B+
Total crime 30%
Violent crime 39%
Property crime 28%
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, so estimates are used based on demographic data including, but not limited to: home prices, income per capita and population density.
StatisticReportedincidents/100k peopleChariton/100k peopleIowa/100k peopleNational/100k people
Total crime0n/a (estimate)1,746 (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)233 (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)1,513 (estimate)1,7342,110

Key findings

  • Chariton crime rates are 30% lower than the national average
  • Violent crimes in Chariton are 39% lower than the national average
  • In Chariton you have a 1 in 58 chance of becoming a victim of crime
  • Chariton is safer than 48% of the cities in the United States
  • Year over year crime in Chariton has increased by 3%

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

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      Daily Crime In Chariton (per 100,000 people)

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      Chance of Being A Victim of Crime in Chariton

      The chance of being a victim of violent crime in Chariton is 1 in 430
      The chance of being a victim of property crime in Chariton is 1 in 67
      The chance of being a victim of crime in Chariton is 1 in 58

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

      Chariton police department

      ItemCharitonIowaNational
      Law enforcement employees (officers & civilians)63,827558,732
      Police officers & civilians /1000 residents1.41.83.3
      There are a total of 6 Chariton police officers. This results in 1.4 police officers per 1,000 residents which is 22.8% less than the Iowa average and 57.2% 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
      Melcher-Dallas, IA1,162128830957
      Lacona, IA4723602,3412,702
      Melrose, IA1533632,3542,717
      Lucas, IA1853652,3722,737
      Woodburn, IA2303792,4592,837
      Humeston, IA4003852,4982,883
      Russell, IA5164032,6163,018
      Chariton, IA4,2192331,5131,746

      Cities with similar population

      City, StatePopulationViolent crime/100k peopleProperty crime/100k peopleTotal crime/100k people
      Prairie du Sac, WI4,2181708511,021
      Verdigris, OK4,21787673760
      Prescott, WI4,2171649581,122
      Montgomery, GA4,2222001,3941,594
      Rockmart, GA4,2228887,9198,806
      Chariton, IA4,2192331,5131,746
      Source: The Chariton, 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.