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Total crime 11%
Violent crime 10%
Property crime 15%
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 peopleGrinnell/100k peopleIowa/100k peopleNational/100k people
Total crime206n/a (estimate)2,2072,0002,489
Murder0n/a0.01.95.0
Rape24n/a257.236.942.6
Robbery0n/a0.027.481.6
Assault15n/a160.7200.4250.2
Violent crime39n/a (estimate)418267379
Burglary16n/a171.4371.1340.5
Theft149n/a1,596.51,199.61,549.5
Vehicle theft2n/a21.4163.0219.9
Property crime167n/a (estimate)1,7891,7342,110

Key findings

  • Grinnell crime rates are 11% lower than the national average
  • Violent crimes in Grinnell are 10% higher than the national average
  • In Grinnell you have a 1 in 46 chance of becoming a victim of crime
  • Grinnell is safer than 28% of the cities in the United States
  • Year over year crime in Grinnell has decreased by 34%

Grinnell crime map

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

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      Daily Crime In Grinnell (per 100,000 people)

      The graph above looks at the comparison of crimes committed in Grinnell on a daily basis (per 100,000 people) to crimes committed throughout the state of Iowa and the USA. According to the latest crime statistics, daily crimes in Grinnell (which include property crimes as well as violent crimes), when compared to Iowa, are 1.10 times more than the state average and 1.13 times less than than national average. Violent crimes committed in Grinnell on a daily basis are 1.57 times more than than Iowa average and 1.10 times more than the average nationwide. Daily property crime rates in Grinnell are 1.03 times more than the daily state average and 1.18 times less than the daily national numbers.

      How Safe is Grinnell (higher is better)

      Is Grinnell 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 Grinnell to other cities in the state and across the country, Grinnell is 25% safer than other cities of Iowa and 28% safer than other cities in the nation. Grinnell has a ranks below average in comparison to other cities in the country.

      Chance of Being A Victim of Crime in Grinnell

      The chance of being a victim of violent crime in Grinnell is 1 in 240
      The chance of being a victim of property crime in Grinnell is 1 in 56
      The chance of being a victim of crime in Grinnell is 1 in 46
      How likely are you to become a victim of crime? In Grinnell, Iowa you have a 1 in 240 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 56 chance of becoming a victim. Property crimes include burglary, theft and vehicle theft. Overall, you have a 1 in 46 chance of becoming a victim of crime in Grinnell.

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

      The year over year change in crime per 100,000 people helps to understand whether crime in Grinnell, IA is on the rise or declining. The violent crime rate in Grinnell has decreased by 49%, while the property crime rate in Grinnell has decreased by 29% year over year. Summing up the numbers, Grinnell has decreased by 34% with regards to total crimes year over year.

      Grinnell police department

      ItemGrinnellIowaNational
      Law enforcement employees (officers & civilians)163,827558,732
      Police officers & civilians /1000 residents1.71.83.3
      There are a total of 16 Grinnell police officers. This results in 1.7 police officers per 1,000 residents which is 3.5% less than the Iowa average and 46.5% 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
      Montezuma, IA1,591111724836
      Brooklyn, IA1,422114741855
      Oakland Acres, IA116128834963
      Holiday Lake, IA3231961,2711,467
      Sully, IA8433071,9912,297
      Haverhill, IA1693162,0502,366
      Lynnville, IA4563332,1622,495
      Grinnell, IA9,1124181,7892,207

      Cities with similar population

      City, StatePopulationViolent crime/100k peopleProperty crime/100k peopleTotal crime/100k people
      Rawlins, WY9,1143031,4201,723
      Frankfort Square, IL9,1163021,3711,674
      Rock Falls, IL9,10480903984
      Stuttgart, AR9,1251,1763,5164,692
      Audubon, PA9,125107492600
      Grinnell, IA9,1124181,7892,207
      Source: The Grinnell, 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.