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Total crime 15%
Violent crime 26%
Property crime 13%
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.
Crime data for this area is not available from the FBI. Either data from local enforcement agencies is applied or estimates are created based on demographic data including, but not limited to: home prices, income per capita and population density.
StatisticReportedincidents/100k peopleHoughton/100k peopleIowa/100k peopleNational/100k people
Total crime0n/a (estimate)2,118 (estimate)2,0002,489
Murdern/an/an/a1.95.0
Rapen/an/an/a36.942.6
Robberyn/an/an/a27.481.6
Assaultn/an/an/a200.4250.2
Violent crimen/an/a (estimate)283 (estimate)267379
Burglaryn/an/an/a371.1340.5
Theftn/an/an/a1,199.61,549.5
Vehicle theftn/an/an/a163.0219.9
Property crimen/an/a (estimate)1,835 (estimate)1,7342,110

Key findings

  • Houghton crime rates are 15% lower than the national average
  • Violent crimes in Houghton are 26% lower than the national average
  • In Houghton you have a 1 in 48 chance of becoming a victim of crime
  • Houghton is safer than 40% of the cities in the United States
  • Year over year crime in Houghton has increased by 3%

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      Daily Crime In Houghton (per 100,000 people)

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      Chance of Being A Victim of Crime in Houghton

      The chance of being a victim of violent crime in Houghton is 1 in 354
      The chance of being a victim of property crime in Houghton is 1 in 55
      The chance of being a victim of crime in Houghton is 1 in 48

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

      Houghton police department

      ItemHoughtonIowaNational
      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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      West Point, IA1,02099645745
      Westwood, IA96108701808
      New London, IA1,945119770889
      Mount Pleasant, IA8,4911371,7721,909
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      Denmark, IA2993322,1552,487
      Franklin, IA1103362,1842,520
      Houghton, IA1522831,8352,118

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      Pence, WI1524282,1512,579
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      Barnesville, MD152183788971
      Houghton, IA1522831,8352,118
      Source: The Houghton, 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.