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Palo Alto County, Iowa Crime Statistics

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

Total Crime

Between 2003 and 2008 there were 368 total crimes reported in Palo Alto County, Iowa (40 of them violent). Of the 74 crimes that transpire each year in Palo Alto County, just about one half take place less than a mile from home. On average, someone is a victim of a crime in Palo Alto County, Iowa 74 times a year.

Total Crime in Palo Alto County, Iowa (2003, 2005-2008)

Please note that these figures do not include crime statistics for 1999, 2000, 2001, 2002 or 2004, as there were no data available for those years.

Crime Trends

Throughout the last 10 years, crime data were available in Palo Alto County, Iowa for 5 years. Over that period of time, reported crime in Palo Alto County has diminished by 52 per-cent. In the course of the same period, violent crime dropped by 100 per-cent. Taken as a whole, the crime rates are a sign of a slow worsening in crime over the last 5 years in Palo Alto County. If the current trend continues, predicted crime numbers could hit over eighty for Palo Alto County, Iowa in 2009.

Crime Trends in Palo Alto County, Iowa (2003, 2005-2008)

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 Palo Alto County, Iowa (2003, 2005-2008)

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

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