Annual Crime In Mount Pleasant (2018)

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.
In the event that crime data for this area is not available from the FBI, estimates are used. The estimates are based on demographic data including, but not limited to: home prices, income per capita and population density.
StatisticReportedincidents/100k peopleMount Pleasant/100k peopleIowa/100k peopleNational/100k people
Total crime224n/a (estimate)2,6831,9422,580
StatisticReportedincidents/100k peopleMount Pleasant/100k peopleIowa/100k peopleNational/100k people
Murder0n/a0.01.75.0
Rape0n/a0.030.942.6
Robbery0n/a0.029.586.2
Assault13n/a155.7187.9246.8
Violent crime13n/a (estimate)156250381
Burglary59n/a706.7352.6376.0
Theft143n/a1,712.81,190.41,594.6
Vehicle theft9n/a107.8148.5228.9
Property crime211n/a (estimate)2,5271,6922,200

Key findings

  • Mount Pleasant crime rates are 4% higher than the national average
  • Violent crimes in Mount Pleasant are 59% lower than the national average
  • In Mount Pleasant you have a 1 in 38 chance of becoming a victim of crime
  • Mount Pleasant is safer than 44% of the cities in the United States
  • Year over year crime in Mount Pleasant has increased by 42%

Mount Pleasant crime map

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Compare Mount Pleasant, IA Crime To Other Cities

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      Daily Crime In Mount Pleasant (per 100,000 people)

      The bar chart above reveals the rate of daily crimes in Mount Pleasant for every 100,000 residents. The Mount Pleasant total amount of daily crime is 1.38 times more than the Iowa average and 1.04 times more than than that of the nation. As for violent crimes, the daily average in Mount Pleasant, is 1.61 times less than the Iowa average, and it is 2.44 times less than the national average. The statistics for property crimes show that Mount Pleasant has a daily crime average that is 1.49 times more than the Iowa average and 1.15 times more than the daily national rate.

      How Safe is Mount Pleasant (higher is better)

      How safe is Mount Pleasant, IA when compared to other cities in Iowa and the rest of the cities across the United States? The graphs above show that Mount Pleasant is safer than 49% of the cities in Iowa and 44% of the cities in the United States. These results are calculated by analyzing all cities in Iowa and across the US as a whole and determining how many areas have a lower crime rate than Mount Pleasant. Overall, Mount Pleasant is ranked below average compared to all other cities across the United States.

      Chance of Being A Victim of Crime in Mount Pleasant

      The chance of being a victim of violent crime in Mount Pleasant is 1 in 643
      The chance of being a victim of property crime in Mount Pleasant is 1 in 40
      The chance of being a victim of crime in Mount Pleasant is 1 in 38
      Are you worried about becoming a crime victim? In Mount Pleasant, your chance of becoming a victim of a violent crime is 1 in 643. Types of violent crimes may include assault, robbery, rape, or murder. You also have a 1 in 40 chance of being the victim of a property crime such as vehicle theft, personal property theft, and burglary. Your overall risk of becoming a crime victim in Mount Pleasant is 1 in 38.

      Year Over Year Crime In Mount Pleasant (per 100,000 people)

      An analysis of year to year crime rates in Mount Pleasant, IA (per 100,000 people) is a useful indicator of whether the area is becoming a safer or a more dangerous place to live. The amount of violent crime in Mount Pleasant has increased by 9%, the amount of property crime in Mount Pleasant has increased by 45%, and the total amount of crime in Mount Pleasant has increased by 42% year over year.

      Mount Pleasant police department

      ItemMount PleasantIowaNational
      Law enforcement employees (officers & civilians)163,827558,732
      Police officers & civilians /1000 residents1.81.83.3
      There are a total of 16 Mount Pleasant police officers. This results in 1.8 police officers per 1,000 residents which is 1.4% greater than the Iowa average and 43.8% less than the National average.

      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
      Westwood, IA96101684785
      Danville, IA1,079103700803
      Wayland, IA1,027107727835
      New London, IA1,945111751862
      Winfield, IA1,068114771884
      Houghton, IA1522651,7912,055
      St. Paul, IA1003002,0322,332
      Mount Pleasant, IA8,4911562,5272,683

      Cities with similar population

      City, StatePopulationViolent crime/100k peopleProperty crime/100k peopleTotal crime/100k people
      Dormont, PA8,4912048031,006
      North Haledon, NJ8,49035378413
      Elwood, IN8,4891072,2252,332
      Elsmere, KY8,4881271,0601,187
      Perkasie, PA8,4951641,4951,659
      Mount Pleasant, IA8,4911562,5272,683
      Source: The Mount Pleasant, 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.