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Cherokee County, Iowa Crime Statistics

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

Total Crime

Between 2002 and 2008 there were 964 total crimes reported in Cherokee County, Iowa (41 of them violent). Of the 138 crimes that happen every year in Cherokee County, nearly one-half occur less than one mile from home. On average, someone is a victim of a crime in Cherokee County, Iowa 138 times a year.

Total Crime in Cherokee County, Iowa (2002-2008)

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

Crime Trends

Over the preceding 10 years, crime data were available in Cherokee County, Iowa for 7 years. During that time frame, reported crime in Cherokee County has lessened by 21%. During the same interval, violent crime decreased by 400%. On the whole, the crime figures reflect a slight reduction in crime over the last 7 years in Cherokee County. If the current trend continues, predicted crime numbers could fall to one hundred for Cherokee County, Iowa in 2009.

Crime Trends in Cherokee County, Iowa (2002-2008)

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 Cherokee County, Iowa (2002-2008)

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Crime Data Information

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