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Total crime 14%
Violent crime 1%
Property crime 16%
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 peopleRussell/100k peopleIowa/100k peopleNational/100k people
Total crime0n/a (estimate)2,929 (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)377 (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)2,552 (estimate)1,6922,200

Key findings

  • Russell crime rates are 14% higher than the national average
  • Violent crimes in Russell are 1% lower than the national average
  • In Russell you have a 1 in 35 chance of becoming a victim of crime
  • Russell is safer than 27% of the cities in the United States
  • Year over year crime in Russell has decreased by 20%

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

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      Daily Crime In Russell (per 100,000 people)

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      Chance of Being A Victim of Crime in Russell

      The chance of being a victim of violent crime in Russell is 1 in 266
      The chance of being a victim of property crime in Russell is 1 in 40
      The chance of being a victim of crime in Russell is 1 in 35

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

      Russell police department

      ItemRussellIowaNational
      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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      Chariton, IA4,2192181,4761,694
      Lacona, IA4723382,2842,622
      Melrose, IA1533392,2972,637
      Lucas, IA1853422,3152,657
      Derby, IA1333792,5632,941
      Williamson, IA1133802,5722,952
      Mystic, IA3633892,6303,018
      Russell, IA5163772,5522,929

      Cities with similar population

      City, StatePopulationViolent crime/100k peopleProperty crime/100k peopleTotal crime/100k people
      Vienna, LA5162941,7932,087
      Varnamtown, NC5163912,5792,970
      Shiloh, GA516000
      Pathfork, KY5163433,1723,515
      Sunfield, MI5165932,1832,776
      Russell, IA5163772,5522,929
      Source: The Russell, 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.