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Total crime 5%
Violent crime 17%
Property crime 3%
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 peopleDawson/100k peopleIowa/100k peopleNational/100k people
Total crime0n/a (estimate)2,456 (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)316 (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)2,140 (estimate)1,6922,200

Key findings

  • Dawson crime rates are 5% lower than the national average
  • Violent crimes in Dawson are 17% lower than the national average
  • In Dawson you have a 1 in 41 chance of becoming a victim of crime
  • Dawson is safer than 36% of the cities in the United States
  • Year over year crime in Dawson has decreased by 20%

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      Daily Crime In Dawson (per 100,000 people)

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      Chance of Being A Victim of Crime in Dawson

      The chance of being a victim of violent crime in Dawson is 1 in 317
      The chance of being a victim of property crime in Dawson is 1 in 47
      The chance of being a victim of crime in Dawson is 1 in 41

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

      Dawson police department

      ItemDawsonIowaNational
      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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      Lake Panorama, IA1,09735237273
      Dallas Center, IA1,85181545626
      Panora, IA1,09796649745
      Guthrie Center, IA1,650113766879
      Ogden, IA2,0694521,3571,810
      Linden, IA1863102,1002,410
      Minburn, IA3663282,2192,547
      Dawson, IA1583162,1402,456

      Cities with similar population

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      Mound Station, IL1585622,6873,248
      Leota, MN1583302,9943,324
      Aurora, WV1582991,5331,832
      Mitiwanga, OH1581781,3841,562
      Bloomington, NE1584613,3613,822
      Dawson, IA1583162,1402,456
      Source: The Dawson, 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.