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Mahaska County, Iowa Crime Statistics

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

Total Crime

Between 1999 and 2008 there were 4,661 total crimes reported in Mahaska County, Iowa (342 of them violent). Of the 466 crimes that happen every year in Mahaska County, nearly one-half occur less than one mile from home. On average, someone is a victim of a crime in Mahaska County, Iowa every 18 hours.

Crime Trends

Over the preceding 10 years, crime data were available in Mahaska County, Iowa for all 10 years. During that time frame, reported crime in Mahaska County has grown by 19%. During that same interval, violent crime grew by 81%. On the whole, the crime figures reflect a slight growth in crime over the last 10 years in Mahaska County. If the current trend continues, predicted crime numbers could hit greater than five hundred for Mahaska County, Iowa in 2009.

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

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Crime Data Information

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