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Total crime 79%
Violent crime 95%
Property crime 76%
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 peoplePolk City/100k peopleIowa/100k peopleNational/100k people
Total crime26n/a (estimate)5192,0002,489
Murder0n/a0.01.95.0
Rape0n/a0.036.942.6
Robbery0n/a0.027.481.6
Assault1n/a19.9200.4250.2
Violent crime1n/a (estimate)20267379
Burglary2n/a39.9371.1340.5
Theft20n/a399.01,199.61,549.5
Vehicle theft3n/a59.8163.0219.9
Property crime25n/a (estimate)4991,7342,110

Key findings

  • Polk City crime rates are 79% lower than the national average
  • Violent crimes in Polk City are 95% lower than the national average
  • In Polk City you have a 1 in 193 chance of becoming a victim of crime
  • Polk City is safer than 91% of the cities in the United States
  • Year over year crime in Polk City has decreased by 11%

Polk City crime map

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

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      Daily Crime In Polk City (per 100,000 people)

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      Chance of Being A Victim of Crime in Polk City

      The chance of being a victim of violent crime in Polk City is 1 in 5014
      The chance of being a victim of property crime in Polk City is 1 in 201
      The chance of being a victim of crime in Polk City is 1 in 193

      Year Over Year Crime In Polk City (per 100,000 people)

      Polk City police department

      ItemPolk CityIowaNational
      Law enforcement employees (officers & civilians)63,827558,732
      Police officers & civilians /1000 residents1.71.83.3
      There are a total of 6 Polk City police officers. This results in 1.7 police officers per 1,000 residents which is 4.4% less than the Iowa average and 47.1% 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
      Granger, IA1,46168442510
      Dallas Center, IA1,85186559645
      Slater, IA1,61789579669
      Saylorville, IA3,44595616711
      Clive, IA17,02240699740
      Waukee, IA16,95562759820
      Huxley, IA3,474110716826
      Polk City, IA4,11520499519

      Cities with similar population

      City, StatePopulationViolent crime/100k peopleProperty crime/100k peopleTotal crime/100k people
      Waverly, TN4,115981,4701,568
      Crawfordville, FL4,1152941,6671,961
      Ridgeland, SC4,1163922,2552,647
      Lawrenceville, NJ4,116110709819
      Louisville, TN4,114155689844
      Polk City, IA4,11520499519
      Source: The Polk City, 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.