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Total crime 7%
Violent crime 7%
Property crime 9%
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 peopleDefiance/100k peopleIowa/100k peopleNational/100k people
Total crime0n/a (estimate)2,657 (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)355 (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)2,303 (estimate)1,7342,110

Key findings

  • Defiance crime rates are 7% higher than the national average
  • Violent crimes in Defiance are 7% lower than the national average
  • In Defiance you have a 1 in 38 chance of becoming a victim of crime
  • Defiance is safer than 30% of the cities in the United States
  • Year over year crime in Defiance has increased by 3%

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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 283
      The chance of being a victim of property crime in Defiance is 1 in 44
      The chance of being a victim of crime in Defiance is 1 in 38

      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, IA5,008146188334
      Manning, IA1,509111720831
      Dunlap, IA1,021118769887
      Denison, IA8,326226689915
      Earling, IA4432951,9142,208
      Panama, IA2012951,9172,212
      Portsmouth, IA1623102,0122,322
      Defiance, IA2403552,3032,657

      Cities with similar population

      City, StatePopulationViolent crime/100k peopleProperty crime/100k peopleTotal crime/100k people
      Cuylerville, NY2405141,9672,481
      Garden City, CO2405673,8584,425
      Kenilworth, UT2401901,7481,938
      West Elkton, OH2404262,9863,412
      Cisco, IL2405022,2772,779
      Defiance, IA2403552,3032,657
      Source: The Defiance, 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.