Reported Annual Crime In Fort Dodge

In the event that crime data for this area is not available from the FBI, estimates are used. The estimates are based on demographic data including, but not limited to: home prices, income per capita and population density.
StatisticReportedincidents/100k peopleFort Dodge/100k peopleIowa/100k peopleNational/100k people
Total crime1,226n/a (estimate)5,0392,4192,756
StatisticReportedincidents/100k peopleFort Dodge/100k peopleIowa/100k peopleNational/100k people
Murder1n/a4.13.35.3
Rape22n/a90.439.241.7
Robbery18n/a74.039.898.0
Assault110n/a452.1211.0248.9
Violent crime151n/a (estimate)621293394
Burglary137n/a563.1479.3430.4
Theft880n/a3,616.81,468.61,694.4
Vehicle theft58n/a238.4177.4237.4
Property crime1,075n/a (estimate)4,4182,1252,362

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A general overview of all the annual reported crimes in Fort Dodge, IA is displayed above. The data has been arranged to make it easier to find both the gross total of reported crimes and the number of crimes reported per 100,000 people in Fort Dodge, IA. These statistics are further divided into two distinct categories (violent crimes and property crimes) to provide more insight to how prevalent crime is in the area. You'll find that the rate of crime in Fort Dodge, IA averages 108% higher than the rest of Iowa while the rate of crime on a national scale is 83% higher than. You'll find that the occurrence of violent crime in Fort Dodge, IA is 112% higher than the average rate of crime in Iowa and 58% higher than the rest of the nation. Similarly, crime involving property stands 108% higher than the remainder of the state of Iowa and 87% higher than the nation's average. Both of these statistics relate to how safe residents and businesses are while performing everyday activities in the Fort Dodge, IA area.
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Did you know?

  • The overall crime rate in Fort Dodge is 83% higher than the national average.
  • For every 100,000 people, there are 13.81 daily crimes that occur in Fort Dodge.
  • Fort Dodge is safer than 9% of the cities in the United States.
  • In Fort Dodge you have a 1 in 20 chance of becoming a victim of any crime.
  • The number of total year over year crimes in Fort Dodge has decreased by 10%.

Compare Fort Dodge, IA Crime To Other Cities

Daily Crime In Fort Dodge (per 100,000 people)

The graph above illustrates the number of daily crimes in Fort Dodge, IA per 100,000 people. For comparison purposes, the number of daily crimes is also reported for Iowa and on a national level. In Fort Dodge, IA the total number of daily crimes is 2.08 times more than the Iowa average and 1.83 times more than the national average. The number of daily violent crimes in Fort Dodge, IA is 2.12 times more than the Iowa average and 1.58 times more than the national average. With regards to property crimes, Fort Dodge, IA has a daily crime rate that is 2.08 times more than the Iowa average and 1.87 times more than the national average.

How Safe is Fort Dodge (higher is better)

Many people wonder how safe they are in Fort Dodge, IA in comparison to other notable cities in the state of Iowa as well as in comparison to the rest of the nation. Using the gauges above, which document and compare safety in Fort Dodge, IA to other cities in the state and across the country, Fort Dodge, IA is 6% safer than other cities of Iowa and 9% safer than other cities in the nation. When referring to the results, which show crime scores in Iowa cities and all around the United States, Fort Dodge, IA has a ranking of below average in comparison to other cities in the country, which is determined my comparing Fort Dodge, IA crime rate to all the other cities investigated.

Chance of Being A Victim of Crime in Fort Dodge

The chance of being a victim of violent crime in Fort Dodge is 1 in 162
The chance of being a victim of property crime in Fort Dodge is 1 in 23
The chance of being a victim of crime in Fort Dodge is 1 in 20
Do you want to know the risk of being victimized by a crime in Fort Dodge, IA? Displayed here are the statistics showing how likely you are to become a victim of a crime of violence, crime against your property, or any other crime. If you are in Fort Dodge, IA, then there is a 1 in 162 risk that you will experience a violent crime against you. 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 23. These types of crime include burglary, petty theft, and theft of motor vehicles. Altogether, there is a 1 in 20 risk that you will become a victim of crime in Fort Dodge, IA.

Year Over Year Crime In Fort Dodge (per 100,000 people)

A good indicator of whether Fort Dodge, IA is becoming a safer or a more dangerous place to live can be determined by analyzing the year over year crime rate. In the graph above, the year over year crime rates are displayed for violent, property and total crimes per 100,000 people. The number of violent crimes in Fort Dodge, IA has decreased by 20%, while the property crime rate in Fort Dodge, IA has decreased by 8% year over year. The number of total crimes in Fort Dodge, IA has decreased by 10% year over year.

Fort Dodge police department

ItemFort DodgeIowaNational
Law enforcement employees (officers & civilians)433,827558,732
Police officers & civilians /1000 residents1.71.83.3
There are a total of 43 Fort Dodge police officers. This results in 1.7 police officers per 1,000 residents which is 4.8% less than the Iowa average and 47.3% less than the National average.

Sex offenders in Iowa

StateTotal offendersIowa /100KNational /100K
Iowa5,765196222
There are a total of 5,765 sex offenders in Iowa. This yields a total of 196 sex offenders in Iowa per 100,000 residents which is 12% less than the national average.

Nearby Cities With Low Crime Rates

City, StatePopulationViolent crime/100k peopleProperty crime/100k peopleTotal crime/100k people
Humboldt, IA4,602441,0361,080
Eagle Grove, IA3,4681881,3641,552
Vincent, IA1303492,5302,879
Badger, IA4873672,6623,029
Coalville, IA6093732,7023,074
Dakota City, IA7133742,7153,090
Clare, IA2213752,7173,092
Fort Dodge, IA24,6266214,4185,039

Cities with similar population

City, StatePopulationViolent crime/100k peopleProperty crime/100k peopleTotal crime/100k people
Waverly, MI24,6174051,6212,026
El Cerrito, CA24,6466545,2175,871
Muskego, WI24,65024768792
Lodi, NJ24,6541721,4731,645
Cliffside Park, NJ24,66191715807
Fort Dodge, IA24,6266214,4185,039
Source: The Fort Dodge, IA crime data displayed above is derived from the FBI's uniform crime reports for the year of 2017. 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.
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