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Total crime 65%
Violent crime 70%
Property crime 64%
Date & Last Updated: This data reflects the 2018 calendar year and was released from the FBI in September, 2019; this is the most current data available.
Crime data for this area is not available from the FBI, so estimates are used based on demographic data including, but not limited to: home prices, income per capita and population density.
StatisticReportedincidents/100k peopleGriswold/100k peopleIowa/100k peopleNational/100k people
Total crime0n/a (estimate)901 (estimate)1,9422,580
Murdern/an/an/a1.75.0
Rapen/an/an/a30.942.6
Robberyn/an/an/a29.586.2
Assaultn/an/an/a187.9246.8
Violent crimen/an/a (estimate)116 (estimate)250381
Burglaryn/an/an/a352.6376.0
Theftn/an/an/a1,190.41,594.6
Vehicle theftn/an/an/a148.5228.9
Property crimen/an/a (estimate)785 (estimate)1,6922,200

Key findings

  • Griswold crime rates are 65% lower than the national average
  • Violent crimes in Griswold are 70% lower than the national average
  • In Griswold you have a 1 in 111 chance of becoming a victim of crime
  • Griswold is safer than 76% of the cities in the United States
  • Year over year crime in Griswold has decreased by 20%

Griswold crime map

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

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      Daily Crime In Griswold (per 100,000 people)

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      Chance of Being A Victim of Crime in Griswold

      The chance of being a victim of violent crime in Griswold is 1 in 862
      The chance of being a victim of property crime in Griswold is 1 in 128
      The chance of being a victim of crime in Griswold is 1 in 111

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

      Griswold police department

      ItemGriswoldIowaNational
      Law enforcement employees (officers & civilians)n/a3,827558,732
      Police officers & civilians /1000 residentsn/a1.83.3

      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.

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      Oakland, IA1,54499670769
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      Macedonia, IA2233162,1422,458
      Wiota, IA863172,1492,466
      Emerson, IA5253352,2652,599
      Griswold, IA1,176116785901

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      Cleveland, AL1,1762191,1881,407
      Vander, NC1,1761671,1031,270
      Kensington, NY1,17649202251
      Castanea, PA1,177130635765
      Pocono Springs, PA1,177122593715
      Griswold, IA1,176116785901
      Source: The Griswold, 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.