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Total crime 71%
Violent crime 74%
Property crime 70%
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 peopleCentral City/100k peopleIowa/100k peopleNational/100k people
Total crime0n/a (estimate)754 (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)97 (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)657 (estimate)1,6922,200

Key findings

  • Central City crime rates are 71% lower than the national average
  • Violent crimes in Central City are 74% lower than the national average
  • In Central City you have a 1 in 133 chance of becoming a victim of crime
  • Central City is safer than 81% of the cities in the United States
  • Year over year crime in Central City has decreased by 20%

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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 1030
      The chance of being a victim of property crime in Central City is 1 in 153
      The chance of being a victim of crime in Central City is 1 in 133

      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.

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      Robins, IA3,43448322370
      Palo, IA1,03686583669
      Center Point, IA2,50790608697
      Springville, IA1,07092626718
      Hiawatha, IA7,1602101,4231,633
      Stone City, IA2882181,4741,692
      Marion, IA37,1981741,5951,770
      Central City, IA1,32097657754

      Cities with similar population

      City, StatePopulationViolent crime/100k peopleProperty crime/100k peopleTotal crime/100k people
      Lewiston, CA1,3202081,1061,313
      Metolius, OR1,3201611,6251,785
      Hiram, OH1,32097755852
      Silver Ridge, NJ1,321104701805
      Beggs, OK1,3211611,2051,365
      Central City, IA1,32097657754
      Source: The Central City, 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.