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Total crime 6%
Violent crime 8%
Property crime 8%
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 peopleMenlo/100k peopleIowa/100k peopleNational/100k people
Total crime0n/a (estimate)2,628 (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)351 (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)2,277 (estimate)1,7342,110

Key findings

  • Menlo crime rates are 6% higher than the national average
  • Violent crimes in Menlo are 8% lower than the national average
  • In Menlo you have a 1 in 39 chance of becoming a victim of crime
  • Menlo is safer than 30% of the cities in the United States
  • Year over year crime in Menlo has increased by 3%

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

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      Daily Crime In Menlo (per 100,000 people)

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      Chance of Being A Victim of Crime in Menlo

      The chance of being a victim of violent crime in Menlo is 1 in 286
      The chance of being a victim of property crime in Menlo is 1 in 44
      The chance of being a victim of crime in Menlo is 1 in 39

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

      Menlo police department

      ItemMenloIowaNational
      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
      Lake Panorama, IA1,09737243281
      Earlham, IA1,52396625721
      Panora, IA1,097102665768
      Diamondhead Lake, IA318108701808
      Greenfield, IA1,951114739853
      Stuart, IA1,528119773892
      Guthrie Center, IA1,650121785906
      Menlo, IA4103512,2772,628

      Cities with similar population

      City, StatePopulationViolent crime/100k peopleProperty crime/100k peopleTotal crime/100k people
      Peak Place, NM4101,3455,0316,375
      Miles, IA4103122,0232,335
      Fanshawe, OK4105673,7324,298
      Rockland, ID4103241,7622,086
      Letts, IA4103562,3142,671
      Menlo, IA4103512,2772,628
      Source: The Menlo, 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.