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Cerro Gordo County, Iowa Crime Statistics

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

Total Crime

Between 1999 and 2008 there were 17,537 total crimes reported in Cerro Gordo County, Iowa (696 of them violent). Of the 1,754 crimes that take place per year in Cerro Gordo County, close to 50% transpire less than one mile from home. On average, someone is a victim of a crime in Cerro Gordo County, Iowa every 4 hours. This includes 4 murders, 79 rapes, and just about fourteen thousand thefts (including 512 car thefts).

Crime Trends

In the course of the most recent 10 years, crime data were available in Cerro Gordo County, Iowa for all 10 years. Throughout that period, reported crime in Cerro Gordo County has been reduced by 115%. Throughout the same period of time, violent crime improved by 205%. By and large, the crime data indicate a significant improvement in crime over the last 10 years in Cerro Gordo County. If the current trend continues, predicted crime numbers could fall to one thousand for Cerro Gordo County, Iowa in 2009.

Crime Trends in Cerro Gordo 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 Cerro Gordo 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

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