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Total crime 84%
Violent crime 44%
Property crime 90%
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 peopleWest Branch/100k peopleIowa/100k peopleNational/100k people
Total crime10n/a (estimate)4231,9422,580
Murder0n/a0.01.75.0
Rape0n/a0.030.942.6
Robbery0n/a0.029.586.2
Assault5n/a211.4187.9246.8
Violent crime5n/a (estimate)211250381
Burglary2n/a84.6352.6376.0
Theft2n/a84.61,190.41,594.6
Vehicle theft1n/a42.3148.5228.9
Property crime5n/a (estimate)2111,6922,200

Key findings

  • West Branch crime rates are 84% lower than the national average
  • Violent crimes in West Branch are 44% lower than the national average
  • In West Branch you have a 1 in 237 chance of becoming a victim of crime
  • West Branch is safer than 67% of the cities in the United States
  • Year over year crime in West Branch has not changed

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

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      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
      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
      University Heights, IA1,25535237273
      Ely, IA2,13369464532
      Solon, IA2,39969464533
      Lone Tree, IA1,48288592680
      Riverside, IA1,05490612702
      West Liberty, IA3,7371439671,110
      Tipton, IA3,2012808701,150
      West Branch, IA2,581211211423

      Cities with similar population

      City, StatePopulationViolent crime/100k peopleProperty crime/100k peopleTotal crime/100k people
      Chester, WV2,581132676808
      East Williston, NY2,58155226281
      Chester Heights, PA2,58171343414
      Horseheads North, NY2,581169694863
      Moundville, AL2,5802251,2211,447
      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 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.