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Total crime 67%
Violent crime 71%
Property crime 66%
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 peopleColfax/100k peopleIowa/100k peopleNational/100k people
Total crime0n/a (estimate)831 (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)111 (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)720 (estimate)1,7342,110

Key findings

  • Colfax crime rates are 67% lower than the national average
  • Violent crimes in Colfax are 71% lower than the national average
  • In Colfax you have a 1 in 121 chance of becoming a victim of crime
  • Colfax is safer than 76% of the cities in the United States
  • Year over year crime in Colfax has decreased by 52%

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      Daily Crime In Colfax (per 100,000 people)

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      Chance of Being A Victim of Crime in Colfax

      The chance of being a victim of violent crime in Colfax is 1 in 902
      The chance of being a victim of property crime in Colfax is 1 in 139
      The chance of being a victim of crime in Colfax is 1 in 121

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

      Colfax police department

      ItemColfaxIowaNational
      Law enforcement employees (officers & civilians)n/a3,827558,732
      Police officers & civilians /1000 residentsn/a1.83.3

      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
      Prairie City, IA1,97358173230
      Baxter, IA1,081101658759
      Monroe, IA1,875103667769
      Mitchellville, IA2,271121786907
      Carlisle, IA4,0311629691,131
      Pleasant Hill, IA9,4061671,0841,251
      Bondurant, IA5,0791981,2881,486
      Colfax, IA1,925111720831

      Cities with similar population

      City, StatePopulationViolent crime/100k peopleProperty crime/100k peopleTotal crime/100k people
      Constantine, MI1,9252851,0451,330
      Ingram, TX1,925531,4831,536
      Berkeley Lake, GA1,92448333381
      Shamrock, TX1,9241811,0311,211
      Dunlap, OH1,92641289330
      Colfax, IA1,925111720831
      Source: The Colfax, 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.