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Total crime 24%
Violent crime 59%
Property crime 39%
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.
StatisticReportedincidents/100k peopleMason City/100k peopleIowa/100k peopleNational/100k people
Total crime877n/a (estimate)3,2091,9422,580
Murder3n/a11.01.75.0
Rape9n/a32.930.942.6
Robbery11n/a40.329.586.2
Assault20n/a73.2187.9246.8
Violent crime43n/a (estimate)157250381
Burglary196n/a717.2352.6376.0
Theft601n/a2,199.31,190.41,594.6
Vehicle theft37n/a135.4148.5228.9
Property crime834n/a (estimate)3,0521,6922,200

Key findings

  • Mason City crime rates are 24% higher than the national average
  • Violent crimes in Mason City are 59% lower than the national average
  • In Mason City you have a 1 in 32 chance of becoming a victim of crime
  • Mason City is safer than 37% of the cities in the United States
  • Year over year crime in Mason City has not changed

Mason City crime map

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

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      Daily Crime In Mason City (per 100,000 people)

      The number of daily crimes per 100,000 residents in Mason City, Iowa is displayed in the graph above. As you can see, the daily crimes for Mason City are 1.65 times more than the Iowa average and 1.24 times more than the national level. Daily violent crimes in Mason City are 1.59 times less than than Iowa and 2.42 times less than the national mean. While daily property crimes in Mason City are 1.80 times more than than Iowa and 1.39 times more than the national average.

      How Safe is Mason City (higher is better)

      Are people any safer living in Mason City in comparison to other Iowa communities and all other areas throughout the United States? When we look at all cities across America, is Mason City safe? The evidence provided by these graphs show Mason City being safer than 43% of cities in Iowa and 37% of cities across the United States. This is evident by tracking Iowa cities as well as all US cities over a one year period to contrast crime statistics as they relate to Mason City. In conclusion, Mason City ranks below average compared to the rest of the United States.

      Chance of Being A Victim of Crime in Mason City

      The chance of being a victim of violent crime in Mason City is 1 in 636
      The chance of being a victim of property crime in Mason City is 1 in 33
      The chance of being a victim of crime in Mason City is 1 in 32
      How likely are you to become a victim of crime? In Mason City, Iowa you have a 1 in 636 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 33 chance of becoming a victim. Property crimes include burglary, theft and vehicle theft. Overall, you have a 1 in 32 chance of becoming a victim of crime in Mason City.

      Year Over Year Crime In Mason City (per 100,000 people)

      An analysis of year to year crime rates in Mason City, 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 Mason City has not changed, the amount of property crime in Mason City has not changed, and the total amount of crime in Mason City has not changed year over year.

      Mason City police department

      ItemMason CityIowaNational
      Law enforcement employees (officers & civilians)503,827558,732
      Police officers & civilians /1000 residents1.81.83.3
      There are a total of 50 Mason City police officers. This results in 1.8 police officers per 1,000 residents which is 1.1% less than the Iowa average and 45.2% 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
      Rockwell, IA1,100100679779
      Nora Springs, IA1,567106718824
      Manly, IA1,551117790907
      Ventura, IA7371511,0241,175
      Rock Falls, IA1502811,9012,182
      Plymouth, IA3442972,0072,304
      Hanlontown, IA2113012,0392,340
      Mason City, IA27,5461573,0523,209

      Cities with similar population

      City, StatePopulationViolent crime/100k peopleProperty crime/100k peopleTotal crime/100k people
      Seguin, TX27,5432982,5272,825
      Magna, UT27,5533243,3053,629
      Danvers, MA27,5581951,5161,711
      Paragould, AR27,5216093,2623,872
      Allen Park, MI27,5192521,8502,102
      Mason City, IA27,5461573,0523,209
      Source: The Mason City, 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.