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Total crime 37%
Violent crime 45%
Property crime 35%
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 peopleHiawatha/100k peopleIowa/100k peopleNational/100k people
Total crime0n/a (estimate)1,633 (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)210 (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)1,423 (estimate)1,6922,200

Key findings

  • Hiawatha crime rates are 37% lower than the national average
  • Violent crimes in Hiawatha are 45% lower than the national average
  • In Hiawatha you have a 1 in 62 chance of becoming a victim of crime
  • Hiawatha is safer than 54% of the cities in the United States
  • Year over year crime in Hiawatha has decreased by 20%

Hiawatha crime map

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

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      Daily Crime In Hiawatha (per 100,000 people)

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      Chance of Being A Victim of Crime in Hiawatha

      The chance of being a victim of violent crime in Hiawatha is 1 in 476
      The chance of being a victim of property crime in Hiawatha is 1 in 71
      The chance of being a victim of crime in Hiawatha is 1 in 62

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

      Hiawatha police department

      ItemHiawathaIowaNational
      Law enforcement employees (officers & civilians)123,827558,732
      Police officers & civilians /1000 residents1.71.83.3
      There are a total of 12 Hiawatha police officers. This results in 1.7 police officers per 1,000 residents which is 6.7% less than the Iowa average and 48.3% 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
      Robins, IA3,43448322370
      Walford, IA1,42850340391
      Atkins, IA1,71356378434
      Fairfax, IA2,41857389446
      Ely, IA2,13369464532
      Urbana, IA1,44479531610
      Palo, IA1,03686583669
      Hiawatha, IA7,1602101,4231,633

      Cities with similar population

      City, StatePopulationViolent crime/100k peopleProperty crime/100k peopleTotal crime/100k people
      Hughson, CA7,160921,1541,246
      Longboat Key, FL7,15827735762
      Floresville, TX7,154181710890
      Demopolis, AL7,1677533,5604,313
      Glenolden, PA7,1671542,0522,206
      Hiawatha, IA7,1602101,4231,633
      Source: The Hiawatha, 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.