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Total crime 79%
Violent crime 100%
Property crime 75%
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.
StatisticReportedincidents/100k peopleCresco/100k peopleIowa/100k peopleNational/100k people
Total crime21n/a (estimate)5531,9422,580
Murder0n/a0.01.75.0
Rape0n/a0.030.942.6
Robbery0n/a0.029.586.2
Assault0n/a0.0187.9246.8
Violent crime0n/a (estimate)0250381
Burglary5n/a131.6352.6376.0
Theft15n/a394.81,190.41,594.6
Vehicle theft1n/a26.3148.5228.9
Property crime21n/a (estimate)5531,6922,200

Key findings

  • Cresco crime rates are 79% lower than the national average
  • Violent crimes in Cresco are 100% lower than the national average
  • In Cresco you have a 1 in 181 chance of becoming a victim of crime
  • Cresco is safer than 93% of the cities in the United States
  • Year over year crime in Cresco has not changed

Cresco crime map

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

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      Daily Crime In Cresco (per 100,000 people)

      The graph above looks at the comparison of crimes committed in Cresco on a daily basis (per 100,000 people) to crimes committed throughout the state of Iowa and the USA. According to the latest crime statistics, daily crimes in Cresco (which include property crimes as well as violent crimes), when compared to Iowa, are 3.51 times less than the state average and 4.67 times less than than national average. Violent crimes committed in Cresco on a daily basis are equal to than Iowa average and equal to the average nationwide. Daily property crime rates in Cresco are 3.06 times less than the daily state average and 3.98 times less than the daily national numbers.

      How Safe is Cresco (higher is better)

      When comparing the safety of Cresco to every other city in Iowa, as well as the entirety of the United States, is Cresco safe? The gauges above illustrate that Cresco is safer than 98% of every city located within Iowa along with 93% of the all the cities located in the United States. The results of these graphs are created after analyzing each of the cities in Iowa and in the United States as a whole. As a result, Cresco, IA is ranked above average when compared to the rest of the US cities.

      Chance of Being A Victim of Crime in Cresco

      The chance of being a victim of violent crime in Cresco is 0
      The chance of being a victim of property crime in Cresco is 1 in 181
      The chance of being a victim of crime in Cresco is 1 in 181
      Interested in knowing the odds that you will be a crime victim in Cresco? In Cresco, you have a 0 chance of falling victim to a violent crime, such as rape, robbery, assault, or even murder. In terms of property crime, your chances of being a victim are 1 in 181. These crimes include theft, vehicle theft, and burglary. Your overall chance of being a victim of crime in Cresco, IA is 1 in 181.

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

      An analysis of year to year crime rates in Cresco, Iowa (per 100,000 people) is a useful indicator of whether the area is becoming a safer or a more dangerous place to live. The amount of violent crime in Cresco has not changed, the amount of property crime in Cresco has not changed, and the total amount of crime in Cresco has not changed year over year.

      Cresco police department

      ItemCrescoIowaNational
      Law enforcement employees (officers & civilians)73,827558,732
      Police officers & civilians /1000 residents1.81.83.3
      There are a total of 7 Cresco police officers. This results in 1.8 police officers per 1,000 residents which is 0.1% greater than the Iowa average and 44.6% less than the National average.

      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
      Calmar, IA1,023103697799
      Harmony, MN1,0051049461,050
      Burr Oak, IA2422501,6951,946
      Ridgeway, IA2852911,9722,264
      Protivin, IA2563092,0912,400
      Spillville, IA4333102,0982,408
      Lime Springs, IA4863362,2772,614
      Cresco, IA3,8390553553

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      City, StatePopulationViolent crime/100k peopleProperty crime/100k peopleTotal crime/100k people
      South Russell, OH3,8390106106
      Pixley, CA3,8403411,8132,154
      Shrewsbury, PA3,838121590711
      Marianna, AR3,8408025,9286,730
      Grand Bay, AL3,8412801,5151,795
      Cresco, IA3,8390553553
      Source: The Cresco, 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.