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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


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

Crime rate in Polk City, IA

The 2017 crime rate in Polk City, IA is 48 (City-Data.com crime index), which is 5.7 times lower than the U.S. average. It was higher than in 17.8% U.S. cities. The 2017 Polk City crime rate rose by 23% compared to 2014. In the last 5 years Polk City has seen increasing violent crime and decline of property crime.
See how dangerous Polk City, IA is compared to the 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
City-Data.com crime index
Crime rates in Polk City by year

Type

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)
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)
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)
Assaults
(per 100,000)
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)
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)
31
(1,049)
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)
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)
1
(21.7)
City-Data.com crime index60.646.830.962.540.241.939.348.3

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 6 registered sex offenders living in Polk City, Iowa as of August 08, 2020.
The ratio of all residents to sex offenders in Polk City is 708 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
Polk City:

65.0
U.S. Average:

215.2

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:

39.0
U.S. Average:

262.6

Violent crime rate in 2002
Polk City:

20.3
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:

76.3
U.S. Average:

327.4

Property crime rate in 2003
Polk City:

95.6
U.S. Average:

334.1

Property crime rate in 2002
Polk City:

93.3
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: 6 (6 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.24
Iowa average:

1.47

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

1.30
Iowa average:

1.63

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

1.33
Iowa average:

1.66

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

1.37
Iowa average:

1.66

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

1.46
Iowa average:

1.64

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

1.57
Iowa average:

1.67

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

1.72
Iowa average:

1.67

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

1.75
Iowa average:

1.71

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

1.77
Iowa average:

1.71

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

1.81
Iowa average:

1.74

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

1.87
Iowa average:

1.72

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

1.94
Iowa average:

1.70

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, IA
Full-time Law Enforcement Employees
Full-time Law Enforcement Employees - Officers

Zip codes: 50226.