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Total crime 18%
Violent crime 3%
Property crime 21%
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.
Crime data for this area is not available from the FBI, so estimates are used based on demographic data including, but not limited to: home prices, income per capita and population density.
StatisticReportedincidents/100k peoplePalmer/100k peopleIowa/100k peopleNational/100k people
Total crime0n/a (estimate)3,047 (estimate)1,9422,580
Murdern/an/an/a1.75.0
Rapen/an/an/a30.942.6
Robberyn/an/an/a29.586.2
Assaultn/an/an/a187.9246.8
Violent crimen/an/a (estimate)392 (estimate)250381
Burglaryn/an/an/a352.6376.0
Theftn/an/an/a1,190.41,594.6
Vehicle theftn/an/an/a148.5228.9
Property crimen/an/a (estimate)2,655 (estimate)1,6922,200

Key findings

  • Palmer crime rates are 18% higher than the national average
  • Violent crimes in Palmer are 3% higher than the national average
  • In Palmer you have a 1 in 33 chance of becoming a victim of crime
  • Palmer is safer than 25% of the cities in the United States
  • Year over year crime in Palmer has decreased by 20%

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      Daily Crime In Palmer (per 100,000 people)

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      Chance of Being A Victim of Crime in Palmer

      The chance of being a victim of violent crime in Palmer is 1 in 255
      The chance of being a victim of property crime in Palmer is 1 in 38
      The chance of being a victim of crime in Palmer is 1 in 33

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

      Palmer police department

      ItemPalmerIowaNational
      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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      Twin Lakes, IA186101684785
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      Clare, IA2213202,1632,483
      Lytton, IA2903442,3312,676
      Barnum, IA2843472,3472,694
      Gilmore City, IA4723622,4472,809
      Palmer, IA1563922,6553,047

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      Monetta, SC1566433,9764,619
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      Palmer, IA1563922,6553,047
      Source: The Palmer, 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.