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Webster County, Iowa Crime Statistics

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

Total Crime

Between 1999 and 2008 there were 20,905 total crimes reported in Webster County, Iowa (1,730 of them violent). Of the 2,091 crimes that occur a year in Webster County, almost half happen less than a mile from home. On average, someone is a victim of a crime in Webster County, Iowa every 4 hours. This includes 6 murders, 126 rapes, and nearly fifteen thousand thefts (including 1,261 motor vehicle thefts).

Crime Trends

During the previous 10 years, crime data were available in Webster County, Iowa for all 10 years. Over that interval, reported crime in Webster County increased by 7 percent. Over that same time frame, violent crime increased by 33 percent. Overall, the crime numbers reveal a gradual increase in crime over the last 10 years in Webster County. If the current trend continues, predicted crime numbers could hit more than two thousand for Webster County, Iowa in 2009.

Crime Trends in Webster 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 Webster 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

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