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Total crime 19%
Violent crime 23%
Property crime 18%
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 peopleSheldon/100k peopleIowa/100k peopleNational/100k people
Total crime107n/a (estimate)2,0971,9422,580
Murder0n/a0.01.75.0
Rape2n/a39.230.942.6
Robbery0n/a0.029.586.2
Assault13n/a254.8187.9246.8
Violent crime15n/a (estimate)294250381
Burglary31n/a607.6352.6376.0
Theft54n/a1,058.41,190.41,594.6
Vehicle theft7n/a137.2148.5228.9
Property crime92n/a (estimate)1,8031,6922,200

Key findings

  • Sheldon crime rates are 19% lower than the national average
  • Violent crimes in Sheldon are 23% lower than the national average
  • In Sheldon you have a 1 in 48 chance of becoming a victim of crime
  • Sheldon is safer than 41% of the cities in the United States
  • Year over year crime in Sheldon has not changed

Sheldon crime map

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

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      Daily Crime In Sheldon (per 100,000 people)

      The above illustration depicts the number of crimes committed daily in Sheldon, per 100,000 residents. In Sheldon, the total number of daily crimes is 1.08 times more than the Iowa average and 1.23 times less than the national average. Violent daily crime statistics in Sheldon are 1.18 times more than the Iowa average and 1.29 times less than the national average. For property crime, Sheldon has a daily crime rate that is 1.07 times more than the Iowa average and 1.22 times less than the daily national average.

      How Safe is Sheldon (higher is better)

      How safe is Sheldon, Iowa compared to other cities in Iowa and the rest of the cities across the United States? The graphs above show that Sheldon is safer than 46% of the cities in Iowa and 41% of the cities in the United States. These results are calculated by analyzing all cities in Iowa and across the US as a whole and determining how many areas have a lower crime rate than Sheldon. Overall, Sheldon is ranked below average compared to all other cities across the United States.

      Chance of Being A Victim of Crime in Sheldon

      The chance of being a victim of violent crime in Sheldon is 1 in 341
      The chance of being a victim of property crime in Sheldon is 1 in 56
      The chance of being a victim of crime in Sheldon is 1 in 48
      Are you at risk of becoming a victim of crime in Sheldon, Iowa? If you reside in Sheldon, then there is a 1 in 341 chance that you will experience a violent crime. These types of crimes may include homicide, sexual assault, robbery, and physical assault. Your risk of being a victim of property crime is 1 in 56. These types of crime include burglary, petty theft, and theft of motor vehicles. Altogether, there is a 1 in 48 risk that you will become a victim of crime in Sheldon.

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

      An ideal indicator of whether Sheldon 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 Sheldon has not changed and the rate of property crime in Sheldon has not changed. The total crime rate in Sheldon has not changed year to year.

      Sheldon police department

      ItemSheldonIowaNational
      Law enforcement employees (officers & civilians)73,827558,732
      Police officers & civilians /1000 residents1.41.83.3
      There are a total of 7 Sheldon police officers. This results in 1.4 police officers per 1,000 residents which is 24.5% less than the Iowa average and 58.1% 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
      Orange City, IA6,153129516645
      Alton, IA1,32594639733
      Sanborn, IA1,405102690792
      Hull, IA2,146105710815
      Paullina, IA1,034105710815
      George, IA1,007115779894
      Hospers, IA7562982,0192,317
      Sheldon, IA5,0152941,8032,097

      Cities with similar population

      City, StatePopulationViolent crime/100k peopleProperty crime/100k peopleTotal crime/100k people
      Port Isabel, TX5,0153553,3183,673
      Mayville, WI5,016621,0281,090
      Falmouth, VA5,0181631,3581,521
      Mendham, NJ5,0120489489
      Arnold, PA5,0199653,8214,786
      Sheldon, IA5,0152941,8032,097
      Source: The Sheldon, 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.