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Total crime 83%
Violent crime 14%
Property crime 95%
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 peopleSioux City/100k peopleIowa/100k peopleNational/100k people
Total crime3,921n/a (estimate)4,7311,9422,580
Murder2n/a2.41.75.0
Rape56n/a67.630.942.6
Robbery71n/a85.729.586.2
Assault231n/a278.7187.9246.8
Violent crime360n/a (estimate)434250381
Burglary612n/a738.4352.6376.0
Theft2,660n/a3,209.51,190.41,594.6
Vehicle theft289n/a348.7148.5228.9
Property crime3,561n/a (estimate)4,2971,6922,200

Key findings

  • Sioux City crime rates are 83% higher than the national average
  • Violent crimes in Sioux City are 14% higher than the national average
  • In Sioux City you have a 1 in 22 chance of becoming a victim of crime
  • Sioux City is safer than 14% of the cities in the United States
  • Year over year crime in Sioux City has not changed

Sioux City crime map

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

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      Daily Crime In Sioux City (per 100,000 people)

      The chart above shows the number of daily crimes in Sioux City, IA per 100,000 people. In Sioux City, the number of daily crimes is projected to be 2.44 times more than the Iowa average and 1.83 times more than the national average. The average number of daily violent crimes in Sioux City is 1.74 times more than the Iowa average and 1.14 times more than the daily national average. With regards to property crimes, Sioux City has a daily crime rate that is 2.54 times more than the Iowa average and 1.95 times more than the overall daily national average.

      How Safe is Sioux City (higher is better)

      When comparing the safety of Sioux City to every other city in Iowa, as well as the entirety of the United States, is Sioux City safe? The gauges above illustrate that Sioux City is safer than 14% of every city located within Iowa along with 14% of the all the cities located in the United States. The results of these graphs are created after analyzing each of the cities in Iowa and in the United States as a whole. As a result, Sioux City, IA is ranked below average when compared to the rest of the US cities.

      Chance of Being A Victim of Crime in Sioux City

      The chance of being a victim of violent crime in Sioux City is 1 in 231
      The chance of being a victim of property crime in Sioux City is 1 in 24
      The chance of being a victim of crime in Sioux City is 1 in 22
      Wondering what the chances are that you fall victim to a crime in Sioux City? In Sioux City, IA you have a 1 in 231 chance of becoming a victim of violent crime. Violent crimes include murder, rape, robbery and assault. With regards to property crime, you have a 1 in 24 chance of becoming a victim. Property crimes include burglary, theft and motor vehicle theft. Overall, you have a 1 in 22 chance of becoming a victim of crime in Sioux City.

      Year Over Year Crime In Sioux City (per 100,000 people)

      Determining whether Sioux City is becoming less or more safe for its residents (per 100,000) is most easily done by comparing year-over-year crime rates. Sioux City violent crime rates have not changed. At the same time, property crime has not changed year over year. Total crimes for Sioux City has not changed in the same time frame.

      Sioux City police department

      ItemSioux CityIowaNational
      Law enforcement employees (officers & civilians)1473,827558,732
      Police officers & civilians /1000 residents1.81.83.3
      There are a total of 147 Sioux City police officers. This results in 1.8 police officers per 1,000 residents which is 2% less than the Iowa average and 45.7% 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
      Dakota Dunes, SD2,74564271335
      Sergeant Bluff, IA4,399261543803
      Elk Point, SD2,120161689850
      Dakota City, NE1,8751259111,036
      Jefferson, SD5842021,0101,212
      Hinton, IA8092121,4331,644
      Lawton, IA9002311,5651,796
      Sioux City, IA82,6664344,2974,731

      Cities with similar population

      City, StatePopulationViolent crime/100k peopleProperty crime/100k peopleTotal crime/100k people
      Redwood City, CA82,5952011,4221,623
      Hemet, CA82,7485023,3273,829
      Buena Park, CA82,7713083,1003,408
      Town 'n' Country, FL82,5544942,9293,423
      Santa Fe, NM82,9273964,0254,420
      Sioux City, IA82,6664344,2974,731
      Source: The Sioux City, 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.