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Total crime 2%
Violent crime 11%
Property crime 5%
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 peoplePeterson/100k peopleIowa/100k peopleNational/100k people
Total crime0n/a (estimate)2,639 (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)340 (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)2,299 (estimate)1,6922,200

Key findings

  • Peterson crime rates are 2% higher than the national average
  • Violent crimes in Peterson are 11% lower than the national average
  • In Peterson you have a 1 in 38 chance of becoming a victim of crime
  • Peterson is safer than 32% of the cities in the United States
  • Year over year crime in Peterson has decreased by 20%

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

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      Daily Crime In Peterson (per 100,000 people)

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      Chance of Being A Victim of Crime in Peterson

      The chance of being a victim of violent crime in Peterson is 1 in 295
      The chance of being a victim of property crime in Peterson is 1 in 44
      The chance of being a victim of crime in Peterson is 1 in 38

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

      Peterson police department

      ItemPetersonIowaNational
      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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      Peterson, IA3003402,2992,639

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      Peterson, IA3003402,2992,639
      Source: The Peterson, 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.