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Clarke County, Iowa Crime Statistics

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

Total Crime

Between 2001 and 2008 there were 1,883 total crimes reported in Clarke County, Iowa (70 of them violent). Of the 235 crimes that occur a year in Clarke County, almost half happen less than a mile from home. On average, someone is a victim of a crime in Clarke County, Iowa 235 times a year. This includes 1 murder, 7 rapes, and more than one thousand thefts (including 79 motor vehicle thefts).

Total Crime in Clarke 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

During the previous 10 years, crime data were available in Clarke County, Iowa for 8 years. Over that interval, reported crime in Clarke County decreased by 36 percent. Over that same time frame, violent crime increased by 58 percent. Overall, the crime numbers reveal a gradual decrease in crime over the last 8 years in Clarke County. If the current trend continues, predicted crime numbers could fall to two hundred for Clarke County, Iowa in 2009.

Crime Trends in Clarke County, Iowa (2001-2008)

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 Clarke County, Iowa (2001-2008)

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

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