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Total crime 74%
Violent crime 77%
Property crime 74%
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 peoplePalo/100k peopleIowa/100k peopleNational/100k people
Total crime0n/a (estimate)669 (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)86 (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)583 (estimate)1,6922,200

Key findings

  • Palo crime rates are 74% lower than the national average
  • Violent crimes in Palo are 77% lower than the national average
  • In Palo you have a 1 in 150 chance of becoming a victim of crime
  • Palo is safer than 84% of the cities in the United States
  • Year over year crime in Palo has decreased by 20%

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

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      Daily Crime In Palo (per 100,000 people)

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      Chance of Being A Victim of Crime in Palo

      The chance of being a victim of violent crime in Palo is 1 in 1162
      The chance of being a victim of property crime in Palo is 1 in 172
      The chance of being a victim of crime in Palo is 1 in 150

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

      Palo police department

      ItemPaloIowaNational
      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.

      Nearby Cities With Low Crime Rates

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      Robins, IA3,43448322370
      Walford, IA1,42850340391
      Atkins, IA1,71356378434
      Fairfax, IA2,41857389446
      Ely, IA2,13369464532
      Urbana, IA1,44479531610
      Shellsburg, IA1,09787587674
      Palo, IA1,03686583669

      Cities with similar population

      City, StatePopulationViolent crime/100k peopleProperty crime/100k peopleTotal crime/100k people
      Lucama, NC1,0361971,3011,498
      Kenesaw, NE1,0361228891,011
      Cecilton, MD1,0362371,0271,264
      Gore, OK1,0367411,6932,434
      New Philadelphia, PA1,037159773932
      Palo, IA1,03686583669
      Source: The Palo, 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.