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Total crime 25%
Violent crime 61%
Property crime 18%
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StatisticReportedincidents/100k peopleFort Madison/100k peopleIowa/100k peopleNational/100k people
Total crime301n/a (estimate)2,9402,0022,346
Murder0n/a0.03.56.5
Rape18n/a175.840.738.4
Robbery4n/a39.129.873.9
Assault42n/a410.2229.4279.7
Violent crime64n/a (estimate)625304388
Burglary60n/a586.0371.1314.2
Theft160n/a1,562.71,130.11,398.0
Vehicle theft17n/a166.0197.1246.0
Property crime237n/a (estimate)2,3151,6981,958

Key findings

  • Fort Madison crime rates are 25% higher than the national average
  • Violent crimes in Fort Madison are 61% higher than the national average
  • In Fort Madison you have a 1 in 35 chance of becoming a victim of crime
  • Fort Madison is safer than 13% of the cities in the United States
  • Year over year crime in Fort Madison has increased by 11%

Fort Madison crime map

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

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

      The number of daily crimes per 100,000 residents in Fort Madison, Iowa is displayed in the graph above. As you can see, the daily crimes for Fort Madison are 1.47 times more than the Iowa average and 1.25 times more than the national level. Daily violent crimes in Fort Madison are 2.06 times more than than Iowa and 1.61 times more than the national mean. While daily property crimes in Fort Madison are 1.36 times more than than Iowa and 1.18 times more than the national average.

      How Safe is Fort Madison (higher is better)

      What are the odds that you'll be safer in Fort Madison, Iowa compared to other areas of Iowa, as well as the rest of America? When it comes down to it, is Fort Madison safe? In the graphs above, it shows that Fort Madison is safer than 8% of Iowa cities, and 13% 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 Fort Madison. At this time, Fort Madison sees a below average rate of crime in comparison to other United States cities.

      Chance of Being A Victim of Crime in Fort Madison

      The chance of being a victim of violent crime in Fort Madison is 1 in 160
      The chance of being a victim of property crime in Fort Madison is 1 in 44
      The chance of being a victim of crime in Fort Madison is 1 in 35
      How likely are you to become a victim of crime? In Fort Madison, Iowa you have a 1 in 160 chance of becoming a victim of violent crime. Violent crimes include murder, rape, robbery and assault. With regards to property crime, you have a 1 in 44 chance of becoming a victim. Property crimes include burglary, theft and vehicle theft. Overall, you have a 1 in 35 chance of becoming a victim of crime in Fort Madison.

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

      The year over year crime rate per 100,000 people for Fort Madison is an accurate tool for tracking the rise and fall of crime, and in determining if living in Fort Madison has become safer or more dangerous. The year over year data displayed in the graph shows that violent crimes have decreased by 6% in Fort Madison, while property crimes in Fort Madison have increased by 17%. Total crime has increased by 11% year over year.

      Fort Madison police department

      ItemFort MadisonIowaNational
      Law enforcement employees (officers & civilians)203,827558,732
      Police officers & civilians /1000 residents1.81.83.3
      There are a total of 20 Fort Madison police officers. This results in 1.8 police officers per 1,000 residents which is 0.7% greater than the Iowa average and 44.2% 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

      CityPopulationViolent crime/100k peopleProperty crime/100k peopleTotal crime/100k people
      West Point, IA1,020113632745
      Carthage, IL2,51341817858
      Nauvoo, IL1,292201737938
      Dallas City, IL1,2332301,0341,264
      Gulf Port, IL215121,8732,384
      St. Paul, IA1003652,0392,404
      Denmark, IA2993782,1112,489
      Fort Madison, IA10,7696252,3152,940

      Cities with similar population

      CityPopulationViolent crime/100k peopleProperty crime/100k peopleTotal crime/100k people
      Storm Lake, IA10,7683891,5271,916
      Waimea, HI10,7702972,8233,120
      Monroe, WI10,771191,6421,661
      Miami Shores, FL10,7722705,2135,484
      Sweetwater, TX10,7651921,2771,468
      Fort Madison, IA10,7696252,3152,940
      Source: The Fort Madison, IA crime data displayed above is derived from the FBI's uniform crime reports for the year of 2020. 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.