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Total crime 65%
Violent crime 70%
Property crime 64%
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.
Crime data for this area is not available from the FBI, so estimates are used based on demographic data including, but not limited to: home prices, income per capita and population density.
StatisticReportedincidents/100k peopleWest Union/100k peopleIowa/100k peopleNational/100k people
Total crime0n/a (estimate)900 (estimate)1,9422,580
Murdern/an/an/a1.75.0
Rapen/an/an/a30.942.6
Robberyn/an/an/a29.586.2
Assaultn/an/an/a187.9246.8
Violent crimen/an/a (estimate)116 (estimate)250381
Burglaryn/an/an/a352.6376.0
Theftn/an/an/a1,190.41,594.6
Vehicle theftn/an/an/a148.5228.9
Property crimen/an/a (estimate)784 (estimate)1,6922,200

Key findings

  • West Union crime rates are 65% lower than the national average
  • Violent crimes in West Union are 70% lower than the national average
  • In West Union you have a 1 in 112 chance of becoming a victim of crime
  • West Union is safer than 76% of the cities in the United States
  • Year over year crime in West Union has decreased by 18%

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

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

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      Chance of Being A Victim of Crime in West Union

      The chance of being a victim of violent crime in West Union is 1 in 864
      The chance of being a victim of property crime in West Union is 1 in 128
      The chance of being a victim of crime in West Union is 1 in 112

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

      West Union police department

      ItemWest UnionIowaNational
      Law enforcement employees (officers & civilians)43,827558,732
      Police officers & civilians /1000 residents1.61.83.3
      There are a total of 4 West Union police officers. This results in 1.6 police officers per 1,000 residents which is 11.4% less than the Iowa average and 50.9% 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
      Jackson Junction, IA47110743853
      Fayette, IA1,196110744854
      Sumner, IA2,205117789906
      Postville, IA2,2811419541,095
      St. Lucas, IA1632861,9352,221
      Ossian, IA9622931,9822,275
      Fort Atkinson, IA2592951,9932,288
      West Union, IA2,592116784900

      Cities with similar population

      City, StatePopulationViolent crime/100k peopleProperty crime/100k peopleTotal crime/100k people
      Lewiston, NY2,592179738917
      Lavaca, AR2,5923651,1771,542
      Timberville, VA2,59175826902
      Homedale, ID2,5931358701,005
      Eddyville, KY2,591781,5961,674
      West Union, IA2,592116784900
      Source: The West Union, 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.