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Total crime 46%
Violent crime 74%
Property crime 41%
Date & Last Updated: This data reflects the 2019 calendar year and was released from the FBI in September, 2020; this is the most current data available.
StatisticReportedincidents/100k peoplePella/100k peopleIowa/100k peopleNational/100k people
Total crime138n/a (estimate)1,3352,0002,489
Murder0n/a0.01.95.0
Rape8n/a77.436.942.6
Robbery0n/a0.027.481.6
Assault2n/a19.4200.4250.2
Violent crime10n/a (estimate)97267379
Burglary7n/a67.7371.1340.5
Theft110n/a1,064.41,199.61,549.5
Vehicle theft11n/a106.4163.0219.9
Property crime128n/a (estimate)1,2391,7342,110

Key findings

  • Pella crime rates are 46% lower than the national average
  • Violent crimes in Pella are 74% lower than the national average
  • In Pella you have a 1 in 75 chance of becoming a victim of crime
  • Pella is safer than 69% of the cities in the United States
  • Year over year crime in Pella has decreased by 11%

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

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      Daily Crime In Pella (per 100,000 people)

      The number of daily crimes per 100,000 residents in Pella, Iowa is displayed in the graph above. As you can see, the daily crimes for Pella are 1.50 times less than the Iowa average and 1.86 times less than the national level. Daily violent crimes in Pella are 2.76 times less than than Iowa and 3.92 times less than the national mean. While daily property crimes in Pella are 1.40 times less than than Iowa and 1.70 times less than the national average.

      How Safe is Pella (higher is better)

      How safe is Pella, Iowa compared to other cities in Iowa and the rest of the cities across the United States? The graphs above show that Pella is safer than 76% of the cities in Iowa and 69% of the cities in the United States. These results are calculated by analyzing all cities in Iowa and across the US as a whole and determining how many areas have a lower crime rate than Pella. Overall, Pella is ranked above average compared to all other cities across the United States.

      Chance of Being A Victim of Crime in Pella

      The chance of being a victim of violent crime in Pella is 1 in 1034
      The chance of being a victim of property crime in Pella is 1 in 81
      The chance of being a victim of crime in Pella is 1 in 75
      Are you worried about becoming a crime victim? In Pella, your chance of becoming a victim of a violent crime is 1 in 1034. Types of violent crimes may include assault, robbery, rape, or murder. You also have a 1 in 81 chance of being the victim of a property crime such as vehicle theft, personal property theft, and burglary. Your overall risk of becoming a crime victim in Pella is 1 in 75.

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

      An ideal indicator of whether Pella is becoming a safer or more dangerous place to live can be done by analyzing the year over year crime rates per 100,000 people. Year over year violent crime in Pella has decreased by 48% and the rate of property crime in Pella has decreased by 6%. The total crime rate in Pella has decreased by 11% year to year.

      Pella police department

      ItemPellaIowaNational
      Law enforcement employees (officers & civilians)223,827558,732
      Police officers & civilians /1000 residents2.11.83.3
      There are a total of 22 Pella police officers. This results in 2.1 police officers per 1,000 residents which is 17.4% greater than the Iowa average and 34.9% less than the National average.

      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
      Monroe, IA1,875103667769
      New Sharon, IA1,263109710820
      Knoxville, IA7,2362731,7732,046
      Oskaloosa, IA11,5384731,7872,260
      Sully, IA8433071,9912,297
      Leighton, IA1933332,1602,492
      Lynnville, IA4563332,1622,495
      Pella, IA10,280971,2391,335

      Cities with similar population

      City, StatePopulationViolent crime/100k peopleProperty crime/100k peopleTotal crime/100k people
      Jackson, WY10,27983598681
      Denham Springs, LA10,2784516,8547,305
      Berwick, PA10,2763981,8242,222
      Pleasant Grove, AL10,2841581,2571,415
      Quartz Hill, CA10,2915602,9623,523
      Pella, IA10,280971,2391,335
      Source: The Pella, IA crime data displayed above is derived from the FBI's uniform crime reports for the year of 2019. 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.