Clinton, IA
Crime Rates


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Clinton, IA crime analytics

With a crime rate of 53 per one thousand residents, Clinton has one of the highest crime rates in America compared to all communities of all sizes - from the smallest towns to the very largest cities. One's chance of becoming a victim of either violent or property crime here is one in 19. Within Iowa, more than 99% of the communities have a lower crime rate than Clinton.

Separately, it is always interesting and important to compare a city's crime rate with those of similarly sized communities - a fair comparison as larger cities tend to have more crime. NeighborhoodScout has done just that. With a population of 26,064, Clinton has a combined rate of violent and property crime that is very high compared to other places of similar population size. Regardless of whether Clinton does well or poorly compared to all other cities and towns in the US of all sizes, compared to places with a similar population, it fares badly. Few other communities of this size have a crime rate as high as Clinton.

Now let us turn to take a look at how Clinton 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 Clinton.

For Clinton, we found that the violent crime rate is one of the highest in the nation, across communities of all sizes (both large and small). Violent offenses tracked included rape, murder and non-negligent manslaughter, armed robbery, and aggravated assault, including assault with a deadly weapon. According to NeighborhoodScout's analysis of FBI reported crime data, your chance of becoming a victim of one of these crimes in Clinton is one in 120.

In addition, NeighborhoodScout found that a lot of the crime that takes place in Clinton is property crime. Property crimes that are tracked for this analysis are burglary, larceny over fifty dollars, motor vehicle theft, and arson. In Clinton, your chance of becoming a victim of a property crime is one in 23, which is a rate of 44 per one thousand population.

Clinton Crime Data

Crime Index


(100 is safest)

Safer than 5% of U.S. Cities

Clinton Annual Crimes
  Violent Property Total

Number of Crimes




Crime Rate
(per 1,000 residents)




Violent Crime

violent Crime Comparison (per 1,000 residents)

Clinton 8.33
Iowa 2.86
My Chances of Becoming a Victim of a Violent Crime

1 in 120

in Clinton

1 in 350

in Iowa
Population: 26,064
Murder Rape Robbery Assault
Report Total 0 25 29 163
Rate per 1,000 0.00 0.96 1.11 6.25
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)

Clinton 44.43
Iowa 20.47
My Chances of Becoming a Victim of a Property Crime

1 in 23

in Clinton

1 in 49

in Iowa
Clinton Property CRIMES
Population: 26,064
burglary theft motor vehicle theft
Report Total 227 870 61
Rate per 1,000 8.71 33.38 2.34
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

Clinton Crimes Per Square Mile

Clinton 36
Iowa 15