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Total crime 91%
Violent crime 85%
Property crime 92%
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 peoplePrairie City/100k peopleIowa/100k peopleNational/100k people
Total crime4n/a (estimate)2302,0002,489
Murder0n/a0.01.95.0
Rape0n/a0.036.942.6
Robbery0n/a0.027.481.6
Assault1n/a57.6200.4250.2
Violent crime1n/a (estimate)58267379
Burglary2n/a115.2371.1340.5
Theft1n/a57.61,199.61,549.5
Vehicle theft0n/a0.0163.0219.9
Property crime3n/a (estimate)1731,7342,110

Key findings

  • Prairie City crime rates are 91% lower than the national average
  • Violent crimes in Prairie City are 85% lower than the national average
  • In Prairie City you have a 1 in 435 chance of becoming a victim of crime
  • Prairie City is safer than 91% of the cities in the United States
  • Year over year crime in Prairie City has decreased by 70%

Prairie City crime map

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

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

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      Chance of Being A Victim of Crime in Prairie City

      The chance of being a victim of violent crime in Prairie City is 1 in 1736
      The chance of being a victim of property crime in Prairie City is 1 in 579
      The chance of being a victim of crime in Prairie City is 1 in 435

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

      Prairie City police department

      ItemPrairie CityIowaNational
      Law enforcement employees (officers & civilians)33,827558,732
      Police officers & civilians /1000 residents1.81.83.3
      There are a total of 3 Prairie City police officers. This results in 1.8 police officers per 1,000 residents which is 0.4% less than the Iowa average and 44.8% 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
      Pleasantville, IA1,762101659761
      Monroe, IA1,875103667769
      Colfax, IA1,925111720831
      Mitchellville, IA2,271121786907
      Carlisle, IA4,0311629691,131
      Pleasant Hill, IA9,4061671,0841,251
      Bondurant, IA5,0791981,2881,486
      Prairie City, IA1,97358173230

      Cities with similar population

      City, StatePopulationViolent crime/100k peopleProperty crime/100k peopleTotal crime/100k people
      Valencia, NM1,9733001,1221,422
      Mayer, MN1,97387770858
      Telluride, CO1,972119675794
      Milton, VT1,974991,0571,157
      Valley View, OH1,97443299342
      Prairie City, IA1,97358173230
      Source: The Prairie City, 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.