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Total crime 12%
Violent crime 23%
Property crime 10%
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.
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 peopleColo/100k peopleIowa/100k peopleNational/100k people
Total crime0n/a (estimate)2,278 (estimate)1,9422,580
Murdern/an/an/a1.75.0
Rapen/an/an/a30.942.6
Robberyn/an/an/a29.586.2
Assaultn/an/an/a187.9246.8
Violent crimen/an/a (estimate)293 (estimate)250381
Burglaryn/an/an/a352.6376.0
Theftn/an/an/a1,190.41,594.6
Vehicle theftn/an/an/a148.5228.9
Property crimen/an/a (estimate)1,984 (estimate)1,6922,200

Key findings

  • Colo crime rates are 12% lower than the national average
  • Violent crimes in Colo are 23% lower than the national average
  • In Colo you have a 1 in 44 chance of becoming a victim of crime
  • Colo is safer than 39% of the cities in the United States
  • Year over year crime in Colo has decreased by 20%

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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 342
      The chance of being a victim of property crime in Colo is 1 in 51
      The chance of being a victim of crime in Colo is 1 in 44

      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

      City, StatePopulationViolent crime/100k peopleProperty crime/100k peopleTotal crime/100k people
      Roland, IA1,31285574658
      Baxter, IA1,08195642736
      Huxley, IA3,474103698801
      State Center, IA1,337105709814
      Story City, IA3,423147851998
      Alleman, IA4991841,2491,433
      Nevada, IA6,7962141,4451,659
      Colo, IA8862931,9842,278

      Cities with similar population

      City, StatePopulationViolent crime/100k peopleProperty crime/100k peopleTotal crime/100k people
      Hardin, TX8865263,0303,556
      Mapleton, ND8863172,3052,622
      Mountain Mesa, CA8866943,6944,387
      Candor, NC8865593,6904,250
      Gladbrook, IA8863042,0592,364
      Colo, IA8862931,9842,278
      Source: The Colo, 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.