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Adair County, Iowa Crime Statistics

This webpage contains crime figures for Adair County, Iowa. You can examine the breakdown of crime by type, changes to crime numbers over time, and see how Adair County compares to similar locations. If you are interested in seeing public records resources for Adair County, Iowa, you can click the Public Records tab at the top.

Total Crime

Between 2003 and 2008 there were 227 total crimes reported in Adair County, Iowa (23 of them violent). Of the 45 crimes that occur a year in Adair County, almost half happen less than a mile from home. On average, someone is a victim of a crime in Adair County, Iowa 45 times a year. This includes 1 murder, 1 rape, and nearly two hundred thefts (including 20 motor vehicle thefts).

Total Crime in Adair County, Iowa (2003, 2005-2008)

Please note that these figures do not include crime statistics for 1999, 2000, 2001, 2002 or 2004, as there were no data available for those years.

Crime Trends

During the previous 10 years, crime data were available in Adair County, Iowa for 5 years. Over that interval, reported crime in Adair County increased by 32 percent. Over that same time frame, violent crime increased by 83 percent. Overall, the crime numbers reveal a sudden increase in crime over the last 5 years in Adair County. If the current trend continues, predicted crime numbers could hit nearly sixty for Adair County, Iowa in 2009.

Crime Trends in Adair County, Iowa (2003, 2005-2008)

Remember that these graphs show reported crime figures and some step offs in crime numbers may be the result of changes in reporting, not actual changes in crime rates.

Crime Comparisons

Crime rates per 1,000 population in counties like Adair County, Iowa (2003, 2005-2008)

Visitors are cautioned against interpreting ranking data to determine 'how dangerous' a certain location is, as many factors, including episodic events, or differences in crime reporting and methodology can skew rankings. Click on the individual graph bars to see crime figures in these locations.

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Crime Data Information

Adair County, Iowa law enforcement agencies report their statistics to the FBI UCR program. The data reported for Adair County conform to the FBI data quality guidelines. For more information, and a description of the statistical methods and data algorithms used by RecordsPedia, please visit our methodology section.