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Muscatine County, Iowa Crime Statistics

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

Total Crime

Between 1999 and 2008 there were 10,798 total crimes reported in Muscatine County, Iowa (1,694 of them violent). Of the 1,080 crimes that take place per year in Muscatine County, close to 50% transpire less than one mile from home. On average, someone is a victim of a crime in Muscatine County, Iowa every 8 hours. This includes 10 murders, 261 rapes, and at least six thousand thefts (including 435 car thefts).

Crime Trends

In the course of the most recent 10 years, crime data were available in Muscatine County, Iowa for all 10 years. Throughout that period, reported crime in Muscatine County has risen by 9%. Throughout the same period of time, violent crime improved by 5%. By and large, the crime data indicate a general rise in crime over the last 10 years in Muscatine County. If the current trend continues, predicted crime numbers could hit at least one thousand for Muscatine County, Iowa in 2009.

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

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

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