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Total crime 1%
Violent crime 12%
Property crime 3%
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 peopleEssex/100k peopleIowa/100k peopleNational/100k people
Total crime0n/a (estimate)2,610 (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)336 (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)2,274 (estimate)1,6922,200

Key findings

  • Essex crime rates are 1% higher than the national average
  • Violent crimes in Essex are 12% lower than the national average
  • In Essex you have a 1 in 39 chance of becoming a victim of crime
  • Essex is safer than 33% of the cities in the United States
  • Year over year crime in Essex has decreased by 20%

Essex crime map

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The Essex crime map provides a detailed overview of all crimes in Essex as reported by the local law enforcement agency. Based on the color coded legend above, the crime map outlines the areas with lower crime compared to the areas with higher crime. The Essex crime heat map offers insight into the total crimes on a block group level.

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      Daily Crime In Essex (per 100,000 people)

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      Chance of Being A Victim of Crime in Essex

      The chance of being a victim of violent crime in Essex is 1 in 298
      The chance of being a victim of property crime in Essex is 1 in 44
      The chance of being a victim of crime in Essex is 1 in 39

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

      Essex police department

      ItemEssexIowaNational
      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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      Shenandoah, IA5,0302541,7221,977
      Malvern, IA9822751,8642,139
      Stanton, IA6852972,0122,309
      Farragut, IA4313252,2002,525
      Emerson, IA5253352,2652,599
      Riverton, IA2603402,3032,643
      Coin, IA2203652,4682,832
      Essex, IA8593362,2742,610

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      Agency, MO8594962,6163,112
      Alma, KS8595283,1683,696
      Moreauville, LA859000
      Mars Hill, ME8591541,8722,026
      Rolling Hills, KY8591781,6441,822
      Essex, IA8593362,2742,610
      Source: The Essex, 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.