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Total crime 9%
Violent crime 4%
Property crime 12%
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. 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 peopleMoorhead/100k peopleIowa/100k peopleNational/100k people
Total crime0n/a (estimate)2,726 (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)364 (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)2,362 (estimate)1,7342,110

Key findings

  • Moorhead crime rates are 9% higher than the national average
  • Violent crimes in Moorhead are 4% lower than the national average
  • In Moorhead you have a 1 in 37 chance of becoming a victim of crime
  • Moorhead is safer than 29% of the cities in the United States
  • Year over year crime in Moorhead has increased by 3%

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      Daily Crime In Moorhead (per 100,000 people)

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      Chance of Being A Victim of Crime in Moorhead

      The chance of being a victim of violent crime in Moorhead is 1 in 275
      The chance of being a victim of property crime in Moorhead is 1 in 43
      The chance of being a victim of crime in Moorhead is 1 in 37

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

      Moorhead police department

      ItemMoorheadIowaNational
      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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      Woodbine, IA1,645113735848
      Dunlap, IA1,021118769887
      Onawa, IA2,9063981,1951,593
      Mondamin, IA3223232,0972,420
      Ute, IA3823622,3492,711
      Blencoe, IA2533692,3932,762
      Pisgah, IA2483792,4642,844
      Moorhead, IA2213642,3622,726

      Cities with similar population

      City, StatePopulationViolent crime/100k peopleProperty crime/100k peopleTotal crime/100k people
      Central Bridge, NY2215802,2192,799
      St. James, MI2214271,5501,977
      Fayetteville, TX2214842,7603,244
      West, MS2213633,1053,468
      De Witt, IL2215732,5993,172
      Moorhead, IA2213642,3622,726
      Source: The Moorhead, 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.