Annual Crime In Crystal Lake (2018)

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.
In the event that crime data for this area is not available from the FBI, estimates are used. The estimates are based on demographic data including, but not limited to: home prices, income per capita and population density.
StatisticReportedincidents/100k peopleCrystal Lake/100k peopleIowa/100k peopleNational/100k people
Total crime0n/a (estimate)2,718 (estimate)1,9422,580
StatisticReportedincidents/100k peopleCrystal Lake/100k peopleIowa/100k peopleNational/100k people
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)350 (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)2,368 (estimate)1,6922,200

Key findings

  • Crystal Lake crime rates are 5% higher than the national average
  • Violent crimes in Crystal Lake are 8% lower than the national average
  • In Crystal Lake you have a 1 in 37 chance of becoming a victim of crime
  • Crystal Lake is safer than 31% of the cities in the United States
  • Year over year crime in Crystal Lake has decreased by 18%

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Compare Crystal Lake, IA Crime To Other Cities

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      Daily Crime In Crystal Lake (per 100,000 people)

      How Safe is Crystal Lake (higher is better)

      Chance of Being A Victim of Crime in Crystal Lake

      The chance of being a victim of violent crime in Crystal Lake is 1 in 286
      The chance of being a victim of property crime in Crystal Lake is 1 in 43
      The chance of being a victim of crime in Crystal Lake is 1 in 37

      Year Over Year Crime In Crystal Lake (per 100,000 people)

      Crystal Lake police department

      ItemCrystal LakeIowaNational
      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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      Forest City, IA4,043200501701
      Britt, IA1,919111752863
      Lake Mills, IA2,027117793910
      Garner, IA3,091120809929
      Leland, IA2473102,0962,405
      Wesley, IA3333112,1022,412
      Buffalo Center, IA8413262,2072,533
      Crystal Lake, IA2023502,3682,718

      Cities with similar population

      City, StatePopulationViolent crime/100k peopleProperty crime/100k peopleTotal crime/100k people
      Finland, MN2022722,4702,742
      West Havre, MT2021921,2821,474
      East Lynne, MO2020329329
      Oswayo, PA2024322,1052,537
      Spangle, WA2024484,2264,674
      Crystal Lake, IA2023502,3682,718
      Source: The Crystal Lake, 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.