Norwalk, IA
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Norwalk, 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

Norwalk has an overall crime rate of 17 per 1,000 residents, making the crime rate here near the average for all cities and towns of all sizes in America. According to our analysis of FBI crime data, your chance of becoming a victim of crime in Norwalk is 1 in 60. How does Norwalk fare compared to other communities in Iowa of all population sizes? Norwalk's crime rate is lower than approximately 20% of Iowa communities.

How does the crime rate in Norwalk compare to similar sized communities across America? When NeighborhoodScout compared Norwalk with other communities its size, we found that the crime rate was near the average for all other communities of similar size. So, whether Norwalk'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 Norwalk 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 Norwalk.

NeighborhoodScout's research shows that Norwalk'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 Norwalk is one in 921.

Moreover, the rate of property crime in Norwalk; burglary, larceny ($50 or more), grand theft auto, and arson; is 16 per 1,000 residents. This is about average for all cities and towns in America of all population sizes.

Norwalk Crime Data

 

Crime Index

45

(100 is safest)


Safer than 45% of U.S. Cities

Norwalk Annual Crimes

  Violent Property Total

Number of Crimes

11

158

169

Crime Rate
(per 1,000 residents)

1.09

15.59

16.67

Violent Crime

violent Crime Comparison (per 1,000 residents)

Crime
Norwalk 1.09
Iowa 2.86

My Chances of Becoming a Victim of a Violent Crime

1 in 921

in Norwalk

1 in 350

in Iowa

Norwalk VIOLENT CRIMES

Population: 10,135
Murder Rape Robbery Assault
Report Total 0 0 2 9
Rate per 1,000 0.00 0.00 0.20 0.89

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
Norwalk 15.59
Iowa 20.47

My Chances of Becoming a Victim of a Property Crime

1 in 64

in Norwalk

1 in 49

in Iowa

Norwalk Property CRIMES

Population: 10,135
burglary theft motor vehicle theft
Report Total 36 117 5
Rate per 1,000 3.55 11.54 0.49

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

Norwalk Crimes Per Square Mile

Crime
Norwalk 15
Iowa 15