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Lucas County, Iowa Crime Statistics

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

Total Crime

Between 2001 and 2008 there were 2,017 total crimes reported in Lucas County, Iowa (111 of them violent). Of the 252 crimes that take place per year in Lucas County, close to 50% transpire less than one mile from home. On average, someone is a victim of a crime in Lucas County, Iowa 252 times a year. This includes 1 murder, 8 rapes, and at least one thousand thefts (including 108 car thefts).

Total Crime in Lucas 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

In the course of the most recent 10 years, crime data were available in Lucas County, Iowa for 8 years. Throughout that period, reported crime in Lucas County has been reduced by 12%. Throughout that same period of time, violent crime climbed by 60%. By and large, the crime data indicate a general improvement in crime over the last 8 years in Lucas County. If the current trend continues, predicted crime numbers could fall to three hundred for Lucas County, Iowa in 2009.

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

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 Lucas County, Iowa (2001-2008)

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

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