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Total crime 59%
Violent crime 64%
Property crime 58%
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 peopleCarter Lake/100k peopleIowa/100k peopleNational/100k people
Total crime0n/a (estimate)1,055 (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)136 (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)919 (estimate)1,6922,200

Key findings

  • Carter Lake crime rates are 59% lower than the national average
  • Violent crimes in Carter Lake are 64% lower than the national average
  • In Carter Lake you have a 1 in 95 chance of becoming a victim of crime
  • Carter Lake is safer than 71% of the cities in the United States
  • Year over year crime in Carter Lake has decreased by 71%

Carter Lake crime map

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

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      Daily Crime In Carter Lake (per 100,000 people)

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      Chance of Being A Victim of Crime in Carter Lake

      The chance of being a victim of violent crime in Carter Lake is 1 in 737
      The chance of being a victim of property crime in Carter Lake is 1 in 109
      The chance of being a victim of crime in Carter Lake is 1 in 95

      Year Over Year Crime In Carter Lake (per 100,000 people)

      Carter Lake police department

      ItemCarter LakeIowaNational
      Law enforcement employees (officers & civilians)103,827558,732
      Police officers & civilians /1000 residents2.61.83.3
      There are a total of 10 Carter Lake police officers. This results in 2.6 police officers per 1,000 residents which is 45.4% greater than the Iowa average and 19.4% 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
      Bennington, NE1,6080587587
      Springfield, NE1,516100730830
      Underwood, IA8082111,4271,637
      La Vista, NE17,064931,5721,665
      Crescent, IA5222271,5391,767
      McClelland, IA1762301,5591,790
      Ralston, NE7,3341461,7251,871
      Carter Lake, IA3,7651369191,055

      Cities with similar population

      City, StatePopulationViolent crime/100k peopleProperty crime/100k peopleTotal crime/100k people
      Bethel, WA3,7641681,5911,759
      Taylor Creek, FL3,7642661,5781,844
      Avalon, CA3,7671061,0881,194
      Sunset Beach, NC3,76285563648
      Saw Creek, PA3,7681728381,011
      Carter Lake, IA3,7651369191,055
      Source: The Carter Lake, 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.