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Total crime 19%
Violent crime 4%
Property crime 23%
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 peopleStorm Lake/100k peopleIowa/100k peopleNational/100k people
Total crime210n/a (estimate)2,0132,0002,489
Murder0n/a0.01.95.0
Rape7n/a67.136.942.6
Robbery0n/a0.027.481.6
Assault34n/a326.0200.4250.2
Violent crime41n/a (estimate)393267379
Burglary27n/a258.9371.1340.5
Theft131n/a1,256.01,199.61,549.5
Vehicle theft11n/a105.5163.0219.9
Property crime169n/a (estimate)1,6201,7342,110

Key findings

  • Storm Lake crime rates are 19% lower than the national average
  • Violent crimes in Storm Lake are 4% higher than the national average
  • In Storm Lake you have a 1 in 50 chance of becoming a victim of crime
  • Storm Lake is safer than 31% of the cities in the United States
  • Year over year crime in Storm Lake has decreased by 38%

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 1.01 times more than the Iowa average and 1.24 times less than the national level. Daily violent crimes in Storm Lake are 1.47 times more than than Iowa and 1.04 times more than the national mean. While daily property crimes in Storm Lake are 1.07 times less than than Iowa and 1.30 times less 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 28% of other cities in the state of Iowa. In addition, Storm Lake is safer than 31% 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 255
      The chance of being a victim of property crime in Storm Lake is 1 in 62
      The chance of being a victim of crime in Storm Lake is 1 in 50
      Wondering what the chances are that you fall victim to a crime in Storm Lake? In Storm Lake, IA you have a 1 in 255 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 62 chance of becoming a victim. Property crimes include burglary, theft and motor vehicle theft. Overall, you have a 1 in 50 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 decreased by 40%, while the property crime rate in Storm Lake has decreased by 38% year over year. The number of total crimes in Storm Lake has decreased by 38% 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, IA1,070119771890
      Alta, IA2,104120782902
      Lakeside, IA6742741,7762,050
      Aurelia, IA9553152,0452,360
      Albert City, IA5893612,3472,708
      Early, IA6993732,4202,793
      Schaller, IA7953802,4692,849
      Storm Lake, IA10,7683931,6202,013

      Cities with similar population

      City, StatePopulationViolent crime/100k peopleProperty crime/100k peopleTotal crime/100k people
      Fort Madison, IA10,7696641,9732,637
      Waimea, HI10,7703353,3273,661
      Sweetwater, TX10,7655813,3163,897
      Monroe, WI10,771661,1671,234
      Miami Shores, FL10,7722185,4115,628
      Storm Lake, IA10,7683931,6202,013
      Source: The Storm Lake, IA crime data displayed above is derived from the FBI's uniform crime reports for the year of 2019. 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.