Reported Annual Crime In Independence

In the event that crime data for this area is not available from the FBI, estimates are used. The estimates are based on demographic data including, but not limited to: home prices, income per capita and population density.
StatisticReportedincidents/100k peopleIndependence/100k peopleIowa/100k peopleNational/100k people
Total crime129n/a (estimate)2,1401,9422,580
StatisticReportedincidents/100k peopleIndependence/100k peopleIowa/100k peopleNational/100k people
Murder0n/a0.01.75.0
Rape2n/a33.230.942.6
Robbery2n/a33.229.586.2
Assault8n/a132.7187.9246.8
Violent crime12n/a (estimate)199250381
Burglary38n/a630.5352.6376.0
Theft73n/a1,211.21,190.41,594.6
Vehicle theft6n/a99.6148.5228.9
Property crime117n/a (estimate)1,9411,6922,200
A general overview of all the annual reported crimes in Independence, IA is displayed above. The data has been arranged to make it easier to find both the gross total of reported crimes and the number of crimes reported per 100,000 people in Independence, IA. These statistics are further divided into two distinct categories (violent crimes and property crimes) to provide more insight to how prevalent crime is in the area. You'll find that the rate of crime in Independence, IA averages 10% higher than the rest of Iowa while the rate of crime on a national scale is 17% lower than. You'll find that the occurrence of violent crime in Independence, IA is 20% lower than the average rate of crime in Iowa and 48% lower than the rest of the nation. Similarly, crime involving property stands 15% higher than the remainder of the state of Iowa and 12% lower than the nation's average. Both of these statistics relate to how safe residents and businesses are while performing everyday activities in the Independence, IA area.

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Did you know?

  • The overall crime rate in Independence is 17% lower than the national average.
  • For every 100,000 people, there are 5.86 daily crimes that occur in Independence.
  • Independence is safer than 52% of the cities in the United States.
  • In Independence you have a 1 in 47 chance of becoming a victim of any crime.
  • The number of total year over year crimes in Independence has increased by 2%.

Compare Independence, IA Crime To Other Cities

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      Daily Crime In Independence (per 100,000 people)

      The graph above illustrates the number of daily crimes in Independence, IA per 100,000 people. For comparison purposes, the number of daily crimes is also reported for Iowa and on a national level. In Independence, IA the total number of daily crimes is 1.10 times more than the Iowa average and 1.21 times less than the national average. The number of daily violent crimes in Independence, IA is 1.26 times less than the Iowa average and 1.91 times less than the national average. With regards to property crimes, Independence, IA has a daily crime rate that is 1.15 times more than the Iowa average and 1.13 times less than the national average.

      How Safe is Independence (higher is better)

      What are the odds that you'll be safer in Independence, IA compared to other areas of Iowa, as well as the rest of America? In the included graphs, it's depicted that Independence, IA safer than 58% when compared to other Iowa cities, and 52% compared to all other cities across America. These statistics are derived from a closer look at each city's crime rate in Iowa, as well as the rest of the US. It is then determined which cities see less crime than Independence, IA. At this time, Independence, IA sees a above average rate of crime in comparison to other United States cities.

      Chance of Being A Victim of Crime in Independence

      The chance of being a victim of violent crime in Independence is 1 in 503
      The chance of being a victim of property crime in Independence is 1 in 52
      The chance of being a victim of crime in Independence is 1 in 47
      Are you interested in knowing the odds that you will be a crime victim in Independence, IA? Just look at the above illustrations to see what your chances are of becoming a victim of any crime, such as property crime or violent crime, in this city. In Independence, IA, you have a 1 in 503 chance of falling victim to a violent crime, such as rape, robbery, assault, or even murder. In terms of property crime, your chances of being a victim are 1 in 52. These crimes include theft, vehicle theft, and burglary. Your overall chance of being a victim of crime in Independence, IA is 1 in 47.

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

      A good indicator of whether Independence, IA is becoming a safer or a more dangerous place to live can be determined by analyzing the year over year crime rate. In the graph above, the year over year crime rates are displayed for violent, property and total crimes per 100,000 people. The number of violent crimes in Independence, IA has decreased by 23%, while the property crime rate in Independence, IA has increased by 6% year over year. The number of total crimes in Independence, IA has increased by 2% year over year.

      Independence police department

      ItemIndependenceIowaNational
      Law enforcement employees (officers & civilians)123,827558,732
      Police officers & civilians /1000 residents2.01.83.3
      There are a total of 12 Independence police officers. This results in 2.0 police officers per 1,000 residents which is 11.4% greater than the Iowa average and 38.3% 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
      Fairbank, IA1,16887592679
      Jesup, IA2,80988592680
      La Porte City, IA2,403110747858
      Dunkerton, IA8952591,7502,008
      Walker, IA8412701,8262,096
      Quasqueton, IA4833062,0682,374
      Winthrop, IA9153082,0812,389
      Independence, IA6,0051991,9412,140

      Cities with similar population

      City, StatePopulationViolent crime/100k peopleProperty crime/100k peopleTotal crime/100k people
      Port Clinton, OH6,0042202,9843,204
      Cresaptown, MD6,0026032,6123,215
      Paulsboro, NJ6,0092753,3723,648
      Jamesburg, NJ6,001839321,016
      Wilmington, IL6,0103721,7802,152
      Independence, IA6,0051991,9412,140
      Source: The Independence, 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.