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Woodbury County, Iowa Crime Statistics

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

Total Crime

Between 1999 and 2008 there were 48,642 total crimes reported in Woodbury County, Iowa (4,745 of them violent). Of the 4,864 crimes that take place per year in Woodbury County, close to 50% transpire less than one mile from home. On average, someone is a victim of a crime in Woodbury County, Iowa 14 times per day. This includes 26 murders, 529 rapes, and at least thirty-four thousand thefts (including 2,852 car thefts).

Crime Trends

In the course of the most recent 10 years, crime data were available in Woodbury County, Iowa for all 10 years. Throughout that period, reported crime in Woodbury County has been reduced by 97%. Throughout the same period of time, violent crime improved by 98%. By and large, the crime data indicate a significant improvement in crime over the last 10 years in Woodbury County. If the current trend continues, predicted crime numbers could fall to three thousand for Woodbury County, Iowa in 2009.

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

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 Woodbury County, Iowa (1999-2008)

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

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