Iola, KS
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Iola, KS crime analytics

With a crime rate of 59 per one thousand residents, Iola has one of the highest crime rates in America compared to all communities of all sizes - from the smallest towns to the very largest cities. One's chance of becoming a victim of either violent or property crime here is one in 17. Within Kansas, more than 100% of the communities have a lower crime rate than Iola.

Separately, it is always interesting and important to compare a city's crime rate with those of similarly sized communities - a fair comparison as larger cities tend to have more crime. NeighborhoodScout has done just that. With a population of 5,470, Iola has a combined rate of violent and property crime that is very high compared to other places of similar population size. Regardless of whether Iola does well or poorly compared to all other cities and towns in the US of all sizes, compared to places with a similar population, it fares badly. Few other communities of this size have a crime rate as high as Iola.

Now let us turn to take a look at how Iola 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 Iola.

From our analysis, we discovered that violent crime in Iola 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 Iola; such as armed robbery, aggravated assault, rape or murder; is 1 in 210. This equates to a rate of 5 per one thousand inhabitants.

In addition, NeighborhoodScout found that a lot of the crime that takes place in Iola is property crime. Property crimes that are tracked for this analysis are burglary, larceny over fifty dollars, motor vehicle theft, and arson. In Iola, your chance of becoming a victim of a property crime is one in 18, which is a rate of 54 per one thousand population.

Importantly, we found that Iola 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 Iola is one in 342.

Iola Crime Data

Crime Index


(100 is safest)

Safer than 3% of U.S. Cities

Iola Annual Crimes
  Violent Property Total

Number of Crimes




Crime Rate
(per 1,000 residents)




Violent Crime

violent Crime Comparison (per 1,000 residents)

Iola 4.75
Kansas 3.90
My Chances of Becoming a Victim of a Violent Crime

1 in 210

in Iola

1 in 256

in Kansas
Population: 5,470
Murder Rape Robbery Assault
Report Total 0 1 2 23
Rate per 1,000 0.00 0.18 0.37 4.20
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)

Iola 54.48
Kansas 27.20
My Chances of Becoming a Victim of a Property Crime

1 in 18

in Iola

1 in 37

in Kansas
Iola Property CRIMES
Population: 5,470
burglary theft motor vehicle theft
Report Total 53 229 16
Rate per 1,000 9.69 41.86 2.93
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

Iola Crimes Per Square Mile

Iola 67
Kansas 23

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