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Total crime 90%
Violent crime 57%
Property crime 95%
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.
StatisticReportedincidents/100k peopleHarlan/100k peopleIowa/100k peopleNational/100k people
Total crime13n/a (estimate)2651,9422,580
Murder0n/a0.01.75.0
Rape1n/a20.430.942.6
Robbery0n/a0.029.586.2
Assault7n/a142.7187.9246.8
Violent crime8n/a (estimate)163250381
Burglary2n/a40.8352.6376.0
Theft3n/a61.21,190.41,594.6
Vehicle theft0n/a0.0148.5228.9
Property crime5n/a (estimate)1021,6922,200

Key findings

  • Harlan crime rates are 90% lower than the national average
  • Violent crimes in Harlan are 57% lower than the national average
  • In Harlan you have a 1 in 378 chance of becoming a victim of crime
  • Harlan is safer than 76% of the cities in the United States
  • Year over year crime in Harlan has not changed

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 7.32 times less than the Iowa average and 9.73 times less than the national average. Violent daily crime statistics in Harlan are 1.53 times less than the Iowa average and 2.33 times less than the national average. For property crime, Harlan has a daily crime rate that is 16.59 times less than the Iowa average and 21.57 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 87% of every city located within Iowa along with 76% 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 614
      The chance of being a victim of property crime in Harlan is 1 in 981
      The chance of being a victim of crime in Harlan is 1 in 378
      Are you worried about becoming a crime victim? In Harlan, your chance of becoming a victim of a violent crime is 1 in 614. Types of violent crimes may include assault, robbery, rape, or murder. You also have a 1 in 981 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 378.

      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 not changed, the amount of property crime in Harlan has not changed, and the total amount of crime in Harlan has not changed 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, IA1,47894639734
      Dunlap, IA1,021111750861
      Elk Horn, IA5322731,8502,123
      Earling, IA4432761,8672,143
      Panama, IA2012761,8712,147
      Minden, IA6342771,8732,150
      Neola, IA9782791,8892,168
      Harlan, IA5,008163102265

      Cities with similar population

      City, StatePopulationViolent crime/100k peopleProperty crime/100k peopleTotal crime/100k people
      Demarest, NJ5,0070422422
      Kahaluu, HI5,0091641,8882,051
      Auburn, IL5,00643149192
      Holbrook, AZ5,0113573,7444,101
      Whiskey Creek, FL5,0111971,1691,366
      Harlan, IA5,008163102265
      Source: The Harlan, 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.