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Total crime 7%
Violent crime 87%
Property crime 8%
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 peopleIndianola/100k peopleIowa/100k peopleNational/100k people
Total crime431n/a (estimate)2,6552,0002,489
Murder0n/a0.01.95.0
Rape28n/a172.536.942.6
Robbery2n/a12.327.481.6
Assault85n/a523.6200.4250.2
Violent crime115n/a (estimate)708267379
Burglary57n/a351.1371.1340.5
Theft238n/a1,466.01,199.61,549.5
Vehicle theft21n/a129.4163.0219.9
Property crime316n/a (estimate)1,9461,7342,110

Key findings

  • Indianola crime rates are 7% higher than the national average
  • Violent crimes in Indianola are 87% higher than the national average
  • In Indianola you have a 1 in 38 chance of becoming a victim of crime
  • Indianola is safer than 12% of the cities in the United States
  • Year over year crime in Indianola has decreased by 6%

Indianola crime map

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

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      Daily Crime In Indianola (per 100,000 people)

      The graph above looks at the comparison of crimes committed in Indianola on a daily basis (per 100,000 people) to crimes committed throughout the state of Iowa and the USA. According to the latest crime statistics, daily crimes in Indianola (which include property crimes as well as violent crimes), when compared to Iowa, are 1.33 times more than the state average and 1.07 times more than than national average. Violent crimes committed in Indianola on a daily basis are 2.66 times more than than Iowa average and 1.87 times more than the average nationwide. Daily property crime rates in Indianola are 1.12 times more than the daily state average and 1.08 times less than the daily national numbers.

      How Safe is Indianola (higher is better)

      How safe is Indianola, Iowa compared to other cities in Iowa and the rest of the cities across the United States? The graphs above show that Indianola is safer than 6% of the cities in Iowa and 12% of the cities in the United States. These results are calculated by analyzing all cities in Iowa and across the US as a whole and determining how many areas have a lower crime rate than Indianola. Overall, Indianola is ranked below average compared to all other cities across the United States.

      Chance of Being A Victim of Crime in Indianola

      The chance of being a victim of violent crime in Indianola is 1 in 142
      The chance of being a victim of property crime in Indianola is 1 in 52
      The chance of being a victim of crime in Indianola is 1 in 38
      Wondering what the chances are that you fall victim to a crime in Indianola? In Indianola, IA you have a 1 in 142 chance of becoming a victim of violent crime. Violent crimes include murder, rape, robbery and assault. With regards to property crime, you have a 1 in 52 chance of becoming a victim. Property crimes include burglary, theft and motor vehicle theft. Overall, you have a 1 in 38 chance of becoming a victim of crime in Indianola.

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

      The year over year crime rate per 100,000 people for Indianola is an accurate tool for tracking the rise and fall of crime, and in determining if living in Indianola has become safer or more dangerous. The year over year data displayed in the graph shows that violent crimes have increased by 26% in Indianola, while property crimes in Indianola have decreased by 14%. Total crime has decreased by 6% year over year.

      Indianola police department

      ItemIndianolaIowaNational
      Law enforcement employees (officers & civilians)213,827558,732
      Police officers & civilians /1000 residents1.41.83.3
      There are a total of 21 Indianola police officers. This results in 1.4 police officers per 1,000 residents which is 22.2% less than the Iowa average and 56.9% 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
      Norwalk, IA9,94434750783
      St. Marys, IA210108701808
      Cumming, IA415108701808
      Carlisle, IA4,0311629691,131
      West Des Moines, IA61,6241611,0481,210
      Ackworth, IA662101,3631,573
      St. Charles, IA7652761,7922,068
      Indianola, IA15,3437081,9462,655

      Cities with similar population

      City, StatePopulationViolent crime/100k peopleProperty crime/100k peopleTotal crime/100k people
      Natchez, MS15,3453092,6412,950
      Aberdeen, MD15,3617412,0132,754
      Depew, NY15,3255191,9842,502
      Farmingville, NY15,3633341,2771,610
      Addison, TX15,3634904,2964,786
      Indianola, IA15,3437081,9462,655
      Source: The Indianola, 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.