Iowa City, IA
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Iowa City, IA crime analytics

Source & Methodology

Analytics built by:   Location, Inc.

Raw data sources:   18,000 local law enforcement agencies in the U.S.

Date(s) & Update Frequency:   Reflects 2016 calendar year; released from FBI in Sept. 2017 (latest available). Updated annually. Where is 2017 data?

Methodology:   Our nationwide meta-analysis overcomes the issues inherent in any crime database, including non-reporting and reporting errors. This is possible by associating the 9.4 million reported crimes in the U.S, including over 2 million geocoded point locations…. Read more

The crime rate in Iowa City is considerably higher than the national average across all communities in America from the largest to the smallest, although at 27 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 Iowa City is 1 in 37. Based on FBI crime data, Iowa City is not one of the safest communities in America. Relative to Iowa, Iowa City has a crime rate that is higher than 90% of the state's cities and towns of all sizes.

How does the crime rate in Iowa City compare to similar sized communities across America? When NeighborhoodScout compared Iowa City with other communities its size, we found that the crime rate was near the average for all other communities of similar size. So, whether Iowa City's crime rate is high or low compared to all places in the US, when we control for population size and compare it to places that are similar in size, it is near the middle of the pack in crime rate; not much more or less dangerous, and about what we would expect from the statistics.

Now let us turn to take a look at how Iowa City 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 Iowa City.

From our analysis, we discovered that violent crime in Iowa City 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 Iowa City; such as armed robbery, aggravated assault, rape or murder; is 1 in 346. This equates to a rate of 3 per one thousand inhabitants.

NeighborhoodScout's analysis also reveals that Iowa City's rate for property crime is 24 per one thousand population. This makes Iowa City 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 Iowa City is one in 41.

Iowa City Crime Data

 

Crime Index

22

(100 is safest)


Safer than 22% of U.S. Cities

Iowa City Annual Crimes

  Violent Property Total

Number of Crimes

215

1,807

2,022

Crime Rate
(per 1,000 residents)

2.89

24.29

27.18

Violent Crime

violent Crime Comparison (per 1,000 residents)

Crime
Iowa City 2.89
Iowa 2.91

My Chances of Becoming a Victim of a Violent Crime

1 in 346

in Iowa City

1 in 344

in Iowa

Iowa City VIOLENT CRIMES

Population: 74,398
Murder Rape Robbery Assault
Report Total 0 50 43 122
Rate per 1,000 0.00 0.67 0.58 1.64

United States VIOLENT CRIMES

Population: 323,127,513
Murder Rape Robbery Assault
Report Total 17,250 130,603 332,198 803,007
Rate per 1,000 0.05 0.40 1.03 2.49


Property Crime

property Crime Comparison (per 1,000 residents)

Crime
Iowa City 24.29
Iowa 20.86

My Chances of Becoming a Victim of a Property Crime

1 in 41

in Iowa City

1 in 48

in Iowa

Iowa City Property CRIMES

Population: 74,398
burglary theft motor vehicle theft
Report Total 326 1,384 97
Rate per 1,000 4.38 18.60 1.30

United States Property CRIMES

Population: 323,127,513
burglary theft motor vehicle theft
Report Total 1,515,096 5,638,455 765,484
Rate per 1,000 4.69 17.45 2.37

Iowa City Crimes Per Square Mile

Crime
Iowa City 80
Iowa 15