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Total crime 63%
Violent crime 40%
Property crime 67%
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 peopleDenison/100k peopleIowa/100k peopleNational/100k people
Total crime77n/a (estimate)9152,0002,489
Murder0n/a0.01.95.0
Rape5n/a59.436.942.6
Robbery0n/a0.027.481.6
Assault14n/a166.4200.4250.2
Violent crime19n/a (estimate)226267379
Burglary10n/a118.8371.1340.5
Theft35n/a415.91,199.61,549.5
Vehicle theft13n/a154.5163.0219.9
Property crime58n/a (estimate)6891,7342,110

Key findings

  • Denison crime rates are 63% lower than the national average
  • Violent crimes in Denison are 40% lower than the national average
  • In Denison you have a 1 in 110 chance of becoming a victim of crime
  • Denison is safer than 58% of the cities in the United States
  • Year over year crime in Denison has decreased by 5%

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

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      Daily Crime In Denison (per 100,000 people)

      The bar chart above reveals the rate of daily crimes in Denison for every 100,000 residents. The Denison total amount of daily crime is 2.19 times less than the Iowa average and 2.72 times less than than that of the nation. As for violent crimes, the daily average in Denison, is 1.18 times less than the Iowa average, and it is 1.68 times less than the national average. The statistics for property crimes show that Denison has a daily crime average that is 2.52 times less than the Iowa average and 3.06 times less than the daily national rate.

      How Safe is Denison (higher is better)

      What are the odds that you'll be safer in Denison, Iowa compared to other areas of Iowa, as well as the rest of America? When it comes down to it, is Denison safe? In the graphs above, it shows that Denison is safer than 65% of Iowa cities, and 58% 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 Denison. At this time, Denison sees a above average rate of crime in comparison to other United States cities.

      Chance of Being A Victim of Crime in Denison

      The chance of being a victim of violent crime in Denison is 1 in 443
      The chance of being a victim of property crime in Denison is 1 in 146
      The chance of being a victim of crime in Denison is 1 in 110
      How likely are you to become a victim of crime? In Denison, Iowa you have a 1 in 443 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 146 chance of becoming a victim. Property crimes include burglary, theft and vehicle theft. Overall, you have a 1 in 110 chance of becoming a victim of crime in Denison.

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

      An analysis of year to year crime rates in Denison, Iowa (per 100,000 people) is a useful indicator of whether the area is becoming a safer or a more dangerous place to live. The amount of violent crime in Denison has increased by 25%, the amount of property crime in Denison has decreased by 12%, and the total amount of crime in Denison has decreased by 5% year over year.

      Denison police department

      ItemDenisonIowaNational
      Law enforcement employees (officers & civilians)183,827558,732
      Police officers & civilians /1000 residents2.11.83.3
      There are a total of 18 Denison police officers. This results in 2.1 police officers per 1,000 residents which is 18.7% greater than the Iowa average and 34.2% 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
      Manning, IA1,509111720831
      Dunlap, IA1,021118769887
      Westside, IA3293152,0432,357
      Buck Grove, IA193222,0922,414
      Schleswig, IA8063392,1992,538
      Defiance, IA2403552,3032,657
      Vail, IA4783632,3562,719
      Denison, IA8,326226689915

      Cities with similar population

      City, StatePopulationViolent crime/100k peopleProperty crime/100k peopleTotal crime/100k people
      Gulf Hills, MS8,3261821,5591,741
      Jefferson City, TN8,3241712,5272,697
      Roxboro, NC8,3297354,3985,133
      Helotes, TX8,32920820840
      Edgemere, MD8,3224461,9182,364
      Denison, IA8,326226689915
      Source: The Denison, 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.