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Total crime 9%
Violent crime 4%
Property crime 12%
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. 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 peopleElma/100k peopleIowa/100k peopleNational/100k people
Total crime0n/a (estimate)2,723 (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)363 (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)2,359 (estimate)1,7342,110

Key findings

  • Elma crime rates are 9% higher than the national average
  • Violent crimes in Elma are 4% lower than the national average
  • In Elma you have a 1 in 37 chance of becoming a victim of crime
  • Elma is safer than 29% of the cities in the United States
  • Year over year crime in Elma has increased by 3%

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      Daily Crime In Elma (per 100,000 people)

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      Chance of Being A Victim of Crime in Elma

      The chance of being a victim of violent crime in Elma is 1 in 276
      The chance of being a victim of property crime in Elma is 1 in 43
      The chance of being a victim of crime in Elma is 1 in 37

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

      Elma police department

      ItemElmaIowaNational
      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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      Charles City, IA7,4961099681,077
      New Hampton, IA3,4781541,0031,158
      Lawler, IA3243352,1782,513
      North Washington, IA1613362,1792,515
      Ionia, IA3323502,2702,620
      Riceville, IA8343522,2882,641
      Lime Springs, IA4863592,3342,693
      Elma, IA5623632,3592,723

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      City, StatePopulationViolent crime/100k peopleProperty crime/100k peopleTotal crime/100k people
      La Harpe, KS562000
      Oak Grove, IL5626582,9833,641
      Campobello, SC5626193,5614,180
      Nunn, CO5625333,6254,159
      Kosse, TX5626093,4744,083
      Elma, IA5623632,3592,723
      Source: The Elma, 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.