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Total crime 72%
Violent crime 76%
Property crime 71%
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 peopleShellsburg/100k peopleIowa/100k peopleNational/100k people
Total crime0n/a (estimate)695 (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)93 (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)602 (estimate)1,7342,110

Key findings

  • Shellsburg crime rates are 72% lower than the national average
  • Violent crimes in Shellsburg are 76% lower than the national average
  • In Shellsburg you have a 1 in 144 chance of becoming a victim of crime
  • Shellsburg is safer than 80% of the cities in the United States
  • Year over year crime in Shellsburg has increased by 3%

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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 1079
      The chance of being a victim of property crime in Shellsburg is 1 in 167
      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, IA3,43451330381
      Walford, IA1,42854349403
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      Fairfax, IA2,41861398459
      Ely, IA2,13373475548
      Urbana, IA1,44484545629
      Palo, IA1,03692597689
      Shellsburg, IA1,09793602695

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      St. Georges, DE1,097131698829
      Panora, IA1,097102665768
      Ashley, IN1,0971739181,091
      Lake Panorama, IA1,09737243281
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      Shellsburg, IA1,09793602695
      Source: The Shellsburg, 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.