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Total crime 57%
Violent crime 71%
Property crime 54%
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 peopleCharles City/100k peopleIowa/100k peopleNational/100k people
Total crime79n/a (estimate)1,0772,0002,489
Murder1n/a13.61.95.0
Rape2n/a27.336.942.6
Robbery1n/a13.627.481.6
Assault4n/a54.5200.4250.2
Violent crime8n/a (estimate)109267379
Burglary15n/a204.5371.1340.5
Theft55n/a749.91,199.61,549.5
Vehicle theft1n/a13.6163.0219.9
Property crime71n/a (estimate)9681,7342,110

Key findings

  • Charles City crime rates are 57% lower than the national average
  • Violent crimes in Charles City are 71% lower than the national average
  • In Charles City you have a 1 in 93 chance of becoming a victim of crime
  • Charles City is safer than 72% of the cities in the United States
  • Year over year crime in Charles City has decreased by 54%

Charles City crime map

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

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

      The chart above shows the number of daily crimes in Charles City, IA per 100,000 people. In Charles City, the number of daily crimes is projected to be 1.86 times less than the Iowa average and 2.31 times less than the national average. The average number of daily violent crimes in Charles City is 2.44 times less than the Iowa average and 3.48 times less than the daily national average. With regards to property crimes, Charles City has a daily crime rate that is 1.79 times less than the Iowa average and 2.18 times less than the overall daily national average.

      How Safe is Charles City (higher is better)

      How safe is Charles City, Iowa compared to other cities in Iowa and the rest of the cities across the United States? The graphs above show that Charles City is safer than 81% of the cities in Iowa and 72% of the cities in the United States. These results are calculated by analyzing all cities in Iowa and across the US as a whole and determining how many areas have a lower crime rate than Charles City. Overall, Charles City is ranked above average compared to all other cities across the United States.

      Chance of Being A Victim of Crime in Charles City

      The chance of being a victim of violent crime in Charles City is 1 in 917
      The chance of being a victim of property crime in Charles City is 1 in 104
      The chance of being a victim of crime in Charles City is 1 in 93
      Interested in knowing the odds that you will be a crime victim in Charles City? In Charles City, you have a 1 in 917 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 104. These crimes include theft, vehicle theft, and burglary. Your overall chance of being a victim of crime in Charles City, IA is 1 in 93.

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

      An ideal indicator of whether Charles City is becoming a safer or more dangerous place to live can be done by analyzing the year over year crime rates per 100,000 people. Year over year violent crime in Charles City has decreased by 42% and the rate of property crime in Charles City has decreased by 55%. The total crime rate in Charles City has decreased by 54% year to year.

      Charles City police department

      ItemCharles CityIowaNational
      Law enforcement employees (officers & civilians)213,827558,732
      Police officers & civilians /1000 residents2.81.83.3
      There are a total of 21 Charles City police officers. This results in 2.8 police officers per 1,000 residents which is 53.9% greater than the Iowa average and 14.7% 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
      Greene, IA1,115113736850
      Nashua, IA1,613114742856
      Rockford, IA7603222,0932,416
      Rudd, IA3663342,1702,504
      North Washington, IA1613362,1792,515
      Marble Rock, IA3163412,2122,552
      Ionia, IA3323502,2702,620
      Charles City, IA7,4961099681,077

      Cities with similar population

      City, StatePopulationViolent crime/100k peopleProperty crime/100k peopleTotal crime/100k people
      Mantua, VA7,49768534602
      Dayton, TX7,4941652,6942,859
      West Glens Falls, NY7,5014211,6102,031
      Sandwich, IL7,491163339502
      Swainsboro, GA7,5047604,6265,386
      Charles City, IA7,4961099681,077
      Source: The Charles 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.