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Total crime 2%
Violent crime 11%
Property crime 4%
Date & Last Updated: This data reflects the 2019 calendar year and was released from the FBI in September, 2020; this is the most current data available.
Crime data for this area is not available from the FBI. Either data from local enforcement agencies is applied or estimates are created 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)2,531 (estimate)2,0002,489
Murdern/an/an/a1.95.0
Rapen/an/an/a36.942.6
Robberyn/an/an/a27.481.6
Assaultn/an/an/a200.4250.2
Violent crimen/an/a (estimate)338 (estimate)267379
Burglaryn/an/an/a371.1340.5
Theftn/an/an/a1,199.61,549.5
Vehicle theftn/an/an/a163.0219.9
Property crimen/an/a (estimate)2,193 (estimate)1,7342,110

Key findings

  • Dawson crime rates are 2% higher than the national average
  • Violent crimes in Dawson are 11% lower than the national average
  • In Dawson you have a 1 in 40 chance of becoming a victim of crime
  • Dawson is safer than 32% of the cities in the United States
  • Year over year crime in Dawson has increased by 3%

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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 297
      The chance of being a victim of property crime in Dawson is 1 in 46
      The chance of being a victim of crime in Dawson is 1 in 40

      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, IA1,09737243281
      Dallas Center, IA1,85186559645
      Panora, IA1,097102665768
      Guthrie Center, IA1,650121785906
      Ogden, IA2,069125811936
      Jefferson, IA4,207731,0191,091
      Perry, IA7,8762701,2261,496
      Dawson, IA1583382,1932,531

      Cities with similar population

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      Des Arc, MO1587824,1684,949
      Aurora, WV1583271,6331,960
      Mitiwanga, OH1581861,3071,493
      Littleton, IL1586232,8253,447
      Bloomington, NE1584863,2953,781
      Dawson, IA1583382,1932,531
      Source: The Dawson, IA crime data displayed above is derived from the FBI's uniform crime reports for the year of 2019. 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.