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Total crime 69%
Violent crime 73%
Property crime 68%
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.
Crime data for this area is not available from the FBI. Either data from local enforcement agencies is applied or estimates are created based on demographic data including, but not limited to: home prices, income per capita and population density.
StatisticReportedincidents/100k peopleCentral City/100k peopleIowa/100k peopleNational/100k people
Total crime0n/a (estimate)777 (estimate)2,0002,489
Murdern/an/an/a1.95.0
Rapen/an/an/a36.942.6
Robberyn/an/an/a27.481.6
Assaultn/an/an/a200.4250.2
Violent crimen/an/a (estimate)104 (estimate)267379
Burglaryn/an/an/a371.1340.5
Theftn/an/an/a1,199.61,549.5
Vehicle theftn/an/an/a163.0219.9
Property crimen/an/a (estimate)673 (estimate)1,7342,110

Key findings

  • Central City crime rates are 69% lower than the national average
  • Violent crimes in Central City are 73% lower than the national average
  • In Central City you have a 1 in 129 chance of becoming a victim of crime
  • Central City is safer than 78% of the cities in the United States
  • Year over year crime in Central City has increased by 3%

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

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      Daily Crime In Central City (per 100,000 people)

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      Chance of Being A Victim of Crime in Central City

      The chance of being a victim of violent crime in Central City is 1 in 965
      The chance of being a victim of property crime in Central City is 1 in 149
      The chance of being a victim of crime in Central City is 1 in 129

      Year Over Year Crime In Central City (per 100,000 people)

      Central City police department

      ItemCentral CityIowaNational
      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
      Robins, IA3,43451330381
      Palo, IA1,03692597689
      Center Point, IA2,50796623719
      Springville, IA1,07099641740
      Marion, IA37,1981671,2781,445
      Stone City, IA2882331,5111,744
      Hiawatha, IA7,1603761,5191,895
      Central City, IA1,320104673777

      Cities with similar population

      City, StatePopulationViolent crime/100k peopleProperty crime/100k peopleTotal crime/100k people
      Metolius, OR1,3201591,5331,693
      Hiram, OH1,320102713815
      Lewiston, CA1,3202051,0831,288
      Kernville, CA1,3191809521,132
      Cave Spring, GA1,3193541,0611,415
      Central City, IA1,320104673777
      Source: The Central City, 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.