Reported Annual Crime In Spirit Lake

In the event that crime data for this area is not available from the FBI, estimates are used. The estimates are based on demographic data including, but not limited to: home prices, income per capita and population density.
StatisticReportedincidents/100k peopleSpirit Lake/100k peopleIowa/100k peopleNational/100k people
Total crime125n/a (estimate)2,4402,4192,756
StatisticReportedincidents/100k peopleSpirit Lake/100k peopleIowa/100k peopleNational/100k people
Murder0n/a0.03.35.3
Rape0n/a0.039.241.7
Robbery0n/a0.039.898.0
Assault20n/a390.3211.0248.9
Violent crime20n/a (estimate)390293394
Burglary15n/a292.7479.3430.4
Theft84n/a1,639.31,468.61,694.4
Vehicle theft6n/a117.1177.4237.4
Property crime105n/a (estimate)2,0492,1252,362

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A comprehensive overview of any and all yearly reported crimes in Spirit Lake, IA is shown in the table above. In order to provide more clarity, the total number of crimes is shown as well as the amount of crimes committed per 100,000 people. The crimes indicated in the table are separated into two different categories. These categories are property crimes and violent crimes. According to the table, the overall crime rate is 1% higher than the average of crimes committed in Iowa. It is also 11% lower than the national average. When it comes to violent crimes, Spirit Lake, IA shows a crime rate that is 33% higher than the Iowa average. The crime rate is also 1% lower than the national average. When it comes to property crimes, Spirit Lake, IA is shown to be 4% lower than the Iowa average and 13% lower than the national average.
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Did you know?

  • The overall crime rate in Spirit Lake is 11% lower than the national average.
  • For every 100,000 people, there are 6.68 daily crimes that occur in Spirit Lake.
  • Spirit Lake is safer than 31% of the cities in the United States.
  • In Spirit Lake you have a 1 in 41 chance of becoming a victim of any crime.
  • The number of total year over year crimes in Spirit Lake has decreased by 23%.

Compare Spirit Lake, IA Crime To Other Cities

Daily Crime In Spirit Lake (per 100,000 people)

The chart above shows the number of daily crimes in Spirit Lake, IA per 100,000 individuals. The total number of daily crimes is also reported for Iowa and on a national scale. In Spirit Lake, IA the entire number of daily crimes is accurately recorded at 1.01 times more than the Iowa average and 1.13 times less than the national average. The typical number of daily violent crimes in Spirit Lake, IA is 1.33 times more than the Iowa average and 1.01 times less than the calculated daily national average. With regards to recent property crimes, Spirit Lake, IA has a constant daily crime rate that is 1.04 times less than the Iowa average and 1.15 times less than the overall daily national average.

How Safe is Spirit Lake (higher is better)

What are the odds that you'll be safer in Spirit Lake, IA compared to other areas of Iowa, as well as the rest of America? In the included graphs, it's depicted that Spirit Lake, IA safer than 30% when compared to other Iowa cities, and 31% compared to all other cities across America. These statistics are derived from a closer look at each city's crime rate in Iowa, as well as the rest of the US. It is then determined which cities see less crime than Spirit Lake, IA. At this time, Spirit Lake, IA sees a below average rate of crime in comparison to other United States cities.

Chance of Being A Victim of Crime in Spirit Lake

The chance of being a victim of violent crime in Spirit Lake is 1 in 257
The chance of being a victim of property crime in Spirit Lake is 1 in 49
The chance of being a victim of crime in Spirit Lake is 1 in 41
Do you want to know the risk of being victimized by a crime in Spirit Lake, IA? Displayed here are the statistics showing how likely you are to become a victim of a crime of violence, crime against your property, or any other crime. If you are in Spirit Lake, IA, then there is a 1 in 257 risk that you will experience a violent crime against you. 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 49. These types of crime include burglary, petty theft, and theft of motor vehicles. Altogether, there is a 1 in 41 risk that you will become a victim of crime in Spirit Lake, IA.

Year Over Year Crime In Spirit Lake (per 100,000 people)

An ideal indicator of whether Spirit Lake, IA is becoming a safer or more dangerous residential area or not is an analysis of the crime rate in the area from year to year. In the above illustration, the year to year crime rates are visualized per 100,000 people for property, violent, and total crime. Year to year rate of violent crime in Spirit Lake, IA has increased by 14% and the rate of property crime in Spirit Lake, IA has decreased by 27%. The total crime rate in Spirit Lake, IA has decreased by 23% year to year.

Spirit Lake police department

ItemSpirit LakeIowaNational
Law enforcement employees (officers & civilians)103,827558,732
Police officers & civilians /1000 residents2.01.83.3
There are a total of 10 Spirit Lake police officers. This results in 2.0 police officers per 1,000 residents which is 12.7% greater than the Iowa average and 37.6% less than the National average.

Sex offenders in Iowa

StateTotal offendersIowa /100KNational /100K
Iowa5,765196222
There are a total of 5,765 sex offenders in Iowa. This yields a total of 196 sex offenders in Iowa per 100,000 residents which is 12% less than the national average.

Nearby Cities With Low Crime Rates

City, StatePopulationViolent crime/100k peopleProperty crime/100k peopleTotal crime/100k people
Arnolds Park, IA1,02475542617
Lake Park, IA1,171102741843
Okoboji, IA814118859977
Orleans, IA459118859977
Wahpeton, IA394118859977
West Okoboji, IA314118859977
Milford, IA2,991119865985
Spirit Lake, IA4,9923902,0492,439

Cities with similar population

City, StatePopulationViolent crime/100k peopleProperty crime/100k peopleTotal crime/100k people
Salisbury, MA4,9923471,2711,618
New Lexington, OH4,9922332,8413,075
Osceola, IA4,9921581,8211,980
Frankenmuth, MI4,992581,2021,260
Fussels Corner, FL4,9913932,4202,813
Spirit Lake, IA4,9923902,0492,439
Source: The Spirit Lake, IA crime data displayed above is derived from the FBI's uniform crime reports for the year of 2017. 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.
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