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Total crime 47%
Violent crime 66%
Property crime 43%
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 peopleJohnston/100k peopleIowa/100k peopleNational/100k people
Total crime301n/a (estimate)1,3262,0002,489
Murder0n/a0.01.95.0
Rape6n/a26.436.942.6
Robbery1n/a4.427.481.6
Assault22n/a96.9200.4250.2
Violent crime29n/a (estimate)128267379
Burglary55n/a242.2371.1340.5
Theft194n/a854.31,199.61,549.5
Vehicle theft23n/a101.3163.0219.9
Property crime272n/a (estimate)1,1981,7342,110

Key findings

  • Johnston crime rates are 47% lower than the national average
  • Violent crimes in Johnston are 66% lower than the national average
  • In Johnston you have a 1 in 76 chance of becoming a victim of crime
  • Johnston is safer than 66% of the cities in the United States
  • Year over year crime in Johnston has increased by 6%

Johnston crime map

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      Daily Crime In Johnston (per 100,000 people)

      The graph above illustrates the number of daily crimes in Johnston, IA per 100,000 people. In Johnston, the total number of daily crimes is 1.51 times less than the Iowa average and 1.88 times less than the national average. The number of daily violent crimes in Johnston is 2.09 times less than the Iowa average and 2.97 times less than the national average. With regards to property crimes, Johnston has a daily crime rate that is 1.45 times less than the Iowa average and 1.76 times less than the national average.

      How Safe is Johnston (higher is better)

      What are the odds that you'll be safer in Johnston, Iowa compared to other areas of Iowa, as well as the rest of America? When it comes down to it, is Johnston safe? In the graphs above, it shows that Johnston is safer than 75% of Iowa cities, and 66% compared to all other cities across America. These statistics are calculated by taking 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 Johnston. At this time, Johnston sees a above average rate of crime in comparison to other United States cities.

      Chance of Being A Victim of Crime in Johnston

      The chance of being a victim of violent crime in Johnston is 1 in 784
      The chance of being a victim of property crime in Johnston is 1 in 84
      The chance of being a victim of crime in Johnston is 1 in 76
      Are you curious to know the likelihood of suffering from a crime in Johnston? If you reside in Johnston, the likelihood that you will become a victim of a violent crime is 1 in 784. Violent crimes include: murder, sexual assault, robbery, and physical assault. There is a 1 in 84 change that you will become a victim of a property crime. These sorts of crimes against personal property include: burglary, theft, and auto theft. In total, the likelihood of being victimized by a crime in Johnston, is 1 in 76.

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

      The year over year crime rate per 100,000 people for Johnston is an accurate tool for tracking the rise and fall of crime, and in determining if living in Johnston has become safer or more dangerous. The year over year data displayed in the graph shows that violent crimes have decreased by 13% in Johnston, while property crimes in Johnston have increased by 8%. Total crime has increased by 6% year over year.

      Johnston police department

      ItemJohnstonIowaNational
      Law enforcement employees (officers & civilians)253,827558,732
      Police officers & civilians /1000 residents1.41.83.3
      There are a total of 25 Johnston police officers. This results in 1.4 police officers per 1,000 residents which is 21.3% less than the Iowa average and 56.4% 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
      Granger, IA1,46168442510
      Polk City, IA4,11520499519
      Dallas Center, IA1,85186559645
      Slater, IA1,61789579669
      Van Meter, IA1,25690585675
      Saylorville, IA3,44595616711
      Clive, IA17,02240699740
      Johnston, IA19,4911281,1981,326

      Cities with similar population

      City, StatePopulationViolent crime/100k peopleProperty crime/100k peopleTotal crime/100k people
      Payson, UT19,4801001,6171,717
      Allendale, MI19,4754731,7152,188
      Sand Springs, OK19,5091104,3854,495
      Mead Valley, CA19,4686673,5274,195
      Langley Park, MD19,5176272,6953,322
      Johnston, IA19,4911281,1981,326
      Source: The Johnston, 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.