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Total crime 5%
Violent crime 9%
Property crime 7%
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 peopleMelvin/100k peopleIowa/100k peopleNational/100k people
Total crime0n/a (estimate)2,702 (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)348 (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)2,354 (estimate)1,6922,200

Key findings

  • Melvin crime rates are 5% higher than the national average
  • Violent crimes in Melvin are 9% lower than the national average
  • In Melvin you have a 1 in 38 chance of becoming a victim of crime
  • Melvin is safer than 31% of the cities in the United States
  • Year over year crime in Melvin has decreased by 20%

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      Daily Crime In Melvin (per 100,000 people)

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      Chance of Being A Victim of Crime in Melvin

      The chance of being a victim of violent crime in Melvin is 1 in 288
      The chance of being a victim of property crime in Melvin is 1 in 43
      The chance of being a victim of crime in Melvin is 1 in 38

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

      Melvin police department

      ItemMelvinIowaNational
      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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      Lake Park, IA1,17187590677
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      Sibley, IA2,667125843968
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      Hospers, IA7562982,0192,317
      Primghar, IA9733262,2072,533
      Melvin, IA2353482,3542,702

      Cities with similar population

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      Highland Park, FL2354582,7143,172
      Fidelity, MO2355883,1013,689
      Caroline, WI2354052,1392,544
      Roswell, OH2353883,0133,401
      Fountain Run, KY2353032,8013,104
      Melvin, IA2353482,3542,702
      Source: The Melvin, 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.