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Total crime 64%
Violent crime 67%
Property crime 63%
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Date & Last Updated: This data reflects the 2020 calendar year and was released from the FBI in September, 2021; this is the most current data available.
Crime data for this area is not available from the FBI. Either data from local enforcement agencies is applied or estimates are created based on demographic data including, but not limited to: home prices, income per capita and population density.
StatisticReportedincidents/100k peopleMediapolis/100k peopleIowa/100k peopleNational/100k people
Total crime0n/a (estimate)845 (estimate)2,0022,346
Murdern/an/an/a3.56.5
Rapen/an/an/a40.738.4
Robberyn/an/an/a29.873.9
Assaultn/an/an/a229.4279.7
Violent crimen/an/a (estimate)128 (estimate)304388
Burglaryn/an/an/a371.1314.2
Theftn/an/an/a1,130.11,398.0
Vehicle theftn/an/an/a197.1246.0
Property crimen/an/a (estimate)716 (estimate)1,6981,958

Key findings

  • Mediapolis crime rates are 64% lower than the national average
  • Violent crimes in Mediapolis are 67% lower than the national average
  • In Mediapolis you have a 1 in 119 chance of becoming a victim of crime
  • Mediapolis is safer than 74% of the cities in the United States
  • Year over year crime in Mediapolis has not changed

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      Daily Crime In Mediapolis (per 100,000 people)

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      Chance of Being A Victim of Crime in Mediapolis

      The chance of being a victim of violent crime in Mediapolis is 1 in 780
      The chance of being a victim of property crime in Mediapolis is 1 in 140
      The chance of being a victim of crime in Mediapolis is 1 in 119

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

      Mediapolis police department

      ItemMediapolisIowaNational
      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.

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      Beaverdale, IA1,385118659777
      Danville, IA1,079126702828
      Wapello, IA1,922127707834
      New London, IA1,945135754889
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      Oquawka, IL1,4632157861,000
      Oakville, IA1573581,9982,355
      Mediapolis, IA1,536128716845

      Cities with similar population

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      Marsing, ID1,536124566689
      Raleigh, MS1,5361369801,116
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      Nissequogue, NY1,53651198249
      Waterville, NY1,536186721907
      Mediapolis, IA1,536128716845
      Source: The Mediapolis, IA crime data displayed above is derived from the FBI's uniform crime reports for the year of 2020. 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.