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Total crime 27%
Violent crime 50%
Property crime 22%
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 peopleDubuque/100k peopleIowa/100k peopleNational/100k people
Total crime1,059n/a (estimate)1,8272,0002,489
Murder0n/a0.01.95.0
Rape34n/a58.636.942.6
Robbery9n/a15.527.481.6
Assault67n/a115.6200.4250.2
Violent crime110n/a (estimate)190267379
Burglary138n/a238.0371.1340.5
Theft747n/a1,288.51,199.61,549.5
Vehicle theft64n/a110.4163.0219.9
Property crime949n/a (estimate)1,6371,7342,110

Key findings

  • Dubuque crime rates are 27% lower than the national average
  • Violent crimes in Dubuque are 50% lower than the national average
  • In Dubuque you have a 1 in 55 chance of becoming a victim of crime
  • Dubuque is safer than 52% of the cities in the United States
  • Year over year crime in Dubuque has decreased by 40%

Dubuque crime map

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      Daily Crime In Dubuque (per 100,000 people)

      The number of daily crimes per 100,000 residents in Dubuque, Iowa is displayed in the graph above. As you can see, the daily crimes for Dubuque are 1.10 times less than the Iowa average and 1.36 times less than the national level. Daily violent crimes in Dubuque are 1.41 times less than than Iowa and 2.00 times less than the national mean. While daily property crimes in Dubuque are 1.06 times less than than Iowa and 1.29 times less than the national average.

      How Safe is Dubuque (higher is better)

      How safe is Dubuque, Iowa 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 59% of the cities in Iowa and 52% 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 above 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 528
      The chance of being a victim of property crime in Dubuque is 1 in 62
      The chance of being a victim of crime in Dubuque is 1 in 55
      How likely are you to become a victim of crime? In Dubuque, Iowa you have a 1 in 528 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 62 chance of becoming a victim. Property crimes include burglary, theft and vehicle theft. Overall, you have a 1 in 55 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 33%. At the same time, property crime has decreased by 40% year over year. Total crimes for Dubuque has decreased by 40% 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, WI2,076000
      Peosta, IA1,88172467539
      Dickeyville, WI1,164120601720
      Epworth, IA2,068102665767
      Asbury, IA5,201105679783
      Hazel Green, WI1,04801,1431,143
      Sandy Hook, WI3872641,3231,586
      Dubuque, IA58,5351901,6371,827

      Cities with similar population

      City, StatePopulationViolent crime/100k peopleProperty crime/100k peopleTotal crime/100k people
      Porterville, CA58,4723192,1542,473
      Spring, TX58,6085293,0173,546
      Orland Park, IL58,612441,6201,664
      Owensboro, KY58,6852254,0464,271
      Noblesville, IN58,719509571,007
      Dubuque, IA58,5351901,6371,827
      Source: The Dubuque, 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.