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Total crime 8%
Violent crime 20%
Property crime 6%
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.
Crime data for this area is not available from the FBI, so estimates are used based on demographic data including, but not limited to: home prices, income per capita and population density.
StatisticReportedincidents/100k peopleNichols/100k peopleIowa/100k peopleNational/100k people
Total crime0n/a (estimate)2,374 (estimate)1,9422,580
Murdern/an/an/a1.75.0
Rapen/an/an/a30.942.6
Robberyn/an/an/a29.586.2
Assaultn/an/an/a187.9246.8
Violent crimen/an/a (estimate)306 (estimate)250381
Burglaryn/an/an/a352.6376.0
Theftn/an/an/a1,190.41,594.6
Vehicle theftn/an/an/a148.5228.9
Property crimen/an/a (estimate)2,068 (estimate)1,6922,200

Key findings

  • Nichols crime rates are 8% lower than the national average
  • Violent crimes in Nichols are 20% lower than the national average
  • In Nichols you have a 1 in 43 chance of becoming a victim of crime
  • Nichols is safer than 37% of the cities in the United States
  • Year over year crime in Nichols has decreased by 20%

Nichols crime map

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The Nichols crime map provides a detailed overview of all crimes in Nichols as reported by the local law enforcement agency. Based on the color coded legend above, the crime map outlines the areas with lower crime compared to the areas with higher crime. The Nichols crime heat map offers insight into the total crimes on a block group level.

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      Daily Crime In Nichols (per 100,000 people)

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      Chance of Being A Victim of Crime in Nichols

      The chance of being a victim of violent crime in Nichols is 1 in 328
      The chance of being a victim of property crime in Nichols is 1 in 49
      The chance of being a victim of crime in Nichols is 1 in 43

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

      Nichols police department

      ItemNicholsIowaNational
      Law enforcement employees (officers & civilians)n/a3,827558,732
      Police officers & civilians /1000 residentsn/a1.83.3

      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
      University Heights, IA1,25535237273
      West Branch, IA2,581211211423
      Fruitland, IA1,19686585672
      Lone Tree, IA1,48288592680
      Riverside, IA1,05490612702
      Wilton, IA2,808102688790
      Columbus Junction, IA2,2141308821,012
      Nichols, IA3603062,0682,374

      Cities with similar population

      City, StatePopulationViolent crime/100k peopleProperty crime/100k peopleTotal crime/100k people
      Buena Vista, CA3606913,6774,367
      Freeburn, KY3603162,9253,241
      Macks Creek, MO3608114,2785,089
      Bennett, IA3603002,0302,330
      Morgan Heights, CO3604232,8463,269
      Nichols, IA3603062,0682,374
      Source: The Nichols, 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.