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Total crime 15%
Violent crime 21%
Property crime 13%
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.
StatisticReportedincidents/100k peopleOsceola/100k peopleIowa/100k peopleNational/100k people
Total crime149n/a (estimate)2,8522,0002,489
Murder0n/a0.01.95.0
Rape5n/a95.736.942.6
Robbery0n/a0.027.481.6
Assault19n/a363.7200.4250.2
Violent crime24n/a (estimate)459267379
Burglary30n/a574.3371.1340.5
Theft84n/a1,608.01,199.61,549.5
Vehicle theft11n/a210.6163.0219.9
Property crime125n/a (estimate)2,3931,7342,110

Key findings

  • Osceola crime rates are 15% higher than the national average
  • Violent crimes in Osceola are 21% higher than the national average
  • In Osceola you have a 1 in 36 chance of becoming a victim of crime
  • Osceola is safer than 21% of the cities in the United States
  • Year over year crime in Osceola has increased by 44%

Osceola crime map

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The Osceola crime map provides a detailed overview of all crimes in Osceola 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 Osceola crime heat map offers insight into the total crimes on a block group level.

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      Daily Crime In Osceola (per 100,000 people)

      The graph above illustrates the number of daily crimes in Osceola, IA per 100,000 people. In Osceola, the total number of daily crimes is 1.43 times more than the Iowa average and 1.15 times more than the national average. The number of daily violent crimes in Osceola is 1.72 times more than the Iowa average and 1.21 times more than the national average. With regards to property crimes, Osceola has a daily crime rate that is 1.38 times more than the Iowa average and 1.13 times more than the national average.

      How Safe is Osceola (higher is better)

      Is Osceola safe in comparison to other cities in the state of Iowa as well as in comparison to the rest of the areas across the United States. Using the gauges above, which compare crime in Osceola to other cities in the state and across the country, Osceola is 15% safer than other cities of Iowa and 21% safer than other cities in the nation. Osceola has a ranks below average in comparison to other cities in the country.

      Chance of Being A Victim of Crime in Osceola

      The chance of being a victim of violent crime in Osceola is 1 in 218
      The chance of being a victim of property crime in Osceola is 1 in 42
      The chance of being a victim of crime in Osceola is 1 in 36
      Are you at risk of becoming a victim of crime in Osceola, Iowa? If you reside in Osceola, then there is a 1 in 218 chance that you will experience a violent crime. These types of crimes may include homicide, sexual assault, robbery, and physical assault. Your risk of being a victim of property crime is 1 in 42. These types of crime include burglary, petty theft, and theft of motor vehicles. Altogether, there is a 1 in 36 risk that you will become a victim of crime in Osceola.

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

      The year over year change in crime per 100,000 people helps to understand whether crime in Osceola, IA is on the rise or declining. The violent crime rate in Osceola has increased by 191%, while the property crime rate in Osceola has increased by 31% year over year. Summing up the numbers, Osceola has increased by 44% with regards to total crimes year over year.

      Osceola police department

      ItemOsceolaIowaNational
      Law enforcement employees (officers & civilians)103,827558,732
      Police officers & civilians /1000 residents2.01.83.3
      There are a total of 10 Osceola police officers. This results in 2.0 police officers per 1,000 residents which is 11.3% greater than the Iowa average and 38.3% 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
      Sun Valley Lake, IA224108701808
      New Virginia, IA5533001,9512,251
      Truro, IA4563442,2322,576
      Van Wert, IA1903712,4102,781
      Murray, IA6613752,4352,810
      Woodburn, IA2303792,4592,837
      Humeston, IA4003852,4982,883
      Osceola, IA4,9924592,3932,852

      Cities with similar population

      City, StatePopulationViolent crime/100k peopleProperty crime/100k peopleTotal crime/100k people
      Frankenmuth, MI4,992929891,081
      Spirit Lake, IA4,9925891,4132,001
      Salisbury, MA4,992178773950
      New Lexington, OH4,9923442,4502,793
      Fussels Corner, FL4,9913642,0672,431
      Osceola, IA4,9924592,3932,852
      Source: The Osceola, 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.