Reported Annual Crime In Van Meter

StatisticReportedincidents/100k peopleVan Meter/100k peopleIowa/100k peopleNational/100k people
Total crime0n/a (estimate)816 (estimate)2,4192,745
StatisticReportedincidents/100k peopleVan Meter/100k peopleIowa/100k peopleNational/100k people
Murdern/an/an/a3.35.3
Rapen/an/an/a39.241.7
Robberyn/an/an/a39.898.0
Assaultn/an/an/a211.0248.9
Violent crimen/an/a (estimate)99 (estimate)293383
Burglaryn/an/an/a479.3430.4
Theftn/an/an/a1,468.61,694.4
Vehicle theftn/an/an/a177.4237.4
Property crimen/an/a (estimate)717 (estimate)2,1252,362

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The Van Meter crime map provides a detailed overview of all crimes in Van Meter as reported by the local law enforcement agency. Based on the color coded legend above, the crime map outlines the areas with low crime compared to the areas with high crime. The Van Meter crime heat map offers insight into the total crimes on a block group level.

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  • The overall crime rate in Van Meter is 70% lower than the national average.
  • For every 100,000 people, there are 2.23 daily crimes that occur in Van Meter.
  • Van Meter is safer than 84% of the cities in the United States.
  • In Van Meter you have a 1 in 123 chance of becoming a victim of any crime.
  • The number of total year over year crimes in Van Meter has increased by 11%.

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Chance of Being A Victim of Crime in Van Meter

The chance of being a victim of violent crime in Van Meter is 1 in 1012
The chance of being a victim of property crime in Van Meter is 1 in 140
The chance of being a victim of crime in Van Meter is 1 in 123

Year Over Year Crime In Van Meter (per 100,000 people)

Van Meter police department

ItemVan MeterIowaNational
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
Iowa5,765196222
There are a total of 5,765 sex offenders in Iowa. This yields a total of 196 sex offenders in Iowa per 100,000 residents which is 12% less than the national average.

Nearby Cities With Low Crime Rates

City, StatePopulationViolent crime/100k peopleProperty crime/100k peopleTotal crime/100k people
Dallas Center, IA1,85194685779
Earlham, IA1,523106766872
De Soto, IA1,065109790899
Norwalk, IA9,94483828910
Cumming, IA415118859977
Johnston, IA19,4911471,1091,256
Waukee, IA16,9551521,1691,321
Van Meter, IA1,25699717816

Cities with similar population

City, StatePopulationViolent crime/100k peopleProperty crime/100k peopleTotal crime/100k people
Banner Elk, NC1,25601,0291,029
Petersburg, MI1,256175702877
New Franklin, MO1,25609494
Mountain Road, VA1,2561171,0071,123
Lyndonville, VT1,2552571,7151,973
Van Meter, IA1,25699717816
Source: The Van Meter, IA crime data displayed above is derived from the FBI's uniform crime reports for the year of 2017. 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.
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