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Polk County, IA | Crime Rates

Polk is a county located in IA, and has a population of 44,049. This region is policed by POLK COUNTY.

Polk County has an overall crime rate of 3,092 per 100,000 residents. This is moderately safer than the rest of the United States, but still about average. This means that your chances of becoming a victim of any type of crime in Polk County is 1 in 32 if you reside there for a year.

The average overall crime rate for Polk County for the previous 2 years was 3,233 per 100,000 residents. This means that the crime rate for Polk County has been decreasing over time.

Below are its crime rates and policing statistics according to the FBI's Uniform Crime Reports (UCR). For more specific crime statistics (NIBRS) for many US cities & counties, see Offense Statistics.

Crime Rates

(per 100,000) Polk USA
Crime Rate (Overall) 3,092 4,506
Murder Rate N/A 6
Robbery Rate 9 148
Rape Rate 16 30
Assault Rate 1,292 644
Burglary Rate 531 726
Forced Entry Rate 266 417
Larceny Rate 1,103 2,185
Auto Theft Rate 141 362

Policing Statistics

Polk USA
Overall Clearance 16% 28%
Homicide Clearance N/A 56%
Assault Clearance 27% 52%
Rape Clearance 19% 38%
Robbery Clearance 11% 23%
Burglary Clearance 6% 12%
Larceny Clearance 8% 18%
Auto Theft Clearance 14% 12%

Sex Offenders

Of the 730,000 sex offenders in the United States, there are a total of 0 sex offender(s) in Polk County. On a per capita basis, there are approximately 0 sex offender(s) per 100,000 people in Polk County. This is compared to the nation-wide average of 240 sex offenders per 100,000 people.

To search the official state sex offender registry for Iowa see http://www.iowasexoffender.com/

Data estimated from arrests & clearances from a sample from the Uniform Crime Reports, Federal Bureau of Investigation, U.S. Department of Justice. Washington, D.C. 2011. If missing data exist, these figures will tend to underestimate the true figures. Insideprison.com is not responsible for the currency or accuracy of this data.

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