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Total crime 20%
Violent crime 30%
Property crime 19%
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 peopleHoughton/100k peopleIowa/100k peopleNational/100k people
Total crime0n/a (estimate)2,055 (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)265 (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)1,791 (estimate)1,6922,200

Key findings

  • Houghton crime rates are 20% lower than the national average
  • Violent crimes in Houghton are 30% lower than the national average
  • In Houghton you have a 1 in 49 chance of becoming a victim of crime
  • Houghton is safer than 44% of the cities in the United States
  • Year over year crime in Houghton has decreased by 18%

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

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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 378
      The chance of being a victim of property crime in Houghton is 1 in 56
      The chance of being a victim of crime in Houghton is 1 in 49

      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.

      Nearby Cities With Low Crime Rates

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      West Point, IA1,02093630723
      Westwood, IA96101684785
      New London, IA1,945111751862
      St. Paul, IA1003002,0322,332
      Denmark, IA2993112,1032,414
      Franklin, IA1103152,1312,446
      Donnellson, IA8603182,1532,471
      Houghton, IA1522651,7912,055

      Cities with similar population

      City, StatePopulationViolent crime/100k peopleProperty crime/100k peopleTotal crime/100k people
      Hartline, WA1524594,3314,790
      Broadwell, IL1526162,9473,563
      Riverview, AL1527564,0974,853
      Alpha, MN1523202,9023,222
      Hebron, WI1522571,3601,617
      Houghton, IA1522651,7912,055
      Source: The Houghton, 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.