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


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

Crime rate in Council Bluffs, IA

The 2017 crime rate in Council Bluffs, IA is 370 (City-Data.com crime index), which is 1.3 times higher than the U.S. average. It was higher than in 89.8% U.S. cities. The 2017 Council Bluffs crime rate fell by 4% compared to 2016. The number of homicides stood at 1 - a decrease of 3 compared to 2016. In the last 5 years Council Bluffs has seen decline of violent crime and decreasing property crime.
See how dangerous Council Bluffs, IA is compared to the nearest cities:
(Note: Higher means more crime)
Council Bluffs:

369.8
Carter Lake:

345.8
Bellevue:

198.7
Omaha:

359.1
Ralston:

178.5
La Vista:

133.0
Papillion:

157.3
Boys Town:

773.4
Glenwood:

232.0
City-Data.com crime index
Crime rates in Council Bluffs by year

Type

2005

2006

2007

2008

2009

2010

2011

2012

2013

2014

2015

2016

2017

Murders
(per 100,000)
0
(0.0)
2
(3.3)
2
(3.3)
3
(5.0)
2
(3.4)
1
(1.6)
4
(6.4)
1
(1.6)
0
(0.0)
1
(1.6)
1
(1.6)
4
(6.4)
1
(1.6)
Rapes
(per 100,000)
61
(102.4)
68
(113.6)
76
(125.6)
68
(113.1)
66
(110.6)
60
(98.1)
69
(110.3)
67
(106.8)
75
(120.9)
47
(76.0)
40
(64.3)
27
(43.1)
24
(38.4)
Robberies
(per 100,000)
79
(132.6)
72
(120.2)
78
(128.9)
66
(109.8)
97
(162.6)
77
(125.9)
61
(97.5)
81
(129.2)
80
(129.0)
72
(116.4)
50
(80.4)
55
(87.8)
62
(99.1)
Assaults
(per 100,000)
585
(981.8)
397
(662.9)
299
(494.0)
278
(462.5)
362
(606.7)
498
(814.0)
522
(834.5)
595
(948.8)
429
(691.7)
218
(352.4)
69
(110.9)
64
(102.2)
63
(100.7)
Burglaries
(per 100,000)
1,034
(1,735)
878
(1,466)
878
(1,450)
866
(1,441)
818
(1,371)
801
(1,309)
980
(1,567)
970
(1,547)
947
(1,527)
744
(1,203)
327
(525.6)
387
(617.8)
435
(695.5)
Thefts
(per 100,000)
3,435
(5,765)
3,137
(5,238)
3,288
(5,432)
2,957
(4,919)
3,129
(5,244)
2,412
(3,942)
2,776
(4,438)
2,847
(4,540)
3,126
(5,040)
2,906
(4,697)
2,910
(4,678)
3,043
(4,858)
2,853
(4,561)
Auto thefts
(per 100,000)
676
(1,134)
633
(1,057)
532
(878.9)
414
(688.8)
458
(767.6)
433
(707.7)
495
(791.3)
473
(754.3)
541
(872.3)
458
(740.3)
298
(479.0)
432
(689.6)
429
(685.9)
Arson
(per 100,000)
34
(57.1)
39
(65.1)
44
(72.7)
54
(89.8)
45
(75.4)
31
(50.7)
35
(55.9)
43
(68.6)
28
(45.1)
27
(43.6)
28
(45.0)
16
(25.5)
16
(25.6)
City-Data.com crime index760.8662.9633.6578.7632.4588.2647.6667.4652.1500.7363.2386.8369.8

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.

- means the value is smaller than the state average.
- means the value is about the same as the state average.
- means the value is bigger than the state average.
- means the value is much bigger than the state average.



According to our research of Iowa and other state lists, there were 262 registered sex offenders living in Council Bluffs, Iowa as of November 28, 2020.
The ratio of all residents to sex offenders in Council Bluffs is 240 to 1.



Violent crime rate in 2017
Council Bluffs:

141.5
U.S. Average:

215.2

Violent crime rate in 2016
Council Bluffs:

150.9
U.S. Average:

216.3

Violent crime rate in 2015
Council Bluffs:

163.2
U.S. Average:

208.5

Violent crime rate in 2014
Council Bluffs:

313.6
U.S. Average:

200.7

Violent crime rate in 2013
Council Bluffs:

531.3
U.S. Average:

204.3

Violent crime rate in 2012
Council Bluffs:

649.0
U.S. Average:

214.5

Violent crime rate in 2011
Council Bluffs:

589.1
U.S. Average:

214.1

Violent crime rate in 2010
Council Bluffs:

571.3
U.S. Average:

223.2

Violent crime rate in 2009
Council Bluffs:

501.9
U.S. Average:

238.0

Violent crime rate in 2008
Council Bluffs:

409.3
U.S. Average:

252.4

Violent crime rate in 2007
Council Bluffs:

443.6
U.S. Average:

259.7

Violent crime rate in 2006
Council Bluffs:

511.8
U.S. Average:

264.1

Violent crime rate in 2005
Council Bluffs:

659.6
U.S. Average:

258.9

Violent crime rate in 2004
Council Bluffs:

493.5
U.S. Average:

256.0

Violent crime rate in 2003
Council Bluffs:

435.9
U.S. Average:

262.6

Violent crime rate in 2002
Council Bluffs:

449.5
U.S. Average:

272.2

Property crime rate in 2017
Council Bluffs:

470.0
U.S. Average:

206.4

Property crime rate in 2016
Council Bluffs:

469.9
U.S. Average:

216.6

Property crime rate in 2015
Council Bluffs:

410.9
U.S. Average:

221.5

Property crime rate in 2014
Council Bluffs:

586.4
U.S. Average:

230.8

Property crime rate in 2013
Council Bluffs:

688.2
U.S. Average:

250.4

Property crime rate in 2012
Council Bluffs:

649.5
U.S. Average:

267.3

Property crime rate in 2011
Council Bluffs:

653.9
U.S. Average:

273.5

Property crime rate in 2010
Council Bluffs:

565.1
U.S. Average:

276.4

Property crime rate in 2009
Council Bluffs:

651.5
U.S. Average:

285.6

Property crime rate in 2008
Council Bluffs:

637.4
U.S. Average:

302.2

Property crime rate in 2007
Council Bluffs:

693.5
U.S. Average:

309.2

Property crime rate in 2006
Council Bluffs:

713.7
U.S. Average:

317.3

Property crime rate in 2005
Council Bluffs:

805.5
U.S. Average:

322.3

Property crime rate in 2004
Council Bluffs:

729.6
U.S. Average:

327.4

Property crime rate in 2003
Council Bluffs:

813.2
U.S. Average:

334.1

Property crime rate in 2002
Council Bluffs:

803.5
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: 133 (113 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.81
Iowa average:

1.47

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2017, including police officers: 136 (115 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.84
Iowa average:

1.63

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2016, including police officers: 129 (109 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.74
Iowa average:

1.66

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2015, including police officers: 130 (110 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.77
Iowa average:

1.66

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2014, including police officers: 131 (112 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.81
Iowa average:

1.64

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2013, including police officers: 131 (112 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.81
Iowa average:

1.67

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2012, including police officers: 131 (111 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.77
Iowa average:

1.67

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2011, including police officers: 132 (112 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.79
Iowa average:

1.71

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2010, including police officers: 131 (111 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.81
Iowa average:

1.71

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2009, including police officers: 131 (110 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.84
Iowa average:

1.74

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2008, including police officers: 124 (106 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.75
Iowa average:

1.72

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2007, including police officers: 124 (106 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.75
Iowa average:

1.70

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2006, including police officers: 123 (106 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.82
Iowa average:

1.70

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2005, including police officers: 121 (105 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.80
Iowa average:

1.69

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2004, including police officers: 125 (108 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.85
Iowa average:

1.68

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2003, including police officers: 130 (112 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.92
Iowa average:

1.70

Full-time Law Enforcement Employees in Council Bluffs, IA
Full-time Law Enforcement Employees
Full-time Law Enforcement Employees - Officers
Full-time Law Enforcement Employees - Civilians

Zip codes: 51501, 51503.