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Total crime 56%
Violent crime 68%
Property crime 53%
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.
StatisticReportedincidents/100k peopleDecorah/100k peopleIowa/100k peopleNational/100k people
Total crime83n/a (estimate)1,1022,0002,489
Murder0n/a0.01.95.0
Rape4n/a53.136.942.6
Robbery0n/a0.027.481.6
Assault5n/a66.4200.4250.2
Violent crime9n/a (estimate)120267379
Burglary2n/a26.6371.1340.5
Theft70n/a929.71,199.61,549.5
Vehicle theft2n/a26.6163.0219.9
Property crime74n/a (estimate)9831,7342,110

Key findings

  • Decorah crime rates are 56% lower than the national average
  • Violent crimes in Decorah are 68% lower than the national average
  • In Decorah you have a 1 in 91 chance of becoming a victim of crime
  • Decorah is safer than 70% of the cities in the United States
  • Year over year crime in Decorah has decreased by 1%

Decorah crime map

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

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      Daily Crime In Decorah (per 100,000 people)

      The graph above illustrates the number of daily crimes in Decorah, IA per 100,000 people. In Decorah, the total number of daily crimes is 1.81 times less than the Iowa average and 2.26 times less than the national average. The number of daily violent crimes in Decorah is 2.23 times less than the Iowa average and 3.17 times less than the national average. With regards to property crimes, Decorah has a daily crime rate that is 1.76 times less than the Iowa average and 2.15 times less than the national average.

      How Safe is Decorah (higher is better)

      What are the odds that you'll be safer in Decorah, Iowa compared to other areas of Iowa, as well as the rest of America? When it comes down to it, is Decorah safe? In the graphs above, it shows that Decorah is safer than 79% of Iowa cities, and 70% compared to all other cities across America. These statistics are calculated by taking 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 Decorah. At this time, Decorah sees a above average rate of crime in comparison to other United States cities.

      Chance of Being A Victim of Crime in Decorah

      The chance of being a victim of violent crime in Decorah is 1 in 837
      The chance of being a victim of property crime in Decorah is 1 in 102
      The chance of being a victim of crime in Decorah is 1 in 91
      Wondering what the chances are that you fall victim to a crime in Decorah? In Decorah, IA you have a 1 in 837 chance of becoming a victim of violent crime. Violent crimes include murder, rape, robbery and assault. With regards to property crime, you have a 1 in 102 chance of becoming a victim. Property crimes include burglary, theft and motor vehicle theft. Overall, you have a 1 in 91 chance of becoming a victim of crime in Decorah.

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

      A good indicator of whether Decorah is becoming a safer or a more dangerous place to live can be determined by analyzing the year over year crime rate (per 100,000 people). The number of violent crimes in Decorah has increased by 135%, while the property crime rate in Decorah has decreased by 8% year over year. The number of total crimes in Decorah has decreased by 1% year over year.

      Decorah police department

      ItemDecorahIowaNational
      Law enforcement employees (officers & civilians)193,827558,732
      Police officers & civilians /1000 residents2.31.83.3
      There are a total of 19 Decorah police officers. This results in 2.3 police officers per 1,000 residents which is 29.4% greater than the Iowa average and 28.3% 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, IA1,023110714824
      Jackson Junction, IA47117762879
      Burr Oak, IA2422681,7372,005
      Ridgeway, IA2853112,0212,333
      Ossian, IA9623132,0312,344
      Fort Atkinson, IA2593152,0432,357
      Spillville, IA4333312,1502,481
      Decorah, IA7,9851209831,102

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      City, StatePopulationViolent crime/100k peopleProperty crime/100k peopleTotal crime/100k people
      Summit Park, UT7,98683761844
      Pismo Beach, CA7,9843504,1164,466
      Ilion, NY7,9864801,8362,316
      Oak Brook, IL7,988745,7815,855
      Newton, NJ7,982177796973
      Decorah, IA7,9851209831,102
      Source: The Decorah, 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.