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Total crime 14%
Violent crime 0%
Property crime 16%
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.
Crime data for this area is not available from the FBI. Either data from local enforcement agencies is applied or estimates are created based on demographic data including, but not limited to: home prices, income per capita and population density.
StatisticReportedincidents/100k peopleLaurel/100k peopleIowa/100k peopleNational/100k people
Total crime0n/a (estimate)2,835 (estimate)2,0002,489
Murdern/an/an/a1.95.0
Rapen/an/an/a36.942.6
Robberyn/an/an/a27.481.6
Assaultn/an/an/a200.4250.2
Violent crimen/an/a (estimate)378 (estimate)267379
Burglaryn/an/an/a371.1340.5
Theftn/an/an/a1,199.61,549.5
Vehicle theftn/an/an/a163.0219.9
Property crimen/an/a (estimate)2,457 (estimate)1,7342,110

Key findings

  • Laurel crime rates are 14% higher than the national average
  • Violent crimes in Laurel are equal to the national average
  • In Laurel you have a 1 in 36 chance of becoming a victim of crime
  • Laurel is safer than 26% of the cities in the United States
  • Year over year crime in Laurel has increased by 3%

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

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      Daily Crime In Laurel (per 100,000 people)

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      Chance of Being A Victim of Crime in Laurel

      The chance of being a victim of violent crime in Laurel is 1 in 265
      The chance of being a victim of property crime in Laurel is 1 in 41
      The chance of being a victim of crime in Laurel is 1 in 36

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

      Laurel police department

      ItemLaurelIowaNational
      Law enforcement employees (officers & civilians)n/a3,827558,732
      Police officers & civilians /1000 residentsn/a1.83.3

      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

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      Baxter, IA1,081101658759
      State Center, IA1,337112727839
      Oakland Acres, IA116128834963
      Lambs Grove, IA2002471,6061,853
      Grinnell, IA9,1124181,7892,207
      Le Grand, IA9953092,0052,313
      Haverhill, IA1693162,0502,366
      Laurel, IA3583782,4572,835

      Cities with similar population

      City, StatePopulationViolent crime/100k peopleProperty crime/100k peopleTotal crime/100k people
      Dublin, NC3585673,5934,160
      Union Valley, TX3582801,5961,876
      Miltona, MN3583232,8413,164
      Evaro, MT3584502,4352,885
      Commodore, PA3584892,2442,733
      Laurel, IA3583782,4572,835
      Source: The Laurel, 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.