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Total crime 69%
Violent crime 73%
Property crime 68%
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 peopleParkersburg/100k peopleIowa/100k peopleNational/100k people
Total crime0n/a (estimate)802 (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)103 (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)699 (estimate)1,6922,200

Key findings

  • Parkersburg crime rates are 69% lower than the national average
  • Violent crimes in Parkersburg are 73% lower than the national average
  • In Parkersburg you have a 1 in 125 chance of becoming a victim of crime
  • Parkersburg is safer than 79% of the cities in the United States
  • Year over year crime in Parkersburg has decreased by 20%

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      Daily Crime In Parkersburg (per 100,000 people)

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      Chance of Being A Victim of Crime in Parkersburg

      The chance of being a victim of violent crime in Parkersburg is 1 in 969
      The chance of being a victim of property crime in Parkersburg is 1 in 144
      The chance of being a victim of crime in Parkersburg is 1 in 125

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

      Parkersburg police department

      ItemParkersburgIowaNational
      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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      Dike, IA1,30953359413
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      Shell Rock, IA1,254101684785
      Aplington, IA1,005103695798
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      Ackley, IA1,738109735843
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      Parkersburg, IA2,019103699802

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      Spencer, WI2,019210157367
      Seneca, KS2,0194891,8102,299
      Amboy, WA2,0191411,3291,470
      Stewart Manor, NY2,01855226281
      Yale, MI2,0203198501,168
      Parkersburg, IA2,019103699802
      Source: The Parkersburg, 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.