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Jefferson County, Iowa Crime Statistics

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

Total Crime

Between 1999 and 2008 there were 3,245 total crimes reported in Jefferson County, Iowa (208 of them violent). Of the 361 crimes that take place per year in Jefferson County, close to 50% transpire less than one mile from home. On average, someone is a victim of a crime in Jefferson County, Iowa 361 times a year. This includes 1 murder, 15 rapes, and at least two thousand thefts (including 155 car thefts).

Total Crime in Jefferson County, Iowa (1999-2003, 2005-2008)

Please note that these figures do not include crime statistics for 2004, as there were no data available for that year.

Crime Trends

In the course of the most recent 10 years, crime data were available in Jefferson County, Iowa for 9 years. Throughout that period, reported crime in Jefferson County has been reduced by 16%. Throughout the same period of time, violent crime improved by 11%. By and large, the crime data indicate a general improvement in crime over the last 9 years in Jefferson County. If the current trend continues, predicted crime numbers could fall to three hundred for Jefferson County, Iowa in 2009.

Crime Trends in Jefferson County, Iowa (1999-2003, 2005-2008)

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 Jefferson County, Iowa (1999-2003, 2005-2008)

You are discouraged against over-analyzing ranking data to decide 'how dangerous' a certain location is, as many factors, including episodic events, or disparities in crime reporting and methodology can skew rankings. Click on the individual table bars to see crime rates in these locations.

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Crime Data Information

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