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Total crime 1%
Violent crime 13%
Property crime 1%
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 peopleNewton/100k peopleIowa/100k peopleNational/100k people
Total crime0n/a (estimate)2,467 (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)329 (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)2,138 (estimate)1,7342,110

Key findings

  • Newton crime rates are 1% lower than the national average
  • Violent crimes in Newton are 13% lower than the national average
  • In Newton you have a 1 in 41 chance of becoming a victim of crime
  • Newton is safer than 33% of the cities in the United States
  • Year over year crime in Newton has decreased by 35%

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      Daily Crime In Newton (per 100,000 people)

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      Chance of Being A Victim of Crime in Newton

      The chance of being a victim of violent crime in Newton is 1 in 304
      The chance of being a victim of property crime in Newton is 1 in 47
      The chance of being a victim of crime in Newton is 1 in 41

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

      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
      Prairie City, IA1,97358173230
      Baxter, IA1,081101658759
      Monroe, IA1,875103667769
      Colfax, IA1,925111720831
      Oakland Acres, IA116128834963
      Lambs Grove, IA2002471,6061,853
      Sully, IA8433071,9912,297
      Newton, IA15,0903292,1382,467

      Cities with similar population

      City, StatePopulationViolent crime/100k peopleProperty crime/100k peopleTotal crime/100k people
      Hereford, TX15,0865502,1042,654
      Dickson, TN15,0987134,2794,993
      Hurricane, UT15,1061911,4161,607
      Sterling, IL15,0711793,3843,563
      Clearlake, CA15,0707732,9873,760
      Newton, IA15,0903292,1382,467
      Source: The Newton, 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.