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Total crime 57%
Violent crime 87%
Property crime 52%
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 peopleDecorah/100k peopleIowa/100k peopleNational/100k people
Total crime88n/a (estimate)1,1161,9422,580
Murder0n/a0.01.75.0
Rape0n/a0.030.942.6
Robbery0n/a0.029.586.2
Assault4n/a50.7187.9246.8
Violent crime4n/a (estimate)51250381
Burglary6n/a76.1352.6376.0
Theft71n/a900.71,190.41,594.6
Vehicle theft7n/a88.8148.5228.9
Property crime84n/a (estimate)1,0661,6922,200

Key findings

  • Decorah crime rates are 57% lower than the national average
  • Violent crimes in Decorah are 87% lower than the national average
  • In Decorah you have a 1 in 90 chance of becoming a victim of crime
  • Decorah is safer than 80% of the cities in the United States
  • Year over year crime in Decorah has not changed

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 1.74 times less than the Iowa average and 2.31 times less than the national average. The number of daily violent crimes in Decorah is 4.93 times less than the Iowa average and 7.50 times less than the national average. With regards to property crimes, Decorah has a daily crime rate that is 1.59 times less than the Iowa average and 2.06 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 93% of Iowa cities, and 80% 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 1971
      The chance of being a victim of property crime in Decorah is 1 in 94
      The chance of being a victim of crime in Decorah is 1 in 90
      Wondering what the chances are that you fall victim to a crime in Decorah? In Decorah, IA you have a 1 in 1971 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 94 chance of becoming a victim. Property crimes include burglary, theft and motor vehicle theft. Overall, you have a 1 in 90 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 not changed, while the property crime rate in Decorah has not changed year over year. The number of total crimes in Decorah has not changed 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, IA1,023103697799
      Jackson Junction, IA47110743853
      Burr Oak, IA2422501,6951,946
      Ridgeway, IA2852911,9722,264
      Ossian, IA9622931,9822,275
      Fort Atkinson, IA2592951,9932,288
      Spillville, IA4333102,0982,408
      Decorah, IA7,985511,0661,116

      Cities with similar population

      City, StatePopulationViolent crime/100k peopleProperty crime/100k peopleTotal crime/100k people
      Summit Park, UT7,98682834916
      Ilion, NY7,9864681,9262,394
      Pismo Beach, CA7,9843605,2755,635
      Newton, NJ7,9821411,0351,176
      Oak Brook, IL7,9881236,8126,936
      Decorah, IA7,985511,0661,116
      Source: The Decorah, 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.