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Total crime 24%
Violent crime 1%
Property crime 28%
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 peopleHiawatha/100k peopleIowa/100k peopleNational/100k people
Total crime141n/a (estimate)1,8952,0002,489
Murder0n/a0.01.95.0
Rape1n/a13.436.942.6
Robbery0n/a0.027.481.6
Assault27n/a362.9200.4250.2
Violent crime28n/a (estimate)376267379
Burglary24n/a322.5371.1340.5
Theft81n/a1,088.61,199.61,549.5
Vehicle theft8n/a107.5163.0219.9
Property crime113n/a (estimate)1,5191,7342,110

Key findings

  • Hiawatha crime rates are 24% lower than the national average
  • Violent crimes in Hiawatha are 1% lower than the national average
  • In Hiawatha you have a 1 in 53 chance of becoming a victim of crime
  • Hiawatha is safer than 33% of the cities in the United States
  • Year over year crime in Hiawatha has increased by 16%

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)

      The above illustration depicts the number of crimes committed daily in Hiawatha, per 100,000 residents. In Hiawatha, the total number of daily crimes is 1.06 times less than the Iowa average and 1.31 times less than the national average. Violent daily crime statistics in Hiawatha are 1.41 times more than the Iowa average and 1.01 times less than the national average. For property crime, Hiawatha has a daily crime rate that is 1.14 times less than the Iowa average and 1.39 times less than the daily national average.

      How Safe is Hiawatha (higher is better)

      When comparing the safety of Hiawatha to every other city in Iowa, as well as the entirety of the United States, is Hiawatha safe? The gauges above illustrate that Hiawatha is safer than 34% of every city located within Iowa along with 33% 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, Hiawatha, IA is ranked below average when compared to the rest of the US cities.

      Chance of Being A Victim of Crime in Hiawatha

      The chance of being a victim of violent crime in Hiawatha is 1 in 266
      The chance of being a victim of property crime in Hiawatha is 1 in 66
      The chance of being a victim of crime in Hiawatha is 1 in 53
      Are you worried about becoming a crime victim? In Hiawatha, your chance of becoming a victim of a violent crime is 1 in 266. Types of violent crimes may include assault, robbery, rape, or murder. You also have a 1 in 66 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 Hiawatha is 1 in 53.

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

      A good indicator of whether Hiawatha is becoming a safer or a more dangerous place to live can be determined by analyzing the year over year crime rate (per 100,000 people). The number of violent crimes in Hiawatha has increased by 79%, while the property crime rate in Hiawatha has increased by 7% year over year. The number of total crimes in Hiawatha has increased by 16% year over year.

      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, IA3,43451330381
      Walford, IA1,42854349403
      Atkins, IA1,71360388447
      Fairfax, IA2,41861398459
      Ely, IA2,13373475548
      Urbana, IA1,44484545629
      Palo, IA1,03692597689
      Hiawatha, IA7,1603761,5191,895

      Cities with similar population

      City, StatePopulationViolent crime/100k peopleProperty crime/100k peopleTotal crime/100k people
      Hughson, CA7,16065600665
      Longboat Key, FL7,1580800800
      Floresville, TX7,1542381,8442,083
      Demopolis, AL7,1677533,5604,313
      Glenolden, PA7,1671542,0522,206
      Hiawatha, IA7,1603761,5191,895
      Source: The Hiawatha, 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.