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Sioux City, IA | Crime Rates

Sioux City is a region located in IA, and has a population of 83,117. This region is policed by SIOUX CITY POLICE DEPARTMENT.

Sioux City has an overall crime rate of 6,183 per 100,000 residents. This is one of the most dangerous regions in the United States. This means that your chances of becoming a victim of any type of crime in Sioux City is 1 in 16 if you reside there for a year.

The average overall crime rate for Sioux City for the previous 2 years was 5,723 per 100,000 residents. This means that the crime rate for Sioux City has been increasing 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) Sioux City USA
Crime Rate (Overall) 6,183 4,506
Murder Rate 1.1 6
Robbery Rate 41 148
Rape Rate 46 30
Assault Rate 1,844 644
Burglary Rate 854 726
Forced Entry Rate 425 417
Larceny Rate 3,198 2,185
Auto Theft Rate 199 362

Policing Statistics

Sioux City USA
Overall Clearance 26% 28%
Homicide Clearance 0% 56%
Assault Clearance 45% 52%
Rape Clearance 20% 38%
Robbery Clearance 20% 23%
Burglary Clearance 6% 12%
Larceny Clearance 21% 18%
Auto Theft Clearance 10% 12%

Sex Offenders

Of the 730,000 sex offenders in the United States, there are a total of 207 sex offender(s) in Sioux City. On a per capita basis, there are approximately 249 sex offender(s) per 100,000 people in Sioux City. 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

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. is not responsible for the currency or accuracy of this data.

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