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


Crime rates in Polk City by year

Type

2003

2004

2006

2007

2008

2009

2011

2012

2014

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)
Rapes
(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)
Robberies
(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)
Assaults
(per 100,000)
2
(81.8)
0
(0.0)
1
(33.8)
0
(0.0)
1
(31.2)
2
(60.4)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
6
(130.0)
Burglaries
(per 100,000)
4
(163.5)
2
(74.4)
5
(169.1)
3
(96.8)
5
(156.2)
13
(392.3)
6
(174.6)
6
(172.2)
6
(145.5)
5
(108.3)
Thefts
(per 100,000)
33
(1,349.1)
35
(1,301.6)
31
(1,048.7)
27
(871.5)
11
(343.5)
17
(513.0)
18
(523.9)
24
(688.7)
26
(630.6)
15
(325.0)
Auto thefts
(per 100,000)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
2
(64.6)
0
(0.0)
1
(30.2)
3
(87.3)
1
(28.7)
2
(48.5)
1
(21.7)
Arson
(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)
1
(21.7)
City-data.com crime index (higher means more crime, U.S. average = 285.7)85.157.360.646.830.962.540.241.939.348.3

City-data.com crime rate counts serious crimes and violent crime more heavily. 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 9 registered sex offenders living in Polk City, Iowa as of May 20, 2019.
The ratio of number of residents in Polk City to the number of sex offenders is 472 to 1.
The number of registered sex offenders compared to the number of residents in this city is near the state average.


City-Data.com crime index in Polk City, IA compared to other U.S. cities
See how dangerous Polk City, IA is compared to nearest cities:
(Note: Higher means more crime)
Polk City:

48.3
Ankeny:

130.7
Johnston:

102.6
Urbandale:

131.5
Windsor Heights:

282.3
Clive:

94.6
Des Moines:

426.8
Waukee:

118.8
West Des Moines:

176.2
Violent crime rate in 2017
Polk City:

65.0
U.S. Average:

214.8

Violent crime rate in 2014
Polk City:

0.0
U.S. Average:

200.7

Violent crime rate in 2012
Polk City:

0.0
U.S. Average:

214.5

Violent crime rate in 2011
Polk City:

0.0
U.S. Average:

214.1

Violent crime rate in 2009
Polk City:

30.2
U.S. Average:

238.0

Violent crime rate in 2008
Polk City:

15.6
U.S. Average:

252.4

Violent crime rate in 2007
Polk City:

0.0
U.S. Average:

259.7

Violent crime rate in 2006
Polk City:

16.9
U.S. Average:

264.1

Violent crime rate in 2004
Polk City:

0.0
U.S. Average:

256.0

Violent crime rate in 2003
Polk City:

42.6
U.S. Average:

262.6

Violent crime rate in 2002
Polk City:

22.1
U.S. Average:

272.2

Property crime rate in 2017
Polk City:

41.2
U.S. Average:

206.4

Property crime rate in 2014
Polk City:

67.9
U.S. Average:

230.8

Property crime rate in 2012
Polk City:

73.2
U.S. Average:

267.3

Property crime rate in 2011
Polk City:

74.2
U.S. Average:

273.5

Property crime rate in 2009
Polk City:

108.6
U.S. Average:

285.6

Property crime rate in 2008
Polk City:

48.4
U.S. Average:

302.2

Property crime rate in 2007
Polk City:

72.6
U.S. Average:

309.2

Property crime rate in 2006
Polk City:

86.3
U.S. Average:

317.3

Property crime rate in 2004
Polk City:

80.0
U.S. Average:

327.4

Property crime rate in 2003
Polk City:

104.3
U.S. Average:

334.1

Property crime rate in 2002
Polk City:

101.7
U.S. Average:

336.9

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
City-data.com crime index
Full-time law enforcement employees in 2017, including police officers: 6 (6 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.30
Iowa average:

1.70

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2016, including police officers: 6 (6 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.33
Iowa average:

2.55

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2015, including police officers: 6 (6 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.37
Iowa average:

1.70

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2014, including police officers: 6 (6 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.46
Iowa average:

1.70

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2013, including police officers: 6 (6 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.57
Iowa average:

1.71

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2012, including police officers: 6 (6 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.72
Iowa average:

1.72

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2011, including police officers: 6 (6 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.75
Iowa average:

1.70

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2010, including police officers: 6 (6 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.77
Iowa average:

1.75

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2009, including police officers: 6 (6 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.81
Iowa average:

1.77

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2008, including police officers: 6 (6 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.87
Iowa average:

1.74

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2007, including police officers: 6 (6 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.94
Iowa average:

1.73

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2006, including police officers: 6 (6 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

2.56
Iowa average:

1.70

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2005, including police officers: 6 (6 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

2.56
Iowa average:

1.69

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2004, including police officers: 6 (6 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

2.56
Iowa average:

1.68

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2003, including police officers: 5 (5 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

2.13
Iowa average:

1.70


Full-time Law Enforcement Employees in Polk City
Full-time Law Enforcement Employees
Full-time Law Enforcement Employees - Officers

Zip codes: 50226.