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Total crime 3%
Violent crime 5%
Property crime 5%
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 peopleOskaloosa/100k peopleIowa/100k peopleNational/100k people
Total crime288n/a (estimate)2,4991,9422,580
Murder0n/a0.01.75.0
Rape4n/a34.730.942.6
Robbery3n/a26.029.586.2
Assault39n/a338.4187.9246.8
Violent crime46n/a (estimate)399250381
Burglary58n/a503.3352.6376.0
Theft175n/a1,518.41,190.41,594.6
Vehicle theft9n/a78.1148.5228.9
Property crime242n/a (estimate)2,1001,6922,200

Key findings

  • Oskaloosa crime rates are 3% lower than the national average
  • Violent crimes in Oskaloosa are 5% higher than the national average
  • In Oskaloosa you have a 1 in 41 chance of becoming a victim of crime
  • Oskaloosa is safer than 29% of the cities in the United States
  • Year over year crime in Oskaloosa has not changed

Oskaloosa crime map

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

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      Daily Crime In Oskaloosa (per 100,000 people)

      The above illustration depicts the number of crimes committed daily in Oskaloosa, per 100,000 residents. In Oskaloosa, the total number of daily crimes is 1.29 times more than the Iowa average and 1.03 times less than the national average. Violent daily crime statistics in Oskaloosa are 1.60 times more than the Iowa average and 1.05 times more than the national average. For property crime, Oskaloosa has a daily crime rate that is 1.24 times more than the Iowa average and 1.05 times less than the daily national average.

      How Safe is Oskaloosa (higher is better)

      Is Oskaloosa 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 Oskaloosa to other cities in the state and across the country, Oskaloosa is 29% safer than other cities of Iowa and 29% safer than other cities in the nation. Oskaloosa has a ranks below average in comparison to other cities in the country.

      Chance of Being A Victim of Crime in Oskaloosa

      The chance of being a victim of violent crime in Oskaloosa is 1 in 251
      The chance of being a victim of property crime in Oskaloosa is 1 in 48
      The chance of being a victim of crime in Oskaloosa is 1 in 41
      Interested in knowing the odds that you will be a crime victim in Oskaloosa? In Oskaloosa, you have a 1 in 251 chance of falling victim to a violent crime, such as rape, robbery, assault, or even murder. In terms of property crime, your chances of being a victim are 1 in 48. These crimes include theft, vehicle theft, and burglary. Your overall chance of being a victim of crime in Oskaloosa, IA is 1 in 41.

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

      The year over year crime rate per 100,000 people for Oskaloosa is an accurate tool for tracking the rise and fall of crime, and in determining if living in Oskaloosa has become safer or more dangerous. The year over year data displayed in the graph shows that violent crimes have not changed in Oskaloosa, while property crimes in Oskaloosa have not changed. Total crime has not changed year over year.

      Oskaloosa police department

      ItemOskaloosaIowaNational
      Law enforcement employees (officers & civilians)193,827558,732
      Police officers & civilians /1000 residents1.61.83.3
      There are a total of 19 Oskaloosa police officers. This results in 1.6 police officers per 1,000 residents which is 9% less than the Iowa average and 49.6% 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
      New Sharon, IA1,263102693796
      Eddyville, IA1,207115781896
      Pella, IA10,2801861,3181,504
      Keomah Village, IA692071,4031,610
      Leighton, IA1933112,1072,419
      Gibson, IA483232,1892,512
      Fremont, IA7453292,2292,558
      Oskaloosa, IA11,5383992,1002,499

      Cities with similar population

      City, StatePopulationViolent crime/100k peopleProperty crime/100k peopleTotal crime/100k people
      Snyder, TX11,5413001,7462,046
      Enumclaw, WA11,543761,9272,003
      Port Washington, WI11,531161617778
      East Renton Highlands, WA11,5492262,1322,357
      Woodinville, WA11,549742,5342,608
      Oskaloosa, IA11,5383992,1002,499
      Source: The Oskaloosa, 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.