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Howard County, Iowa Crime Statistics

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

Total Crime

Between 2001 and 2008 there were 1,258 total crimes reported in Howard County, Iowa (69 of them violent). Of the 157 crimes that transpire each year in Howard County, just about one half take place less than a mile from home. On average, someone is a victim of a crime in Howard County, Iowa 157 times a year. This includes 2 murders, 4 rapes, and close to one thousand thefts (including 70 automobile thefts).

Total Crime in Howard 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

Throughout the last 10 years, crime data were available in Howard County, Iowa for 8 years. Over that period of time, reported crime in Howard County remained the same. In the course of the same period, violent crime dropped by 157 per-cent. Taken as a whole, the crime rates are a sign of a slow worsening in crime over the last 8 years in Howard County. If the current trend continues, predicted crime numbers could hit close to two hundred for Howard County, Iowa in 2009.

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

Bear in mind that these graphs show reported crime data and large changes in crime rates can be the result of changes in reporting, not actual changes in crime rates.

Crime Comparisons

Crime rates per 1,000 population in counties like Howard County, Iowa (2001-2008)

Individuals are dissuaded against drawing conclusions from ranking data to determine 'how dangerous' a particular location is, as many factors, including episodic events, or discrepencies in crime reporting and methodology can skew rankings. Click on the individual figure bars to see crime data in these locations.

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Crime Data Information

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