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Total crime 7%
Violent crime 18%
Property crime 5%
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, so estimates are used based on demographic data including, but not limited to: home prices, income per capita and population density.
StatisticReportedincidents/100k peopleShelby/100k peopleIowa/100k peopleNational/100k people
Total crime0n/a (estimate)2,321 (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)310 (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)2,011 (estimate)1,7342,110

Key findings

  • Shelby crime rates are 7% lower than the national average
  • Violent crimes in Shelby are 18% lower than the national average
  • In Shelby you have a 1 in 44 chance of becoming a victim of crime
  • Shelby is safer than 36% of the cities in the United States
  • Year over year crime in Shelby has increased by 3%

Shelby crime map

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

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      Daily Crime In Shelby (per 100,000 people)

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      Chance of Being A Victim of Crime in Shelby

      The chance of being a victim of violent crime in Shelby is 1 in 323
      The chance of being a victim of property crime in Shelby is 1 in 50
      The chance of being a victim of crime in Shelby is 1 in 44

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

      Shelby police department

      ItemShelbyIowaNational
      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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      Harlan, IA5,008146188334
      Avoca, IA1,478101655756
      Oakland, IA1,544106686792
      Bentley, IA1071601,0361,195
      Underwood, IA8082251,4621,687
      McClelland, IA1762461,5981,844
      Minden, IA6342961,9202,215
      Shelby, IA6543102,0112,321

      Cities with similar population

      City, StatePopulationViolent crime/100k peopleProperty crime/100k peopleTotal crime/100k people
      Burke, TX6545443,1073,651
      Irvona, PA6544562,0932,549
      Waverly, KS653000
      Cass Lake, MN6533813,3603,741
      McAdenville, NC6533792,4042,783
      Shelby, IA6543102,0112,321
      Source: The Shelby, 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.