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Total crime 13%
Violent crime 24%
Property crime 11%
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 peoplePortsmouth/100k peopleIowa/100k peopleNational/100k people
Total crime0n/a (estimate)2,253 (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)290 (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)1,963 (estimate)1,6922,200

Key findings

  • Portsmouth crime rates are 13% lower than the national average
  • Violent crimes in Portsmouth are 24% lower than the national average
  • In Portsmouth you have a 1 in 45 chance of becoming a victim of crime
  • Portsmouth is safer than 39% of the cities in the United States
  • Year over year crime in Portsmouth has decreased by 20%

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

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      Daily Crime In Portsmouth (per 100,000 people)

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      Chance of Being A Victim of Crime in Portsmouth

      The chance of being a victim of violent crime in Portsmouth is 1 in 345
      The chance of being a victim of property crime in Portsmouth is 1 in 51
      The chance of being a victim of crime in Portsmouth is 1 in 45

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

      Portsmouth police department

      ItemPortsmouthIowaNational
      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.

      Nearby Cities With Low Crime Rates

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      Harlan, IA5,008163102265
      Avoca, IA1,47894639734
      Logan, IA1,540103696798
      Woodbine, IA1,645106717823
      Dunlap, IA1,021111750861
      Earling, IA4432761,8672,143
      Panama, IA2012761,8712,147
      Portsmouth, IA1622901,9632,253

      Cities with similar population

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      Homestead, MO1627223,8054,526
      Rockbridge, IL1625612,6843,245
      Circleville, KS1626023,6124,214
      De Smet, ID1623382,1762,514
      Shelly, MN1623433,1073,450
      Portsmouth, IA1622901,9632,253
      Source: The Portsmouth, 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.