Pleasant Hill, IA
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Pleasant Hill, IA crime analytics

Source & Methodology

Analytics built by:   Location, Inc.

Raw data sources:   18,000 local law enforcement agencies in the U.S.

Date(s) & Update Frequency:   Reflects 2017 calendar year; released from FBI in Sept. 2018 (latest available). Updated annually. Where is 2018 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 Pleasant Hill is considerably higher than the national average across all communities in America from the largest to the smallest, although at 37 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 Pleasant Hill is 1 in 27. Based on FBI crime data, Pleasant Hill is not one of the safest communities in America. Relative to Iowa, Pleasant Hill has a crime rate that is higher than 96% of the state's cities and towns of all sizes.

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

From our analysis, we discovered that violent crime in Pleasant Hill 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 Pleasant Hill; such as armed robbery, aggravated assault, rape or murder; is 1 in 411. This equates to a rate of 2 per one thousand inhabitants.

Significantly, based on the number of murders reported by the FBI and the number of residents living in the city, NeighborhoodScout's analysis shows that Pleasant Hill experiences one of the higher murder rates in the nation when compared with cities and towns for all sizes of population, from the largest to the smallest.

NeighborhoodScout's analysis also reveals that Pleasant Hill's rate for property crime is 34 per one thousand population. This makes Pleasant Hill 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 Pleasant Hill is one in 29.

Importantly, we found that Pleasant Hill 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 Pleasant Hill is one in 260.

Pleasant Hill Crime Data

 

Crime Index

12

(100 is safest)


Safer than 12% of U.S. Cities

Pleasant Hill Annual Crimes

  Violent Property Total

Number of Crimes

24

339

363

Crime Rate
(per 1,000 residents)

2.43

34.34

36.77

Violent Crime

violent Crime Comparison (per 1,000 residents)

Crime
Pleasant Hill 2.43
Iowa 2.93

My Chances of Becoming a Victim of a Violent Crime

1 in 411

in Pleasant Hill

1 in 341

in Iowa

Pleasant Hill VIOLENT CRIMES

Population: 9,873
Murder Rape Robbery Assault
Report Total 2 3 0 19
Rate per 1,000 0.20 0.30 0.00 1.92

United States VIOLENT CRIMES

Population: 325,719,178
Murder Rape Robbery Assault
Report Total 17,284 135,755 319,356 810,825
Rate per 1,000 0.05 0.42 0.98 2.49

Property Crime

property Crime Comparison (per 1,000 residents)

Crime
Pleasant Hill 34.34
Iowa 21.25

My Chances of Becoming a Victim of a Property Crime

1 in 29

in Pleasant Hill

1 in 47

in Iowa

Pleasant Hill Property CRIMES

Population: 9,873
burglary theft motor vehicle theft
Report Total 82 219 38
Rate per 1,000 8.31 22.18 3.85

United States Property CRIMES

Population: 325,719,178
burglary theft motor vehicle theft
Report Total 1,401,840 5,519,107 773,139
Rate per 1,000 4.30 16.94 2.37

Pleasant Hill Crimes Per Square Mile

Crime
Pleasant Hill 39
Iowa 16

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