Mason City, IA
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The crime rate in Mason City is considerably higher than the national average across all communities in America from the largest to the smallest, although at 34 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 Mason City is 1 in 29. Based on FBI crime data, Mason City is not one of the safest communities in America. Relative to Iowa, Mason City has a crime rate that is higher than 95% of the state's cities and towns of all sizes.

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

NeighborhoodScout's research shows that Mason City'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 Mason City is one in 667.

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

Mason City Crime Data

 
Crime Index

15

(100 is safest)


Safer than 15% of U.S. Cities

Mason City Annual Crimes
  Violent Property Total

Number of Crimes

41

902

943

Crime Rate
(per 1,000 residents)

1.50

32.96

34.46

Violent Crime

violent Crime Comparison (per 1,000 residents)

Crime
Mason City 1.50
Iowa 2.86
My Chances of Becoming a Victim of a Violent Crime

1 in 667

in Mason City

1 in 350

in Iowa
Mason City VIOLENT CRIMES
Population: 27,366
Murder Rape Robbery Assault
Report Total 0 0 10 31
Rate per 1,000 0.00 0.00 0.37 1.13
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
Mason City 32.96
Iowa 20.47
My Chances of Becoming a Victim of a Property Crime

1 in 30

in Mason City

1 in 49

in Iowa
Mason City Property CRIMES
Population: 27,366
burglary theft motor vehicle theft
Report Total 188 695 19
Rate per 1,000 6.87 25.40 0.69
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

Mason City Crimes Per Square Mile

Crime
Mason City 34
Iowa 15