Dubuque, IA
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The crime rate in Dubuque is considerably higher than the national average across all communities in America from the largest to the smallest, although at 36 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 Dubuque is 1 in 28. Based on FBI crime data, Dubuque is not one of the safest communities in America. Relative to Iowa, Dubuque has a crime rate that is higher than 96% of the state's cities and towns of all sizes.

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

From our analysis, we discovered that violent crime in Dubuque 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 Dubuque; such as armed robbery, aggravated assault, rape or murder; is 1 in 350. This equates to a rate of 3 per one thousand inhabitants.

NeighborhoodScout's analysis also reveals that Dubuque's rate for property crime is 33 per one thousand population. This makes Dubuque 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 Dubuque is one in 30.

Dubuque Crime Data

 
Crime Index

14

(100 is safest)


Safer than 14% of U.S. Cities

Dubuque Annual Crimes
  Violent Property Total

Number of Crimes

168

1,945

2,113

Crime Rate
(per 1,000 residents)

2.86

33.08

35.94

Violent Crime

violent Crime Comparison (per 1,000 residents)

Crime
Dubuque 2.86
Iowa 2.86
My Chances of Becoming a Victim of a Violent Crime

1 in 350

in Dubuque

1 in 350

in Iowa
Dubuque VIOLENT CRIMES
Population: 58,799
Murder Rape Robbery Assault
Report Total 5 31 27 105
Rate per 1,000 0.09 0.53 0.46 1.79
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
Dubuque 33.08
Iowa 20.47
My Chances of Becoming a Victim of a Property Crime

1 in 30

in Dubuque

1 in 49

in Iowa
Dubuque Property CRIMES
Population: 58,799
burglary theft motor vehicle theft
Report Total 563 1,330 52
Rate per 1,000 9.57 22.62 0.88
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

Dubuque Crimes Per Square Mile

Crime
Dubuque 68
Iowa 15