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Total crime 82%
Violent crime 84%
Property crime 81%
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 peopleFairfax/100k peopleIowa/100k peopleNational/100k people
Total crime0n/a (estimate)459 (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)61 (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)398 (estimate)1,7342,110

Key findings

  • Fairfax crime rates are 82% lower than the national average
  • Violent crimes in Fairfax are 84% lower than the national average
  • In Fairfax you have a 1 in 218 chance of becoming a victim of crime
  • Fairfax is safer than 88% of the cities in the United States
  • Year over year crime in Fairfax has increased by 3%

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      Daily Crime In Fairfax (per 100,000 people)

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      Chance of Being A Victim of Crime in Fairfax

      The chance of being a victim of violent crime in Fairfax is 1 in 1632
      The chance of being a victim of property crime in Fairfax is 1 in 252
      The chance of being a victim of crime in Fairfax is 1 in 218

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

      Fairfax police department

      ItemFairfaxIowaNational
      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
      Robins, IA3,43451330381
      Walford, IA1,42854349403
      Atkins, IA1,71360388447
      Ely, IA2,13373475548
      Solon, IA2,39973476549
      Tiffin, IA2,53083538621
      Palo, IA1,03692597689
      Fairfax, IA2,41861398459

      Cities with similar population

      City, StatePopulationViolent crime/100k peopleProperty crime/100k peopleTotal crime/100k people
      McColl, SC2,4171,4133,8365,250
      Campbell, FL2,4192181,2361,453
      Pepperell, MA2,417123478601
      Harrisburg, AR2,4197601,5632,323
      Great Barrington, MA2,419161410572
      Fairfax, IA2,41861398459
      Source: The Fairfax, 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.