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Total crime 19%
Violent crime 4%
Property crime 22%
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.
Crime data for this area is not available from the FBI. Either data from local enforcement agencies is applied or estimates are created based on demographic data including, but not limited to: home prices, income per capita and population density.
StatisticReportedincidents/100k peopleRalston/100k peopleIowa/100k peopleNational/100k people
Total crime0n/a (estimate)2,969 (estimate)2,0002,489
Murdern/an/an/a1.95.0
Rapen/an/an/a36.942.6
Robberyn/an/an/a27.481.6
Assaultn/an/an/a200.4250.2
Violent crimen/an/a (estimate)396 (estimate)267379
Burglaryn/an/an/a371.1340.5
Theftn/an/an/a1,199.61,549.5
Vehicle theftn/an/an/a163.0219.9
Property crimen/an/a (estimate)2,573 (estimate)1,7342,110

Key findings

  • Ralston crime rates are 19% higher than the national average
  • Violent crimes in Ralston are 4% higher than the national average
  • In Ralston you have a 1 in 34 chance of becoming a victim of crime
  • Ralston is safer than 25% of the cities in the United States
  • Year over year crime in Ralston has increased by 3%

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

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      Daily Crime In Ralston (per 100,000 people)

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      Chance of Being A Victim of Crime in Ralston

      The chance of being a victim of violent crime in Ralston is 1 in 253
      The chance of being a victim of property crime in Ralston is 1 in 39
      The chance of being a victim of crime in Ralston is 1 in 34

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

      Ralston police department

      ItemRalstonIowaNational
      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

      City, StatePopulationViolent crime/100k peopleProperty crime/100k peopleTotal crime/100k people
      Glidden, IA1,422115750866
      Coon Rapids, IA1,371119771890
      Jefferson, IA4,207731,0191,091
      Carroll, IA9,990921,7901,882
      Dedham, IA2563312,1492,480
      Lidderdale, IA1203412,2122,553
      Willey, IA1303492,2692,618
      Ralston, IA783962,5732,969

      Cities with similar population

      City, StatePopulationViolent crime/100k peopleProperty crime/100k peopleTotal crime/100k people
      Unionville, IA783142,0412,355
      Topeka, IL785702,5863,156
      Reeds, MO787514,0054,757
      Sun Valley, TX786123,4924,103
      Big Lagoon, CA782951,5601,855
      Ralston, IA783962,5732,969
      Source: The Ralston, 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.