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Total crime 6%
Violent crime 18%
Property crime 4%
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 peopleOssian/100k peopleIowa/100k peopleNational/100k people
Total crime0n/a (estimate)2,344 (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)313 (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)2,031 (estimate)1,7342,110

Key findings

  • Ossian crime rates are 6% lower than the national average
  • Violent crimes in Ossian are 18% lower than the national average
  • In Ossian you have a 1 in 43 chance of becoming a victim of crime
  • Ossian is safer than 35% of the cities in the United States
  • Year over year crime in Ossian has increased by 3%

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      Daily Crime In Ossian (per 100,000 people)

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      Chance of Being A Victim of Crime in Ossian

      The chance of being a victim of violent crime in Ossian is 1 in 320
      The chance of being a victim of property crime in Ossian is 1 in 50
      The chance of being a victim of crime in Ossian is 1 in 43

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

      Ossian police department

      ItemOssianIowaNational
      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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      Calmar, IA1,023110714824
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      St. Lucas, IA1633051,9832,288
      Ridgeway, IA2853112,0212,333
      Ossian, IA9623132,0312,344

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      Windfall City, IN9625202,7643,285
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      Ossian, IA9623132,0312,344
      Source: The Ossian, 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.