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Total crime 47%
Violent crime 24%
Property crime 51%
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 peopleNewton/100k peopleIowa/100k peopleNational/100k people
Total crime570n/a (estimate)3,8001,9422,580
Murder0n/a0.01.75.0
Rape9n/a60.030.942.6
Robbery2n/a13.329.586.2
Assault60n/a400.0187.9246.8
Violent crime71n/a (estimate)473250381
Burglary146n/a973.4352.6376.0
Theft335n/a2,233.51,190.41,594.6
Vehicle theft18n/a120.0148.5228.9
Property crime499n/a (estimate)3,3271,6922,200

Key findings

  • Newton crime rates are 47% higher than the national average
  • Violent crimes in Newton are 24% higher than the national average
  • In Newton you have a 1 in 27 chance of becoming a victim of crime
  • Newton is safer than 16% of the cities in the United States
  • Year over year crime in Newton has not changed

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      Daily Crime In Newton (per 100,000 people)

      The number of daily crimes per 100,000 residents in Newton, Iowa is displayed in the graph above. As you can see, the daily crimes for Newton are 1.96 times more than the Iowa average and 1.47 times more than the national level. Daily violent crimes in Newton are 1.89 times more than than Iowa and 1.24 times more than the national mean. While daily property crimes in Newton are 1.97 times more than than Iowa and 1.51 times more than the national average.

      How Safe is Newton (higher is better)

      Compared to the other cities in Iowa and all other cities across the US, is Newton safe? From the gauges displayed above, you will notice that Newton is safer than 16% of other cities in the state of Iowa. In addition, Newton is safer than 16% of cities in the entire United States. To achieve these results, all Iowa and United States cities were analyzed to determine how many locations had a lower crime rate than Newton. By studying this data, it was possible to determine that Newton is below average in safety when compared with other United States cities.

      Chance of Being A Victim of Crime in Newton

      The chance of being a victim of violent crime in Newton is 1 in 212
      The chance of being a victim of property crime in Newton is 1 in 31
      The chance of being a victim of crime in Newton is 1 in 27
      Are you curious to know the likelihood of suffering from a crime in Newton? If you reside in Newton, the likelihood that you will become a victim of a violent crime is 1 in 212. Violent crimes include: murder, sexual assault, robbery, and physical assault. There is a 1 in 31 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 Newton, is 1 in 27.

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

      An analysis of year to year crime rates in Newton, 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 Newton has not changed, the amount of property crime in Newton has not changed, and the total amount of crime in Newton has not changed year over year.

      Newton police department

      ItemNewtonIowaNational
      Law enforcement employees (officers & civilians)283,827558,732
      Police officers & civilians /1000 residents1.81.83.3
      There are a total of 28 Newton police officers. This results in 1.8 police officers per 1,000 residents which is 2.3% greater than the Iowa average and 43.3% 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
      Baxter, IA1,08195642736
      Monroe, IA1,87596650747
      Prairie City, IA1,97358698757
      Oakland Acres, IA116120814934
      Colfax, IA1,9251971,5241,721
      Lambs Grove, IA2002321,5671,799
      Sully, IA8432871,9432,230
      Newton, IA15,0904733,3273,800

      Cities with similar population

      City, StatePopulationViolent crime/100k peopleProperty crime/100k peopleTotal crime/100k people
      Hereford, TX15,0866552,3493,004
      Dickson, TN15,0988514,8415,692
      Hurricane, UT15,1061241,6011,726
      Sterling, IL15,0712322,9713,203
      Clearlake, CA15,0707253,3654,090
      Newton, IA15,0904733,3273,800
      Source: The Newton, 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.