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Total crime 13%
Violent crime 8%
Property crime 17%
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 peopleClear Lake/100k peopleIowa/100k peopleNational/100k people
Total crime163n/a (estimate)2,1582,0002,489
Murder0n/a0.01.95.0
Rape0n/a0.036.942.6
Robbery0n/a0.027.481.6
Assault31n/a410.3200.4250.2
Violent crime31n/a (estimate)410267379
Burglary29n/a383.9371.1340.5
Theft100n/a1,323.61,199.61,549.5
Vehicle theft3n/a39.7163.0219.9
Property crime132n/a (estimate)1,7471,7342,110

Key findings

  • Clear Lake crime rates are 13% lower than the national average
  • Violent crimes in Clear Lake are 8% higher than the national average
  • In Clear Lake you have a 1 in 47 chance of becoming a victim of crime
  • Clear Lake is safer than 29% of the cities in the United States
  • Year over year crime in Clear Lake has decreased by 9%

Clear Lake crime map

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

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      Daily Crime In Clear Lake (per 100,000 people)

      The chart above shows the number of daily crimes in Clear Lake, IA per 100,000 people. In Clear Lake, the number of daily crimes is projected to be 1.08 times more than the Iowa average and 1.15 times less than the national average. The average number of daily violent crimes in Clear Lake is 1.54 times more than the Iowa average and 1.08 times more than the daily national average. With regards to property crimes, Clear Lake has a daily crime rate that is 1.01 times more than the Iowa average and 1.21 times less than the overall daily national average.

      How Safe is Clear Lake (higher is better)

      How safe is Clear Lake, Iowa compared to other cities in Iowa and the rest of the cities across the United States? The graphs above show that Clear Lake is safer than 26% of the cities in Iowa and 29% 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 Clear Lake. Overall, Clear Lake is ranked below average compared to all other cities across the United States.

      Chance of Being A Victim of Crime in Clear Lake

      The chance of being a victim of violent crime in Clear Lake is 1 in 244
      The chance of being a victim of property crime in Clear Lake is 1 in 58
      The chance of being a victim of crime in Clear Lake is 1 in 47
      Are you curious to know the likelihood of suffering from a crime in Clear Lake? If you reside in Clear Lake, the likelihood that you will become a victim of a violent crime is 1 in 244. Violent crimes include: murder, sexual assault, robbery, and physical assault. There is a 1 in 58 change that you will become a victim of a property crime. These sorts of crimes against personal property include: burglary, theft, and auto theft. In total, the likelihood of being victimized by a crime in Clear Lake, is 1 in 47.

      Year Over Year Crime In Clear Lake (per 100,000 people)

      The year over year crime rate per 100,000 people for Clear Lake is an accurate tool for tracking the rise and fall of crime, and in determining if living in Clear Lake has become safer or more dangerous. The year over year data displayed in the graph shows that violent crimes have increased by 11% in Clear Lake, while property crimes in Clear Lake have decreased by 13%. Total crime has decreased by 9% year over year.

      Clear Lake police department

      ItemClear LakeIowaNational
      Law enforcement employees (officers & civilians)213,827558,732
      Police officers & civilians /1000 residents2.71.83.3
      There are a total of 21 Clear Lake police officers. This results in 2.7 police officers per 1,000 residents which is 50% greater than the Iowa average and 16.9% 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
      Forest City, IA4,043173223396
      Rockwell, IA1,100107695802
      Manly, IA1,551125809934
      Garner, IA3,091128829957
      Ventura, IA7371621,0491,211
      Rock Falls, IA1503001,9492,249
      Plymouth, IA3443172,0572,374
      Clear Lake, IA7,6444101,7472,158

      Cities with similar population

      City, StatePopulationViolent crime/100k peopleProperty crime/100k peopleTotal crime/100k people
      Gettysburg, PA7,6433931,1651,558
      Summit, WA7,6462582,3542,612
      Ivins, UT7,6461961,8021,998
      Laughlin, NV7,6415252,4682,994
      Burton, SC7,6484942,8423,336
      Clear Lake, IA7,6444101,7472,158
      Source: The Clear Lake, 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.