Total crime 13%
Violent crime 1%
Property crime 16%
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 peopleUnion/100k peopleIowa/100k peopleNational/100k people
Total crime0n/a (estimate)2,823 (estimate)2,0002,489
Violent crimen/an/a (estimate)377 (estimate)267379
Vehicle theftn/an/an/a163.0219.9
Property crimen/an/a (estimate)2,446 (estimate)1,7342,110

Key findings

  • Union crime rates are 13% higher than the national average
  • Violent crimes in Union are 1% lower than the national average
  • In Union you have a 1 in 36 chance of becoming a victim of crime
  • Union is safer than 27% of the cities in the United States
  • Year over year crime in Union has increased by 3%

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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 266
      The chance of being a victim of property crime in Union is 1 in 41
      The chance of being a victim of crime in Union is 1 in 36

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

      Union police department

      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
      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
      Conrad, IA1,07399644744
      Grundy Center, IA2,705261485745
      Eldora, IA2,6631409101,050
      Zearing, IA5633182,0652,383
      Hubbard, IA8913382,1932,530
      Wellsburg, IA9293382,1982,537
      Green Mountain, IA1203422,2202,561
      Union, IA4873772,4462,823

      Cities with similar population

      City, StatePopulationViolent crime/100k peopleProperty crime/100k peopleTotal crime/100k people
      Fredonia, KY4872682,3422,610
      Badger, IA4873352,1722,507
      Baneberry, TN4872531,1261,379
      Lake Almanor Peninsula, CA4864842,5593,043
      Bell, FL4866003,4064,006
      Union, IA4873772,4462,823
      Source: The Union, 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.