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Total crime 27%
Violent crime 17%
Property crime 29%
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Date & Last Updated: This data reflects the 2020 calendar year and was released from the FBI in September, 2021; 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 peopleDows/100k peopleIowa/100k peopleNational/100k people
Total crime0n/a (estimate)2,984 (estimate)2,0022,346
Murdern/an/an/a3.56.5
Rapen/an/an/a40.738.4
Robberyn/an/an/a29.873.9
Assaultn/an/an/a229.4279.7
Violent crimen/an/a (estimate)453 (estimate)304388
Burglaryn/an/an/a371.1314.2
Theftn/an/an/a1,130.11,398.0
Vehicle theftn/an/an/a197.1246.0
Property crimen/an/a (estimate)2,531 (estimate)1,6981,958

Key findings

  • Dows crime rates are 27% higher than the national average
  • Violent crimes in Dows are 17% higher than the national average
  • In Dows you have a 1 in 34 chance of becoming a victim of crime
  • Dows is safer than 20% of the cities in the United States
  • Year over year crime in Dows has not changed

Dows crime map

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

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      Daily Crime In Dows (per 100,000 people)

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      Chance of Being A Victim of Crime in Dows

      The chance of being a victim of violent crime in Dows is 1 in 221
      The chance of being a victim of property crime in Dows is 1 in 40
      The chance of being a victim of crime in Dows is 1 in 34

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

      Dows police department

      ItemDowsIowaNational
      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

      CityPopulationViolent crime/100k peopleProperty crime/100k peopleTotal crime/100k people
      Clarion, IA2,783260557816
      Belmond, IA2,686150839989
      Iowa Falls, IA5,1763181,3911,708
      Bradford, IA623842,1432,526
      Blairsburg, IA1283912,1822,573
      Alden, IA7693942,2002,594
      Galt, IA633972,2172,614
      Dows, IA4974532,5312,984

      Cities with similar population

      CityPopulationViolent crime/100k peopleProperty crime/100k peopleTotal crime/100k people
      Hickman, CA4976643,2123,875
      Delmar, IA4973762,1012,478
      Summerfield, IL4975902,1592,749
      Barton, MD4976442,5903,234
      Rothsay, MN4974083,1183,526
      Dows, IA4974532,5312,984
      Source: The Dows, IA crime data displayed above is derived from the FBI's uniform crime reports for the year of 2020. 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.