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Total crime 7%
Violent crime 7%
Property crime 9%
Date & Last Updated: This data reflects the 2018 calendar year and was released from the FBI in September, 2019; this is the most current data available.
Crime data for this area is not available from the FBI, so estimates are used 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)2,752 (estimate)1,9422,580
Murdern/an/an/a1.75.0
Rapen/an/an/a30.942.6
Robberyn/an/an/a29.586.2
Assaultn/an/an/a187.9246.8
Violent crimen/an/a (estimate)354 (estimate)250381
Burglaryn/an/an/a352.6376.0
Theftn/an/an/a1,190.41,594.6
Vehicle theftn/an/an/a148.5228.9
Property crimen/an/a (estimate)2,397 (estimate)1,6922,200

Key findings

  • Laurel crime rates are 7% higher than the national average
  • Violent crimes in Laurel are 7% lower than the national average
  • In Laurel you have a 1 in 37 chance of becoming a victim of crime
  • Laurel is safer than 30% of the cities in the United States
  • Year over year crime in Laurel has decreased by 20%

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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 283
      The chance of being a victim of property crime in Laurel is 1 in 42
      The chance of being a victim of crime in Laurel is 1 in 37

      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, IA1,08195642736
      State Center, IA1,337105709814
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      Lambs Grove, IA2002321,5671,799
      Le Grand, IA9952891,9562,245
      Haverhill, IA1692962,0002,296
      Melbourne, IA8213082,0842,392
      Laurel, IA3583542,3972,752

      Cities with similar population

      City, StatePopulationViolent crime/100k peopleProperty crime/100k peopleTotal crime/100k people
      Moline, KS3586864,1134,799
      Union Valley, TX3582741,5801,855
      Cornell, IL3585682,7193,287
      Waldo, OH3583422,6623,005
      Miltona, MN3583012,7253,026
      Laurel, IA3583542,3972,752
      Source: The Laurel, IA crime data displayed above is derived from the FBI's uniform crime reports for the year of 2018. 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.