Reported Annual Crime In Storm Lake

StatisticReportedincidents/100k peopleStorm Lake/100k peopleIowa/100k peopleNational/100k people
Total crime353n/a (estimate)3,2722,4192,745
StatisticReportedincidents/100k peopleStorm Lake/100k peopleIowa/100k peopleNational/100k people
Murder0n/a0.03.35.3
Rape15n/a139.039.241.7
Robbery0n/a0.039.898.0
Assault56n/a519.0211.0248.9
Violent crime71n/a (estimate)658293383
Burglary49n/a454.1479.3430.4
Theft227n/a2,103.81,468.61,694.4
Vehicle theft6n/a55.6177.4237.4
Property crime282n/a (estimate)2,6142,1252,362
The table above provides a full overview of all reported crimes in Storm Lake, IA for the year. The sum of recorded criminal acts in Storm Lake, IA is displayed; for comparisons, each offense is also shown in regards to the amount of offenses per 100,000 people. Along with this, they are separated into multiple categories: violent crimes and property crimes. The crime data reveals that the overall Storm Lake, IA crime rates are 35% higher than in comparison to the Iowa mean and are 19% higher than the nation's mean. In regards to violent offenses, Storm Lake, IA has a rate that is 124% higher than the Iowa average; compared to the United States, it is 72% higher than. Looking at crimes involving property, Storm Lake, IA is 23% higher than its state's mean, and 11% higher than the country's average.

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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 low crime compared to the areas with high crime. The Storm Lake crime heat map offers insight into the total crimes on a block group level.

Did you know?

  • The overall crime rate in Storm Lake is 19% higher than the national average.
  • For every 100,000 people, there are 8.96 daily crimes that occur in Storm Lake.
  • Storm Lake is safer than 18% of the cities in the United States.
  • In Storm Lake you have a 1 in 31 chance of becoming a victim of any crime.
  • The number of total year over year crimes in Storm Lake has increased by 8%.

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Compare Storm Lake, IA Crime To Other Cities

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

The number of daily crimes per 100,000 residents in Storm Lake, IA is demonstrated in the illustration above. So that direct comparisons can be made, the number of daily crimes for Iowa and on a national level are also posted. As you can see, the daily crimes for Storm Lake, IA are 1.35 times more than the Iowa average and 1.19 times more than the national level. Daily violent Crimes in Storm Lake, IA are 2.24 times more than than Iowa and 1.72 times more than the national mean. While daily property crimes in Storm Lake, IA are 1.23 times more than than Iowa and 1.11 times more than the national average.

How Safe is Storm Lake (higher is better)

Compared to the other cities in Iowa and cities in all other U.S. states, how safe is Storm Lake, IA? From the gauges displayed above, you will notice that Storm Lake, IA has been ranked safer than 14% of other cities in the state of Iowa. In addition, Storm Lake, IA is safer than 18% 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, IA. By studying this data, it was possible to determine that Storm Lake, IA 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, IA? The illustrations above show how likely you are to become a victim of violent crime, property crime or any crime. 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 vehicle theft. Overall, you have a 1 in 31 chance of becoming a victim of crime in Storm Lake, IA.

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

A good indicator of whether Storm Lake, IA is becoming a safer or a more dangerous place to live can be determined by analyzing the year over year crime rate. In the graph above, the year over year crime rates are displayed for violent, property and total crimes per 100,000 people. The number of violent crimes in Storm Lake, IA has increased by 47%, while the property crime rate in Storm Lake, IA has increased by 1% year over year. The number of total crimes in Storm Lake, IA has increased by 8% 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
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
Newell, IA1,0701309451,075
Alta, IA2,1041329581,090
Lakeside, IA6743002,1772,477
Aurelia, IA9553462,5062,852
Albert City, IA5893972,8763,272
Early, IA6994092,9663,375
Schaller, IA7954173,0263,443
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, HI10,7702943,3143,608
Monroe, WI10,7711491,3351,485
Sweetwater, TX10,7654293,3663,795
Miami Shores, FL10,7722315,2465,477
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 2016. 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.