Spirit Lake, IA
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Spirit Lake, IA crime analytics

Source & Methodology

Analytics built by:   Location, Inc.

Raw data sources:   Uniform Crime Reporting Program (Federal Bureau of Investigation), additional data from local police agencies.

Date(s) & Update Frequency:   Reflects 2015 calendar year; released from FBI in Sept. 2016 (latest available). Updated annually. Wheres 2016 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 Spirit Lake is considerably higher than the national average across all communities in America from the largest to the smallest, although at 31 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 Spirit Lake is 1 in 32. Based on FBI crime data, Spirit Lake is not one of the safest communities in America. Relative to Iowa, Spirit Lake has a crime rate that is higher than 93% of the state's cities and towns of all sizes.

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

From our analysis, we discovered that violent crime in Spirit Lake 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 Spirit Lake; such as armed robbery, aggravated assault, rape or murder; is 1 in 295. This equates to a rate of 3 per one thousand inhabitants.

NeighborhoodScout's analysis also reveals that Spirit Lake's rate for property crime is 28 per one thousand population. This makes Spirit Lake 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 Spirit Lake is one in 36.

Spirit Lake Crime Data

 

Crime Index

18

(100 is safest)


Safer than 18% of U.S. Cities

Spirit Lake Annual Crimes

  Violent Property Total

Number of Crimes

17

140

157

Crime Rate
(per 1,000 residents)

3.39

27.90

31.29

Violent Crime

violent Crime Comparison (per 1,000 residents)

Crime
Spirit Lake 3.39
Iowa 2.86

My Chances of Becoming a Victim of a Violent Crime

1 in 295

in Spirit Lake

1 in 350

in Iowa

Spirit Lake VIOLENT CRIMES

Population: 5,018
Murder Rape Robbery Assault
Report Total 0 1 0 16
Rate per 1,000 0.00 0.20 0.00 3.19

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
Spirit Lake 27.90
Iowa 20.47

My Chances of Becoming a Victim of a Property Crime

1 in 36

in Spirit Lake

1 in 49

in Iowa

Spirit Lake Property CRIMES

Population: 5,018
burglary theft motor vehicle theft
Report Total 35 101 4
Rate per 1,000 6.97 20.13 0.80

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

Spirit Lake Crimes Per Square Mile

Crime
Spirit Lake 34
Iowa 15

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