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Total crime 10%
Violent crime 4%
Property crime 12%
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.
Crime data for this area is not available from the FBI. Either data from local enforcement agencies is applied or estimates are created based on demographic data including, but not limited to: home prices, income per capita and population density.
StatisticReportedincidents/100k peopleThornton/100k peopleIowa/100k peopleNational/100k people
Total crime0n/a (estimate)2,738 (estimate)2,0002,489
Murdern/an/an/a1.95.0
Rapen/an/an/a36.942.6
Robberyn/an/an/a27.481.6
Assaultn/an/an/a200.4250.2
Violent crimen/an/a (estimate)365 (estimate)267379
Burglaryn/an/an/a371.1340.5
Theftn/an/an/a1,199.61,549.5
Vehicle theftn/an/an/a163.0219.9
Property crimen/an/a (estimate)2,372 (estimate)1,7342,110

Key findings

  • Thornton crime rates are 10% higher than the national average
  • Violent crimes in Thornton are 4% lower than the national average
  • In Thornton you have a 1 in 37 chance of becoming a victim of crime
  • Thornton is safer than 28% of the cities in the United States
  • Year over year crime in Thornton has increased by 3%

Thornton crime map

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

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      Daily Crime In Thornton (per 100,000 people)

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      Chance of Being A Victim of Crime in Thornton

      The chance of being a victim of violent crime in Thornton is 1 in 274
      The chance of being a victim of property crime in Thornton is 1 in 43
      The chance of being a victim of crime in Thornton is 1 in 37

      Year Over Year Crime In Thornton (per 100,000 people)

      Thornton police department

      ItemThorntonIowaNational
      Law enforcement employees (officers & civilians)n/a3,827558,732
      Police officers & civilians /1000 residentsn/a1.83.3

      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

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      Hampton, IA4,32695380475
      Rockwell, IA1,100107695802
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      Garner, IA3,091128829957
      Belmond, IA2,686132857988
      Ventura, IA7371621,0491,211
      Clear Lake, IA7,6444101,7472,158
      Thornton, IA4823652,3722,738

      Cities with similar population

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      Pink Hill, NC4824773,0233,501
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      Portland, PA4823171,4541,771
      Marianna, PA4824812,2072,689
      Thornton, IA4823652,3722,738
      Source: The Thornton, 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.