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Clay County, Iowa Crime Statistics

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

Total Crime

Between 1999 and 2008 there were 3,744 total crimes reported in Clay County, Iowa (37 of them violent). Of the 374 crimes that take place per year in Clay County, close to 50% transpire less than one mile from home. On average, someone is a victim of a crime in Clay County, Iowa every 23 hours. This includes 1 murder, 3 rapes, and just about three thousand thefts (including 149 car thefts).

Crime Trends

In the course of the most recent 10 years, crime data were available in Clay County, Iowa for all 10 years. Throughout that period, reported crime in Clay County has risen by 43%. Throughout the same period of time, violent crime improved by 50%. By and large, the crime data indicate a general rise in crime over the last 10 years in Clay County. If the current trend continues, predicted crime numbers could hit just about five hundred for Clay County, Iowa in 2009.

Crime Trends in Clay 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 Clay County, Iowa (1999-2008)

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Crime Data Information

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