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Total crime 4%
Violent crime 37%
Property crime 12%
Date & Last Updated: This data reflects the 2019 calendar year and was released from the FBI in September, 2020; this is the most current data available.
StatisticReportedincidents/100k peopleCenterville/100k peopleIowa/100k peopleNational/100k people
Total crime142n/a (estimate)2,6012,0002,489
Murder0n/a0.01.95.0
Rape2n/a36.636.942.6
Robbery1n/a18.327.481.6
Assault10n/a183.2200.4250.2
Violent crime13n/a (estimate)238267379
Burglary35n/a641.1371.1340.5
Theft88n/a1,612.01,199.61,549.5
Vehicle theft6n/a109.9163.0219.9
Property crime129n/a (estimate)2,3631,7342,110

Key findings

  • Centerville crime rates are 4% higher than the national average
  • Violent crimes in Centerville are 37% lower than the national average
  • In Centerville you have a 1 in 39 chance of becoming a victim of crime
  • Centerville is safer than 38% of the cities in the United States
  • Year over year crime in Centerville has decreased by 55%

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      Daily Crime In Centerville (per 100,000 people)

      The graph above looks at the comparison of crimes committed in Centerville on a daily basis (per 100,000 people) to crimes committed throughout the state of Iowa and the USA. According to the latest crime statistics, daily crimes in Centerville (which include property crimes as well as violent crimes), when compared to Iowa, are 1.30 times more than the state average and 1.04 times more than than national average. Violent crimes committed in Centerville on a daily basis are 1.12 times less than than Iowa average and 1.59 times less than the average nationwide. Daily property crime rates in Centerville are 1.36 times more than the daily state average and 1.12 times more than the daily national numbers.

      How Safe is Centerville (higher is better)

      Is Centerville 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 Centerville to other cities in the state and across the country, Centerville is 40% safer than other cities of Iowa and 38% safer than other cities in the nation. Centerville has a ranks below average in comparison to other cities in the country.

      Chance of Being A Victim of Crime in Centerville

      The chance of being a victim of violent crime in Centerville is 1 in 420
      The chance of being a victim of property crime in Centerville is 1 in 43
      The chance of being a victim of crime in Centerville is 1 in 39
      Interested in knowing the odds that you will be a crime victim in Centerville? In Centerville, you have a 1 in 420 chance of falling victim to a violent crime, such as rape, robbery, assault, or even murder. In terms of property crime, your chances of being a victim are 1 in 43. These crimes include theft, vehicle theft, and burglary. Your overall chance of being a victim of crime in Centerville, IA is 1 in 39.

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

      Determining whether Centerville is becoming less or more safe for its residents (per 100,000) is most easily done by comparing year-over-year crime rates. Centerville violent crime rates have decreased by 33%. At the same time, property crime has decreased by 57% year over year. Total crimes for Centerville has decreased by 55% in the same time frame.

      Centerville police department

      ItemCentervilleIowaNational
      Law enforcement employees (officers & civilians)153,827558,732
      Police officers & civilians /1000 residents2.71.83.3
      There are a total of 15 Centerville police officers. This results in 2.7 police officers per 1,000 residents which is 51% greater than the Iowa average and 16.3% 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
      Plano, IA593142,0412,355
      Unionville, IA783142,0412,355
      Numa, IA693562,3152,671
      Udell, IA373642,3662,730
      Moravia, IA7923732,4242,798
      Rathbun, IA813752,4342,808
      Exline, IA1544022,6123,014
      Centerville, IA5,4042382,3632,601

      Cities with similar population

      City, StatePopulationViolent crime/100k peopleProperty crime/100k peopleTotal crime/100k people
      Englewood Cliffs, NJ5,40519894913
      Anthony, TX5,4022791,7081,987
      La Habra Heights, CA5,406751,4751,549
      Uhrichsville, OH5,3991699971,166
      Newberry, FL5,4103351,9042,239
      Centerville, IA5,4042382,3632,601
      Source: The Centerville, IA crime data displayed above is derived from the FBI's uniform crime reports for the year of 2019. 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.