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Total crime 68%
Violent crime 72%
Property crime 67%
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 peopleLaurens/100k peopleIowa/100k peopleNational/100k people
Total crime0n/a (estimate)835 (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)107 (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)727 (estimate)1,6922,200

Key findings

  • Laurens crime rates are 68% lower than the national average
  • Violent crimes in Laurens are 72% lower than the national average
  • In Laurens you have a 1 in 120 chance of becoming a victim of crime
  • Laurens is safer than 78% of the cities in the United States
  • Year over year crime in Laurens has decreased by 20%

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

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      Daily Crime In Laurens (per 100,000 people)

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      Chance of Being A Victim of Crime in Laurens

      The chance of being a victim of violent crime in Laurens is 1 in 931
      The chance of being a victim of property crime in Laurens is 1 in 138
      The chance of being a victim of crime in Laurens is 1 in 120

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

      Laurens police department

      ItemLaurensIowaNational
      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.

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      Pocahontas, IA1,789112758870
      Albert City, IA5893382,2902,628
      Plover, IA553402,3042,644
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      Webb, IA1863612,4452,807
      Gillett Grove, IA353972,6843,080
      Varina, IA964022,7213,123
      Laurens, IA1,272107727835

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      Grant Park, IL1,272158757915
      Enfield, NH1,27288441529
      Vienna Bend, LA1,2722441,4841,727
      Lubeck, WV1,27296494590
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      Laurens, IA1,272107727835
      Source: The Laurens, 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.