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Total crime 67%
Violent crime 71%
Property crime 66%
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 peopleRock Rapids/100k peopleIowa/100k peopleNational/100k people
Total crime0n/a (estimate)851 (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)110 (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)741 (estimate)1,6922,200

Key findings

  • Rock Rapids crime rates are 67% lower than the national average
  • Violent crimes in Rock Rapids are 71% lower than the national average
  • In Rock Rapids you have a 1 in 118 chance of becoming a victim of crime
  • Rock Rapids is safer than 78% of the cities in the United States
  • Year over year crime in Rock Rapids has decreased by 20%

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      Daily Crime In Rock Rapids (per 100,000 people)

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      Chance of Being A Victim of Crime in Rock Rapids

      The chance of being a victim of violent crime in Rock Rapids is 1 in 914
      The chance of being a victim of property crime in Rock Rapids is 1 in 135
      The chance of being a victim of crime in Rock Rapids is 1 in 118

      Year Over Year Crime In Rock Rapids (per 100,000 people)

      Rock Rapids police department

      ItemRock RapidsIowaNational
      Law enforcement employees (officers & civilians)13,827558,732
      Police officers & civilians /1000 residents0.41.83.3
      There are a total of 1 Rock Rapids police officers. This results in 0.4 police officers per 1,000 residents which is 78.5% less than the Iowa average and 88.1% 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
      George, IA1,007115779894
      Adrian, MN1,2431029221,023
      Lester, IA2692131,4411,654
      Larchwood, IA8652751,8612,136
      Inwood, IA8793002,0302,329
      Doon, IA6323022,0442,345
      Matlock, IA713162,1412,457
      Rock Rapids, IA2,569110741851

      Cities with similar population

      City, StatePopulationViolent crime/100k peopleProperty crime/100k peopleTotal crime/100k people
      Okanogan, WA2,5701811,7121,894
      Tahoka, TX2,570389941,032
      Lake City, AR2,5701609571,117
      South Dos Palos, CA2,5682801,4931,774
      Salmon Brook, CT2,56883676759
      Rock Rapids, IA2,569110741851
      Source: The Rock Rapids, 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.