Oskaloosa, IA
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Oskaloosa, IA crime analytics

The crime rate in Oskaloosa is considerably higher than the national average across all communities in America from the largest to the smallest, although at 29 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 Oskaloosa is 1 in 34. Based on FBI crime data, Oskaloosa is not one of the safest communities in America. Relative to Iowa, Oskaloosa has a crime rate that is higher than 91% of the state's cities and towns of all sizes.

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

From our analysis, we discovered that violent crime in Oskaloosa 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 Oskaloosa; such as armed robbery, aggravated assault, rape or murder; is 1 in 237. This equates to a rate of 4 per one thousand inhabitants.

NeighborhoodScout's analysis also reveals that Oskaloosa's rate for property crime is 25 per one thousand population. This makes Oskaloosa 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 Oskaloosa is one in 40.

Oskaloosa Crime Data

Crime Index


(100 is safest)

Safer than 20% of U.S. Cities

Oskaloosa Annual Crimes
  Violent Property Total

Number of Crimes




Crime Rate
(per 1,000 residents)




Violent Crime

violent Crime Comparison (per 1,000 residents)

Oskaloosa 4.22
Iowa 2.86
My Chances of Becoming a Victim of a Violent Crime

1 in 237

in Oskaloosa

1 in 350

in Iowa
Population: 11,607
Murder Rape Robbery Assault
Report Total 0 7 2 40
Rate per 1,000 0.00 0.60 0.17 3.45
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)

Oskaloosa 24.90
Iowa 20.47
My Chances of Becoming a Victim of a Property Crime

1 in 40

in Oskaloosa

1 in 49

in Iowa
Oskaloosa Property CRIMES
Population: 11,607
burglary theft motor vehicle theft
Report Total 91 188 10
Rate per 1,000 7.84 16.20 0.86
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

Oskaloosa Crimes Per Square Mile

Oskaloosa 45
Iowa 15

Zip Codes in Oskaloosa, IA