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Total crime 38%
Violent crime 11%
Property crime 43%
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 peopleFort Dodge/100k peopleIowa/100k peopleNational/100k people
Total crime825n/a (estimate)3,4412,0002,489
Murder2n/a8.31.95.0
Rape15n/a62.636.942.6
Robbery12n/a50.127.481.6
Assault72n/a300.3200.4250.2
Violent crime101n/a (estimate)421267379
Burglary117n/a488.0371.1340.5
Theft566n/a2,361.01,199.61,549.5
Vehicle theft41n/a171.0163.0219.9
Property crime724n/a (estimate)3,0201,7342,110

Key findings

  • Fort Dodge crime rates are 38% higher than the national average
  • Violent crimes in Fort Dodge are 11% higher than the national average
  • In Fort Dodge you have a 1 in 30 chance of becoming a victim of crime
  • Fort Dodge is safer than 20% of the cities in the United States
  • Year over year crime in Fort Dodge has decreased by 32%

Fort Dodge crime map

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

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      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. In Fort Dodge, the total number of daily crimes is 1.72 times more than the Iowa average and 1.38 times more than the national average. The number of daily violent crimes in Fort Dodge is 1.58 times more than the Iowa average and 1.11 times more than the national average. With regards to property crimes, Fort Dodge has a daily crime rate that is 1.74 times more than the Iowa average and 1.43 times more than the national average.

      How Safe is Fort Dodge (higher is better)

      Is Fort Dodge safe in comparison to other cities in the state of Iowa as well as in comparison to the rest of the areas across the United States. Using the gauges above, which compare crime in Fort Dodge to other cities in the state and across the country, Fort Dodge is 14% safer than other cities of Iowa and 20% safer than other cities in the nation. Fort Dodge has a ranks below average in comparison to other cities in the country.

      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 238
      The chance of being a victim of property crime in Fort Dodge is 1 in 34
      The chance of being a victim of crime in Fort Dodge is 1 in 30
      Are you at risk of becoming a victim of crime in Fort Dodge, Iowa? If you reside in Fort Dodge, then there is a 1 in 238 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 34. These types of crime include burglary, petty theft, and theft of motor vehicles. Altogether, there is a 1 in 30 risk that you will become a victim of crime in Fort Dodge.

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

      A good indicator of whether Fort Dodge is becoming a safer or a more dangerous place to live can be determined by analyzing the year over year crime rate (per 100,000 people). The number of violent crimes in Fort Dodge has decreased by 32%, while the property crime rate in Fort Dodge has decreased by 32% year over year. The number of total crimes in Fort Dodge has decreased by 32% 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
      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
      Humboldt, IA4,60201,0481,048
      Eagle Grove, IA3,4681711,1131,284
      Vincent, IA1303182,0642,382
      Badger, IA4873352,1722,507
      Coalville, IA6093392,2052,544
      Dakota City, IA7133412,2162,557
      Clare, IA2213412,2172,559
      Fort Dodge, IA24,6264213,0203,441

      Cities with similar population

      City, StatePopulationViolent crime/100k peopleProperty crime/100k peopleTotal crime/100k people
      Waverly, MI24,6173941,4271,821
      El Cerrito, CA24,6465885,0285,615
      Muskego, WI24,65020337357
      Lodi, NJ24,6541431,1151,258
      Cliffside Park, NJ24,66169391460
      Fort Dodge, IA24,6264213,0203,441
      Source: The Fort Dodge, IA crime data displayed above is derived from the FBI's uniform crime reports for the year of 2018. 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.