Reported Annual Crime In West Branch

StatisticReportedincidents/100k peopleWest Branch/100k peopleIowa/100k peopleNational/100k people
Total crime10n/a (estimate)4232,4192,745
StatisticReportedincidents/100k peopleWest Branch/100k peopleIowa/100k peopleNational/100k people
Murder0n/a0.03.35.3
Rape0n/a0.039.241.7
Robbery0n/a0.039.898.0
Assault5n/a211.4211.0248.9
Violent crime5n/a (estimate)211293383
Burglary2n/a84.6479.3430.4
Theft2n/a84.61,468.61,694.4
Vehicle theft1n/a42.3177.4237.4
Property crime5n/a (estimate)2112,1252,362

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

Did you know?

  • The overall crime rate in West Branch is 85% lower than the national average.
  • For every 100,000 people, there are 1.16 daily crimes that occur in West Branch.
  • West Branch is safer than 68% of the cities in the United States.
  • In West Branch you have a 1 in 237 chance of becoming a victim of any crime.
  • The number of total year over year crimes in West Branch has decreased by 52%.

Compare West Branch, IA Crime To Other Cities

Daily Crime In West Branch (per 100,000 people)

How Safe is West Branch (higher is better)

Chance of Being A Victim of Crime in West Branch

The chance of being a victim of violent crime in West Branch is 1 in 474
The chance of being a victim of property crime in West Branch is 1 in 474
The chance of being a victim of crime in West Branch is 1 in 237

Year Over Year Crime In West Branch (per 100,000 people)

West Branch police department

ItemWest BranchIowaNational
Law enforcement employees (officers & civilians)33,827558,732
Police officers & civilians /1000 residents1.31.83.3
There are a total of 3 West Branch police officers. This results in 1.3 police officers per 1,000 residents which is 28.2% less than the Iowa average and 60.2% less than the National average.

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
University Heights, IA1,25541298339
Ely, IA2,13380582663
Solon, IA2,39980583664
Lone Tree, IA1,482103744847
Riverside, IA1,054106769875
Tipton, IA3,2012808701,150
North Liberty, IA16,9842879751,262
West Branch, IA2,581211211423

Cities with similar population

City, StatePopulationViolent crime/100k peopleProperty crime/100k peopleTotal crime/100k people
Chester, WV2,5811608421,002
East Williston, NY2,58156237293
Chester Heights, PA2,58172380452
Horseheads North, NY2,581172730902
Cle Elum, WA2,5802763,1783,454
West Branch, IA2,581211211423
Source: The West Branch, 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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