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Total crime 14%
Violent crime 1%
Property crime 16%
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 peopleDow City/100k peopleIowa/100k peopleNational/100k people
Total crime0n/a (estimate)2,931 (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)377 (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)2,553 (estimate)1,6922,200

Key findings

  • Dow City crime rates are 14% higher than the national average
  • Violent crimes in Dow City are 1% lower than the national average
  • In Dow City you have a 1 in 35 chance of becoming a victim of crime
  • Dow City is safer than 27% of the cities in the United States
  • Year over year crime in Dow City has decreased by 20%

Dow City crime map

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

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      Daily Crime In Dow City (per 100,000 people)

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      Chance of Being A Victim of Crime in Dow City

      The chance of being a victim of violent crime in Dow City is 1 in 266
      The chance of being a victim of property crime in Dow City is 1 in 40
      The chance of being a victim of crime in Dow City is 1 in 35

      Year Over Year Crime In Dow City (per 100,000 people)

      Dow City police department

      ItemDow CityIowaNational
      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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      Woodbine, IA1,645106717823
      Dunlap, IA1,021111750861
      Denison, IA8,326181783963
      Earling, IA4432761,8672,143
      Panama, IA2012761,8712,147
      Buck Grove, IA193022,0412,343
      Westphalia, IA1303082,0842,392
      Dow City, IA4633772,5532,931

      Cities with similar population

      City, StatePopulationViolent crime/100k peopleProperty crime/100k peopleTotal crime/100k people
      Launiupoko, HI4631011,1591,260
      Waynesville, IL4635512,6353,186
      Dyess, AR4637954,2595,054
      Evening Shade, AR4637874,2165,003
      Monroe Center, IL4634742,2682,742
      Dow City, IA4633772,5532,931
      Source: The Dow City, 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.