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Total crime 15%
Violent crime 0%
Property crime 17%
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 peopleColwell/100k peopleIowa/100k peopleNational/100k people
Total crime0n/a (estimate)2,958 (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)381 (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)2,578 (estimate)1,6922,200

Key findings

  • Colwell crime rates are 15% higher than the national average
  • Violent crimes in Colwell are equal to the national average
  • In Colwell you have a 1 in 34 chance of becoming a victim of crime
  • Colwell is safer than 27% of the cities in the United States
  • Year over year crime in Colwell has decreased by 20%

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

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      Daily Crime In Colwell (per 100,000 people)

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      Chance of Being A Victim of Crime in Colwell

      The chance of being a victim of violent crime in Colwell is 1 in 263
      The chance of being a victim of property crime in Colwell is 1 in 39
      The chance of being a victim of crime in Colwell is 1 in 34

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

      Colwell police department

      ItemColwellIowaNational
      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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      Nashua, IA1,613107724831
      New Hampton, IA3,478147706853
      Osage, IA3,6314149941,408
      Charles City, IA7,4961892,1412,330
      Mitchell, IA1713072,0792,386
      North Washington, IA1613142,1262,440
      Marble Rock, IA3163192,1582,477
      Colwell, IA673812,5782,958

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      Hammond, MN673112,8213,132
      Forestville, MI675592,0602,620
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      Herron, MT674452,9683,413
      Laird, CO675333,5904,124
      Colwell, IA673812,5782,958
      Source: The Colwell, 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.