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Total crime 70%
Violent crime 73%
Property crime 70%
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StatisticReportedincidents/100k peopleShellsburg/100k peopleIowa/100k peopleNational/100k people
Total crime0n/a (estimate)695 (estimate)2,0022,346
Murdern/an/an/a3.56.5
Rapen/an/an/a40.738.4
Robberyn/an/an/a29.873.9
Assaultn/an/an/a229.4279.7
Violent crimen/an/a (estimate)106 (estimate)304388
Burglaryn/an/an/a371.1314.2
Theftn/an/an/a1,130.11,398.0
Vehicle theftn/an/an/a197.1246.0
Property crimen/an/a (estimate)589 (estimate)1,6981,958

Key findings

  • Shellsburg crime rates are 70% lower than the national average
  • Violent crimes in Shellsburg are 73% lower than the national average
  • In Shellsburg you have a 1 in 144 chance of becoming a victim of crime
  • Shellsburg is safer than 79% of the cities in the United States
  • Year over year crime in Shellsburg has not changed

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

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      Daily Crime In Shellsburg (per 100,000 people)

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      Chance of Being A Victim of Crime in Shellsburg

      The chance of being a victim of violent crime in Shellsburg is 1 in 948
      The chance of being a victim of property crime in Shellsburg is 1 in 170
      The chance of being a victim of crime in Shellsburg is 1 in 144

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

      Shellsburg police department

      ItemShellsburgIowaNational
      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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      Robins, IA3,43458323381
      Walford, IA1,42861342403
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      Atkins, IA1,71368380447
      Fairfax, IA2,41870390460
      Ely, IA2,13383465549
      Urbana, IA1,44495533629
      Shellsburg, IA1,097106589695

      Cities with similar population

      CityPopulationViolent crime/100k peopleProperty crime/100k peopleTotal crime/100k people
      St. Georges, DE1,097134607741
      Lake Panorama, IA1,09743238281
      Panora, IA1,097117651768
      Ashley, IN1,097167830997
      Midway, AR1,0963031,1801,483
      Shellsburg, IA1,097106589695
      Source: The Shellsburg, IA crime data displayed above is derived from the FBI's uniform crime reports for the year of 2020. 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.