Annual Crime In Dubuque (2018)

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.
In the event that crime data for this area is not available from the FBI, estimates are used. The estimates are based on demographic data including, but not limited to: home prices, income per capita and population density.
StatisticReportedincidents/100k peopleDubuque/100k peopleIowa/100k peopleNational/100k people
Total crime1,772n/a (estimate)3,0201,9422,580
StatisticReportedincidents/100k peopleDubuque/100k peopleIowa/100k peopleNational/100k people
Murder2n/a3.41.75.0
Rape40n/a68.230.942.6
Robbery16n/a27.329.586.2
Assault108n/a184.1187.9246.8
Violent crime166n/a (estimate)283250381
Burglary333n/a567.5352.6376.0
Theft1,210n/a2,062.21,190.41,594.6
Vehicle theft63n/a107.4148.5228.9
Property crime1,606n/a (estimate)2,7371,6922,200

Key findings

  • Dubuque crime rates are 17% higher than the national average
  • Violent crimes in Dubuque are 26% lower than the national average
  • In Dubuque you have a 1 in 34 chance of becoming a victim of crime
  • Dubuque is safer than 32% of the cities in the United States
  • Year over year crime in Dubuque has decreased by 13%

Dubuque crime map

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Compare Dubuque, IA Crime To Other Cities

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      Daily Crime In Dubuque (per 100,000 people)

      The number of daily crimes per 100,000 residents in Dubuque, IA is displayed in the graph above. As you can see, the daily crimes for Dubuque are 1.56 times more than the Iowa average and 1.17 times more than the national level. Daily violent crimes in Dubuque are 1.13 times more than than Iowa and 1.35 times less than the national mean. While daily property crimes in Dubuque are 1.62 times more than than Iowa and 1.24 times more than the national average.

      How Safe is Dubuque (higher is better)

      How safe is Dubuque, IA when compared to other cities in Iowa and the rest of the cities across the United States? The graphs above show that Dubuque is safer than 34% of the cities in Iowa and 32% of the cities in the United States. These results are calculated by analyzing all cities in Iowa and across the US as a whole and determining how many areas have a lower crime rate than Dubuque. Overall, Dubuque is ranked below average compared to all other cities across the United States.

      Chance of Being A Victim of Crime in Dubuque

      The chance of being a victim of violent crime in Dubuque is 1 in 354
      The chance of being a victim of property crime in Dubuque is 1 in 37
      The chance of being a victim of crime in Dubuque is 1 in 34
      How likely are you to become a victim of crime? In Dubuque, IA you have a 1 in 354 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 37 chance of becoming a victim. Property crimes include burglary, theft and vehicle theft. Overall, you have a 1 in 34 chance of becoming a victim of crime in Dubuque.

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

      Determining whether Dubuque is becoming less or more safe for its residents (per 100,000) is most easily done by comparing year-over-year crime rates. Dubuque violent crime rates have decreased by 21%. At the same time, property crime has decreased by 12% year over year. Total crimes for Dubuque has decreased by 13% in the same time frame.

      Dubuque police department

      ItemDubuqueIowaNational
      Law enforcement employees (officers & civilians)1093,827558,732
      Police officers & civilians /1000 residents1.91.83.3
      There are a total of 109 Dubuque police officers. This results in 1.9 police officers per 1,000 residents which is 3.5% greater than the Iowa average and 42.7% 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
      Cuba City, WI2,07609898
      Hazel Green, WI1,04881325407
      Peosta, IA1,88167456523
      Epworth, IA2,06896649745
      Dickeyville, WI1,164120637757
      Asbury, IA5,20198662760
      East Dubuque, IL1,6821881,0681,256
      Dubuque, IA58,5352832,7373,020

      Cities with similar population

      City, StatePopulationViolent crime/100k peopleProperty crime/100k peopleTotal crime/100k people
      Porterville, CA58,4723522,6282,980
      Spring, TX58,6085192,9873,506
      Orland Park, IL58,612341,7181,752
      Owensboro, KY58,6852684,4204,688
      Noblesville, IN58,719939301,023
      Dubuque, IA58,5352832,7373,020
      Source: The Dubuque, 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.