Reported Annual Crime In Council Bluffs

StatisticReportedincidents/100k peopleCouncil Bluffs/100k peopleIowa/100k peopleNational/100k people
Total crime3,867n/a (estimate)6,1822,4192,745
StatisticReportedincidents/100k peopleCouncil Bluffs/100k peopleIowa/100k peopleNational/100k people
Murder1n/a1.63.35.3
Rape24n/a38.439.241.7
Robbery62n/a99.139.898.0
Assault63n/a100.7211.0248.9
Violent crime150n/a (estimate)240293383
Burglary435n/a695.5479.3430.4
Theft2,853n/a4,561.21,468.61,694.4
Vehicle theft429n/a685.9177.4237.4
Property crime3,717n/a (estimate)5,9432,1252,362

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The table above provides a full overview of all reported crimes in Council Bluffs, IA for the year. The sum of recorded criminal acts in Council Bluffs, IA is displayed; for comparisons, each offense is also shown in regards to the amount of offenses per 100,000 people. Along with this, they are separated into multiple categories: violent crimes and property crimes. The crime data reveals that the overall Council Bluffs, IA crime rates are 156% higher than in comparison to the Iowa mean and are 125% higher than the nation's mean. In regards to violent offenses, Council Bluffs, IA has a rate that is 18% lower than the Iowa average; compared to the United States, it is 37% lower than. Looking at crimes involving property, Council Bluffs, IA is 180% higher than its state's mean, and 152% higher than the country's average.
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The Council Bluffs crime map provides a detailed overview of all crimes in Council Bluffs as reported by the local law enforcement agency. Based on the color coded legend above, the crime map outlines the areas with low crime compared to the areas with high crime. The Council Bluffs crime heat map offers insight into the total crimes on a block group level.

Did you know?

  • The overall crime rate in Council Bluffs is 125% higher than the national average.
  • For every 100,000 people, there are 16.94 daily crimes that occur in Council Bluffs.
  • Council Bluffs is safer than 20% of the cities in the United States.
  • In Council Bluffs you have a 1 in 17 chance of becoming a victim of any crime.
  • The number of total year over year crimes in Council Bluffs has increased by 4%.

Compare Council Bluffs, IA Crime To Other Cities

Daily Crime In Council Bluffs (per 100,000 people)

The illustration above looks at the comparison of crimes committed in Council Bluffs, IA on a daily bases (per 100,000 people) to crimes committed throughout the state of Iowa. A comparison to the average number of daily national crimes is displayed as well. According to the latest crime statistics, daily crimes in Council Bluffs, IA (which include property crimes as well as violent crimes), when compared to Iowa state wide, are 2.56 times more than the state average and 2.25 times more than than national statistics. Violent crimes committed in Council Bluffs, IA on a daily bases are 1.22 times less than than Iowa average and 1.60 times less than the average nationwide. Daily property crime rates in Council Bluffs, IA are 2.80 times more than the daily state average and 2.52 times more than the daily national numbers.

How Safe is Council Bluffs (higher is better)

What are the odds that you'll be safer in Council Bluffs, IA compared to other areas of Iowa, as well as the rest of America? In the included graphs, it's depicted that Council Bluffs, IA safer than 19% when compared to other Iowa cities, and 20% compared to all other cities across America. These statistics are derived from a closer look at each city's crime rate in Iowa, as well as the rest of the US. It is then determined which cities see less crime than Council Bluffs, IA. At this time, Council Bluffs, IA sees a below average rate of crime in comparison to other United States cities.

Chance of Being A Victim of Crime in Council Bluffs

The chance of being a victim of violent crime in Council Bluffs is 1 in 417
The chance of being a victim of property crime in Council Bluffs is 1 in 17
The chance of being a victim of crime in Council Bluffs is 1 in 17
Have you ever worried about your odds of becoming a crime victim in Council Bluffs, IA? The above illustrations display your chances being the victim of property crimes, violent crimes, or either crime. In Council Bluffs, IA your chance of becoming a victim of a violent crime is 1 in 417. Types of violent crimes may include assault, robbery, rape, or murder. You also have a 1 in 17 chance of being the victim of a property crime such as vehicle theft, personal property theft, and burglary. Your overall risk of becoming a crime victim in Council Bluffs, IA is 1 in 17.

Year Over Year Crime In Council Bluffs (per 100,000 people)

The year over year crime rate for Council Bluffs, IA is an accurate tool for tracking the rise and fall of crime, and in determining whether living in Council Bluffs, IA has become a safer or more dangerous place to live. For example, the above graph shows the year over year crime rate for violent, property and total crimes per 100,000 people. The year over year data displayed in the graph shows that violent crimes have decreased by 7% in Council Bluffs, IA, while property crimes in Council Bluffs, IA have increased by 5%. Crimes in total for Council Bluffs, IA have increased by 4% year over year.

Council Bluffs police department

ItemCouncil BluffsIowaNational
Law enforcement employees (officers & civilians)1313,827558,732
Police officers & civilians /1000 residents2.11.83.3
There are a total of 131 Council Bluffs police officers. This results in 2.1 police officers per 1,000 residents which is 15.9% greater than the Iowa average and 35.8% less than the National average.

Sex offenders in Iowa

StateTotal offendersIowa /100KNational /100K
Iowa5,765196222
There are a total of 5,765 sex offenders in Iowa. This yields a total of 196 sex offenders in Iowa per 100,000 residents which is 12% less than the national average.

Nearby Cities With Low Crime Rates

City, StatePopulationViolent crime/100k peopleProperty crime/100k peopleTotal crime/100k people
Springfield, NE1,516107798906
Carter Lake, IA3,7651591,1551,314
Cedar Creek, NE4321691,2541,422
Bentley, IA1071751,2701,445
Bellevue, NE52,9931451,8401,984
Treynor, IA9572471,7912,038
Underwood, IA8082471,7922,039
Council Bluffs, IA62,3262405,9436,182

Cities with similar population

City, StatePopulationViolent crime/100k peopleProperty crime/100k peopleTotal crime/100k people
Dundalk, MD62,3378293,6834,512
Haverhill, MA62,3406181,4502,068
Hamilton, OH62,2595024,2004,703
Broomfield, CO62,4491232,6262,749
Encinitas, CA62,1601661,4521,618
Council Bluffs, IA62,3262405,9436,182
Source: The Council Bluffs, IA crime data displayed above is derived from the FBI's uniform crime reports for the year of 2017. 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.
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