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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 2022 crime rate in Council Bluffs, IA is 295 (City-Data.com crime index), which is about the average for the U.S. cities. It was higher than in 87.1% U.S. cities. The 2022 Council Bluffs crime rate rose by 5% compared to 2021. In the last 5 years Council Bluffs has seen rise of violent crime and decline of property crime.
See how dangerous Council Bluffs, IA is compared to the nearest cities:
(Note: Higher means more crime)
Council Bluffs:

294.6
Carter Lake:

441.6
Bellevue:

173.5
Omaha:

341.3
Ralston:

124.7
La Vista:

121.1
Papillion:

99.7
Boys Town:

556.9
Glenwood:

166.9
City-Data.com crime index
Crime rates in Council Bluffs by year

Type

2009

2010

2011

2012

2013

2014

2015

2016

2017

2018

2019

2020

2021

2022

Murders
(per 100,000)
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)
2
(3.2)
6
(9.6)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
1
(1.6)
Rapes
(per 100,000)
72
(120.7)
60
(96.4)
71
(113.5)
68
(108.4)
76
(122.5)
48
(77.6)
40
(64.3)
27
(43.1)
32
(51.2)
20
(32.1)
40
(64.1)
36
(57.9)
26
(41.8)
43
(69.1)
Robberies
(per 100,000)
97
(162.6)
77
(123.7)
61
(97.5)
81
(129.2)
80
(129.0)
72
(116.4)
50
(80.4)
55
(87.8)
62
(99.1)
52
(83.5)
57
(91.3)
68
(109.4)
28
(45.0)
54
(86.8)
Assaults
(per 100,000)
362
(606.7)
499
(801.9)
523
(836.1)
596
(950.4)
429
(691.7)
218
(352.4)
69
(110.9)
64
(102.2)
63
(100.7)
69
(110.7)
397
(635.9)
470
(756.3)
170
(273.3)
164
(263.6)
Burglaries
(per 100,000)
819
(1,373)
805
(1,294)
982
(1,570)
976
(1,556)
954
(1,538)
744
(1,203)
328
(527.2)
387
(617.8)
436
(697.1)
357
(573.0)
531
(850.6)
408
(656.5)
404
(649.5)
349
(561.0)
Thefts
(per 100,000)
3,146
(5,272)
2,425
(3,897)
2,793
(4,465)
2,873
(4,582)
3,129
(5,045)
2,918
(4,717)
2,926
(4,703)
3,047
(4,864)
2,862
(4,576)
1,845
(2,961)
2,636
(4,223)
2,127
(3,423)
1,372
(2,206)
1,200
(1,929)
Auto thefts
(per 100,000)
459
(769.2)
434
(697.4)
495
(791.3)
473
(754.3)
542
(873.9)
458
(740.3)
299
(480.6)
432
(689.6)
430
(687.5)
290
(465.4)
492
(788.1)
441
(709.6)
351
(564.3)
318
(511.2)
Arson
(per 100,000)
45
(75.4)
31
(49.8)
35
(55.9)
43
(68.6)
28
(45.1)
27
(43.6)
28
(45.0)
16
(25.5)
16
(25.6)
6
(9.6)
22
(35.2)
17
(27.4)
15
(24.1)
11
(17.7)
City-Data.com crime index641.9580.1651.8671.3654.5502.8364.4387.0380.8275.1516.6470.1280.4294.6

The City-Data.com crime index weighs serious crimes and violent crimes more heavily. Higher means more crime, U.S. average is 246.1. 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 282 registered sex offenders living in Council Bluffs, Iowa as of July 18, 2024.
The ratio of all residents to sex offenders in Council Bluffs is 223 to 1.



Violent crime rate in 2022
Council Bluffs:

247.6
U.S. Average:

219.8

Violent crime rate in 2021
Council Bluffs:

201.0
U.S. Average:

224.8

Violent crime rate in 2020
Council Bluffs:

490.8
U.S. Average:

228.2

Violent crime rate in 2019
Council Bluffs:

446.9
U.S. Average:

219.9

Violent crime rate in 2018
Council Bluffs:

135.6
U.S. Average:

221.2

Violent crime rate in 2017
Council Bluffs:

154.3
U.S. Average:

226.2

Violent crime rate in 2016
Council Bluffs:

150.9
U.S. Average:

227.3

Violent crime rate in 2015
Council Bluffs:

163.2
U.S. Average:

219.3

Violent crime rate in 2014
Council Bluffs:

315.2
U.S. Average:

211.1

Violent crime rate in 2013
Council Bluffs:

532.9
U.S. Average:

214.2

Violent crime rate in 2012
Council Bluffs:

651.4
U.S. Average:

187.4

Violent crime rate in 2011
Council Bluffs:

593.1
U.S. Average:

187.1

Violent crime rate in 2010
Council Bluffs:

562.4
U.S. Average:

195.7

Violent crime rate in 2009
Council Bluffs:

512.0
U.S. Average:

208.9

Violent crime rate in 2008
Council Bluffs:

409.3
U.S. Average:

222.5

Violent crime rate in 2007
Council Bluffs:

400.1
U.S. Average:

229.1

Violent crime rate in 2006
Council Bluffs:

460.9
U.S. Average:

232.6

Violent crime rate in 2005
Council Bluffs:

580.5
U.S. Average:

227.0

Property crime rate in 2022
Council Bluffs:

285.3
U.S. Average:

166.5

Property crime rate in 2021
Council Bluffs:

324.8
U.S. Average:

157.8

Property crime rate in 2020
Council Bluffs:

408.9
U.S. Average:

169.6

Property crime rate in 2019
Council Bluffs:

499.5
U.S. Average:

179.7

Property crime rate in 2018
Council Bluffs:

332.5
U.S. Average:

190.2

Property crime rate in 2017
Council Bluffs:

471.3
U.S. Average:

206.4

Property crime rate in 2016
Council Bluffs:

470.2
U.S. Average:

216.6

Property crime rate in 2015
Council Bluffs:

412.7
U.S. Average:

221.5

Property crime rate in 2014
Council Bluffs:

587.4
U.S. Average:

230.8

Property crime rate in 2013
Council Bluffs:

691.0
U.S. Average:

250.4

Property crime rate in 2012
Council Bluffs:

653.5
U.S. Average:

267.3

Property crime rate in 2011
Council Bluffs:

655.9
U.S. Average:

273.5

Property crime rate in 2010
Council Bluffs:

558.2
U.S. Average:

276.4

Property crime rate in 2009
Council Bluffs:

653.5
U.S. Average:

285.6

Property crime rate in 2008
Council Bluffs:

638.5
U.S. Average:

302.2

Property crime rate in 2007
Council Bluffs:

619.3
U.S. Average:

309.2

Property crime rate in 2006
Council Bluffs:

636.4
U.S. Average:

317.3

Property crime rate in 2005
Council Bluffs:

708.9
U.S. Average:

322.3
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 2021, including police officers: 141 (119 officers - 109 male; 10 female).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.91
Iowa average:

1.76

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2020, including police officers: 134 (115 officers - 105 male; 10 female).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.85
Iowa average:

1.76

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2019, including police officers: 134 (113 officers - 107 male; 6 female).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.81
Iowa average:

1.75

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2018, including police officers: 133 (113 officers - 106 male; 7 female).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.81
Iowa average:

1.74

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2017, including police officers: 136 (115 officers - 108 male; 7 female).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.84
Iowa average:

1.70

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2016, including police officers: 129 (109 officers - 103 male; 6 female).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.74
Iowa average:

1.69

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2015, including police officers: 130 (110 officers - 103 male; 7 female).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.77
Iowa average:

1.69

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2014, including police officers: 131 (112 officers - 106 male; 6 female).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.81
Iowa average:

1.70

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2013, including police officers: 131 (112 officers - 106 male; 6 female).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.81
Iowa average:

1.71

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2012, including police officers: 131 (111 officers - 105 male; 6 female).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.77
Iowa average:

1.72

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2011, including police officers: 132 (112 officers - 106 male; 6 female).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.79
Iowa average:

1.70

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2010, including police officers: 131 (111 officers - 104 male; 7 female).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.78
Iowa average:

1.75

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2009, including police officers: 131 (110 officers - 103 male; 7 female).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.84
Iowa average:

1.77

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2008, including police officers: 124 (106 officers - 98 male; 8 female).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.76
Iowa average:

1.74

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2007, including police officers: 124 (106 officers - 100 male; 6 female).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.75
Iowa average:

1.73

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2006, including police officers: 123 (106 officers - 101 male; 5 female).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.77
Iowa average:

1.70

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2005, including police officers: 121 (105 officers - 101 male; 4 female).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.76
Iowa average:

1.69

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2004, including police officers: 125 (108 officers - 104 male; 4 female).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.83
Iowa average:

1.68

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2003, including police officers: 130 (112 officers - 107 male; 5 female).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.91
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.