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Total crime 6%
Violent crime 17%
Property crime 4%
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 peopleColo/100k peopleIowa/100k peopleNational/100k people
Total crime0n/a (estimate)2,347 (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)313 (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)2,034 (estimate)1,7342,110

Key findings

  • Colo crime rates are 6% lower than the national average
  • Violent crimes in Colo are 17% lower than the national average
  • In Colo you have a 1 in 43 chance of becoming a victim of crime
  • Colo is safer than 35% of the cities in the United States
  • Year over year crime in Colo has increased by 3%

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

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      Daily Crime In Colo (per 100,000 people)

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      Chance of Being A Victim of Crime in Colo

      The chance of being a victim of violent crime in Colo is 1 in 320
      The chance of being a victim of property crime in Colo is 1 in 50
      The chance of being a victim of crime in Colo is 1 in 43

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

      Colo police department

      ItemColoIowaNational
      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

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      Roland, IA1,31291588678
      Baxter, IA1,081101658759
      Huxley, IA3,474110716826
      State Center, IA1,337112727839
      Story City, IA3,4232081,2201,428
      Alleman, IA4991971,2801,477
      Nevada, IA6,7964151,2601,676
      Colo, IA8863132,0342,347

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      Mountain Mesa, CA8866843,6184,302
      Port Royal, PA8864021,8412,242
      Gladbrook, IA8863252,1102,435
      Hardin, TX8865363,0603,597
      Mapleton, ND8863222,2342,556
      Colo, IA8863132,0342,347
      Source: The Colo, 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.