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Total crime 67%
Violent crime 71%
Property crime 66%
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 peopleNorthwood/100k peopleIowa/100k peopleNational/100k people
Total crime0n/a (estimate)846 (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)109 (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)737 (estimate)1,6922,200

Key findings

  • Northwood crime rates are 67% lower than the national average
  • Violent crimes in Northwood are 71% lower than the national average
  • In Northwood you have a 1 in 119 chance of becoming a victim of crime
  • Northwood is safer than 78% of the cities in the United States
  • Year over year crime in Northwood has decreased by 20%

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      Daily Crime In Northwood (per 100,000 people)

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      Chance of Being A Victim of Crime in Northwood

      The chance of being a victim of violent crime in Northwood is 1 in 919
      The chance of being a victim of property crime in Northwood is 1 in 136
      The chance of being a victim of crime in Northwood is 1 in 119

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

      Northwood police department

      ItemNorthwoodIowaNational
      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.

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      Manly, IA1,551117790907
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      Hanlontown, IA2113012,0392,340
      Joice, IA1953142,1282,443
      Fertile, IA3463202,1672,487
      Grafton, IA3553372,2772,614
      Albert Lea, MN17,7751472,6392,787
      Northwood, IA1,931109737846

      Cities with similar population

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      New Plymouth, ID1,931112719831
      Parchment, MI1,931189697887
      Brackettville, TX1,9312201,2671,487
      Mio, MI1,9302258291,054
      Frenchtown, MT1,932122813935
      Northwood, IA1,931109737846
      Source: The Northwood, 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.