13 Most Dangerous Cities in Iowa

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Whether you choose to acknowledge it or not, our own personal safety is every individual’s responsibility. The folks over at HomeSecurityShield have sifted through the FBI’s Uniform Crime Report to compile a list of the 13 statistically most dangerous cities in Iowa. The rankings are based off of violent crime, such as: murder/manslaughter, forcible rape, robbery, and aggravated assault. Also included are stats on property crime, such as: burglary, theft, arson.

Iowa Firearms Coalition encourages everyone to take responsibility for their own safety. Whether this means carrying a concealed firearm, pepper spray, a taser, or learning basic self-defense, being alert and prepared are two of the best things you can do to keep yourself from becoming a victim. If you’re interested in getting a Permit to Carry, or doing some training, we highly recommend you check out our Permits and Training page.

 

  1. Council Bluffs – Violent Crimes: 11.86 per 1,000 residents

    Council Bluffs has a crime rate of about 80 per one thousand residents.

    Your chance of becoming a victim of a crime in Council Bluffs? One in 12.

  2. Keokuk – Violent Crimes: 10.33 per 1,000 residents

    Keokuk has a crime rate of about 66 per one thousand residents.

    Your chance of becoming a victim of a crime in Keokuk? One in 15.

  3. Waterloo – Violent Crimes: 6.82 per 1,000 residents

    Waterloo has a crime rate of about 43 per one thousand residents.

    Your chance of becoming a victim of a crime in Waterloo? One in 23.

  4. Burlington – Violent Crimes: 6.78 per 1,000 residents

    Burlington has a crime rate of about 47 per one thousand residents.

    Your chance of becoming a victim of a crime in Burlington? One in 21.

  5. Muscatine – Violent Crimes: 6.78 per 1,000 residents

    Muscatine has a crime rate of about 42 per one thousand residents.

    Your chance of becoming a victim of a crime in Muscatine? One in 24.

  6. Clinton – Violent Crimes: 6.35 per 1,000 residents

    Clinton has a crime rate of about 51 per one thousand residents.

    Your chance of becoming a victim of a crime in Clinton? One in 19.

  7. Davenport – Violent Crimes: 5.97 per 1,000 residents

    Davenport has a crime rate of about 45 per one thousand residents.

    Your chance of becoming a victim of a crime in Davenport? One in 22.

  8. Fort Madison – Violent Crimes: 5.44 per 1,000 residents

    Fort Madison has a crime rate of about 30 per one thousand residents.

    Your chance of becoming a victim of a crime in Fort Madison? One in 33.

  9. Fort Dodge – Violent Crimes: 5.34 per 1,000 residents

    Fort Dodge has a crime rate of about 52 per one thousand residents.

    Your chance of becoming a victim of a crime in Fort Dodge? One in 19.

  10. Boone – Violent Crimes: 5.28 per 1,000 residents

    Boone has a crime rate of about 31 per one thousand residents.

    Your chance of becoming a victim of a crime in Boone? One in 32.

  11. Des Moines – Violent Crimes: 5.27 per 1,000 residents

    Des Moines has a crime rate of about 55 per one thousand residents.

    Your chance of becoming a victim of a crime in Des Moines? One in 18.

  12. Centerville – Violent Crimes: 5.26 per 1,000 residents

    Centerville has a crime rate of about 50 per one thousand residents.

    Your chance of becoming a victim of a crime in Centerville? One in 20.

  13. Marshalltown – Violent Crimes:5.09 per 1,000 residents

    Marshalltown has a crime rate of about 38 per one thousand residents.

    Your chance of becoming a victim of a crime in Marshalltown? One in 27.


Iowa Firearms Coalition is an entirely volunteer, grassroots, 2nd Amendment advocacy group. Responsible for bringing uniformity to Iowa’s Concealed Weapons Permitting process, IFC’s members work to protect and enhance 2nd Amendment rights in Iowa. An affiliate of the National Rifle Association, the IFC actively seeks to foster and promote the shooting sports. Sign up for our email list for the latest on 2nd Amendment issues in Iowa. You can support our work by becoming a member, or making a donation.

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