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Total crime 87%
Violent crime 62%
Property crime 91%
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 peopleHarlan/100k peopleIowa/100k peopleNational/100k people
Total crime16n/a (estimate)3342,0002,489
Murder0n/a0.01.95.0
Rape2n/a41.736.942.6
Robbery0n/a0.027.481.6
Assault5n/a104.3200.4250.2
Violent crime7n/a (estimate)146267379
Burglary2n/a41.7371.1340.5
Theft6n/a125.11,199.61,549.5
Vehicle theft1n/a20.9163.0219.9
Property crime9n/a (estimate)1881,7342,110

Key findings

  • Harlan crime rates are 87% lower than the national average
  • Violent crimes in Harlan are 62% lower than the national average
  • In Harlan you have a 1 in 300 chance of becoming a victim of crime
  • Harlan is safer than 77% of the cities in the United States
  • Year over year crime in Harlan has increased by 26%

Harlan crime map

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

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      Daily Crime In Harlan (per 100,000 people)

      The above illustration depicts the number of crimes committed daily in Harlan, per 100,000 residents. In Harlan, the total number of daily crimes is 6.00 times less than the Iowa average and 7.46 times less than the national average. Violent daily crime statistics in Harlan are 1.83 times less than the Iowa average and 2.60 times less than the national average. For property crime, Harlan has a daily crime rate that is 9.24 times less than the Iowa average and 11.24 times less than the daily national average.

      How Safe is Harlan (higher is better)

      When comparing the safety of Harlan to every other city in Iowa, as well as the entirety of the United States, is Harlan safe? The gauges above illustrate that Harlan is safer than 86% of every city located within Iowa along with 77% of the all the cities located in the United States. The results of these graphs are created after analyzing each of the cities in Iowa and in the United States as a whole. As a result, Harlan, IA is ranked above average when compared to the rest of the US cities.

      Chance of Being A Victim of Crime in Harlan

      The chance of being a victim of violent crime in Harlan is 1 in 686
      The chance of being a victim of property crime in Harlan is 1 in 533
      The chance of being a victim of crime in Harlan is 1 in 300
      Are you worried about becoming a crime victim? In Harlan, your chance of becoming a victim of a violent crime is 1 in 686. Types of violent crimes may include assault, robbery, rape, or murder. You also have a 1 in 533 chance of being the victim of a property crime such as vehicle theft, personal property theft, and burglary. Your overall risk of becoming a crime victim in Harlan is 1 in 300.

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

      An analysis of year to year crime rates in Harlan, Iowa (per 100,000 people) is a useful indicator of whether the area is becoming a safer or a more dangerous place to live. The amount of violent crime in Harlan has decreased by 10%, the amount of property crime in Harlan has increased by 84%, and the total amount of crime in Harlan has increased by 26% year over year.

      Harlan police department

      ItemHarlanIowaNational
      Law enforcement employees (officers & civilians)93,827558,732
      Police officers & civilians /1000 residents1.81.83.3
      There are a total of 9 Harlan police officers. This results in 1.8 police officers per 1,000 residents which is 1.5% less than the Iowa average and 45.4% 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
      Avoca, IA1,478101655756
      Dunlap, IA1,021118769887
      Elk Horn, IA5322921,8952,187
      Earling, IA4432951,9142,208
      Panama, IA2012951,9172,212
      Minden, IA6342961,9202,215
      Neola, IA9782981,9362,234
      Harlan, IA5,008146188334

      Cities with similar population

      City, StatePopulationViolent crime/100k peopleProperty crime/100k peopleTotal crime/100k people
      Kahaluu, HI5,0091881,8692,057
      Demarest, NJ5,00741244285
      Auburn, IL5,0068664150
      Holbrook, AZ5,0117656,3557,120
      Whiskey Creek, FL5,0111941,0991,293
      Harlan, IA5,008146188334
      Source: The Harlan, 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.