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Total crime 44%
Violent crime 72%
Property crime 39%
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 peopleMason City/100k peopleIowa/100k peopleNational/100k people
Total crime965n/a (estimate)3,5772,0002,489
Murder0n/a0.01.95.0
Rape20n/a74.136.942.6
Robbery1n/a3.727.481.6
Assault155n/a574.6200.4250.2
Violent crime176n/a (estimate)652267379
Burglary116n/a430.0371.1340.5
Theft617n/a2,287.21,199.61,549.5
Vehicle theft56n/a207.6163.0219.9
Property crime789n/a (estimate)2,9251,7342,110

Key findings

  • Mason City crime rates are 44% higher than the national average
  • Violent crimes in Mason City are 72% higher than the national average
  • In Mason City you have a 1 in 28 chance of becoming a victim of crime
  • Mason City is safer than 10% of the cities in the United States
  • Year over year crime in Mason City has increased by 11%

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 1.79 times more than the Iowa average and 1.44 times more than the national level. Daily violent crimes in Mason City are 2.45 times more than than Iowa and 1.72 times more than the national mean. While daily property crimes in Mason City are 1.69 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 5% of cities in Iowa and 10% 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 154
      The chance of being a victim of property crime in Mason City is 1 in 35
      The chance of being a victim of crime in Mason City is 1 in 28
      How likely are you to become a victim of crime? In Mason City, Iowa you have a 1 in 154 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 35 chance of becoming a victim. Property crimes include burglary, theft and vehicle theft. Overall, you have a 1 in 28 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 increased by 315%, the amount of property crime in Mason City has decreased by 4%, and the total amount of crime in Mason City has increased by 11% 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, IA1,100107695802
      Nora Springs, IA1,567113736849
      Manly, IA1,551125809934
      Ventura, IA7371621,0491,211
      Clear Lake, IA7,6444101,7472,158
      Rock Falls, IA1503001,9492,249
      Plymouth, IA3443172,0572,374
      Mason City, IA27,5466522,9253,577

      Cities with similar population

      City, StatePopulationViolent crime/100k peopleProperty crime/100k peopleTotal crime/100k people
      Seguin, TX27,5432782,3612,639
      Magna, UT27,5533283,0143,342
      Danvers, MA27,5581411,2901,431
      Paragould, AR27,5211,0504,7125,762
      Allen Park, MI27,5191781,8412,019
      Mason City, IA27,5466522,9253,577
      Source: The Mason City, 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.