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Total crime 15%
Violent crime 63%
Property crime 31%
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StatisticReportedincidents/100k peopleColfax/100k peopleIowa/100k peopleNational/100k people
Total crime41n/a (estimate)1,9892,0022,346
Murder0n/a0.03.56.5
Rape1n/a48.540.738.4
Robbery2n/a97.029.873.9
Assault10n/a485.2229.4279.7
Violent crime13n/a (estimate)631304388
Burglary11n/a533.7371.1314.2
Theft16n/a776.31,130.11,398.0
Vehicle theft1n/a48.5197.1246.0
Property crime28n/a (estimate)1,3591,6981,958

Key findings

  • Colfax crime rates are 15% lower than the national average
  • Violent crimes in Colfax are 63% higher than the national average
  • In Colfax you have a 1 in 51 chance of becoming a victim of crime
  • Colfax is safer than 17% of the cities in the United States
  • Year over year crime in Colfax has increased by 139%

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

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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 159
      The chance of being a victim of property crime in Colfax is 1 in 74
      The chance of being a victim of crime in Colfax is 1 in 51

      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

      CityPopulationViolent crime/100k peopleProperty crime/100k peopleTotal crime/100k people
      Prairie City, IA1,97358173230
      Baxter, IA1,081115644759
      Monroe, IA1,875117653770
      Mitchellville, IA2,271138770907
      Bondurant, IA5,0792261,2611,487
      Lambs Grove, IA2002821,5731,854
      Carlisle, IA4,0317141,1981,912
      Colfax, IA1,9256311,3591,989

      Cities with similar population

      CityPopulationViolent crime/100k peopleProperty crime/100k peopleTotal crime/100k people
      Constantine, MI1,9252841,2801,564
      Ingram, TX1,9252158071,022
      Berkeley Lake, GA1,92456282338
      Dunlap, OH1,92643260303
      Shamrock, TX1,9241929681,160
      Colfax, IA1,9256311,3591,989
      Source: The Colfax, IA crime data displayed above is derived from the FBI's uniform crime reports for the year of 2020. 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.