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Total crime 15%
Violent crime 25%
Property crime 13%
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 peopleCherokee/100k peopleIowa/100k peopleNational/100k people
Total crime0n/a (estimate)2,126 (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)284 (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)1,842 (estimate)1,7342,110

Key findings

  • Cherokee crime rates are 15% lower than the national average
  • Violent crimes in Cherokee are 25% lower than the national average
  • In Cherokee you have a 1 in 48 chance of becoming a victim of crime
  • Cherokee is safer than 39% of the cities in the United States
  • Year over year crime in Cherokee has increased by 139%

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      Daily Crime In Cherokee (per 100,000 people)

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      Chance of Being A Victim of Crime in Cherokee

      The chance of being a victim of violent crime in Cherokee is 1 in 353
      The chance of being a victim of property crime in Cherokee is 1 in 55
      The chance of being a victim of crime in Cherokee is 1 in 48

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

      Cherokee police department

      ItemCherokeeIowaNational
      Law enforcement employees (officers & civilians)93,827558,732
      Police officers & civilians /1000 residents1.71.83.3
      There are a total of 9 Cherokee police officers. This results in 1.7 police officers per 1,000 residents which is 5.2% less than the Iowa average and 47.5% 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
      Marcus, IA1,146108700808
      Alta, IA2,104120782902
      Aurelia, IA9553152,0452,360
      Meriden, IA2093602,3382,698
      Peterson, IA3003632,3562,719
      Cleghorn, IA2163632,3582,721
      Calumet, IA1923772,4452,822
      Cherokee, IA5,1132841,8422,126

      Cities with similar population

      City, StatePopulationViolent crime/100k peopleProperty crime/100k peopleTotal crime/100k people
      Lake City, MN5,111781,1281,206
      Bowie, TX5,1155562,8173,373
      Cocoa West, FL5,1154782,7113,189
      Massanetta Springs, VA5,116103815918
      Pinardville, NH5,1101461,1581,304
      Cherokee, IA5,1132841,8422,126
      Source: The Cherokee, 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.