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Johnson County, Iowa Crime Statistics

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

Total Crime

Between 1999 and 2008 there were 28,271 total crimes reported in Johnson County, Iowa (3,431 of them violent). Of the 2,827 crimes that happen every year in Johnson County, nearly one-half occur less than one mile from home. On average, someone is a victim of a crime in Johnson County, Iowa every 3 hours. This includes 17 murders, 385 rapes, and greater than twenty thousand thefts (including 1,124 auto thefts).

Crime Trends

Over the preceding 10 years, crime data were available in Johnson County, Iowa for all 10 years. During that time frame, reported crime in Johnson County has grown by 11%. During the same interval, violent crime decreased by 9%. On the whole, the crime figures reflect a slight growth in crime over the last 10 years in Johnson County. If the current trend continues, predicted crime numbers could hit almost three thousand for Johnson County, Iowa in 2009.

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

Users are warned against reading into ranking data to decide 'how dangerous' a given location is, as many factors, including episodic events, or variations in crime reporting and methodology can skew rankings. Click on the individual chart bars to see crime numbers in these locations.

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Crime Data Information

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

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