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Total crime 24%
Violent crime 37%
Property crime 21%
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 peopleLe Mars/100k peopleIowa/100k peopleNational/100k people
Total crime190n/a (estimate)1,8972,0002,489
Murder0n/a0.01.95.0
Rape5n/a49.936.942.6
Robbery0n/a0.027.481.6
Assault19n/a189.7200.4250.2
Violent crime24n/a (estimate)240267379
Burglary30n/a299.5371.1340.5
Theft122n/a1,217.81,199.61,549.5
Vehicle theft14n/a139.7163.0219.9
Property crime166n/a (estimate)1,6571,7342,110

Key findings

  • Le Mars crime rates are 24% lower than the national average
  • Violent crimes in Le Mars are 37% lower than the national average
  • In Le Mars you have a 1 in 53 chance of becoming a victim of crime
  • Le Mars is safer than 46% of the cities in the United States
  • Year over year crime in Le Mars has increased by 13%

Le Mars crime map

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

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Compare Le Mars, IA Crime

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      Daily Crime In Le Mars (per 100,000 people)

      The graph above illustrates the number of daily crimes in Le Mars, IA per 100,000 people. In Le Mars, the total number of daily crimes is 1.05 times less than the Iowa average and 1.31 times less than the national average. The number of daily violent crimes in Le Mars is 1.11 times less than the Iowa average and 1.58 times less than the national average. With regards to property crimes, Le Mars has a daily crime rate that is 1.05 times less than the Iowa average and 1.27 times less than the national average.

      How Safe is Le Mars (higher is better)

      Is Le Mars safe in comparison to other cities in the state of Iowa as well as in comparison to the rest of the areas across the United States. Using the gauges above, which compare crime in Le Mars to other cities in the state and across the country, Le Mars is 50% safer than other cities of Iowa and 46% safer than other cities in the nation. Le Mars has a ranks below average in comparison to other cities in the country.

      Chance of Being A Victim of Crime in Le Mars

      The chance of being a victim of violent crime in Le Mars is 1 in 418
      The chance of being a victim of property crime in Le Mars is 1 in 61
      The chance of being a victim of crime in Le Mars is 1 in 53
      How likely are you to become a victim of crime? In Le Mars, Iowa you have a 1 in 418 chance of becoming a victim of violent crime. Violent crimes include murder, rape, robbery and assault. With regards to property crime, you have a 1 in 61 chance of becoming a victim. Property crimes include burglary, theft and vehicle theft. Overall, you have a 1 in 53 chance of becoming a victim of crime in Le Mars.

      Year Over Year Crime In Le Mars (per 100,000 people)

      An analysis of year to year crime rates in Le Mars, Iowa (per 100,000 people) is a useful indicator of whether the area is becoming a safer or a more dangerous place to live. The amount of violent crime in Le Mars has increased by 167%, the amount of property crime in Le Mars has increased by 4%, and the total amount of crime in Le Mars has increased by 13% year over year.

      Le Mars police department

      ItemLe MarsIowaNational
      Law enforcement employees (officers & civilians)143,827558,732
      Police officers & civilians /1000 residents1.41.83.3
      There are a total of 14 Le Mars police officers. This results in 1.4 police officers per 1,000 residents which is 20.9% less than the Iowa average and 56.2% 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
      Alton, IA1,325101654755
      Kingsley, IA1,436105685790
      Remsen, IA1,824112725837
      Hinton, IA8092261,4681,694
      Brunsville, IA1052481,6111,859
      Ireton, IA6652851,8492,134
      Oyens, IA883082,0032,311
      Le Mars, IA9,8262401,6571,897

      Cities with similar population

      City, StatePopulationViolent crime/100k peopleProperty crime/100k peopleTotal crime/100k people
      North Logan, UT9,8201951,7881,983
      Shelton, WA9,8325085,5896,097
      Tipp City, OH9,834501,5511,601
      Fort Salonga, NY9,835126482608
      Flat Rock, MI9,8361701,4571,626
      Le Mars, IA9,8262401,6571,897
      Source: The Le Mars, 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.