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Cass County, Iowa Crime Statistics

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

Total Crime

Between 2002 and 2008 there were 1,054 total crimes reported in Cass County, Iowa (43 of them violent). Of the 176 crimes that occur a year in Cass County, almost half happen less than a mile from home. On average, someone is a victim of a crime in Cass County, Iowa 176 times a year.

Total Crime in Cass County, Iowa (2002-2004, 2006-2008)

Please note that these figures do not include crime statistics for 1999, 2000, 2001 or 2005, as there were no data available for those years.

Crime Trends

During the previous 10 years, crime data were available in Cass County, Iowa for 6 years. Over that interval, reported crime in Cass County increased by 45 percent. Over that same time frame, violent crime increased by 81 percent. Overall, the crime numbers reveal a gradual decrease in crime over the last 6 years in Cass County. If the current trend continues, predicted crime numbers could fall to two hundred for Cass County, Iowa in 2009.

Crime Trends in Cass County, Iowa (2002-2004, 2006-2008)

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 Cass County, Iowa (2002-2004, 2006-2008)

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

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