Spencer, IA
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The crime rate in Spencer is considerably higher than the national average across all communities in America from the largest to the smallest, although at 24 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 Spencer is 1 in 42. Based on FBI crime data, Spencer is not one of the safest communities in America. Relative to Iowa, Spencer has a crime rate that is higher than 87% of the state's cities and towns of all sizes.

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

NeighborhoodScout's research shows that Spencer'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 Spencer is one in 862.

NeighborhoodScout's analysis also reveals that Spencer's rate for property crime is 23 per one thousand population. This makes Spencer 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 Spencer is one in 44.

Spencer Crime Data

 
Crime Index

28

(100 is safest)


Safer than 28% of U.S. Cities

Spencer Annual Crimes
  Violent Property Total

Number of Crimes

13

253

266

Crime Rate
(per 1,000 residents)

1.16

22.57

23.72

Violent Crime

violent Crime Comparison (per 1,000 residents)

Crime
Spencer 1.16
Iowa 2.86
My Chances of Becoming a Victim of a Violent Crime

1 in 862

in Spencer

1 in 350

in Iowa
Spencer VIOLENT CRIMES
Population: 11,212
Murder Rape Robbery Assault
Report Total 0 13 0 0
Rate per 1,000 0.00 1.16 0.00 0.00
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
Spencer 22.57
Iowa 20.47
My Chances of Becoming a Victim of a Property Crime

1 in 44

in Spencer

1 in 49

in Iowa
Spencer Property CRIMES
Population: 11,212
burglary theft motor vehicle theft
Report Total 69 178 6
Rate per 1,000 6.15 15.88 0.54
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

Spencer Crimes Per Square Mile

Crime
Spencer 24
Iowa 15

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