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Total crime 4%
Violent crime 9%
Property crime 7%
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.
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 peopleElgin/100k peopleIowa/100k peopleNational/100k people
Total crime0n/a (estimate)2,599 (estimate)2,0002,489
Murdern/an/an/a1.95.0
Rapen/an/an/a36.942.6
Robberyn/an/an/a27.481.6
Assaultn/an/an/a200.4250.2
Violent crimen/an/a (estimate)347 (estimate)267379
Burglaryn/an/an/a371.1340.5
Theftn/an/an/a1,199.61,549.5
Vehicle theftn/an/an/a163.0219.9
Property crimen/an/a (estimate)2,252 (estimate)1,7342,110

Key findings

  • Elgin crime rates are 4% higher than the national average
  • Violent crimes in Elgin are 9% lower than the national average
  • In Elgin you have a 1 in 39 chance of becoming a victim of crime
  • Elgin is safer than 31% of the cities in the United States
  • Year over year crime in Elgin has increased by 3%

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      Daily Crime In Elgin (per 100,000 people)

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      Chance of Being A Victim of Crime in Elgin

      The chance of being a victim of violent crime in Elgin is 1 in 289
      The chance of being a victim of property crime in Elgin is 1 in 45
      The chance of being a victim of crime in Elgin is 1 in 39

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

      Elgin police department

      ItemElginIowaNational
      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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      Monona, IA1,495104676780
      Elkader, IA1,325112726838
      Fayette, IA1,196117762880
      West Union, IA2,592124803927
      Postville, IA2,2811942,0822,276
      Ossian, IA9623132,0312,344
      Arlington, IA5263372,1852,522
      Elgin, IA7373472,2522,599

      Cities with similar population

      City, StatePopulationViolent crime/100k peopleProperty crime/100k peopleTotal crime/100k people
      Maben, MS7374383,7404,178
      Ventura, IA7371621,0491,211
      East Galesburg, IL7375402,4502,991
      Graniteville, VT7372761,9482,224
      Bogue, NC7373362,1302,466
      Elgin, IA7373472,2522,599
      Source: The Elgin, 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.