Atlantic, IA
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The crime rate in Atlantic is considerably higher than the national average across all communities in America from the largest to the smallest, although at 28 crimes per one thousand residents, it is not among the communities with the very highest crime rate. The chance of becoming a victim of either violent or property crime in Atlantic is 1 in 35. Based on FBI crime data, Atlantic is not one of the safest communities in America. Relative to Iowa, Atlantic has a crime rate that is higher than 91% of the state's cities and towns of all sizes.

Importantly, when you compare Atlantic to other communities of similar population, then Atlantic crime rate (violent and property crimes combined) is quite a bit higher than average. Regardless of how Atlantic does relative to all communities in America of all sizes, when NeighborhoodScout compared it to communities of similar population size, its crime rate per thousand residents stands out as higher than most.

Now let us turn to take a look at how Atlantic does for violent crimes specifically, and then how it does for property crimes. This is important because the overall crime rate can be further illuminated by understanding if violent crime or property crimes (or both) are the major contributors to the general rate of crime in Atlantic.

From our analysis, we discovered that violent crime in Atlantic occurs at a rate higher than in most communities of all population sizes in America. The chance that a person will become a victim of a violent crime in Atlantic; such as armed robbery, aggravated assault, rape or murder; is 1 in 253. This equates to a rate of 4 per one thousand inhabitants.

NeighborhoodScout's analysis also reveals that Atlantic's rate for property crime is 24 per one thousand population. This makes Atlantic a place where there is an above average chance of becoming a victim of a property crime, when compared to all other communities in America of all population sizes. Property crimes are motor vehicle theft, arson, larceny, and burglary. Your chance of becoming a victim of any of these crimes in Atlantic is one in 41.

Atlantic Crime Data

 
Crime Index

21

(100 is safest)


Safer than 21% of U.S. Cities

Atlantic Annual Crimes
  Violent Property Total

Number of Crimes

27

166

193

Crime Rate
(per 1,000 residents)

3.95

24.29

28.25

Violent Crime

violent Crime Comparison (per 1,000 residents)

Crime
Atlantic 3.95
Iowa 2.86
My Chances of Becoming a Victim of a Violent Crime

1 in 253

in Atlantic

1 in 350

in Iowa
Atlantic VIOLENT CRIMES
Population: 6,833
Murder Rape Robbery Assault
Report Total 0 3 2 22
Rate per 1,000 0.00 0.44 0.29 3.22
United States VIOLENT CRIMES
Population: 321,418,820
Murder Rape Robbery Assault
Report Total 15,696 124,047 327,374 764,449
Rate per 1,000 0.05 0.39 1.02 2.38

Property Crime

property Crime Comparison (per 1,000 residents)

Crime
Atlantic 24.29
Iowa 20.47
My Chances of Becoming a Victim of a Property Crime

1 in 41

in Atlantic

1 in 49

in Iowa
Atlantic Property CRIMES
Population: 6,833
burglary theft motor vehicle theft
Report Total 60 99 7
Rate per 1,000 8.78 14.49 1.02
United States Property CRIMES
Population: 321,418,820
burglary theft motor vehicle theft
Report Total 1,579,527 5,706,346 707,758
Rate per 1,000 4.91 17.75 2.20

Atlantic Crimes Per Square Mile

Crime
Atlantic 23
Iowa 15

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