Muscatine, IA
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Muscatine, 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

The crime rate in Muscatine is considerably higher than the national average across all communities in America from the largest to the smallest, although at 32 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 Muscatine is 1 in 32. Based on FBI crime data, Muscatine is not one of the safest communities in America. Relative to Iowa, Muscatine has a crime rate that is higher than 94% of the state's cities and towns of all sizes.

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

For Muscatine, 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 Muscatine is one in 184.

NeighborhoodScout's analysis also reveals that Muscatine's rate for property crime is 26 per one thousand population. This makes Muscatine 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 Muscatine is one in 38.

Muscatine Crime Data

 

Crime Index

18

(100 is safest)


Safer than 18% of U.S. Cities

Muscatine Annual Crimes

  Violent Property Total

Number of Crimes

130

626

756

Crime Rate
(per 1,000 residents)

5.42

26.12

31.54

Violent Crime

violent Crime Comparison (per 1,000 residents)

Crime
Muscatine 5.42
Iowa 2.86

My Chances of Becoming a Victim of a Violent Crime

1 in 184

in Muscatine

1 in 350

in Iowa

Muscatine VIOLENT CRIMES

Population: 23,968
Murder Rape Robbery Assault
Report Total 0 20 5 105
Rate per 1,000 0.00 0.83 0.21 4.38

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
Muscatine 26.12
Iowa 20.47

My Chances of Becoming a Victim of a Property Crime

1 in 38

in Muscatine

1 in 49

in Iowa

Muscatine Property CRIMES

Population: 23,968
burglary theft motor vehicle theft
Report Total 150 439 37
Rate per 1,000 6.26 18.32 1.54

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

Muscatine Crimes Per Square Mile

Crime
Muscatine 41
Iowa 15