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Scott County, Iowa Crime Statistics

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

Total Crime

Between 1999 and 2008 there were 85,119 total crimes reported in Scott County, Iowa (12,488 of them violent). Of the 8,512 crimes that occur a year in Scott County, almost half happen less than a mile from home. On average, someone is a victim of a crime in Scott County, Iowa 24 times a day. This includes 52 murders, 539 rapes, and nearly fifty-eight thousand thefts (including 3,983 motor vehicle thefts).

Crime Trends

During the previous 10 years, crime data were available in Scott County, Iowa for all 10 years. Over that interval, reported crime in Scott County decreased by 14 percent. Over the same time frame, violent crime fell by 77 percent. Overall, the crime numbers reveal a gradual decrease in crime over the last 10 years in Scott County. If the current trend continues, predicted crime numbers could fall to six thousand for Scott County, Iowa in 2009.

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

Remember that these graphs show reported crime figures and some step offs in crime numbers may be the result of changes in reporting, not actual changes in crime rates.

Crime Comparisons

Crime rates per 1,000 population in counties like Scott County, Iowa (1999-2008)

Visitors are cautioned against interpreting ranking data to determine 'how dangerous' a certain location is, as many factors, including episodic events, or differences in crime reporting and methodology can skew rankings. Click on the individual graph bars to see crime figures in these locations.

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Crime Data Information

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