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Buena Vista County, Iowa Crime Statistics

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

Total Crime

Between 2001 and 2008 there were 3,197 total crimes reported in Buena Vista County, Iowa (248 of them violent). Of the 400 crimes that transpire each year in Buena Vista County, just about one half take place less than a mile from home. On average, someone is a victim of a crime in Buena Vista County, Iowa every 21 hours. This includes 1 murder, 35 rapes, and over two thousand thefts (including 128 automobile thefts).

Total Crime in Buena Vista 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 Buena Vista County, Iowa for 8 years. Over that period of time, reported crime in Buena Vista County has climbed by 45 per-cent. In the course of that same period, violent crime rose by 57 per-cent. Taken as a whole, the crime rates are a sign of a slow worsening in crime over the last 8 years in Buena Vista County. If the current trend continues, predicted crime numbers could hit close to five hundred for Buena Vista County, Iowa in 2009.

Crime Trends in Buena Vista 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 Buena Vista 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

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