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Total crime 0%
Violent crime 13%
Property crime 2%
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 peopleDefiance/100k peopleIowa/100k peopleNational/100k people
Total crime0n/a (estimate)2,579 (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)332 (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)2,247 (estimate)1,6922,200

Key findings

  • Defiance crime rates are equal to the national average
  • Violent crimes in Defiance are 13% lower than the national average
  • In Defiance you have a 1 in 39 chance of becoming a victim of crime
  • Defiance is safer than 33% of the cities in the United States
  • Year over year crime in Defiance has decreased by 20%

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      Daily Crime In Defiance (per 100,000 people)

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      Chance of Being A Victim of Crime in Defiance

      The chance of being a victim of violent crime in Defiance is 1 in 302
      The chance of being a victim of property crime in Defiance is 1 in 45
      The chance of being a victim of crime in Defiance is 1 in 39

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

      Defiance police department

      ItemDefianceIowaNational
      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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      Harlan, IA5,008163102265
      Manning, IA1,509104703807
      Dunlap, IA1,021111750861
      Denison, IA8,326181783963
      Earling, IA4432761,8672,143
      Panama, IA2012761,8712,147
      Portsmouth, IA1622901,9632,253
      Defiance, IA2403322,2472,579

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      Kenilworth, UT2401881,9162,104
      West Elkton, OH2404073,1623,569
      Mount Gretna, PA240124602726
      East Shore, CA2405022,6713,172
      Endicott, WA2404914,6355,126
      Defiance, IA2403322,2472,579
      Source: The Defiance, 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.