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Total crime 88%
Violent crime 44%
Property crime 95%
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 peopleOttumwa/100k peopleIowa/100k peopleNational/100k people
Total crime1,143n/a (estimate)4,6682,0002,489
Murder2n/a8.21.95.0
Rape18n/a73.536.942.6
Robbery5n/a20.427.481.6
Assault109n/a445.1200.4250.2
Violent crime134n/a (estimate)547267379
Burglary182n/a743.2371.1340.5
Theft748n/a3,054.61,199.61,549.5
Vehicle theft79n/a322.6163.0219.9
Property crime1,009n/a (estimate)4,1201,7342,110

Key findings

  • Ottumwa crime rates are 88% higher than the national average
  • Violent crimes in Ottumwa are 44% higher than the national average
  • In Ottumwa you have a 1 in 22 chance of becoming a victim of crime
  • Ottumwa is safer than 10% of the cities in the United States
  • Year over year crime in Ottumwa has decreased by 21%

Ottumwa crime map

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

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      Daily Crime In Ottumwa (per 100,000 people)

      The above illustration depicts the number of crimes committed daily in Ottumwa, per 100,000 residents. In Ottumwa, the total number of daily crimes is 2.33 times more than the Iowa average and 1.88 times more than the national average. Violent daily crime statistics in Ottumwa are 2.05 times more than the Iowa average and 1.44 times more than the national average. For property crime, Ottumwa has a daily crime rate that is 2.38 times more than the Iowa average and 1.95 times more than the daily national average.

      How Safe is Ottumwa (higher is better)

      Is Ottumwa 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 Ottumwa to other cities in the state and across the country, Ottumwa is 5% safer than other cities of Iowa and 10% safer than other cities in the nation. Ottumwa has a ranks below average in comparison to other cities in the country.

      Chance of Being A Victim of Crime in Ottumwa

      The chance of being a victim of violent crime in Ottumwa is 1 in 183
      The chance of being a victim of property crime in Ottumwa is 1 in 25
      The chance of being a victim of crime in Ottumwa is 1 in 22
      Interested in knowing the odds that you will be a crime victim in Ottumwa? In Ottumwa, you have a 1 in 183 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 25. These crimes include theft, vehicle theft, and burglary. Your overall chance of being a victim of crime in Ottumwa, IA is 1 in 22.

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

      An ideal indicator of whether Ottumwa is becoming a safer or more dangerous place to live can be done by analyzing the year over year crime rates per 100,000 people. Year over year violent crime in Ottumwa has decreased by 7% and the rate of property crime in Ottumwa has decreased by 22%. The total crime rate in Ottumwa has decreased by 21% year to year.

      Ottumwa police department

      ItemOttumwaIowaNational
      Law enforcement employees (officers & civilians)473,827558,732
      Police officers & civilians /1000 residents1.91.83.3
      There are a total of 47 Ottumwa police officers. This results in 1.9 police officers per 1,000 residents which is 4.4% greater than the Iowa average and 42.1% 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
      Eddyville, IA1,207123800924
      Unionville, IA783142,0412,355
      Agency, IA6193362,1802,516
      Fremont, IA7453522,2842,636
      Martinsburg, IA1253672,3822,749
      Chillicothe, IA973792,4622,841
      Batavia, IA6373822,4812,863
      Ottumwa, IA24,7095474,1204,668

      Cities with similar population

      City, StatePopulationViolent crime/100k peopleProperty crime/100k peopleTotal crime/100k people
      Emporia, KS24,7071452,0892,235
      Mauldin, SC24,7232241,6231,847
      Inkster, MI24,7389972,4523,449
      Sanger, CA24,7416131,1951,808
      Ponca City, OK24,7536373,9084,544
      Ottumwa, IA24,7095474,1204,668
      Source: The Ottumwa, 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.