Reported Annual Crime In Iowa City

StatisticReportedincidents/100k peopleIowa City/100k peopleIowa/100k peopleNational/100k people
Total crime1,923n/a (estimate)2,5462,4192,745
StatisticReportedincidents/100k peopleIowa City/100k peopleIowa/100k peopleNational/100k people
Murder4n/a5.33.35.3
Rape25n/a33.139.241.7
Robbery46n/a60.939.898.0
Assault81n/a107.3211.0248.9
Violent crime156n/a (estimate)207293383
Burglary310n/a410.5479.3430.4
Theft1,376n/a1,822.11,468.61,694.4
Vehicle theft81n/a107.3177.4237.4
Property crime1,767n/a (estimate)2,3402,1252,362

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The table above offers a complete overview of all reported annual crimes in Iowa City, IA. The total number of reported crimes in Iowa City, IA is shown and for comparison purposes, each crime is also displayed based on the number of crimes per 100,000 people. The crimes are also broken down into two categories; violent crimes and property crimes. The table shows that the overall Iowa City, IA crime rate is 5% higher than the Iowa average and is 7% lower than the national average. Looking at violent crime specifically, Iowa City, IA has a violent crime rate that is 30% lower than the Iowa average and 46% lower than the national average. For property crime, Iowa City, IA is 10% higher than the Iowa average and 1% lower than the national average.
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The Iowa City crime map provides a detailed overview of all crimes in Iowa City 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 Iowa City crime heat map offers insight into the total crimes on a block group level.

Did you know?

  • The overall crime rate in Iowa City is 7% lower than the national average.
  • For every 100,000 people, there are 6.98 daily crimes that occur in Iowa City.
  • Iowa City is safer than 46% of the cities in the United States.
  • In Iowa City you have a 1 in 40 chance of becoming a victim of any crime.
  • The number of total year over year crimes in Iowa City has decreased by 10%.

Compare Iowa City, IA Crime To Other Cities

Daily Crime In Iowa City (per 100,000 people)

The graph above illustrates the number of daily crimes in Iowa City, IA per 100,000 people. For comparison purposes, the number of daily crimes is also reported for Iowa and on a national level. In Iowa City, IA the total number of daily crimes is 1.05 times more than the Iowa average and 1.08 times less than the national average. The number of daily violent crimes in Iowa City, IA is 1.42 times less than the Iowa average and 1.85 times less than the national average. With regards to property crimes, Iowa City, IA has a daily crime rate that is 1.10 times more than the Iowa average and 1.01 times less than the national average.

How Safe is Iowa City (higher is better)

What are the odds that you'll be safer in Iowa City, IA compared to other areas of Iowa, as well as the rest of America? In the included graphs, it's depicted that Iowa City, IA safer than 48% when compared to other Iowa cities, and 46% 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 Iowa City, IA. At this time, Iowa City, IA sees a below average rate of crime in comparison to other United States cities.

Chance of Being A Victim of Crime in Iowa City

The chance of being a victim of violent crime in Iowa City is 1 in 485
The chance of being a victim of property crime in Iowa City is 1 in 43
The chance of being a victim of crime in Iowa City is 1 in 40
Wondering what the chances are that you will be the victim of a crime in Iowa City, IA? The illustrations above show how likely you are to become a victim of violent crime, property crime or any crime. In Iowa City, IA you have a 1 in 485 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 43 chance of becoming a victim. Property crimes include burglary, theft and vehicle theft. Overall, you have a 1 in 40 chance of becoming a victim of crime in Iowa City, IA.

Year Over Year Crime In Iowa City (per 100,000 people)

An analysis of year to year crime rates in Iowa City, IA is a useful indicator of whether the area is becoming a safer area to live or a more dangerous area. In the above graph, you can see that the year to year crime rates are shown for the total crime, property crime, and violent crime per 100,000 people. The amount of violent crime in Iowa City, IA has decreased by 20%, the amount of property crime in Iowa City, IA has decreased by 9%, and the total amount of crime in Iowa City, IA has decreased by 10% year to year.

Iowa City police department

ItemIowa CityIowaNational
Law enforcement employees (officers & civilians)1003,827558,732
Police officers & civilians /1000 residents1.41.83.3
There are a total of 100 Iowa City police officers. This results in 1.4 police officers per 1,000 residents which is 19.8% less than the Iowa average and 55.6% 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
University Heights, IA1,25541298339
West Branch, IA2,581211211423
Solon, IA2,39980583664
Tiffin, IA2,53091659750
Lone Tree, IA1,482103744847
Riverside, IA1,054106769875
Kalona, IA2,479112813925
Iowa City, IA72,3852072,3402,546

Cities with similar population

City, StatePopulationViolent crime/100k peopleProperty crime/100k peopleTotal crime/100k people
Waldorf, MD72,4136222,7633,385
Layton, UT72,4131382,2452,383
Rapid City, SD72,4416403,8304,470
Canton, OH72,1631,1775,3026,479
Goodyear, AZ72,6292642,8713,135
Iowa City, IA72,3852072,3402,546
Source: The Iowa City, 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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