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Dubuque County, Iowa Crime Statistics

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

Total Crime

Between 1999 and 2008 there were 22,749 total crimes reported in Dubuque County, Iowa (2,602 of them violent). Of the 2,275 crimes that happen every year in Dubuque County, nearly one-half occur less than one mile from home. On average, someone is a victim of a crime in Dubuque County, Iowa every 3 hours. This includes 8 murders, 206 rapes, and almost fifteen thousand thefts (including 1,007 auto thefts).

Crime Trends

Over the preceding 10 years, crime data were available in Dubuque County, Iowa for all 10 years. During that time frame, reported crime in Dubuque County has grown by 26%. During that same interval, violent crime grew by 69%. On the whole, the crime figures reflect a slight growth in crime over the last 10 years in Dubuque County. If the current trend continues, predicted crime numbers could hit almost three thousand for Dubuque County, Iowa in 2009.

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

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 Dubuque County, Iowa (1999-2008)

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Crime Data Information

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