B+
Total crime 66%
Violent crime 20%
Property crime 73%
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.
StatisticReportedincidents/100k peopleCherokee/100k peopleIowa/100k peopleNational/100k people
Total crime44n/a (estimate)8881,9422,580
Murder0n/a0.01.75.0
Rape1n/a20.230.942.6
Robbery0n/a0.029.586.2
Assault14n/a282.6187.9246.8
Violent crime15n/a (estimate)303250381
Burglary4n/a80.7352.6376.0
Theft25n/a504.61,190.41,594.6
Vehicle theft0n/a0.0148.5228.9
Property crime29n/a (estimate)5851,6922,200

Key findings

  • Cherokee crime rates are 66% lower than the national average
  • Violent crimes in Cherokee are 20% lower than the national average
  • In Cherokee you have a 1 in 113 chance of becoming a victim of crime
  • Cherokee is safer than 49% of the cities in the United States
  • Year over year crime in Cherokee has not changed

Cherokee crime map

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

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Compare Cherokee, IA Crime

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      Daily Crime In Cherokee (per 100,000 people)

      The above illustration depicts the number of crimes committed daily in Cherokee, per 100,000 residents. In Cherokee, the total number of daily crimes is 2.19 times less than the Iowa average and 2.90 times less than the national average. Violent daily crime statistics in Cherokee are 1.21 times more than the Iowa average and 1.26 times less than the national average. For property crime, Cherokee has a daily crime rate that is 2.89 times less than the Iowa average and 3.76 times less than the daily national average.

      How Safe is Cherokee (higher is better)

      Are people any safer living in Cherokee in comparison to other Iowa communities and all other areas throughout the United States? When we look at all cities across America, is Cherokee safe? The evidence provided by these graphs show Cherokee being safer than 58% of cities in Iowa and 49% of cities across the United States. This is evident by tracking Iowa cities as well as all US cities over a one year period to contrast crime statistics as they relate to Cherokee. In conclusion, Cherokee ranks below average compared to the rest of the United States.

      Chance of Being A Victim of Crime in Cherokee

      The chance of being a victim of violent crime in Cherokee is 1 in 331
      The chance of being a victim of property crime in Cherokee is 1 in 171
      The chance of being a victim of crime in Cherokee is 1 in 113
      Are you at risk of becoming a victim of crime in Cherokee, Iowa? If you reside in Cherokee, then there is a 1 in 331 chance that you will experience a violent crime. These types of crimes may include homicide, sexual assault, robbery, and physical assault. Your risk of being a victim of property crime is 1 in 171. These types of crime include burglary, petty theft, and theft of motor vehicles. Altogether, there is a 1 in 113 risk that you will become a victim of crime in Cherokee.

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

      The year over year change in crime per 100,000 people helps to understand whether crime in Cherokee, IA is on the rise or declining. The violent crime rate in Cherokee has not changed, while the property crime rate in Cherokee has not changed year over year. Summing up the numbers, Cherokee has not changed with regards to total crimes year over year.

      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, IA1,146101683784
      Alta, IA2,104113763875
      Aurelia, IA9552951,9962,290
      Meriden, IA2093372,2812,618
      Peterson, IA3003402,2992,639
      Cleghorn, IA2163402,3002,640
      Calumet, IA1923532,3862,739
      Cherokee, IA5,113303585888

      Cities with similar population

      City, StatePopulationViolent crime/100k peopleProperty crime/100k peopleTotal crime/100k people
      Cocoa West, FL5,1154862,8833,369
      Bowie, TX5,1151972,6842,881
      Lake City, MN5,111201,1531,173
      Pinardville, NH5,1101661,1961,361
      Massanetta Springs, VA5,11699826925
      Cherokee, IA5,113303585888
      Source: The Cherokee, 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.