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Butler County, Iowa Crime Statistics

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

Total Crime

Between 2003 and 2008 there were 312 total crimes reported in Butler County, Iowa (28 of them violent). Of the 62 crimes that happen every year in Butler County, nearly one-half occur less than one mile from home. On average, someone is a victim of a crime in Butler County, Iowa 62 times a year. This includes 1 murder, 2 rapes, and almost two hundred thefts (including 16 auto thefts).

Total Crime in Butler 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

Over the preceding 10 years, crime data were available in Butler County, Iowa for 5 years. During that time frame, reported crime in Butler County has lessened by 421%. During the same interval, violent crime decreased by 200%. On the whole, the crime figures reflect a dramatic reduction in crime over the last 5 years in Butler County. If the current trend continues, predicted crime numbers could fall to ten for Butler County, Iowa in 2009.

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

Keep in mind that these graphs show reported crime numbers and certain sharp changes in crime figures might be the result of changes in reporting, not actual changes in crime rates.

Crime Comparisons

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

Users are warned against reading into ranking data to decide 'how dangerous' a given location is, as many factors, including episodic events, or variations in crime reporting and methodology can skew rankings. Click on the individual chart bars to see crime numbers in these locations.

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Crime Data Information

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