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Total crime 12%
Violent crime 2%
Property crime 15%
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 peopleSalem/100k peopleIowa/100k peopleNational/100k people
Total crime0n/a (estimate)2,891 (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)372 (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)2,519 (estimate)1,6922,200

Key findings

  • Salem crime rates are 12% higher than the national average
  • Violent crimes in Salem are 2% lower than the national average
  • In Salem you have a 1 in 35 chance of becoming a victim of crime
  • Salem is safer than 28% of the cities in the United States
  • Year over year crime in Salem has decreased by 20%

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      Daily Crime In Salem (per 100,000 people)

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      Chance of Being A Victim of Crime in Salem

      The chance of being a victim of violent crime in Salem is 1 in 269
      The chance of being a victim of property crime in Salem is 1 in 40
      The chance of being a victim of crime in Salem is 1 in 35

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

      Salem police department

      ItemSalemIowaNational
      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.

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      West Point, IA1,02093630723
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      Denmark, IA2993112,1032,414
      Franklin, IA1103152,1312,446
      Salem, IA5513722,5192,891

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      New Cuyama, CA5517223,8464,568
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      Green Isle, MN5512982,6992,997
      Essex, MO5516843,6054,289
      Salem, IA5513722,5192,891
      Source: The Salem, 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.