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Decatur County, Iowa Crime Statistics

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

Total Crime

Between 2004 and 2007 there were 144 total crimes reported in Decatur County, Iowa (19 of them violent). Of the 36 crimes that occur a year in Decatur County, almost half happen less than a mile from home. On average, someone is a victim of a crime in Decatur County, Iowa 36 times a year.

Total Crime in Decatur County, Iowa (2004-2007)

Please note that these figures do not include crime statistics for 1999, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003 or 2008, as there were no data available for those years.

Crime Trends

During the previous 10 years, crime data were available in Decatur County, Iowa for 4 years. Over that interval, reported crime in Decatur County increased by 69 percent. Over the same time frame, violent crime fell by 50 percent. Overall, the crime numbers reveal a sudden increase in crime over these years in Decatur County.

Crime Trends in Decatur County, Iowa (2004-2007)

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 Decatur County, Iowa (2004-2007)

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

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