Ottumwa, IA
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The crime rate in Ottumwa is considerably higher than the national average across all communities in America from the largest to the smallest, although at 41 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 Ottumwa is 1 in 24. Based on FBI crime data, Ottumwa is not one of the safest communities in America. Relative to Iowa, Ottumwa has a crime rate that is higher than 97% of the state's cities and towns of all sizes.

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

From our analysis, we discovered that violent crime in Ottumwa 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 Ottumwa; such as armed robbery, aggravated assault, rape or murder; is 1 in 324. This equates to a rate of 3 per one thousand inhabitants.

In addition, NeighborhoodScout found that a lot of the crime that takes place in Ottumwa is property crime. Property crimes that are tracked for this analysis are burglary, larceny over fifty dollars, motor vehicle theft, and arson. In Ottumwa, your chance of becoming a victim of a property crime is one in 26, which is a rate of 38 per one thousand population.

Importantly, we found that Ottumwa has one of the highest rates of motor vehicle theft in the nation according to our analysis of FBI crime data. This is compared to communities of all sizes, from the smallest to the largest. In fact, your chance of getting your car stolen if you live in Ottumwa is one in 324.

Ottumwa Crime Data

 
Crime Index

10

(100 is safest)


Safer than 10% of U.S. Cities

Ottumwa Annual Crimes
  Violent Property Total

Number of Crimes

76

943

1,019

Crime Rate
(per 1,000 residents)

3.09

38.30

41.38

Violent Crime

violent Crime Comparison (per 1,000 residents)

Crime
Ottumwa 3.09
Iowa 2.86
My Chances of Becoming a Victim of a Violent Crime

1 in 324

in Ottumwa

1 in 350

in Iowa
Ottumwa VIOLENT CRIMES
Population: 24,624
Murder Rape Robbery Assault
Report Total 1 15 8 52
Rate per 1,000 0.04 0.61 0.32 2.11
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
Ottumwa 38.30
Iowa 20.47
My Chances of Becoming a Victim of a Property Crime

1 in 26

in Ottumwa

1 in 49

in Iowa
Ottumwa Property CRIMES
Population: 24,624
burglary theft motor vehicle theft
Report Total 235 632 76
Rate per 1,000 9.54 25.67 3.09
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

Ottumwa Crimes Per Square Mile

Crime
Ottumwa 62
Iowa 15