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Total crime 84%
Violent crime 54%
Property crime 89%
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 peopleForest City/100k peopleIowa/100k peopleNational/100k people
Total crime16n/a (estimate)3962,0002,489
Murder0n/a0.01.95.0
Rape3n/a74.336.942.6
Robbery0n/a0.027.481.6
Assault4n/a99.1200.4250.2
Violent crime7n/a (estimate)173267379
Burglary3n/a74.3371.1340.5
Theft5n/a123.91,199.61,549.5
Vehicle theft1n/a24.8163.0219.9
Property crime9n/a (estimate)2231,7342,110

Key findings

  • Forest City crime rates are 84% lower than the national average
  • Violent crimes in Forest City are 54% lower than the national average
  • In Forest City you have a 1 in 253 chance of becoming a victim of crime
  • Forest City is safer than 71% of the cities in the United States
  • Year over year crime in Forest City has decreased by 43%

Forest City crime map

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

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      Daily Crime In Forest City (per 100,000 people)

      The number of daily crimes per 100,000 residents in Forest City, Iowa is displayed in the graph above. As you can see, the daily crimes for Forest City are 5.05 times less than the Iowa average and 6.28 times less than the national level. Daily violent crimes in Forest City are 1.54 times less than than Iowa and 2.19 times less than the national mean. While daily property crimes in Forest City are 7.77 times less than than Iowa and 9.46 times less than the national average.

      How Safe is Forest City (higher is better)

      Compared to the other cities in Iowa and all other cities across the US, is Forest City safe? From the gauges displayed above, you will notice that Forest City is safer than 80% of other cities in the state of Iowa. In addition, Forest City is safer than 71% of cities in the entire United States. To achieve these results, all Iowa and United States cities were analyzed to determine how many locations had a lower crime rate than Forest City. By studying this data, it was possible to determine that Forest City is above average in safety when compared with other United States cities.

      Chance of Being A Victim of Crime in Forest City

      The chance of being a victim of violent crime in Forest City is 1 in 577
      The chance of being a victim of property crime in Forest City is 1 in 449
      The chance of being a victim of crime in Forest City is 1 in 253
      Are you curious to know the likelihood of suffering from a crime in Forest City? If you reside in Forest City, the likelihood that you will become a victim of a violent crime is 1 in 577. Violent crimes include: murder, sexual assault, robbery, and physical assault. There is a 1 in 449 change that you will become a victim of a property crime. These sorts of crimes against personal property include: burglary, theft, and auto theft. In total, the likelihood of being victimized by a crime in Forest City, is 1 in 253.

      Year Over Year Crime In Forest City (per 100,000 people)

      An analysis of year to year crime rates in Forest City, Iowa (per 100,000 people) is a useful indicator of whether the area is becoming a safer or a more dangerous place to live. The amount of violent crime in Forest City has decreased by 14%, the amount of property crime in Forest City has decreased by 55%, and the total amount of crime in Forest City has decreased by 44% year over year.

      Forest City police department

      ItemForest CityIowaNational
      Law enforcement employees (officers & civilians)83,827558,732
      Police officers & civilians /1000 residents1.91.83.3
      There are a total of 8 Forest City police officers. This results in 1.9 police officers per 1,000 residents which is 7.2% greater than the Iowa average and 40.6% 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
      Britt, IA1,919119771889
      Lake Mills, IA2,027125813938
      Garner, IA3,091128829957
      Ventura, IA7371621,0491,211
      Clear Lake, IA7,6444101,7472,158
      Hanlontown, IA2113222,0892,411
      Leland, IA2473312,1482,479
      Forest City, IA4,043173223396

      Cities with similar population

      City, StatePopulationViolent crime/100k peopleProperty crime/100k peopleTotal crime/100k people
      Northwest Harwich, MA4,044200718917
      Heron Bay, GA4,0421721,1991,371
      Tabor City, NC4,0443612,2892,650
      Pocola, OK4,04597679776
      Burgaw, NC4,0453113,1133,424
      Forest City, IA4,043173223396
      Source: The Forest City, 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.