Reported Annual Crime In Indianola

StatisticReportedincidents/100k peopleIndianola/100k peopleIowa/100k peopleNational/100k people
Total crime449n/a (estimate)2,8152,4192,745
StatisticReportedincidents/100k peopleIndianola/100k peopleIowa/100k peopleNational/100k people
Murder2n/a12.53.35.3
Rape13n/a81.539.241.7
Robbery0n/a0.039.898.0
Assault75n/a470.1211.0248.9
Violent crime90n/a (estimate)564293383
Burglary70n/a438.8479.3430.4
Theft263n/a1,648.61,468.61,694.4
Vehicle theft26n/a163.0177.4237.4
Property crime359n/a (estimate)2,2502,1252,362

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The table above illustrates an overview of the annual crime reported in Indianola, IA. These figures on reported criminal activity in Indianola, IA, based on a reported crime per 100,000 citizens, is shown in order to compare these rates across disparate categories. You will notice that the crimes collected here, for comparison purposes, have been separated between violent crimes and those involving or threatening property. According to the annual crime data, the crime rate in Indianola, IA is 16% higher than the average of the whole of the state of Iowa, and when compared with the national average, is 3% higher than. When looking at violent crimes, Indianola, IA has 92% higher than violent crime rate than Iowa average, while remaining 47% higher than the national average. In property crime, Indianola, IA is 6% higher than the average of Iowa and is 5% lower than the national average.
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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 low crime compared to the areas with high crime. The Indianola crime heat map offers insight into the total crimes on a block group level.

Did you know?

  • The overall crime rate in Indianola is 3% higher than the national average.
  • For every 100,000 people, there are 7.71 daily crimes that occur in Indianola.
  • Indianola is safer than 18% of the cities in the United States.
  • In Indianola you have a 1 in 36 chance of becoming a victim of any crime.
  • The number of total year over year crimes in Indianola has decreased by 6%.

Compare Indianola, IA Crime To Other Cities

Daily Crime In Indianola (per 100,000 people)

The illustration above looks at the comparison of crimes committed in Indianola, IA on a daily bases (per 100,000 people) to crimes committed throughout the state of Iowa. A comparison to the average number of daily national crimes is displayed as well. According to the latest crime statistics, daily crimes in Indianola, IA (which include property crimes as well as violent crimes), when compared to Iowa state wide, are 1.16 times more than the state average and 1.03 times more than than national statistics. Violent crimes committed in Indianola, IA on a daily bases are 1.92 times more than than Iowa average and 1.47 times more than the average nationwide. Daily property crime rates in Indianola, IA are 1.06 times more than the daily state average and 1.05 times less than the daily national numbers.

How Safe is Indianola (higher is better)

How safe is Indianola, IA compared to other cities in Iowa and the rest of the cities across the United States? The graphs above show that Indianola, IA is safer than 16% of the cities in Iowa and 18% of the cities in the United States. These results are determined by analyzing all cities in Iowa and across the US as a whole and determining how many total cities have a lower crime rate than Indianola, IA. Overall, Indianola, IA 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 178
The chance of being a victim of property crime in Indianola is 1 in 45
The chance of being a victim of crime in Indianola is 1 in 36
Wondering what the chances are that you fall victim to a crime in Indianola, IA? The illustrations above show how likely you are to become a victim of violent crime, property crime or any crime. In Indianola, IA you have a 1 in 178 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 45 chance of becoming a victim. Property crimes include burglary, theft and vehicle theft. Overall, you have a 1 in 36 chance of becoming a victim of crime in Indianola, IA.

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

The year over year crime rate for Indianola, IA is an accurate tool for tracking the rise and fall of crime, and in determining whether living in Indianola, IA has become a safer or more dangerous place to live. For example, the above graph shows the year over year crime rate for violent, property and total crimes per 100,000 people. The year over year data displayed in the graph shows that violent crimes have decreased by 13% in Indianola, IA, while property crimes in Indianola, IA have decreased by 4%. Crimes in total for Indianola, IA have 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
Iowa5,765196222
There are a total of 5,765 sex offenders in Iowa. This yields a total of 196 sex offenders in Iowa per 100,000 residents which is 12% less than the national average.

Nearby Cities With Low Crime Rates

City, StatePopulationViolent crime/100k peopleProperty crime/100k peopleTotal crime/100k people
Norwalk, IA9,94483828910
St. Marys, IA210118859977
Cumming, IA415118859977
West Des Moines, IA61,6241771,2851,462
Carlisle, IA4,0311811,3131,495
Ackworth, IA662301,6701,900
St. Charles, IA7653032,1972,500
Indianola, IA15,3435642,2502,815

Cities with similar population

City, StatePopulationViolent crime/100k peopleProperty crime/100k peopleTotal crime/100k people
Natchez, MS15,3453183,0393,357
Depew, NY15,3255162,1872,703
Aberdeen, MD15,3614711,4061,877
Farmingville, NY15,3633321,4081,740
Addison, TX15,3636014,8945,495
Indianola, IA15,3435642,2502,815
Source: The Indianola, IA crime data displayed above is derived from the FBI's uniform crime reports for the year of 2017. 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.
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