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Total crime 89%
Violent crime 90%
Property crime 88%
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, so estimates are used based on demographic data including, but not limited to: home prices, income per capita and population density.
StatisticReportedincidents/100k peopleUniversity Heights/100k peopleIowa/100k peopleNational/100k people
Total crime0n/a (estimate)281 (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)37 (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)243 (estimate)1,7342,110

Key findings

  • University Heights crime rates are 89% lower than the national average
  • Violent crimes in University Heights are 90% lower than the national average
  • In University Heights you have a 1 in 357 chance of becoming a victim of crime
  • University Heights is safer than 92% of the cities in the United States
  • Year over year crime in University Heights has increased by 3%

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

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      Daily Crime In University Heights (per 100,000 people)

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      Chance of Being A Victim of Crime in University Heights

      The chance of being a victim of violent crime in University Heights is 1 in 2669
      The chance of being a victim of property crime in University Heights is 1 in 411
      The chance of being a victim of crime in University Heights is 1 in 357

      Year Over Year Crime In University Heights (per 100,000 people)

      University Heights police department

      ItemUniversity HeightsIowaNational
      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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      Solon, IA2,39973476549
      Tiffin, IA2,53083538621
      Lone Tree, IA1,48293607701
      Riverside, IA1,05497627724
      West Branch, IA2,58199642741
      Kalona, IA2,479102663765
      Wellman, IA1,365105679784
      University Heights, IA1,25537243281

      Cities with similar population

      City, StatePopulationViolent crime/100k peopleProperty crime/100k peopleTotal crime/100k people
      Lyndonville, VT1,2552592,5862,845
      Lorenzo, TX1,2552101,2001,411
      Beverly, OH1,255114799913
      Villisca, IA1,2551358761,010
      Yorkshire, NY1,255202771972
      University Heights, IA1,25537243281
      Source: The University Heights, 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.