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Black Hawk County, Iowa Crime Statistics

This page contains crime rates for Black Hawk County, Iowa. You can look through the breakdown of crime by type, changes to crime data over time, and see how Black Hawk County compares to similar locations. If you are interested in seeing public records information for Black Hawk County, Iowa, you can click the Public Records tab at the top.

Total Crime

Between 1999 and 2008 there were 50,642 total crimes reported in Black Hawk County, Iowa (4,820 of them violent). Of the 5,064 crimes that take place per year in Black Hawk County, close to 50% transpire less than one mile from home. On average, someone is a victim of a crime in Black Hawk County, Iowa 14 times per day. This includes 24 murders, 567 rapes, and at least thirty-four thousand thefts (including 2,541 car thefts).

Crime Trends

In the course of the most recent 10 years, crime data were available in Black Hawk County, Iowa for all 10 years. Throughout that period, reported crime in Black Hawk County has been reduced by 12%. Throughout that same period of time, violent crime climbed by 40%. By and large, the crime data indicate a general improvement in crime over the last 10 years in Black Hawk County. If the current trend continues, predicted crime numbers could fall to five thousand for Black Hawk County, Iowa in 2009.

Crime Trends in Black Hawk County, Iowa (1999-2008)

Please take note that these graphs show reported crime rates and some sudden changes in crime data are the result of changes in reporting, not actual changes in crime rates.

Crime Comparisons

Crime rates per 1,000 population in counties like Black Hawk County, Iowa (1999-2008)

You are discouraged against over-analyzing ranking data to decide 'how dangerous' a certain location is, as many factors, including episodic events, or disparities in crime reporting and methodology can skew rankings. Click on the individual table bars to see crime rates in these locations.

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Crime Data Information

Black Hawk County, Iowa law enforcement agencies report their statistics to the FBI UCR program. The data reported for Black Hawk 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.