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Total crime 46%
Violent crime 3%
Property crime 54%
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.
StatisticReportedincidents/100k peopleVinton/100k peopleIowa/100k peopleNational/100k people
Total crime72n/a (estimate)1,4051,9422,580
Murder0n/a0.01.75.0
Rape1n/a19.530.942.6
Robbery0n/a0.029.586.2
Assault19n/a370.7187.9246.8
Violent crime20n/a (estimate)390250381
Burglary11n/a214.6352.6376.0
Theft39n/a761.01,190.41,594.6
Vehicle theft2n/a39.0148.5228.9
Property crime52n/a (estimate)1,0151,6922,200

Key findings

  • Vinton crime rates are 46% lower than the national average
  • Violent crimes in Vinton are 3% higher than the national average
  • In Vinton you have a 1 in 72 chance of becoming a victim of crime
  • Vinton is safer than 36% of the cities in the United States
  • Year over year crime in Vinton has not changed

Vinton crime map

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

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      Daily Crime In Vinton (per 100,000 people)

      The graph above illustrates the number of daily crimes in Vinton, IA per 100,000 people. In Vinton, the total number of daily crimes is 1.38 times less than the Iowa average and 1.84 times less than the national average. The number of daily violent crimes in Vinton is 1.56 times more than the Iowa average and 1.03 times more than the national average. With regards to property crimes, Vinton has a daily crime rate that is 1.67 times less than the Iowa average and 2.17 times less than the national average.

      How Safe is Vinton (higher is better)

      When comparing the safety of Vinton to every other city in Iowa, as well as the entirety of the United States, is Vinton safe? The gauges above illustrate that Vinton is safer than 42% of every city located within Iowa along with 36% of the all the cities located in the United States. The results of these graphs are created after analyzing each of the cities in Iowa and in the United States as a whole. As a result, Vinton, IA is ranked below average when compared to the rest of the US cities.

      Chance of Being A Victim of Crime in Vinton

      The chance of being a victim of violent crime in Vinton is 1 in 257
      The chance of being a victim of property crime in Vinton is 1 in 99
      The chance of being a victim of crime in Vinton is 1 in 72
      Are you curious to know the likelihood of suffering from a crime in Vinton? If you reside in Vinton, the likelihood that you will become a victim of a violent crime is 1 in 257. Violent crimes include: murder, sexual assault, robbery, and physical assault. There is a 1 in 99 change that you will become a victim of a property crime. These sorts of crimes against personal property include: burglary, theft, and auto theft. In total, the likelihood of being victimized by a crime in Vinton, is 1 in 72.

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

      An analysis of year to year crime rates in Vinton, Iowa (per 100,000 people) is a useful indicator of whether the area is becoming a safer or a more dangerous place to live. The amount of violent crime in Vinton has not changed, the amount of property crime in Vinton has not changed, and the total amount of crime in Vinton has not changed year over year.

      Vinton police department

      ItemVintonIowaNational
      Law enforcement employees (officers & civilians)83,827558,732
      Police officers & civilians /1000 residents1.51.83.3
      There are a total of 8 Vinton police officers. This results in 1.5 police officers per 1,000 residents which is 15.9% less than the Iowa average and 53.4% less than the National average.

      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

      City, StatePopulationViolent crime/100k peopleProperty crime/100k peopleTotal crime/100k people
      Atkins, IA1,71356378434
      Urbana, IA1,44479531610
      Palo, IA1,03686583669
      Shellsburg, IA1,09787587674
      Center Point, IA2,50790608697
      Dysart, IA1,41895645740
      La Porte City, IA2,403110747858
      Vinton, IA5,1663901,0151,405

      Cities with similar population

      City, StatePopulationViolent crime/100k peopleProperty crime/100k peopleTotal crime/100k people
      Ayden, NC5,1673102,8863,196
      Basehor, KS5,1671121,0901,202
      Bayou Vista, LA5,1645493,3413,890
      Greenbrier, AR5,1644352,3292,764
      Waipio Acres, HI5,1692522,9033,155
      Vinton, IA5,1663901,0151,405
      Source: The Vinton, 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.