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Total crime 27%
Violent crime 73%
Property crime 19%
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 peopleStorm Lake/100k peopleIowa/100k peopleNational/100k people
Total crime353n/a (estimate)3,2721,9422,580
Murder0n/a0.01.75.0
Rape15n/a139.030.942.6
Robbery0n/a0.029.586.2
Assault56n/a519.0187.9246.8
Violent crime71n/a (estimate)658250381
Burglary49n/a454.1352.6376.0
Theft227n/a2,103.81,190.41,594.6
Vehicle theft6n/a55.6148.5228.9
Property crime282n/a (estimate)2,6141,6922,200

Key findings

  • Storm Lake crime rates are 27% higher than the national average
  • Violent crimes in Storm Lake are 73% higher than the national average
  • In Storm Lake you have a 1 in 31 chance of becoming a victim of crime
  • Storm Lake is safer than 12% of the cities in the United States
  • Year over year crime in Storm Lake has decreased by 5%

Storm Lake crime map

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

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

      The number of daily crimes per 100,000 residents in Storm Lake, Iowa is displayed in the graph above. As you can see, the daily crimes for Storm Lake are 1.68 times more than the Iowa average and 1.27 times more than the national level. Daily violent crimes in Storm Lake are 2.63 times more than than Iowa and 1.73 times more than the national mean. While daily property crimes in Storm Lake are 1.55 times more than than Iowa and 1.19 times more than the national average.

      How Safe is Storm Lake (higher is better)

      Compared to the other cities in Iowa and all other cities across the US, is Storm Lake safe? From the gauges displayed above, you will notice that Storm Lake is safer than 11% of other cities in the state of Iowa. In addition, Storm Lake is safer than 12% of cities in the entire United States. To achieve these results, all Iowa and United States cities were analyzed to determine how many locations had a lower crime rate than Storm Lake. By studying this data, it was possible to determine that Storm Lake is below average in safety when compared with other United States cities.

      Chance of Being A Victim of Crime in Storm Lake

      The chance of being a victim of violent crime in Storm Lake is 1 in 152
      The chance of being a victim of property crime in Storm Lake is 1 in 39
      The chance of being a victim of crime in Storm Lake is 1 in 31
      Wondering what the chances are that you fall victim to a crime in Storm Lake? In Storm Lake, IA you have a 1 in 152 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 39 chance of becoming a victim. Property crimes include burglary, theft and motor vehicle theft. Overall, you have a 1 in 31 chance of becoming a victim of crime in Storm Lake.

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

      A good indicator of whether Storm Lake is becoming a safer or a more dangerous place to live can be determined by analyzing the year over year crime rate (per 100,000 people). The number of violent crimes in Storm Lake has increased by 24%, while the property crime rate in Storm Lake has decreased by 10% year over year. The number of total crimes in Storm Lake has decreased by 5% year over year.

      Storm Lake police department

      ItemStorm LakeIowaNational
      Law enforcement employees (officers & civilians)233,827558,732
      Police officers & civilians /1000 residents2.11.83.3
      There are a total of 23 Storm Lake police officers. This results in 2.1 police officers per 1,000 residents which is 19.1% greater than the Iowa average and 34% 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
      Newell, IA1,070111753864
      Alta, IA2,104113763875
      Lakeside, IA6742561,7331,989
      Aurelia, IA9552951,9962,290
      Albert City, IA5893382,2902,628
      Early, IA6993492,3622,710
      Schaller, IA7953562,4092,765
      Storm Lake, IA10,7686582,6143,272

      Cities with similar population

      City, StatePopulationViolent crime/100k peopleProperty crime/100k peopleTotal crime/100k people
      Fort Madison, IA10,7696273,3353,962
      Waimea, HI10,7702923,3603,652
      Sweetwater, TX10,7654752,9153,390
      Monroe, WI10,7711041,2011,305
      Miami Shores, FL10,7723194,9005,219
      Storm Lake, IA10,7686582,6143,272
      Source: The Storm 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.