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Total crime 15%
Violent crime 65%
Property crime 6%
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 peopleSpencer/100k peopleIowa/100k peopleNational/100k people
Total crime245n/a (estimate)2,2021,9422,580
Murder0n/a0.01.75.0
Rape14n/a125.830.942.6
Robbery0n/a0.029.586.2
Assault1n/a9.0187.9246.8
Violent crime15n/a (estimate)135250381
Burglary42n/a377.5352.6376.0
Theft175n/a1,573.01,190.41,594.6
Vehicle theft13n/a116.9148.5228.9
Property crime230n/a (estimate)2,0671,6922,200

Key findings

  • Spencer crime rates are 15% lower than the national average
  • Violent crimes in Spencer are 65% lower than the national average
  • In Spencer you have a 1 in 46 chance of becoming a victim of crime
  • Spencer is safer than 52% of the cities in the United States
  • Year over year crime in Spencer has not changed

Spencer crime map

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      Daily Crime In Spencer (per 100,000 people)

      The graph above looks at the comparison of crimes committed in Spencer on a daily basis (per 100,000 people) to crimes committed throughout the state of Iowa and the USA. According to the latest crime statistics, daily crimes in Spencer (which include property crimes as well as violent crimes), when compared to Iowa, are 1.13 times more than the state average and 1.17 times less than than national average. Violent crimes committed in Spencer on a daily basis are 1.85 times less than than Iowa average and 2.82 times less than the average nationwide. Daily property crime rates in Spencer are 1.22 times more than the daily state average and 1.06 times less than the daily national numbers.

      How Safe is Spencer (higher is better)

      How safe is Spencer, Iowa compared to other cities in Iowa and the rest of the cities across the United States? The graphs above show that Spencer is safer than 62% of the cities in Iowa and 52% 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 Spencer. Overall, Spencer is ranked above average compared to all other cities across the United States.

      Chance of Being A Victim of Crime in Spencer

      The chance of being a victim of violent crime in Spencer is 1 in 742
      The chance of being a victim of property crime in Spencer is 1 in 49
      The chance of being a victim of crime in Spencer is 1 in 46
      How likely are you to become a victim of crime? In Spencer, Iowa you have a 1 in 742 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 49 chance of becoming a victim. Property crimes include burglary, theft and vehicle theft. Overall, you have a 1 in 46 chance of becoming a victim of crime in Spencer.

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

      An analysis of year to year crime rates in Spencer, Iowa (per 100,000 people) is a useful indicator of whether the area is becoming a safer or a more dangerous place to live. The amount of violent crime in Spencer has not changed, the amount of property crime in Spencer has not changed, and the total amount of crime in Spencer has not changed year over year.

      Spencer police department

      ItemSpencerIowaNational
      Law enforcement employees (officers & civilians)273,827558,732
      Police officers & civilians /1000 residents2.41.83.3
      There are a total of 27 Spencer police officers. This results in 2.4 police officers per 1,000 residents which is 33.5% greater than the Iowa average and 26% 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
      West Okoboji, IA314101684785
      Milford, IA2,991102689791
      Fostoria, IA1943052,0662,372
      Everly, IA6243282,2172,545
      Rossie, IA503302,2372,567
      Royal, IA4153392,2942,633
      Dickens, IA2043512,3792,730
      Spencer, IA11,1721352,0672,202

      Cities with similar population

      City, StatePopulationViolent crime/100k peopleProperty crime/100k peopleTotal crime/100k people
      Westwood, NJ11,17098508606
      Spearfish, SD11,1762133,1883,400
      Raymondville, TX11,1659672,9023,869
      Seymour, TN11,1645612,5413,102
      Pompton Lakes, NJ11,163136805940
      Spencer, IA11,1721352,0672,202
      Source: The Spencer, 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.