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Total crime 6%
Violent crime 7%
Property crime 9%
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.
Crime data for this area is not available from the FBI, so estimates are used based on demographic data including, but not limited to: home prices, income per capita and population density.
StatisticReportedincidents/100k peopleUnion/100k peopleIowa/100k peopleNational/100k people
Total crime0n/a (estimate)2,740 (estimate)1,9422,580
Murdern/an/an/a1.75.0
Rapen/an/an/a30.942.6
Robberyn/an/an/a29.586.2
Assaultn/an/an/a187.9246.8
Violent crimen/an/a (estimate)353 (estimate)250381
Burglaryn/an/an/a352.6376.0
Theftn/an/an/a1,190.41,594.6
Vehicle theftn/an/an/a148.5228.9
Property crimen/an/a (estimate)2,387 (estimate)1,6922,200

Key findings

  • Union crime rates are 6% higher than the national average
  • Violent crimes in Union are 7% lower than the national average
  • In Union you have a 1 in 37 chance of becoming a victim of crime
  • Union is safer than 30% of the cities in the United States
  • Year over year crime in Union has decreased by 20%

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      Daily Crime In Union (per 100,000 people)

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      Chance of Being A Victim of Crime in Union

      The chance of being a victim of violent crime in Union is 1 in 284
      The chance of being a victim of property crime in Union is 1 in 42
      The chance of being a victim of crime in Union is 1 in 37

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

      Union police department

      ItemUnionIowaNational
      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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      Conrad, IA1,07393629722
      Grundy Center, IA2,705261485745
      Eldora, IA2,6631318881,019
      Zearing, IA5632982,0152,313
      Hubbard, IA8913162,1402,456
      Wellsburg, IA9293172,1452,462
      Green Mountain, IA1203202,1662,486
      Union, IA4873532,3872,740

      Cities with similar population

      City, StatePopulationViolent crime/100k peopleProperty crime/100k peopleTotal crime/100k people
      Badger, IA4873132,1202,433
      Baneberry, TN4872651,1991,464
      Fredonia, KY4872622,4232,685
      Wauhillau, OK4886313,8944,525
      Wainwright, AK4881,3314,9636,294
      Union, IA4873532,3872,740
      Source: The Union, 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.