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Total crime 6%
Violent crime 18%
Property crime 4%
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 peopleLeighton/100k peopleIowa/100k peopleNational/100k people
Total crime0n/a (estimate)2,419 (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)311 (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)2,107 (estimate)1,6922,200

Key findings

  • Leighton crime rates are 6% lower than the national average
  • Violent crimes in Leighton are 18% lower than the national average
  • In Leighton you have a 1 in 42 chance of becoming a victim of crime
  • Leighton is safer than 36% of the cities in the United States
  • Year over year crime in Leighton has decreased by 20%

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

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      Daily Crime In Leighton (per 100,000 people)

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      Chance of Being A Victim of Crime in Leighton

      The chance of being a victim of violent crime in Leighton is 1 in 322
      The chance of being a victim of property crime in Leighton is 1 in 48
      The chance of being a victim of crime in Leighton is 1 in 42

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

      Leighton police department

      ItemLeightonIowaNational
      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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      New Sharon, IA1,263102693796
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      Pella, IA10,2801861,3181,504
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      Beacon, IA5263442,3272,671
      Harvey, IA2903462,3452,691
      Leighton, IA1933112,1072,419

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      Bellmont, IL1936062,9023,508
      Hope, NJ1931701,1471,317
      Hancock, IA1933122,1132,425
      Tenstrike, MN1932872,5982,885
      Ironton, MI1933491,2851,633
      Leighton, IA1933112,1072,419
      Source: The Leighton, 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.