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Total crime 1%
Violent crime 13%
Property crime 1%
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.
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 peopleMelbourne/100k peopleIowa/100k peopleNational/100k people
Total crime0n/a (estimate)2,465 (estimate)2,0002,489
Murdern/an/an/a1.95.0
Rapen/an/an/a36.942.6
Robberyn/an/an/a27.481.6
Assaultn/an/an/a200.4250.2
Violent crimen/an/a (estimate)329 (estimate)267379
Burglaryn/an/an/a371.1340.5
Theftn/an/an/a1,199.61,549.5
Vehicle theftn/an/an/a163.0219.9
Property crimen/an/a (estimate)2,136 (estimate)1,7342,110

Key findings

  • Melbourne crime rates are 1% lower than the national average
  • Violent crimes in Melbourne are 13% lower than the national average
  • In Melbourne you have a 1 in 41 chance of becoming a victim of crime
  • Melbourne is safer than 33% of the cities in the United States
  • Year over year crime in Melbourne has increased by 3%

Melbourne crime map

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

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      Daily Crime In Melbourne (per 100,000 people)

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      Chance of Being A Victim of Crime in Melbourne

      The chance of being a victim of violent crime in Melbourne is 1 in 305
      The chance of being a victim of property crime in Melbourne is 1 in 47
      The chance of being a victim of crime in Melbourne is 1 in 41

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

      Melbourne police department

      ItemMelbourneIowaNational
      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

      City, StatePopulationViolent crime/100k peopleProperty crime/100k peopleTotal crime/100k people
      Baxter, IA1,081101658759
      State Center, IA1,337112727839
      Maxwell, IA8392931,9022,195
      Colo, IA8863132,0342,347
      Haverhill, IA1693162,0502,366
      Zearing, IA5633182,0652,383
      Mingo, IA2553362,1822,518
      Melbourne, IA8213292,1362,465

      Cities with similar population

      City, StatePopulationViolent crime/100k peopleProperty crime/100k peopleTotal crime/100k people
      East Bernstadt, KY8212982,6092,908
      Dover, MN8212812,4782,760
      Rouzerville, PA8213551,6281,983
      Lone Oak, TN8214441,9802,424
      Andover, NY8215562,1252,680
      Melbourne, IA8213292,1362,465
      Source: The Melbourne, 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.