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Total crime 72%
Violent crime 88%
Property crime 69%
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.
StatisticReportedincidents/100k peopleMount Vernon/100k peopleIowa/100k peopleNational/100k people
Total crime31n/a (estimate)6972,0002,489
Murder0n/a0.01.95.0
Rape2n/a45.036.942.6
Robbery0n/a0.027.481.6
Assault0n/a0.0200.4250.2
Violent crime2n/a (estimate)45267379
Burglary8n/a179.8371.1340.5
Theft19n/a427.11,199.61,549.5
Vehicle theft2n/a45.0163.0219.9
Property crime29n/a (estimate)6521,7342,110

Key findings

  • Mount Vernon crime rates are 72% lower than the national average
  • Violent crimes in Mount Vernon are 88% lower than the national average
  • In Mount Vernon you have a 1 in 144 chance of becoming a victim of crime
  • Mount Vernon is safer than 86% of the cities in the United States
  • Year over year crime in Mount Vernon has decreased by 19%

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

      The graph above looks at the comparison of crimes committed in Mount Vernon on a daily basis (per 100,000 people) to crimes committed throughout the state of Iowa and the USA. According to the latest crime statistics, daily crimes in Mount Vernon (which include property crimes as well as violent crimes), when compared to Iowa, are 2.87 times less than the state average and 3.57 times less than than national average. Violent crimes committed in Mount Vernon on a daily basis are 5.93 times less than than Iowa average and 8.44 times less than the average nationwide. Daily property crime rates in Mount Vernon are 2.66 times less than the daily state average and 3.24 times less than the daily national numbers.

      How Safe is Mount Vernon (higher is better)

      Are people any safer living in Mount Vernon in comparison to other Iowa communities and all other areas throughout the United States? When we look at all cities across America, is Mount Vernon safe? The evidence provided by these graphs show Mount Vernon being safer than 95% of cities in Iowa and 86% of cities across the United States. This is evident by tracking Iowa cities as well as all US cities over a one year period to contrast crime statistics as they relate to Mount Vernon. In conclusion, Mount Vernon ranks above average compared to the rest of the United States.

      Chance of Being A Victim of Crime in Mount Vernon

      The chance of being a victim of violent crime in Mount Vernon is 1 in 2225
      The chance of being a victim of property crime in Mount Vernon is 1 in 154
      The chance of being a victim of crime in Mount Vernon is 1 in 144
      Are you curious to know the likelihood of suffering from a crime in Mount Vernon? If you reside in Mount Vernon, the likelihood that you will become a victim of a violent crime is 1 in 2225. Violent crimes include: murder, sexual assault, robbery, and physical assault. There is a 1 in 154 change that you will become a victim of a property crime. These sorts of crimes against personal property include: burglary, theft, and auto theft. In total, the likelihood of being victimized by a crime in Mount Vernon, is 1 in 144.

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

      An analysis of year to year crime rates in Mount Vernon, Iowa (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 Vernon has decreased by 67%, the amount of property crime in Mount Vernon has decreased by 10%, and the total amount of crime in Mount Vernon has decreased by 19% year over year.

      Mount Vernon police department

      ItemMount VernonIowaNational
      Law enforcement employees (officers & civilians)63,827558,732
      Police officers & civilians /1000 residents1.31.83.3
      There are a total of 6 Mount Vernon police officers. This results in 1.3 police officers per 1,000 residents which is 27.1% less than the Iowa average and 59.6% 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
      Robins, IA3,43451330381
      Ely, IA2,13373475548
      Solon, IA2,39973476549
      Tiffin, IA2,53083538621
      Lisbon, IA1,90888571659
      Springville, IA1,07099641740
      Mechanicsville, IA1,052108699807
      Mount Vernon, IA4,48745652697

      Cities with similar population

      City, StatePopulationViolent crime/100k peopleProperty crime/100k peopleTotal crime/100k people
      Byram, CT4,48748371418
      Oconto, WI4,4883101,5941,904
      Capitol Heights, MD4,4894171,3181,736
      Suncoast Estates, FL4,4853852,1842,569
      Meadow Lake, NM4,4838433,1533,995
      Mount Vernon, IA4,48745652697
      Source: The Mount Vernon, 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.