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Total crime 76%
Violent crime 85%
Property crime 74%
Date & Last Updated: This data reflects the 2020 calendar year and was released from the FBI in September, 2021; this is the most current data available.
StatisticReportedincidents/100k peoplePolk City/100k peopleIowa/100k peopleNational/100k people
Total crime29n/a (estimate)5612,0022,346
Murder0n/a0.03.56.5
Rape1n/a19.440.738.4
Robbery0n/a0.029.873.9
Assault2n/a38.7229.4279.7
Violent crime3n/a (estimate)58304388
Burglary4n/a77.4371.1314.2
Theft20n/a387.21,130.11,398.0
Vehicle theft2n/a38.7197.1246.0
Property crime26n/a (estimate)5031,6981,958

Key findings

  • Polk City crime rates are 76% lower than the national average
  • Violent crimes in Polk City are 85% lower than the national average
  • In Polk City you have a 1 in 179 chance of becoming a victim of crime
  • Polk City is safer than 87% of the cities in the United States
  • Year over year crime in Polk City has increased by 8%

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 1722
      The chance of being a victim of property crime in Polk City is 1 in 199
      The chance of being a victim of crime in Polk City is 1 in 179

      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, IA1,46178433511
      Dallas Center, IA1,85198547645
      Slater, IA1,617102567669
      Saylorville, IA3,445108604712
      Huxley, IA3,474125701826
      Woodward, IA1,621129723853
      Madrid, IA2,585132738871
      Polk City, IA4,11558503561

      Cities with similar population

      City, StatePopulationViolent crime/100k peopleProperty crime/100k peopleTotal crime/100k people
      Waverly, TN4,1153371,0831,420
      Crawfordville, FL4,1152981,3741,673
      Louisville, TN4,114175648822
      Ridgeland, SC4,1161851,7691,954
      Lawrenceville, NJ4,116103615718
      Polk City, IA4,11558503561
      Source: The Polk City, IA crime data displayed above is derived from the FBI's uniform crime reports for the year of 2020. 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.