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Tama County, Iowa Crime Statistics

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

Total Crime

Between 2003 and 2008 there were 982 total crimes reported in Tama County, Iowa (214 of them violent). Of the 164 crimes that happen every year in Tama County, nearly one-half occur less than one mile from home. On average, someone is a victim of a crime in Tama County, Iowa 164 times a year. This includes 1 murder, 5 rapes, and greater than four hundred thefts (including 56 auto thefts).

Total Crime in Tama County, Iowa (2003-2008)

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

Crime Trends

Over the preceding 10 years, crime data were available in Tama County, Iowa for 6 years. During that time frame, reported crime in Tama County has lessened by 7%. During the same interval, violent crime decreased by 86%. On the whole, the crime figures reflect a dramatic growth in crime over the last 6 years in Tama County. If the current trend continues, predicted crime numbers could hit greater than two hundred for Tama County, Iowa in 2009.

Crime Trends in Tama County, Iowa (2003-2008)

Keep in mind that these graphs show reported crime numbers and certain sharp changes in crime figures might be the result of changes in reporting, not actual changes in crime rates.

Crime Comparisons

Crime rates per 1,000 population in counties like Tama County, Iowa (2003-2008)

Users are warned against reading into ranking data to decide 'how dangerous' a given location is, as many factors, including episodic events, or variations in crime reporting and methodology can skew rankings. Click on the individual chart bars to see crime numbers in these locations.

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Crime Data Information

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