Reported Annual Crime In Ottumwa

In the event that crime data for this area is not available from the FBI, estimates are used. The estimates are based on demographic data including, but not limited to: home prices, income per capita and population density.
StatisticReportedincidents/100k peopleOttumwa/100k peopleIowa/100k peopleNational/100k people
Total crime1,437n/a (estimate)5,8902,4192,756
StatisticReportedincidents/100k peopleOttumwa/100k peopleIowa/100k peopleNational/100k people
Murder0n/a0.03.35.3
Rape23n/a94.339.241.7
Robbery13n/a53.339.898.0
Assault107n/a438.6211.0248.9
Violent crime143n/a (estimate)586293394
Burglary287n/a1,176.4479.3430.4
Theft918n/a3,762.81,468.61,694.4
Vehicle theft89n/a364.8177.4237.4
Property crime1,294n/a (estimate)5,3042,1252,362

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A comprehensive overview of any and all yearly reported crimes in Ottumwa, IA is shown in the table above. In order to provide more clarity, the total number of crimes is shown as well as the amount of crimes committed per 100,000 people. The crimes indicated in the table are separated into two different categories. These categories are property crimes and violent crimes. According to the table, the overall crime rate is 144% higher than the average of crimes committed in Iowa. It is also 114% higher than the national average. When it comes to violent crimes, Ottumwa, IA shows a crime rate that is 100% higher than the Iowa average. The crime rate is also 49% higher than the national average. When it comes to property crimes, Ottumwa, IA is shown to be 150% higher than the Iowa average and 125% higher than the national average.
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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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Did you know?

  • The overall crime rate in Ottumwa is 114% higher than the national average.
  • For every 100,000 people, there are 16.14 daily crimes that occur in Ottumwa.
  • Ottumwa is safer than 9% of the cities in the United States.
  • In Ottumwa you have a 1 in 17 chance of becoming a victim of any crime.
  • The number of total year over year crimes in Ottumwa has increased by 42%.

Compare Ottumwa, IA Crime To Other Cities

Daily Crime In Ottumwa (per 100,000 people)

The above illustration depicts the number of crimes committed daily in Ottumwa, IA per 100,000 residents. Additionally, daily crime statistics are also listed for Iowa as well as national figures. In Ottumwa, IA the total number of daily crimes is 2.44 times more than the Iowa average and 2.14 times more than the national average. Violent crime statistics in Ottumwa, IA are 2.00 times more than the Iowa average and 1.49 times more than the national average. Regarding crimes committed against personal property, Ottumwa, IA has a daily crime rate that is 2.50 times more than the Iowa average and 2.25 times more than the daily national average.

How Safe is Ottumwa (higher is better)

Many people wonder how safe they are in Ottumwa, IA in comparison to other notable cities in the state of Iowa as well as in comparison to the rest of the nation. Using the gauges above, which document and compare safety in Ottumwa, IA to other cities in the state and across the country, Ottumwa, IA is 5% safer than other cities of Iowa and 9% safer than other cities in the nation. When referring to the results, which show crime scores in Iowa cities and all around the United States, Ottumwa, IA has a ranking of below average in comparison to other cities in the country, which is determined my comparing Ottumwa, IA crime rate to all the other cities investigated.

Chance of Being A Victim of Crime in Ottumwa

The chance of being a victim of violent crime in Ottumwa is 1 in 171
The chance of being a victim of property crime in Ottumwa is 1 in 19
The chance of being a victim of crime in Ottumwa is 1 in 17
Are you interested in knowing the odds that you will be a crime victim in Ottumwa, IA? Just look at the above illustrations to see what your chances are of becoming a victim of any crime, such as property crime or violent crime, in this city. In Ottumwa, IA, you have a 1 in 171 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 19. These crimes include theft, vehicle theft, and burglary. Your overall chance of being a victim of crime in Ottumwa, IA is 1 in 17.

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

An ideal indicator of whether Ottumwa, IA is becoming a safer or more dangerous residential area or not is an analysis of the crime rate in the area from year to year. In the above illustration, the year to year crime rates are visualized per 100,000 people for property, violent, and total crime. Year to year rate of violent crime in Ottumwa, IA has increased by 90% and the rate of property crime in Ottumwa, IA has increased by 38%. The total crime rate in Ottumwa, IA has increased by 42% 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
Iowa5,765196222
There are a total of 5,765 sex offenders in Iowa. This yields a total of 196 sex offenders in Iowa per 100,000 residents which is 12% less than the national average.

Nearby Cities With Low Crime Rates

City, StatePopulationViolent crime/100k peopleProperty crime/100k peopleTotal crime/100k people
Eddyville, IA1,2071359811,116
Unionville, IA783452,5012,846
Agency, IA6193682,6713,040
Fremont, IA7453862,7993,185
Martinsburg, IA1254022,9193,322
Chillicothe, IA974163,0173,433
Batavia, IA6374193,0413,460
Ottumwa, IA24,7095865,3045,890

Cities with similar population

City, StatePopulationViolent crime/100k peopleProperty crime/100k peopleTotal crime/100k people
Emporia, KS24,7071892,8263,016
Mauldin, SC24,7232551,6021,856
Inkster, MI24,7381,4552,7224,177
Sanger, CA24,7414381,9462,384
Ponca City, OK24,7538283,9234,751
Ottumwa, IA24,7095865,3045,890
Source: The Ottumwa, IA crime data displayed above is derived from the FBI's uniform crime reports for the year of 2017. 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.
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