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Crime rate in Altoona, Iowa (IA): murders, rapes, robberies, assaults, burglaries, thefts, auto thefts, arson, law enforcement employees, police officers, crime map


City-Data.com crime index in Altoona, IA compared to other U.S. cities

Crime rate in Altoona, IA

The 2017 crime rate in Altoona, IA is 160 (City-Data.com crime index), which is 1.7 times smaller than the U.S. average. It was higher than in 57.9% U.S. cities. The 2017 Altoona crime rate fell by 9% compared to 2016. In the last 5 years Altoona has seen increasing violent crime and decreasing property crime.
See how dangerous Altoona, IA is compared to the nearest cities:
(Note: Higher means more crime)
Altoona:

160.4
Pleasant Hill:

279.9
Ankeny:

130.7
Des Moines:

426.8
Carlisle:

248.8
Colfax:

145.0
Johnston:

102.6
Prairie City:

50.1
Windsor Heights:

282.3
City-Data.com crime index
Crime rates in Altoona by year

Type

2005

2007

2008

2009

2010

2011

2012

2013

2014

2015

2016

2017

Murders
(per 100,000)
1
(8.2)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
1
(6.7)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
Rapes
(per 100,000)
2
(16.5)
4
(28.8)
5
(34.8)
2
(14.0)
5
(33.3)
1
(6.8)
1
(6.7)
1
(6.4)
2
(12.6)
2
(12.1)
1
(5.7)
1
(5.4)
Robberies
(per 100,000)
4
(32.9)
2
(14.4)
2
(13.9)
6
(42.0)
1
(6.7)
4
(27.4)
4
(27.0)
4
(25.5)
3
(18.8)
5
(30.3)
8
(45.7)
3
(16.2)
Assaults
(per 100,000)
9
(74.0)
16
(115.3)
10
(69.7)
14
(97.9)
14
(93.3)
14
(95.8)
19
(128.1)
14
(89.3)
14
(87.9)
18
(109.1)
22
(125.7)
20
(107.8)
Burglaries
(per 100,000)
68
(559.4)
44
(317.0)
49
(341.3)
59
(412.7)
84
(559.6)
66
(451.5)
74
(499.0)
47
(299.7)
60
(376.8)
43
(260.6)
58
(331.4)
45
(242.5)
Thefts
(per 100,000)
462
(3,801)
416
(2,997)
407
(2,835)
342
(2,392)
327
(2,178)
424
(2,901)
438
(2,953)
506
(3,226)
403
(2,531)
406
(2,460)
450
(2,571)
477
(2,571)
Auto thefts
(per 100,000)
12
(98.7)
25
(180.1)
16
(111.5)
16
(111.9)
15
(99.9)
14
(95.8)
21
(141.6)
14
(89.3)
13
(81.6)
15
(90.9)
15
(85.7)
23
(123.9)
Arson
(per 100,000)
3
(24.7)
0
(0.0)
2
(13.9)
1
(7.0)
0
(0.0)
2
(13.7)
3
(20.2)
1
(6.4)
1
(6.3)
6
(36.4)
5
(28.6)
2
(10.8)
City-Data.com crime index253.4206.9192.2176.9194.9188.1203.5187.8167.4164.5176.3160.4

The City-Data.com crime index weighs serious crimes and violent crimes more heavily. Higher means more crime, U.S. average is 274.0. It adjusts for the number of visitors and daily workers commuting into cities.




According to our research of Iowa and other state lists, there were 17 registered sex offenders living in Altoona, Iowa as of August 11, 2020.
The ratio of all residents to sex offenders in Altoona is 1,014 to 1.
The ratio of registered sex offenders to all residents in this city is lower than the state average.



Violent crime rate in 2017
Altoona:

67.4
U.S. Average:

215.2

Violent crime rate in 2016
Altoona:

91.4
U.S. Average:

216.3

Violent crime rate in 2015
Altoona:

81.8
U.S. Average:

208.5

Violent crime rate in 2014
Altoona:

65.9
U.S. Average:

200.7

Violent crime rate in 2013
Altoona:

63.8
U.S. Average:

204.3

Violent crime rate in 2012
Altoona:

84.3
U.S. Average:

214.5

Violent crime rate in 2011
Altoona:

68.4
U.S. Average:

214.1

Violent crime rate in 2010
Altoona:

96.6
U.S. Average:

223.2

Violent crime rate in 2009
Altoona:

83.9
U.S. Average:

238.0

Violent crime rate in 2008
Altoona:

76.6
U.S. Average:

252.4

Violent crime rate in 2007
Altoona:

93.6
U.S. Average:

259.7

Violent crime rate in 2005
Altoona:

86.4
U.S. Average:

258.9

Violent crime rate in 2004
Altoona:

50.1
U.S. Average:

256.0

Violent crime rate in 2003
Altoona:

47.6
U.S. Average:

262.6

Violent crime rate in 2002
Altoona:

54.9
U.S. Average:

272.2

Property crime rate in 2017
Altoona:

195.6
U.S. Average:

206.4

Property crime rate in 2016
Altoona:

207.7
U.S. Average:

216.6

Property crime rate in 2015
Altoona:

188.8
U.S. Average:

221.5

Property crime rate in 2014
Altoona:

214.1
U.S. Average:

230.8

Property crime rate in 2013
Altoona:

234.6
U.S. Average:

250.4

Property crime rate in 2012
Altoona:

268.7
U.S. Average:

267.3

Property crime rate in 2011
Altoona:

249.7
U.S. Average:

273.5

Property crime rate in 2010
Altoona:

235.8
U.S. Average:

276.4

Property crime rate in 2009
Altoona:

218.9
U.S. Average:

285.6

Property crime rate in 2008
Altoona:

226.8
U.S. Average:

302.2

Property crime rate in 2007
Altoona:

240.2
U.S. Average:

309.2

Property crime rate in 2005
Altoona:

316.7
U.S. Average:

322.3

Property crime rate in 2004
Altoona:

266.6
U.S. Average:

327.4

Property crime rate in 2003
Altoona:

268.3
U.S. Average:

334.1

Property crime rate in 2002
Altoona:

304.8
U.S. Average:

336.9
Murders per 100,000 population
Rapes per 100,000 population
Robberies per 100,000 population
Assaults per 100,000 population
Burglaries per 100,000 population
Thefts per 100,000 population
Auto thefts per 100,000 population
Arson per 100,000 population

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2018, including police officers: 34 (31 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.60
Iowa average:

1.47

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2017, including police officers: 30 (27 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.46
Iowa average:

1.63

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2016, including police officers: 29 (26 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.49
Iowa average:

1.66

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2015, including police officers: 27 (24 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.45
Iowa average:

1.66

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2014, including police officers: 26 (24 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.51
Iowa average:

1.64

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2013, including police officers: 26 (24 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.53
Iowa average:

1.67

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2012, including police officers: 25 (23 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.55
Iowa average:

1.67

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2011, including police officers: 25 (23 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.57
Iowa average:

1.71

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2010, including police officers: 25 (23 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.53
Iowa average:

1.71

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2009, including police officers: 26 (24 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.68
Iowa average:

1.74

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2008, including police officers: 26 (23 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.60
Iowa average:

1.72

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2007, including police officers: 24 (22 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.58
Iowa average:

1.70

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2006, including police officers: 24 (22 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

2.13
Iowa average:

1.70

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2005, including police officers: 23 (21 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

2.03
Iowa average:

1.69

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2004, including police officers: 22 (20 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.93
Iowa average:

1.68

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2003, including police officers: 21 (19 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.84
Iowa average:

1.70

Full-time Law Enforcement Employees in Altoona, IA
Full-time Law Enforcement Employees
Full-time Law Enforcement Employees - Officers
Full-time Law Enforcement Employees - Civilians

Zip codes: 50009, 50035, 50317, 50327.