Clear Lake, IA
Crime Rates




Safest

Safest Clear Lake neighborhoods




Clear Lake, IA crime analytics


The crime rate in Clear Lake is considerably higher than the national average across all communities in America from the largest to the smallest, although at 30 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 Clear Lake is 1 in 33. Based on FBI crime data, Clear Lake is not one of the safest communities in America. Relative to Iowa, Clear Lake has a crime rate that is higher than 92% of the state's cities and towns of all sizes.

Importantly, when you compare Clear Lake to other communities of similar population, then Clear Lake crime rate (violent and property crimes combined) is quite a bit higher than average. Regardless of how Clear Lake 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 Clear Lake 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 Clear Lake.

From our analysis, we discovered that violent crime in Clear Lake 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 Clear Lake; such as armed robbery, aggravated assault, rape or murder; is 1 in 281. This equates to a rate of 4 per one thousand inhabitants.

NeighborhoodScout's analysis also reveals that Clear Lake's rate for property crime is 26 per one thousand population. This makes Clear Lake 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 Clear Lake is one in 38.

Clear Lake Crime Data

 
Crime Index

19

(100 is safest)


Safer than 19% of U.S. Cities

Clear Lake Annual Crimes
  Violent Property Total

Number of Crimes

27

201

228

Crime Rate
(per 1,000 residents)

3.56

26.48

30.04

Violent Crime

violent Crime Comparison (per 1,000 residents)

Crime
Clear Lake 3.56
Iowa 2.86
My Chances of Becoming a Victim of a Violent Crime

1 in 281

in Clear Lake

1 in 350

in Iowa
Clear Lake VIOLENT CRIMES
Population: 7,590
Murder Rape Robbery Assault
Report Total 0 3 0 24
Rate per 1,000 0.00 0.40 0.00 3.16
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
Clear Lake 26.48
Iowa 20.47
My Chances of Becoming a Victim of a Property Crime

1 in 38

in Clear Lake

1 in 49

in Iowa
Clear Lake Property CRIMES
Population: 7,590
burglary theft motor vehicle theft
Report Total 53 145 3
Rate per 1,000 6.98 19.10 0.40
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

Clear Lake Crimes Per Square Mile

Crime
Clear Lake 17
Iowa 15

Popular Neighborhoods in Clear Lake

Popular Communities Near Clear Lake IA

Zip Codes in Clear Lake, IA