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Total crime 17%
Violent crime 27%
Property crime 15%
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 peoplePanama/100k peopleIowa/100k peopleNational/100k people
Total crime0n/a (estimate)2,147 (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)276 (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)1,871 (estimate)1,6922,200

Key findings

  • Panama crime rates are 17% lower than the national average
  • Violent crimes in Panama are 27% lower than the national average
  • In Panama you have a 1 in 47 chance of becoming a victim of crime
  • Panama is safer than 42% of the cities in the United States
  • Year over year crime in Panama has decreased by 20%

Panama crime map

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

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      Daily Crime In Panama (per 100,000 people)

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      Chance of Being A Victim of Crime in Panama

      The chance of being a victim of violent crime in Panama is 1 in 362
      The chance of being a victim of property crime in Panama is 1 in 54
      The chance of being a victim of crime in Panama is 1 in 47

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

      Panama police department

      ItemPanamaIowaNational
      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

      City, StatePopulationViolent crime/100k peopleProperty crime/100k peopleTotal crime/100k people
      Harlan, IA5,008163102265
      Woodbine, IA1,645106717823
      Dunlap, IA1,021111750861
      Earling, IA4432761,8672,143
      Portsmouth, IA1622901,9632,253
      Buck Grove, IA193022,0412,343
      Westphalia, IA1303082,0842,392
      Panama, IA2012761,8712,147

      Cities with similar population

      City, StatePopulationViolent crime/100k peopleProperty crime/100k peopleTotal crime/100k people
      Acequia, ID2013041,9572,261
      Mesic, NC2014452,9343,379
      Westboro, MO2017523,9644,715
      Columbus, ND2014303,1233,553
      Richey, MT2015053,3683,872
      Panama, IA2012761,8712,147
      Source: The Panama, 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.