBI in September, 2023; this is the most current data available.
StatisticReportedincidents/100k peopleCarroll/100k peopleIowa/100k peopleNational/100k people
Total crime156n/a (estimate)1,5301,6182,324
Murder0n/a0.01.76.3
Rape2n/a19.642.540.0
Robbery0n/a0.021.666.1
Assault9n/a88.3220.7268.2
Violent crime11n/a (estimate)108287370
Burglary24n/a235.4218.6269.8
Theft111n/a1,088.8965.41,401.9
Vehicle theft10n/a98.1147.4282.7
Property crime145n/a (estimate)1,4221,3321,954

An Overview of Crime Rates in Carroll, IA

Crime can be categorized into two primary types: violent and property crimes. Violent crimes encompass offenses such as murder, rape, robbery, and assault, whereas property crimes involve acts like burglary, theft, and vehicle theft. The overall crime rate in Carroll is 34.2% lower than the national average. Specifically, there were 11 violent crimes reported in Carroll, equivalent to 108 per 100,000 residents, which is lower than the national average by 70.8%. Additionally, Carroll recorded 145 property crimes, amounting to 1422 per 100,000 people, lower than the national average by 27.2%.

Carroll stands out with one of the lowest violent crime rates in the United States. Reporting only 108 violent crimes per 100,000 people, Carroll secures its place among the safest cities in the nation, making it an enticing destination for those in search of a new home.

In a remarkable testament to the city's commitment to safety, Carroll reported a murder rate of 0. This could indicate that it is a very safe place to live, but also serves as an inspiration to other urban areas striving for safer communities. Examining the full crime report will provide a complete overview of all crimes - violent and property.

What Do the Locals Say About Crime in Carroll?

AreaVibes has conducted polls asking local residents if they feel safe living in Carroll. Based on the results of the surveys (9 responses), 78% of people felt that there was very little crime in Carroll and felt safe walking alone at night. While 22% of people felt that it was not a safe place to live and did not feel safe walking alone at night.

Is Carroll a Safe Place to Live?

Before you decide to relocate, it’s always good to ask yourself “Is Carroll a safe place to live?” Although the answer might not be that simple, as some areas are safer than others, getting a good feel for the overall rate of crime can definitely be helpful. Overall, the Carroll crime rate is 34% lower than the national average. If we break that down daily, that translates into 0.43 crimes per day - 0.03 violent crimes and 0.4 property crimes.

Has Crime in Carroll Increased Since Last Year?

Examining year-over-year crime data provides insights into short-term trends with regards to the crime activity in Carroll. This analysis involves comparing crime rates from one year to the next, enabling the identification of patterns and fluctuations in crime. Such information proves invaluable to residents seeking to make well-informed decisions about their choice of residence. In the most recent year, compared to the previous one, total crime in Carroll has increased by 35.7%. Specifically, violent crime has increased by 266.7%, while property crime has increased by 29.5%. This data empowers individuals with a clearer understanding of the evolving safety landscape in Carroll.

Potential Causes for Crime in Carroll

The economic well-being of a city's residents plays a significant role in crime rates. High poverty rates and income inequality can lead to increased crime stats as individuals may resort to illegal activities to meet their basic needs. While lower rates could lead to a lower Carroll crime rate. The poverty level in Carroll is 7.7%, while the national average is 15.1%.

If employment opportunities are limited or if many jobs offer low wages, it can lead to higher rates of unemployment and underemployment, which could lead to an increase in Carroll crime rates. Areas where individuals struggle with unemployment or low wages, may be more susceptible to an increase in criminal activities as a result of financial insecurity. While lower rates of unemployment or a surplus of job opportunities could lead to a decrease in crime as their basic needs are being met. Carroll has an unemployment rate of 1.6%, compared to a national average of 4.7%.

The impact of law enforcement and community policing efforts plays a crucial role in shaping crime rates in any city. A robust and cooperative bond between law enforcement and the community can serve as a deterrent to criminal activities, enhancing overall safety. In Carroll, the ratio of police officers and civilians per 1,000 residents stands at 1.48, differing from the national average of 3.25. Effective law enforcement hinges not solely on officer numbers but also on the manner in which they interact and collaborate with the community. Building trust and cooperation are central tenets of community policing, amplifying its influence on crime prevention.

Carroll crime map



The Carroll crime map provides a detailed overview of all crimes in Carroll as reported by the local law enforcement agencies. Based on the color coded legend above, the crime map outlines the areas with lower crime compared to the areas with higher crime. The Carroll crime heat map offers insight into the total crimes on a block group level. Please note that the red areas on the Carroll crime map does not always indicate that it is a dangerous area for its residents. Areas on the heat map could be inflated if they are located in high traffic areas like airports, sports centers or large parks. Other areas on the heat map could see increased crime rates if they are located in major tourist areas like the downtown core.
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Crime Quick Facts

  • Carroll crime rates are 34% lower than the national average
  • Violent crimes in Carroll are 71% lower than the national average
  • In Carroll you have a 1 in 66 chance of becoming a victim of crime
  • Carroll is safer than 83% of the cities in the United States
  • Year over year crime in Carroll has increased by 28%

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        Daily Crime In Carroll (per 100,000 people)

        The chart above shows the number of daily crimes in Carroll, IA per 100,000 people. In Carroll, the number of daily crimes is projected to be 1.06 times less than the Iowa average and 1.52 times less than the national average. The average number of daily violent crimes in Carroll is 2.66 times less than the Iowa average and 3.43 times less than the daily national average. With regards to property crimes, Carroll has a daily crime rate that is 1.07 times more than the Iowa average and 1.37 times less than the overall daily national average.

        How Safe is Carroll (higher is better)

        Is Carroll safe in comparison to other cities in the state of Iowa as well as in comparison to the rest of the areas across the United States. Using the gauges above, which compare crime in Carroll to other cities in the state and across the country, Carroll is 89% safer than other cities of Iowa and 83% safer than other cities in the nation. Carroll has a ranks above average in comparison to other cities in the country.

        Chance of Being A Victim of Crime in Carroll

        The chance of being a victim of violent crime in Carroll is 1 in 927
        The chance of being a victim of property crime in Carroll is 1 in 71
        The chance of being a victim of crime in Carroll is 1 in 66
        How likely are you to become a victim of crime? In Carroll, Iowa you have a 1 in 927 chance of becoming a victim of violent crime. Violent crimes include murder, rape, robbery and assault. With regards to property crime, you have a 1 in 71 chance of becoming a victim. Property crimes include burglary, theft and vehicle theft. Overall, you have a 1 in 66 chance of becoming a victim of crime in Carroll.

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

        Determining whether Carroll is becoming less or more safe for its residents (per 100,000) is most easily done by comparing year-over-year crime rates. Carroll violent crime rates have increased by 248%. At the same time, property crime has increased by 22% year over year. Total crimes for Carroll has increased by 28% in the same time frame.

        Carroll police department

        Item Carroll Iowa National
        Law enforcement employees (officers & civilians)153,827558,732
        Police officers & civilians /1000 residents1.51.83.3
        There are a total of 15 Carroll police officers. This results in 1.5 police officers per 1,000 residents which is 18.1% less than the Iowa average and 54.6% less than the National average.

        Sex offenders in Iowa

        State Total offenders Iowa /100K National /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 Population Violent crime/100k people Property crime/100k people Total crime/100k people
        Manning, IA1,550119553672
        Glidden, IA1,027124576700
        Coon Rapids, IA1,244127593720
        Lake City, IA1,7512321,1041,336
        Templeton, IA3273131,4571,770
        Breda, IA4283341,5541,887
        Westside, IA2483371,5691,906
        Carroll, IA9,8231081,4221,530

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        City Population Violent crime/100k people Property crime/100k people Total crime/100k people
        Mayfield, KY9,8232112,3082,519
        Star, ID9,819166638804
        St. Augustine Shores, FL9,8182331,4111,645
        Fairmount, NY9,8175542,2252,779
        Scotchtown, NY9,8144261,7102,137
        Carroll, IA9,8231081,4221,530
        Source: The Carroll, IA crime data displayed above is derived from the FBI's uniform crime reports for the year of 2022. 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.