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Total crime 14%
Violent crime 25%
Property crime 12%
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 peopleDexter/100k peopleIowa/100k peopleNational/100k people
Total crime0n/a (estimate)2,217 (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)285 (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)1,932 (estimate)1,6922,200

Key findings

  • Dexter crime rates are 14% lower than the national average
  • Violent crimes in Dexter are 25% lower than the national average
  • In Dexter you have a 1 in 46 chance of becoming a victim of crime
  • Dexter is safer than 40% of the cities in the United States
  • Year over year crime in Dexter has decreased by 20%

Dexter crime map

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

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      Daily Crime In Dexter (per 100,000 people)

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      Chance of Being A Victim of Crime in Dexter

      The chance of being a victim of violent crime in Dexter is 1 in 351
      The chance of being a victim of property crime in Dexter is 1 in 52
      The chance of being a victim of crime in Dexter is 1 in 46

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

      Dexter police department

      ItemDexterIowaNational
      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

      City, StatePopulationViolent crime/100k peopleProperty crime/100k peopleTotal crime/100k people
      Lake Panorama, IA1,09735237273
      Dallas Center, IA1,85181545626
      Van Meter, IA1,25684571655
      Earlham, IA1,52390610700
      De Soto, IA1,06593629722
      Panora, IA1,09796649745
      Diamondhead Lake, IA318101684785
      Dexter, IA8242851,9322,217

      Cities with similar population

      City, StatePopulationViolent crime/100k peopleProperty crime/100k peopleTotal crime/100k people
      Garnavillo, IA8243192,1562,475
      Grand Ridge, FL8245243,1053,629
      Clay City, IL8246313,0213,652
      Oxford, NE8243912,8523,243
      Winfield, PA8243081,4991,807
      Dexter, IA8242851,9322,217
      Source: The Dexter, 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.