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Total crime 2%
Violent crime 11%
Property crime 4%
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 peopleMelrose/100k peopleIowa/100k peopleNational/100k people
Total crime0n/a (estimate)2,637 (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)339 (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)2,297 (estimate)1,6922,200

Key findings

  • Melrose crime rates are 2% higher than the national average
  • Violent crimes in Melrose are 11% lower than the national average
  • In Melrose you have a 1 in 38 chance of becoming a victim of crime
  • Melrose is safer than 32% of the cities in the United States
  • Year over year crime in Melrose has decreased by 20%

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      Daily Crime In Melrose (per 100,000 people)

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      Chance of Being A Victim of Crime in Melrose

      The chance of being a victim of violent crime in Melrose is 1 in 295
      The chance of being a victim of property crime in Melrose is 1 in 44
      The chance of being a victim of crime in Melrose is 1 in 38

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

      Melrose police department

      ItemMelroseIowaNational
      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

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      Albia, IA3,7952641,1881,452
      Chariton, IA4,2192181,4761,694
      Moravia, IA7923502,3662,715
      Rathbun, IA813512,3752,726
      Lovilia, IA6003732,5282,901
      Russell, IA5163772,5522,929
      Williamson, IA1133802,5722,952
      Melrose, IA1533392,2972,637

      Cities with similar population

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      Rozel, KS1536173,7044,321
      Burlington, OK1534572,8213,279
      Dent, MN1533413,0943,435
      Ames, NY1534851,9972,482
      Jansen, NE1534343,1683,603
      Melrose, IA1533392,2972,637
      Source: The Melrose, 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.