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


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

Crime rate in Johnston, IA

The 2017 crime rate in Johnston, IA is 103 (City-Data.com crime index), which is 2.7 times lower than the U.S. average. It was higher than in 39.1% U.S. cities. The 2017 Johnston crime rate rose by 15% compared to 2016. In the last 5 years Johnston has seen increasing violent crime and decline of property crime.
See how dangerous Johnston, IA is compared to the nearest cities:
(Note: Higher means more crime)
Johnston:

102.6
Urbandale:

131.5
Windsor Heights:

282.3
Clive:

94.6
Ankeny:

130.7
Polk City:

48.3
Des Moines:

426.8
West Des Moines:

176.2
Waukee:

118.8
City-Data.com crime index
Crime rates in Johnston by year

Type

2005

2007

2008

2009

2010

2012

2013

2014

2015

2016

2017

Murders
(per 100,000)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
1
(4.6)
Rapes
(per 100,000)
0
(0.0)
2
(12.8)
6
(36.7)
3
(17.9)
1
(5.9)
3
(17.0)
2
(10.4)
5
(24.5)
4
(18.9)
5
(23.1)
4
(18.3)
Robberies
(per 100,000)
0
(0.0)
4
(25.6)
2
(12.2)
2
(12.0)
3
(17.6)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
2
(9.8)
2
(9.5)
3
(13.9)
7
(32.1)
Assaults
(per 100,000)
16
(135.4)
7
(44.8)
9
(55.0)
4
(23.9)
15
(88.1)
15
(85.1)
5
(26.1)
10
(48.9)
18
(85.1)
18
(83.2)
20
(91.7)
Burglaries
(per 100,000)
40
(338.5)
48
(307.3)
43
(262.9)
34
(203.3)
28
(164.5)
34
(193.0)
44
(229.5)
29
(141.9)
49
(231.5)
40
(184.9)
32
(146.7)
Thefts
(per 100,000)
153
(1,295)
227
(1,453)
197
(1,205)
161
(962.6)
154
(904.6)
166
(942.1)
125
(651.9)
131
(641.1)
162
(765.5)
172
(795.0)
199
(912.2)
Auto thefts
(per 100,000)
9
(76.2)
8
(51.2)
3
(18.3)
7
(41.9)
11
(64.6)
8
(45.4)
9
(46.9)
13
(63.6)
5
(23.6)
14
(64.7)
11
(50.4)
Arson
(per 100,000)
0
(0.0)
1
(6.4)
1
(6.1)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
3
(15.6)
0
(0.0)
1
(4.7)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
City-Data.com crime index108.7110.6112.178.880.585.559.573.083.789.2102.6

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 7 registered sex offenders living in Johnston, Iowa as of September 27, 2020.
The ratio of all residents to sex offenders in Johnston is 2,875 to 1.
The ratio of registered sex offenders to all residents in this city is much lower than the state average.



Violent crime rate in 2017
Johnston:

89.4
U.S. Average:

215.2

Violent crime rate in 2016
Johnston:

71.6
U.S. Average:

216.3

Violent crime rate in 2015
Johnston:

66.2
U.S. Average:

208.5

Violent crime rate in 2014
Johnston:

53.8
U.S. Average:

200.7

Violent crime rate in 2013
Johnston:

23.5
U.S. Average:

204.3

Violent crime rate in 2012
Johnston:

59.6
U.S. Average:

214.5

Violent crime rate in 2010
Johnston:

58.7
U.S. Average:

223.2

Violent crime rate in 2009
Johnston:

35.9
U.S. Average:

238.0

Violent crime rate in 2008
Johnston:

70.3
U.S. Average:

252.4

Violent crime rate in 2007
Johnston:

48.0
U.S. Average:

259.7

Violent crime rate in 2005
Johnston:

67.7
U.S. Average:

258.9

Violent crime rate in 2004
Johnston:

82.7
U.S. Average:

256.0

Property crime rate in 2017
Johnston:

82.5
U.S. Average:

206.4

Property crime rate in 2016
Johnston:

86.4
U.S. Average:

216.6

Property crime rate in 2015
Johnston:

88.1
U.S. Average:

221.5

Property crime rate in 2014
Johnston:

70.0
U.S. Average:

230.8

Property crime rate in 2013
Johnston:

85.5
U.S. Average:

250.4

Property crime rate in 2012
Johnston:

92.5
U.S. Average:

267.3

Property crime rate in 2010
Johnston:

87.8
U.S. Average:

276.4

Property crime rate in 2009
Johnston:

95.1
U.S. Average:

285.6

Property crime rate in 2008
Johnston:

115.6
U.S. Average:

302.2

Property crime rate in 2007
Johnston:

141.8
U.S. Average:

309.2

Property crime rate in 2005
Johnston:

143.9
U.S. Average:

322.3

Property crime rate in 2004
Johnston:

156.3
U.S. Average:

327.4
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: 31 (28 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.26
Iowa average:

1.47

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2017, including police officers: 29 (27 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.24
Iowa average:

1.63

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2016, including police officers: 29 (27 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.25
Iowa average:

1.66

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2015, including police officers: 29 (27 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.28
Iowa average:

1.66

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2014, including police officers: 27 (25 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.22
Iowa average:

1.64

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

1.25
Iowa average:

1.67

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2012, including police officers: 25 (24 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.36
Iowa average:

1.67

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2011, including police officers: 23 (22 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.27
Iowa average:

1.71

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2010, including police officers: 24 (23 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.35
Iowa average:

1.71

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2009, including police officers: 23 (22 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.32
Iowa average:

1.74

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2008, including police officers: 22 (21 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.28
Iowa average:

1.72

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2007, including police officers: 22 (21 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.34
Iowa average:

1.70

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2006, including police officers: 19 (18 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

2.08
Iowa average:

1.70

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2005, including police officers: 20 (19 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

2.20
Iowa average:

1.69

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2004, including police officers: 16 (15 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.73
Iowa average:

1.68

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2003, including police officers: 14 (13 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.50
Iowa average:

1.70

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

Zip codes: 50131.