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Total crime 20%
Violent crime 55%
Property crime 33%
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.
StatisticReportedincidents/100k peopleSpirit Lake/100k peopleIowa/100k peopleNational/100k people
Total crime102n/a (estimate)2,0012,0002,489
Murder0n/a0.01.95.0
Rape4n/a78.536.942.6
Robbery0n/a0.027.481.6
Assault26n/a510.1200.4250.2
Violent crime30n/a (estimate)589267379
Burglary13n/a255.1371.1340.5
Theft53n/a1,039.81,199.61,549.5
Vehicle theft6n/a117.7163.0219.9
Property crime72n/a (estimate)1,4131,7342,110

Key findings

  • Spirit Lake crime rates are 20% lower than the national average
  • Violent crimes in Spirit Lake are 55% higher than the national average
  • In Spirit Lake you have a 1 in 50 chance of becoming a victim of crime
  • Spirit Lake is safer than 30% of the cities in the United States
  • Year over year crime in Spirit Lake has decreased by 18%

Spirit Lake crime map

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

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      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 people. In Spirit Lake, the number of daily crimes is projected to be 1.00 times more than the Iowa average and 1.24 times less than the national average. The average number of daily violent crimes in Spirit Lake is 2.21 times more than the Iowa average and 1.55 times more than the daily national average. With regards to property crimes, Spirit Lake has a daily crime rate that is 1.23 times less than the Iowa average and 1.49 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, Iowa compared to other areas of Iowa, as well as the rest of America? When it comes down to it, is Spirit Lake safe? In the graphs above, it shows that Spirit Lake is safer than 27% of Iowa cities, and 30% compared to all other cities across America. These statistics are calculated by taking 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. At this time, Spirit Lake 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 170
      The chance of being a victim of property crime in Spirit Lake is 1 in 71
      The chance of being a victim of crime in Spirit Lake is 1 in 50
      Are you at risk of becoming a victim of crime in Spirit Lake, Iowa? If you reside in Spirit Lake, then there is a 1 in 170 chance that you will experience a violent crime. 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 71. These types of crime include burglary, petty theft, and theft of motor vehicles. Altogether, there is a 1 in 50 risk that you will become a victim of crime in Spirit Lake.

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

      An ideal indicator of whether Spirit Lake is becoming a safer or more dangerous place to live can be done by analyzing the year over year crime rates per 100,000 people. Year over year violent crime in Spirit Lake has increased by 51% and the rate of property crime in Spirit Lake has decreased by 31%. The total crime rate in Spirit Lake has decreased by 18% 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
      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
      Arnolds Park, IA1,02468443511
      Lake Park, IA1,17193604697
      Estherville, IA6,027160553713
      Wahpeton, IA394108701808
      Okoboji, IA814108701808
      West Okoboji, IA314108701808
      Orleans, IA459108701808
      Spirit Lake, IA4,9925891,4132,001

      Cities with similar population

      City, StatePopulationViolent crime/100k peopleProperty crime/100k peopleTotal crime/100k people
      Frankenmuth, MI4,992929891,081
      Osceola, IA4,9924592,3932,852
      Salisbury, MA4,992178773950
      New Lexington, OH4,9923442,4502,793
      Fussels Corner, FL4,9913642,0672,431
      Spirit Lake, IA4,9925891,4132,001
      Source: The Spirit Lake, 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.