Reported Annual Crime In Johnston

StatisticReportedincidents/100k peopleJohnston/100k peopleIowa/100k peopleNational/100k people
Total crime274n/a (estimate)1,2562,4192,745
StatisticReportedincidents/100k peopleJohnston/100k peopleIowa/100k peopleNational/100k people
Murder1n/a4.63.35.3
Rape4n/a18.339.241.7
Robbery7n/a32.139.898.0
Assault20n/a91.7211.0248.9
Violent crime32n/a (estimate)147293383
Burglary32n/a146.7479.3430.4
Theft199n/a912.21,468.61,694.4
Vehicle theft11n/a50.4177.4237.4
Property crime242n/a (estimate)1,1092,1252,362

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A comprehensive overview of any and all yearly reported crimes in Johnston, IA is shown in the table above. In order to provide more clarity, the total number of crimes is shown as well as the amount of crimes committed per 100,000 people. The crimes indicated in the table are separated into two different categories. These categories are property crimes and violent crimes. According to the table, the overall crime rate is 48% lower than the average of crimes committed in Iowa. It is also 54% lower than the national average. When it comes to violent crimes, Johnston, IA shows a crime rate that is 50% lower than the Iowa average. The crime rate is also 62% lower than the national average. When it comes to property crimes, Johnston, IA is shown to be 48% lower than the Iowa average and 53% lower than the national average.
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The Johnston crime map provides a detailed overview of all crimes in Johnston 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 Johnston crime heat map offers insight into the total crimes on a block group level.

Did you know?

  • The overall crime rate in Johnston is 54% lower than the national average.
  • For every 100,000 people, there are 3.44 daily crimes that occur in Johnston.
  • Johnston is safer than 70% of the cities in the United States.
  • In Johnston you have a 1 in 80 chance of becoming a victim of any crime.
  • The number of total year over year crimes in Johnston has increased by 11%.

Compare Johnston, IA Crime To Other Cities

Daily Crime In Johnston (per 100,000 people)

The graph above illustrates the number of daily crimes in Johnston, IA per 100,000 people. For comparison purposes, the number of daily crimes is also reported for Iowa and on a national level. In Johnston, IA the total number of daily crimes is 1.93 times less than the Iowa average and 2.19 times less than the national average. The number of daily violent crimes in Johnston, IA is 2.00 times less than the Iowa average and 2.61 times less than the national average. With regards to property crimes, Johnston, IA has a daily crime rate that is 1.92 times less than the Iowa average and 2.13 times less than the national average.

How Safe is Johnston (higher is better)

What are the odds that you'll be safer in Johnston, IA compared to other areas of Iowa, as well as the rest of America? In the included graphs, it's depicted that Johnston, IA safer than 81% when compared to other Iowa cities, and 70% 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 Johnston, IA. At this time, Johnston, IA 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 682
The chance of being a victim of property crime in Johnston is 1 in 91
The chance of being a victim of crime in Johnston is 1 in 80
Are you curious to know the likelihood of suffering from a crime in Johnston, IA? The graphics above display the likelihood of becoming victimized by an illegal act such as a crime including violence or property damage. If you reside in Johnston, IA, the likelihood that you will suffer a violent crime is 1 in 682. These sorts of violent crimes include murder, sexual assault, robbery, and physical assault. Illegal actions against property are represented by a likelihood of 1 in 91 that you become a victim. 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, IA is 1 in 80.

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

The year over year crime rate for Johnston, IA is an accurate tool for tracking the rise and fall of crime, and in determining whether living in Johnston, 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 increased by 30% in Johnston, IA, while property crimes in Johnston, IA have increased by 9%. Crimes in total for Johnston, IA have increased by 11% 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
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
Polk City, IA4,115130455585
Granger, IA1,46175542617
Dallas Center, IA1,85194685779
Slater, IA1,61798710808
Van Meter, IA1,25699717816
Saylorville, IA3,445104755859
Norwalk, IA9,94483828910
Johnston, IA19,4911471,1091,256

Cities with similar population

City, StatePopulationViolent crime/100k peopleProperty crime/100k peopleTotal crime/100k people
Payson, UT19,480451,8491,894
Allendale, MI19,4754871,9482,435
Sand Springs, OK19,5091252,8983,023
Mead Valley, CA19,4686793,7794,458
Langley Park, MD19,5176913,0713,762
Johnston, IA19,4911471,1091,256
Source: The Johnston, 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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