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Total crime 8%
Violent crime 5%
Property crime 10%
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 peopleEssex/100k peopleIowa/100k peopleNational/100k people
Total crime0n/a (estimate)2,690 (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)359 (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)2,331 (estimate)1,7342,110

Key findings

  • Essex crime rates are 8% higher than the national average
  • Violent crimes in Essex are 5% lower than the national average
  • In Essex you have a 1 in 38 chance of becoming a victim of crime
  • Essex is safer than 29% of the cities in the United States
  • Year over year crime in Essex has increased by 3%

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 279
      The chance of being a victim of property crime in Essex is 1 in 43
      The chance of being a victim of crime in Essex is 1 in 38

      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

      City, StatePopulationViolent crime/100k peopleProperty crime/100k peopleTotal crime/100k people
      Shenandoah, IA5,030144844988
      Clarinda, IA5,4314481,5511,999
      Malvern, IA9822941,9102,204
      Stanton, IA6853172,0622,379
      Farragut, IA4313472,2542,602
      Emerson, IA5253572,3212,678
      Riverton, IA2603632,3602,723
      Essex, IA8593592,3312,690

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      City, StatePopulationViolent crime/100k peopleProperty crime/100k peopleTotal crime/100k people
      Moreauville, LA859000
      Mars Hill, ME8591591,7171,876
      Rolling Hills, KY8591821,5891,771
      Alma, KS859000
      Agency, MO8594892,6083,097
      Essex, IA8593592,3312,690
      Source: The Essex, 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.