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Story County, Iowa Crime Statistics

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

Total Crime

Between 2000 and 2008 there were 18,616 total crimes reported in Story County, Iowa (1,586 of them violent). Of the 2,068 crimes that take place per year in Story County, close to 50% transpire less than one mile from home. On average, someone is a victim of a crime in Story County, Iowa every 4 hours. This includes 7 murders, 231 rapes, and just about fourteen thousand thefts (including 752 car thefts).

Total Crime in Story County, Iowa (2000-2008)

Please note that these figures do not include crime statistics for 1999, as there were no data available for that year.

Crime Trends

In the course of the most recent 10 years, crime data were available in Story County, Iowa for 9 years. Throughout that period, reported crime in Story County has risen by 29%. Throughout that same period of time, violent crime climbed by 69%. By and large, the crime data indicate a general rise in crime over the last 9 years in Story County. If the current trend continues, predicted crime numbers could hit at least two thousand for Story County, Iowa in 2009.

Crime Trends in Story County, Iowa (2000-2008)

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 Story County, Iowa (2000-2008)

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

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