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Total crime 71%
Violent crime 58%
Property crime 74%
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.
StatisticReportedincidents/100k peopleEstherville/100k peopleIowa/100k peopleNational/100k people
Total crime40n/a (estimate)7132,0002,489
Murder0n/a0.01.95.0
Rape0n/a0.036.942.6
Robbery0n/a0.027.481.6
Assault9n/a160.5200.4250.2
Violent crime9n/a (estimate)160267379
Burglary9n/a160.5371.1340.5
Theft18n/a320.91,199.61,549.5
Vehicle theft4n/a71.3163.0219.9
Property crime31n/a (estimate)5531,7342,110

Key findings

  • Estherville crime rates are 71% lower than the national average
  • Violent crimes in Estherville are 58% lower than the national average
  • In Estherville you have a 1 in 141 chance of becoming a victim of crime
  • Estherville is safer than 70% of the cities in the United States
  • Year over year crime in Estherville has decreased by 58%

Estherville crime map

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The Estherville crime map provides a detailed overview of all crimes in Estherville 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 Estherville crime heat map offers insight into the total crimes on a block group level.

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      Daily Crime In Estherville (per 100,000 people)

      The graph above looks at the comparison of crimes committed in Estherville on a daily basis (per 100,000 people) to crimes committed throughout the state of Iowa and the USA. According to the latest crime statistics, daily crimes in Estherville (which include property crimes as well as violent crimes), when compared to Iowa, are 2.80 times less than the state average and 3.49 times less than than national average. Violent crimes committed in Estherville on a daily basis are 1.66 times less than than Iowa average and 2.36 times less than the average nationwide. Daily property crime rates in Estherville are 3.14 times less than the daily state average and 3.82 times less than the daily national numbers.

      How Safe is Estherville (higher is better)

      What are the odds that you'll be safer in Estherville, Iowa compared to other areas of Iowa, as well as the rest of America? When it comes down to it, is Estherville safe? In the graphs above, it shows that Estherville is safer than 78% of Iowa cities, and 70% compared to all other cities across America. These statistics are calculated by taking a closer look at each city's crime rate in Iowa, as well as the rest of the US. It is then determined which cities see less crime than Estherville. At this time, Estherville sees a above average rate of crime in comparison to other United States cities.

      Chance of Being A Victim of Crime in Estherville

      The chance of being a victim of violent crime in Estherville is 1 in 624
      The chance of being a victim of property crime in Estherville is 1 in 181
      The chance of being a victim of crime in Estherville is 1 in 141
      Are you at risk of becoming a victim of crime in Estherville, Iowa? If you reside in Estherville, then there is a 1 in 624 chance that you will experience a violent crime. These types of crimes may include homicide, sexual assault, robbery, and physical assault. Your risk of being a victim of property crime is 1 in 181. These types of crime include burglary, petty theft, and theft of motor vehicles. Altogether, there is a 1 in 141 risk that you will become a victim of crime in Estherville.

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

      An ideal indicator of whether Estherville is becoming a safer or more dangerous place to live can be done by analyzing the year over year crime rates per 100,000 people. Year over year violent crime in Estherville has decreased by 70% and the rate of property crime in Estherville has decreased by 52%. The total crime rate in Estherville has decreased by 58% year to year.

      Estherville police department

      ItemEsthervilleIowaNational
      Law enforcement employees (officers & civilians)123,827558,732
      Police officers & civilians /1000 residents1.91.83.3
      There are a total of 12 Estherville police officers. This results in 1.9 police officers per 1,000 residents which is 6.3% greater than the Iowa average and 41.1% less than the National average.

      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
      Arnolds Park, IA1,02468443511
      Orleans, IA459108701808
      Spirit Lake, IA4,9925891,4132,001
      Wallingford, IA1803412,2142,555
      Gruver, IA1053572,3202,677
      Graettinger, IA7163742,4282,802
      Terril, IA3793802,4652,844
      Estherville, IA6,027160553713

      Cities with similar population

      City, StatePopulationViolent crime/100k peopleProperty crime/100k peopleTotal crime/100k people
      Waupaca, WI6,0261362,1112,247
      Maquoketa, IA6,0252512,3112,562
      Munford, TN6,0252791,3321,611
      Ashton-Sandy Spring, MD6,024148634782
      Bensley, VA6,0312552,0152,270
      Estherville, IA6,027160553713
      Source: The Estherville, 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.