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Total crime 64%
Violent crime 69%
Property crime 63%
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 peopleLeon/100k peopleIowa/100k peopleNational/100k people
Total crime0n/a (estimate)927 (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)119 (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)807 (estimate)1,6922,200

Key findings

  • Leon crime rates are 64% lower than the national average
  • Violent crimes in Leon are 69% lower than the national average
  • In Leon you have a 1 in 108 chance of becoming a victim of crime
  • Leon is safer than 75% of the cities in the United States
  • Year over year crime in Leon has decreased by 20%

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      Daily Crime In Leon (per 100,000 people)

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      Chance of Being A Victim of Crime in Leon

      The chance of being a victim of violent crime in Leon is 1 in 839
      The chance of being a victim of property crime in Leon is 1 in 124
      The chance of being a victim of crime in Leon is 1 in 108

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

      Leon police department

      ItemLeonIowaNational
      Law enforcement employees (officers & civilians)43,827558,732
      Police officers & civilians /1000 residents2.11.83.3
      There are a total of 4 Leon police officers. This results in 2.1 police officers per 1,000 residents which is 14.3% greater than the Iowa average and 36.7% 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
      Lamoni, IA2,6161339001,033
      Van Wert, IA1903472,3522,699
      Decatur City, IA2053582,4222,780
      Humeston, IA4003602,4382,798
      Weldon, IA1813662,4752,840
      Lineville, IA2093832,5922,975
      Garden Grove, IA1833932,6623,055
      Leon, IA1,995119807927

      Cities with similar population

      City, StatePopulationViolent crime/100k peopleProperty crime/100k peopleTotal crime/100k people
      Lynnwood-Pricedale, PA1,995130631761
      New California, OH1,99639306345
      Hampton, IL1,996111498609
      Cedar Bluff, AL1,994561,1151,171
      Shorewood Hills, WI1,996951,9992,094
      Leon, IA1,995119807927
      Source: The Leon, 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.