Red Oak, IA
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The crime rate in Red Oak is considerably higher than the national average across all communities in America from the largest to the smallest, although at 39 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 Red Oak is 1 in 25. Based on FBI crime data, Red Oak is not one of the safest communities in America. Relative to Iowa, Red Oak has a crime rate that is higher than 96% of the state's cities and towns of all sizes.

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

From our analysis, we discovered that violent crime in Red Oak 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 Red Oak; such as armed robbery, aggravated assault, rape or murder; is 1 in 391. This equates to a rate of 3 per one thousand inhabitants.

NeighborhoodScout's analysis also reveals that Red Oak's rate for property crime is 37 per one thousand population. This makes Red Oak 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 Red Oak is one in 27.

Red Oak Crime Data

 
Crime Index

11

(100 is safest)


Safer than 11% of U.S. Cities

Red Oak Annual Crimes
  Violent Property Total

Number of Crimes

14

202

216

Crime Rate
(per 1,000 residents)

2.56

36.92

39.47

Violent Crime

violent Crime Comparison (per 1,000 residents)

Crime
Red Oak 2.56
Iowa 2.86
My Chances of Becoming a Victim of a Violent Crime

1 in 391

in Red Oak

1 in 350

in Iowa
Red Oak VIOLENT CRIMES
Population: 5,472
Murder Rape Robbery Assault
Report Total 0 1 1 12
Rate per 1,000 0.00 0.18 0.18 2.19
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
Red Oak 36.92
Iowa 20.47
My Chances of Becoming a Victim of a Property Crime

1 in 27

in Red Oak

1 in 49

in Iowa
Red Oak Property CRIMES
Population: 5,472
burglary theft motor vehicle theft
Report Total 62 136 4
Rate per 1,000 11.33 24.85 0.73
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

Red Oak Crimes Per Square Mile

Crime
Red Oak 54
Iowa 15

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