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Linn County, Iowa Crime Statistics

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

Total Crime

Between 1999 and 2008 there were 75,271 total crimes reported in Linn County, Iowa (4,592 of them violent). Of the 7,527 crimes that transpire each year in Linn County, just about one half take place less than a mile from home. On average, someone is a victim of a crime in Linn County, Iowa 21 times each day. This includes 31 murders, 509 rapes, and close to fifty-seven thousand thefts (including 3,564 automobile thefts).

Crime Trends

Throughout the last 10 years, crime data were available in Linn County, Iowa for all 10 years. Over that period of time, reported crime in Linn County has diminished by 1 per-cent. In the course of that same period, violent crime rose by 23 per-cent. Taken as a whole, the crime rates are a sign of a slow worsening in crime over the last 10 years in Linn County. If the current trend continues, predicted crime numbers could hit close to eight thousand for Linn County, Iowa in 2009.

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

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 Linn County, Iowa (1999-2008)

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

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