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Total crime 79%
Violent crime 82%
Property crime 79%
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.
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 peopleEly/100k peopleIowa/100k peopleNational/100k people
Total crime0n/a (estimate)532 (estimate)1,9422,580
Murdern/an/an/a1.75.0
Rapen/an/an/a30.942.6
Robberyn/an/an/a29.586.2
Assaultn/an/an/a187.9246.8
Violent crimen/an/a (estimate)69 (estimate)250381
Burglaryn/an/an/a352.6376.0
Theftn/an/an/a1,190.41,594.6
Vehicle theftn/an/an/a148.5228.9
Property crimen/an/a (estimate)464 (estimate)1,6922,200

Key findings

  • Ely crime rates are 79% lower than the national average
  • Violent crimes in Ely are 82% lower than the national average
  • In Ely you have a 1 in 188 chance of becoming a victim of crime
  • Ely is safer than 87% of the cities in the United States
  • Year over year crime in Ely has decreased by 20%

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      Daily Crime In Ely (per 100,000 people)

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      Chance of Being A Victim of Crime in Ely

      The chance of being a victim of violent crime in Ely is 1 in 1460
      The chance of being a victim of property crime in Ely is 1 in 216
      The chance of being a victim of crime in Ely is 1 in 188

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

      Ely police department

      ItemElyIowaNational
      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.

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      Robins, IA3,43448322370
      Walford, IA1,42850340391
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      Atkins, IA1,71356378434
      Fairfax, IA2,41857389446
      Solon, IA2,39969464533
      Tiffin, IA2,53078525603
      Ely, IA2,13369464532

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      Mount Pleasant, NC2,1331368971,033
      Lexington, MS2,1331161,1881,304
      Bath, MI2,133158582739
      Cave Junction, OR2,1331651,6661,831
      South Creek, WA2,1321381,3041,442
      Ely, IA2,13369464532
      Source: The Ely, 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.