Crime Trend in Iowa

There were 8,410 violent crimes, 60 murders, 54,699 property crimes in 2019.

Violent crime in Iowa

Number of violent crimes

Crime rates (rate per 100,000)

Year Violent crime Rate Source
2019 8,410 266.6 [51]
2018 8,303 263.7 [51]
2017 9,230 293.4 [52]
2016 9,170 292.9 [52]
2015 8,936 286.1 [53]
2014 8,484 272.8 [53]
2013 8,062 260.9 [54]
2012 8,167 265.6 [54]
2011 7,826 255.6 [55]
2010 8,191 268.5 [55]

Murder and non negligent manslaughter in Iowa

Number of murders

Murder rate (per 100,000)

Year Murder Rate Source
2019 60 1.9 [51]
2018 70 2.2 [51]
2017 104 3.3 [52]
2016 73 2.3 [52]
2015 72 2.3 [53]
2014 60 1.9 [53]
2013 43 1.4 [54]
2012 49 1.6 [54]
2011 46 1.5 [55]
2010 38 1.2 [55]

The number of robberies in Iowa

Number of murders

Murder rate (per 100,000)

Year Robberies Rate Source
2019 863 27.4 [51]
2018 989 31.4 [51]
2017 1,253 39.8 [52]
2016 1,150 36.7 [52]
2015 1,047 33.5 [53]
2014 1,047 33.7 [53]
2013 939 30.4 [54]
2012 962 31.3 [54]
2011 825 26.9 [55]
2010 1,012 33.2 [55]

The number of aggravated assaults in Iowa

Number of aggravated assaults

Aggravated assault rate (per 100,000)

Year Aggravated assaults Rate Source
2019 6,323 200.4 [51]
2018 6,118 194.3 [51]
2017 6,639 211.0 [52]
2016 6,669 213.0 [52]
2015 6,661 213.2 [53]
2014 6,227 200.3 [53]
2013 6,323 204.6 [54]
2012 6,255 203.4 [54]
2011 6,121 199.9 [55]
2010 6,258 205.2 [55]

The number of property crimes in Iowa

Number of property crimes

Property crime rate (per 100,000)

Year Property crimes Rate Source
2019 54,699 1733.7 [51]
2018 57,024 1811.1 [51]
2017 66,855 2125.3 [52]
2016 65,888 2104.5 [52]
2015 63,957 2047.3 [53]
2014 65,100 2093.6 [53]
2013 67,800 2193.9 [54]
2012 70,357 2288.0 [54]
2011 71,361 2330.3 [55]
2010 68,740 2253.6 [55]

The number of burglaries in Iowa

Number of burglaries

Burglary rate (per 100,000)

Year Burglary Rate Source
2019 11,710 371.1 [51]
2018 12,433 394.9 [51]
2017 15,078 479.3 [52]
2016 15,306 488.9 [52]
2015 14,892 476.7 [53]
2014 14,363 461.9 [53]
2013 15,868 513.5 [54]
2012 17,201 559.4 [54]
2011 17,400 568.2 [55]
2010 16,746 549.0 [55]

The number of larceny thefts in Iowa

Number of larceny thefts

Larceny theft rate (per 100,000)

Year Larceny Rate Source
2019 37,847 1199.6 [51]
2018 39,498 1254.5 [51]
2017 46,198 1468.6 [52]
2016 45,580 1455.8 [52]
2015 44,723 1431.6 [53]
2014 46,594 1498.4 [53]
2013 47,686 1543.0 [54]
2012 49,116 1597.2 [54]
2011 50,025 1633.6 [55]
2010 48,194 1580.0 [55]

The number of motor vehicle thefts in Iowa

Number of motor vehicle thefts

Motor vehicle theft rate (per 100,000)

Year Vehicle theft Rate Source
2019 5,142 163.0 [51]
2018 5,093 161.8 [51]
2017 5,579 177.4 [52]
2016 5,002 159.8 [52]
2015 4,342 139.0 [53]
2014 4,143 133.2 [53]
2013 4,246 137.4 [54]
2012 4,040 131.4 [54]
2011 3,936 128.5 [55]
2010 3,800 124.6 [55]

crime rate = number / population * 100,000

FBI calculates the crime rates by using population data published by U.S. Census Bureau in all years.

The crime rates in all states

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