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Mills County, Iowa Crime Statistics

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

Total Crime

Between 2001 and 2008 there were 2,137 total crimes reported in Mills County, Iowa (163 of them violent). Of the 267 crimes that take place per year in Mills County, close to 50% transpire less than one mile from home. On average, someone is a victim of a crime in Mills County, Iowa 267 times a year. This includes 1 murder, 24 rapes, and just about two thousand thefts (including 176 car thefts).

Total Crime in Mills 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 Mills County, Iowa for 8 years. Throughout that period, reported crime in Mills County has risen by 60%. Throughout that same period of time, violent crime climbed by 90%. By and large, the crime data indicate a significant rise in crime over the last 8 years in Mills County. If the current trend continues, predicted crime numbers could hit four hundred for Mills County, Iowa in 2009.

Crime Trends in Mills 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 Mills 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

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