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Pottawattamie County, Iowa Crime Statistics

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

Total Crime

Between 1999 and 2008 there were 61,668 total crimes reported in Pottawattamie County, Iowa (5,427 of them violent). Of the 6,167 crimes that transpire each year in Pottawattamie County, just about one half take place less than a mile from home. On average, someone is a victim of a crime in Pottawattamie County, Iowa 17 times each day. This includes 33 murders, 764 rapes, and close to forty-six thousand thefts (including 6,836 automobile thefts).

Crime Trends

Throughout the last 10 years, crime data were available in Pottawattamie County, Iowa for all 10 years. Over that period of time, reported crime in Pottawattamie County has climbed by 4 per-cent. In the course of the same period, violent crime dropped by 10 per-cent. Taken as a whole, the crime rates are a sign of a slow worsening in crime over the last 10 years in Pottawattamie County. If the current trend continues, predicted crime numbers could hit over six thousand for Pottawattamie County, Iowa in 2009.

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

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 Pottawattamie County, Iowa (1999-2008)

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

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