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Union County, Iowa Crime Statistics

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

Total Crime

Between 2002 and 2008 there were 1,360 total crimes reported in Union County, Iowa (110 of them violent). Of the 194 crimes that take place per year in Union County, close to 50% transpire less than one mile from home. On average, someone is a victim of a crime in Union County, Iowa 194 times a year.

Total Crime in Union County, Iowa (2002-2008)

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

Crime Trends

In the course of the most recent 10 years, crime data were available in Union County, Iowa for 7 years. Throughout that period, reported crime in Union County has risen by 26%. Throughout that same period of time, violent crime climbed by 41%. By and large, the crime data indicate a general improvement in crime over the last 7 years in Union County. If the current trend continues, predicted crime numbers could fall to two hundred for Union County, Iowa in 2009.

Crime Trends in Union County, Iowa (2002-2008)

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 Union County, Iowa (2002-2008)

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

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