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Lee County, Iowa Crime Statistics

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

Total Crime

Between 1999 and 2008 there were 10,185 total crimes reported in Lee County, Iowa (1,301 of them violent). Of the 1,019 crimes that take place per year in Lee County, close to 50% transpire less than one mile from home. On average, someone is a victim of a crime in Lee County, Iowa every 8 hours. This includes 2 murders, 66 rapes, and at least seven thousand thefts (including 454 car thefts).

Crime Trends

In the course of the most recent 10 years, crime data were available in Lee County, Iowa for all 10 years. Throughout that period, reported crime in Lee County has risen by 11%. Throughout that same period of time, violent crime climbed by 38%. By and large, the crime data indicate a general improvement in crime over the last 10 years in Lee County. If the current trend continues, predicted crime numbers could fall to eight hundred for Lee County, Iowa in 2009.

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

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 Lee County, Iowa (1999-2008)

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Crime Data Information

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