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Buchanan County, Iowa Crime Statistics

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

Total Crime

Between 2001 and 2008 there were 2,367 total crimes reported in Buchanan County, Iowa (51 of them violent). Of the 296 crimes that transpire each year in Buchanan County, just about one half take place less than a mile from home. On average, someone is a victim of a crime in Buchanan County, Iowa 296 times a year. This includes 2 murders, 8 rapes, and over one thousand thefts (including 113 automobile thefts).

Total Crime in Buchanan County, Iowa (2001-2008)

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

Crime Trends

Throughout the last 10 years, crime data were available in Buchanan County, Iowa for 8 years. Over that period of time, reported crime in Buchanan County has climbed by 31 per-cent. In the course of that same period, violent crime rose by 53 per-cent. Taken as a whole, the crime rates are a sign of a slow drop off in crime over the last 8 years in Buchanan County. If the current trend continues, predicted crime numbers could fall to three hundred for Buchanan County, Iowa in 2009.

Crime Trends in Buchanan County, Iowa (2001-2008)

Bear in mind that these graphs show reported crime data and large changes in crime rates can be the result of changes in reporting, not actual changes in crime rates.

Crime Comparisons

Crime rates per 1,000 population in counties like Buchanan County, Iowa (2001-2008)

Individuals are dissuaded against drawing conclusions from ranking data to determine 'how dangerous' a particular location is, as many factors, including episodic events, or discrepencies in crime reporting and methodology can skew rankings. Click on the individual figure bars to see crime data in these locations.

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Crime Data Information

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