Reported Annual Crime In Grinnell

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 peopleGrinnell/100k peopleIowa/100k peopleNational/100k people
Total crime304n/a (estimate)3,3261,9422,580
StatisticReportedincidents/100k peopleGrinnell/100k peopleIowa/100k peopleNational/100k people
Murder0n/a0.01.75.0
Rape7n/a76.630.942.6
Robbery2n/a21.929.586.2
Assault66n/a722.0187.9246.8
Violent crime75n/a (estimate)820250381
Burglary55n/a601.7352.6376.0
Theft162n/a1,772.21,190.41,594.6
Vehicle theft12n/a131.3148.5228.9
Property crime229n/a (estimate)2,5051,6922,200
A general overview of all the annual reported crimes in Grinnell, 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 Grinnell, 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 Grinnell, IA averages 71% higher than the rest of Iowa while the rate of crime on a national scale is 29% higher than. You'll find that the occurrence of violent crime in Grinnell, IA is 228% higher than the average rate of crime in Iowa and 116% higher than the rest of the nation. Similarly, crime involving property stands 48% higher than the remainder of the state of Iowa and 14% higher than the nation's average. Both of these statistics relate to how safe residents and businesses are while performing everyday activities in the Grinnell, IA area.

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Did you know?

  • The overall crime rate in Grinnell is 29% higher than the national average.
  • For every 100,000 people, there are 9.11 daily crimes that occur in Grinnell.
  • Grinnell is safer than 9% of the cities in the United States.
  • In Grinnell you have a 1 in 31 chance of becoming a victim of any crime.
  • The number of total year over year crimes in Grinnell has decreased by 12%.

Compare Grinnell, IA Crime To Other Cities

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      Daily Crime In Grinnell (per 100,000 people)

      The illustration above looks at the comparison of crimes committed in Grinnell, IA on a daily bases (per 100,000 people) to crimes committed throughout the state of Iowa. A comparison to the average number of daily national crimes is displayed as well. According to the latest crime statistics, daily crimes in Grinnell, IA (which include property crimes as well as violent crimes), when compared to Iowa state wide, are 1.71 times more than the state average and 1.29 times more than than national statistics. Violent crimes committed in Grinnell, IA on a daily bases are 3.28 times more than than Iowa average and 2.16 times more than the average nationwide. Daily property crime rates in Grinnell, IA are 1.48 times more than the daily state average and 1.14 times more than the daily national numbers.

      How Safe is Grinnell (higher is better)

      Many people wonder how safe they are in Grinnell, 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 Grinnell, IA to other cities in the state and across the country, Grinnell, IA is 7% 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, Grinnell, IA has a ranking of below average in comparison to other cities in the country, which is determined my comparing Grinnell, IA crime rate to all the other cities investigated.

      Chance of Being A Victim of Crime in Grinnell

      The chance of being a victim of violent crime in Grinnell is 1 in 122
      The chance of being a victim of property crime in Grinnell is 1 in 40
      The chance of being a victim of crime in Grinnell is 1 in 31
      Wondering what the chances are that you will be the victim of a crime in Grinnell, IA? The illustrations above show how likely you are to become a victim of violent crime, property crime or any crime. In Grinnell, IA you have a 1 in 122 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 40 chance of becoming a victim. Property crimes include burglary, theft and vehicle theft. Overall, you have a 1 in 31 chance of becoming a victim of crime in Grinnell, IA.

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

      The year over year change in crime helps to understand whether crime in Grinnell, IA is on the rise or declining. Analysts use this measure in order to eliminate the effect of changes in crime by the season. Year over year change in crime is shown for violent, property and total crimes per 100,000 people in the graph above. Clearly, the violent crime rate in Grinnell, IA has decreased by 2%, while the property crime rate in Grinnell, IA has decreased by 15% year over year. Summing up the numbers, Grinnell, IA has decreased by 12% 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, IA1,591104706811
      Brooklyn, IA1,422107723830
      Oakland Acres, IA116120814934
      Holiday Lake, IA3231831,2401,423
      Sully, IA8432871,9432,230
      Haverhill, IA1692962,0002,296
      Lynnville, IA4563122,1102,421
      Grinnell, IA9,1128202,5053,326

      Cities with similar population

      City, StatePopulationViolent crime/100k peopleProperty crime/100k peopleTotal crime/100k people
      Rawlins, WY9,1144201,9422,362
      Frankfort Square, IL9,1163001,4361,736
      Rock Falls, IL9,1041241,0061,131
      Stuttgart, AR9,1255452,9193,464
      Audubon, PA9,125107523630
      Grinnell, IA9,1128202,5053,326
      Source: The Grinnell, 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.