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Total crime 17%
Violent crime 57%
Property crime 10%
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Date & Last Updated: This data reflects the 2020 calendar year and was released from the FBI in September, 2021; this is the most current data available.
StatisticReportedincidents/100k peopleWashington/100k peopleIowa/100k peopleNational/100k people
Total crime199n/a (estimate)2,7542,0022,346
Murder0n/a0.03.56.5
Rape12n/a166.040.738.4
Robbery1n/a13.829.873.9
Assault31n/a428.9229.4279.7
Violent crime44n/a (estimate)609304388
Burglary28n/a387.4371.1314.2
Theft116n/a1,605.11,130.11,398.0
Vehicle theft11n/a152.2197.1246.0
Property crime155n/a (estimate)2,1451,6981,958

Key findings

  • Washington crime rates are 17% higher than the national average
  • Violent crimes in Washington are 57% higher than the national average
  • In Washington you have a 1 in 37 chance of becoming a victim of crime
  • Washington is safer than 15% of the cities in the United States
  • Year over year crime in Washington has increased by 12%

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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.

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Compare Washington, IA Crime

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      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 1.38 times more than the Iowa average and 1.17 times more than the national average. The average number of daily violent crimes in Washington is 2.01 times more than the Iowa average and 1.57 times more than the daily national average. With regards to property crimes, Washington has a daily crime rate that is 1.26 times more than the Iowa average and 1.10 times more 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 11% of cities in Iowa and 15% 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 165
      The chance of being a victim of property crime in Washington is 1 in 47
      The chance of being a victim of crime in Washington is 1 in 37
      Are you at risk of becoming a victim of crime in Washington, Iowa? If you reside in Washington, then there is a 1 in 165 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 47. These types of crime include burglary, petty theft, and theft of motor vehicles. Altogether, there is a 1 in 37 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 7%. At the same time, property crime has increased by 19% year over year. Total crimes for Washington has increased by 12% 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

      CityPopulationViolent crime/100k peopleProperty crime/100k peopleTotal crime/100k people
      Lone Tree, IA1,482106594701
      Riverside, IA1,054110614724
      Kalona, IA2,479116649766
      Wellman, IA1,365119665784
      Wayland, IA1,027131730860
      Winfield, IA1,068138773912
      Pleasant Plain, IA563612,0172,378
      Washington, IA7,3686092,1452,754

      Cities with similar population

      CityPopulationViolent crime/100k peopleProperty crime/100k peopleTotal crime/100k people
      Globe, AZ7,3691,9106,4008,311
      West Dundee, IL7,369361,2881,323
      Sioux Center, IA7,37039222261
      Fort Pierce North, FL7,3654882,2472,735
      Waite Park, MN7,37133310,11310,445
      Washington, IA7,3686092,1452,754
      Source: The Washington, IA crime data displayed above is derived from the FBI's uniform crime reports for the year of 2020. 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.