Johnston, IA
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Johnston, IA crime analytics

Source & Methodology

Analytics built by:   Location, Inc.

Raw data sources:   Uniform Crime Reporting Program (Federal Bureau of Investigation), additional data from local police agencies.

Date(s) & Update Frequency:   Reflects 2015 calendar year; released from FBI in Sept. 2016 (latest available). Updated annually. Wheres 2016 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

With a crime rate for both violent and property crime combined of 11 per 1,000 residents, the crime rate in Johnston is one of the lower rates in America among communities of all sizes (lower than 64% of America's communities). One's chance of becoming a victim of crime in Johnston is one in 87. Compared to communities within Iowa, Johnston‘s crime rate is lower than nearly 33% of the state's cities and towns.

Compared to other communities of similar population size, Johnston has a crime rate that is noticeably lower than the average. This means that for comparably sized cities all across America, Johnston is actually safer than most according to NeighborhoodScout's exclusive analysis of FBI crime data.

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

NeighborhoodScout's research shows that Johnston's violent crime rate is 1 per one thousand inhabitants, which is about average for all communities in America, across all population sizes. Violent crimes that are tracked and included in this rate are armed robbery, aggravated assault, rape (not statutory), and murder and non-negligent manslaughter. Roughly similar to the national average, our analysis shows that your chance of becoming a victim of violent crime in Johnston is one in 870.

NeighborhoodScout's analysis of property crime reveals that the property crime rate in Johnston is below average to all cities and towns in the nation. This means that you are less likely to become a victim of arson, motor vehicle theft, larceny, or burglary in Johnston than in most communities in America. Your chance of becoming a victim of property crime if you live here? Just one in 97.

Johnston Crime Data

 

Crime Index

64

(100 is safest)


Safer than 64% of U.S. Cities

Johnston Annual Crimes

  Violent Property Total

Number of Crimes

24

216

240

Crime Rate
(per 1,000 residents)

1.15

10.35

11.50

Violent Crime

violent Crime Comparison (per 1,000 residents)

Crime
Johnston 1.15
Iowa 2.86

My Chances of Becoming a Victim of a Violent Crime

1 in 870

in Johnston

1 in 350

in Iowa

Johnston VIOLENT CRIMES

Population: 20,871
Murder Rape Robbery Assault
Report Total 0 4 2 18
Rate per 1,000 0.00 0.19 0.10 0.86

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
Johnston 10.35
Iowa 20.47

My Chances of Becoming a Victim of a Property Crime

1 in 97

in Johnston

1 in 49

in Iowa

Johnston Property CRIMES

Population: 20,871
burglary theft motor vehicle theft
Report Total 49 162 5
Rate per 1,000 2.35 7.76 0.24

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

Johnston Crimes Per Square Mile

Crime
Johnston 13
Iowa 15