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Total crime 64%
Violent crime 93%
Property crime 59%
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.
StatisticReportedincidents/100k peopleRed Oak/100k peopleIowa/100k peopleNational/100k people
Total crime230n/a (estimate)4,2301,9422,580
Murder0n/a0.01.75.0
Rape11n/a202.330.942.6
Robbery0n/a0.029.586.2
Assault29n/a533.4187.9246.8
Violent crime40n/a (estimate)736250381
Burglary58n/a1,066.8352.6376.0
Theft124n/a2,280.71,190.41,594.6
Vehicle theft8n/a147.1148.5228.9
Property crime190n/a (estimate)3,4951,6922,200

Key findings

  • Red Oak crime rates are 64% higher than the national average
  • Violent crimes in Red Oak are 93% higher than the national average
  • In Red Oak you have a 1 in 24 chance of becoming a victim of crime
  • Red Oak is safer than 7% of the cities in the United States
  • Year over year crime in Red Oak has not changed

Red Oak crime map

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

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      Daily Crime In Red Oak (per 100,000 people)

      The chart above shows the number of daily crimes in Red Oak, IA per 100,000 people. In Red Oak, the number of daily crimes is projected to be 2.18 times more than the Iowa average and 1.64 times more than the national average. The average number of daily violent crimes in Red Oak is 2.94 times more than the Iowa average and 1.93 times more than the daily national average. With regards to property crimes, Red Oak has a daily crime rate that is 2.07 times more than the Iowa average and 1.59 times more than the overall daily national average.

      How Safe is Red Oak (higher is better)

      Are people any safer living in Red Oak in comparison to other Iowa communities and all other areas throughout the United States? When we look at all cities across America, is Red Oak safe? The evidence provided by these graphs show Red Oak being safer than 5% of cities in Iowa and 7% of cities across the United States. This is evident by tracking Iowa cities as well as all US cities over a one year period to contrast crime statistics as they relate to Red Oak. In conclusion, Red Oak ranks below average compared to the rest of the United States.

      Chance of Being A Victim of Crime in Red Oak

      The chance of being a victim of violent crime in Red Oak is 1 in 136
      The chance of being a victim of property crime in Red Oak is 1 in 29
      The chance of being a victim of crime in Red Oak is 1 in 24
      Are you worried about becoming a crime victim? In Red Oak, your chance of becoming a victim of a violent crime is 1 in 136. Types of violent crimes may include assault, robbery, rape, or murder. You also have a 1 in 29 chance of being the victim of a property crime such as vehicle theft, personal property theft, and burglary. Your overall risk of becoming a crime victim in Red Oak is 1 in 24.

      Year Over Year Crime In Red Oak (per 100,000 people)

      An ideal indicator of whether Red Oak is becoming a safer or more dangerous place to live can be done by analyzing the year over year crime rates per 100,000 people. Year over year violent crime in Red Oak has not changed and the rate of property crime in Red Oak has not changed. The total crime rate in Red Oak has not changed year to year.

      Red Oak police department

      ItemRed OakIowaNational
      Law enforcement employees (officers & civilians)143,827558,732
      Police officers & civilians /1000 residents2.51.83.3
      There are a total of 14 Red Oak police officers. This results in 2.5 police officers per 1,000 residents which is 36.1% greater than the Iowa average and 24.6% 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
      Villisca, IA1,255126854981
      Stanton, IA6852972,0122,309
      Macedonia, IA2233162,1422,458
      Emerson, IA5253352,2652,599
      Henderson, IA1473352,2702,606
      Essex, IA8593362,2742,610
      Elliott, IA4723662,4762,842
      Red Oak, IA5,5477363,4954,230

      Cities with similar population

      City, StatePopulationViolent crime/100k peopleProperty crime/100k peopleTotal crime/100k people
      Holdrege, NE5,545921,1971,289
      Weldon Spring, MO5,5451638611,024
      Solvang, CA5,552100865965
      Fruitridge Pocket, CA5,5545813,0963,677
      Pecan Plantation, TX5,555134770903
      Red Oak, IA5,5477363,4954,230
      Source: The Red Oak, 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.