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Total crime 67%
Violent crime 64%
Property crime 67%
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.
StatisticReportedincidents/100k peopleMount Vernon/100k peopleIowa/100k peopleNational/100k people
Total crime38n/a (estimate)8571,9422,580
Murder0n/a0.01.75.0
Rape3n/a67.630.942.6
Robbery0n/a0.029.586.2
Assault3n/a67.6187.9246.8
Violent crime6n/a (estimate)135250381
Burglary4n/a90.2352.6376.0
Theft27n/a608.71,190.41,594.6
Vehicle theft1n/a22.5148.5228.9
Property crime32n/a (estimate)7211,6922,200

Key findings

  • Mount Vernon crime rates are 67% lower than the national average
  • Violent crimes in Mount Vernon are 64% lower than the national average
  • In Mount Vernon you have a 1 in 117 chance of becoming a victim of crime
  • Mount Vernon is safer than 74% of the cities in the United States
  • Year over year crime in Mount Vernon has not changed

Mount Vernon crime map

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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 2.27 times less than the state average and 3.01 times less than than national average. Violent crimes committed in Mount Vernon on a daily basis are 1.85 times less than than Iowa average and 2.81 times less than the average nationwide. Daily property crime rates in Mount Vernon are 2.34 times less than the daily state average and 3.05 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 86% of cities in Iowa and 74% 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 740
      The chance of being a victim of property crime in Mount Vernon is 1 in 139
      The chance of being a victim of crime in Mount Vernon is 1 in 117
      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 740. Violent crimes include: murder, sexual assault, robbery, and physical assault. There is a 1 in 139 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 117.

      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 not changed, the amount of property crime in Mount Vernon has not changed, and the total amount of crime in Mount Vernon has not changed 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, IA3,43448322370
      Ely, IA2,13369464532
      Solon, IA2,39969464533
      Tiffin, IA2,53078525603
      Springville, IA1,07092626718
      Mechanicsville, IA1,052101682783
      Shueyville, IA570101684785
      Mount Vernon, IA4,487135721857

      Cities with similar population

      City, StatePopulationViolent crime/100k peopleProperty crime/100k peopleTotal crime/100k people
      Byram, CT4,48754437490
      Oconto, WI4,488451,6061,651
      Capitol Heights, MD4,4894141,1121,526
      Suncoast Estates, FL4,4853922,3222,714
      Meadow Lake, NM4,4838683,4634,331
      Mount Vernon, IA4,487135721857
      Source: The Mount Vernon, 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.