F
Total crime 1%
Violent crime 73%
Property crime 14%
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.
StatisticReportedincidents/100k peopleWashington/100k peopleIowa/100k peopleNational/100k people
Total crime180n/a (estimate)2,4612,0002,489
Murder0n/a0.01.95.0
Rape8n/a109.436.942.6
Robbery0n/a0.027.481.6
Assault40n/a546.8200.4250.2
Violent crime48n/a (estimate)656267379
Burglary22n/a300.8371.1340.5
Theft102n/a1,394.41,199.61,549.5
Vehicle theft8n/a109.4163.0219.9
Property crime132n/a (estimate)1,8051,7342,110

Key findings

  • Washington crime rates are 1% lower than the national average
  • Violent crimes in Washington are 73% higher than the national average
  • In Washington you have a 1 in 41 chance of becoming a victim of crime
  • Washington is safer than 14% of the cities in the United States
  • Year over year crime in Washington has decreased by 4%

Washington crime map

  • Lower crime
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  • Higher crime
  • No data available
Crime map data by SpotCrime. Sign up for local SpotCrime alerts.
The Washington crime map provides a detailed overview of all crimes in Washington 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 Washington crime heat map offers insight into the total crimes on a block group level.

Safest Places to Live in and Around Washington

See all the best places to live around Washington

Compare Washington, IA Crime

      vs
      How would you rate the amount of crime in Washington?
      Write a review to give others more information about this area.
      Do you feel safe walking alone at night in Washington?
      Write a review to give others more information about this area.
      See all Washington poll results

      Daily Crime In Washington (per 100,000 people)

      The chart above shows the number of daily crimes in Washington, IA per 100,000 people. In Washington, the number of daily crimes is projected to be 1.23 times more than the Iowa average and 1.01 times less than the national average. The average number of daily violent crimes in Washington is 2.46 times more than the Iowa average and 1.73 times more than the daily national average. With regards to property crimes, Washington has a daily crime rate that is 1.04 times more than the Iowa average and 1.17 times less than the overall daily national average.

      How Safe is Washington (higher is better)

      Are people any safer living in Washington in comparison to other Iowa communities and all other areas throughout the United States? When we look at all cities across America, is Washington safe? The evidence provided by these graphs show Washington being safer than 10% of cities in Iowa and 14% of cities across the United States. This is evident by tracking Iowa cities as well as all US cities over a one year period to contrast crime statistics as they relate to Washington. In conclusion, Washington ranks below average compared to the rest of the United States.

      Chance of Being A Victim of Crime in Washington

      The chance of being a victim of violent crime in Washington is 1 in 153
      The chance of being a victim of property crime in Washington is 1 in 56
      The chance of being a victim of crime in Washington is 1 in 41
      Are you at risk of becoming a victim of crime in Washington, Iowa? If you reside in Washington, then there is a 1 in 153 chance that you will experience a violent crime. These types of crimes may include homicide, sexual assault, robbery, and physical assault. Your risk of being a victim of property crime is 1 in 56. These types of crime include burglary, petty theft, and theft of motor vehicles. Altogether, there is a 1 in 41 risk that you will become a victim of crime in Washington.

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

      Determining whether Washington is becoming less or more safe for its residents (per 100,000) is most easily done by comparing year-over-year crime rates. Washington violent crime rates have decreased by 21%. At the same time, property crime has increased by 5% year over year. Total crimes for Washington has decreased by 3% in the same time frame.

      Washington police department

      ItemWashingtonIowaNational
      Law enforcement employees (officers & civilians)123,827558,732
      Police officers & civilians /1000 residents1.61.83.3
      There are a total of 12 Washington police officers. This results in 1.6 police officers per 1,000 residents which is 9.3% less than the Iowa average and 49.7% 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
      Lone Tree, IA1,48293607701
      Riverside, IA1,05497627724
      Kalona, IA2,479102663765
      Wellman, IA1,365105679784
      Wayland, IA1,027115745860
      Winfield, IA1,068122790911
      Pleasant Plain, IA563172,0602,377
      Washington, IA7,3686561,8052,461

      Cities with similar population

      City, StatePopulationViolent crime/100k peopleProperty crime/100k peopleTotal crime/100k people
      West Dundee, IL7,369361,2881,323
      Globe, AZ7,3691,8307,1698,999
      Sioux Center, IA7,37039273312
      Waite Park, MN7,3714258,2958,720
      Fort Pierce North, FL7,3654802,7263,207
      Washington, IA7,3686561,8052,461
      Source: The Washington, 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.