Council Bluffs, IA Crime Statistics For 2020

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Updated: 2020-03-08
3,867
Total Crimes
6,182.4
Total Crimes / 100k People
140.71%
Above National Average

What is the crime rate in Council Bluffs, IA?

According to the most recent data from the FBI, the total crime rate in Council Bluffs is 6,182.4 per 100,000 people. That's 140.71% higher than the national rate of 2,568.4 per 100,000 people and 218.42% higher than the Iowa total crime rate of 1,941.5 per 100,000 people.

Note: Because the rates of crime are so low in America, we use "per 100,000 people" to make the number a bit easier to compare across locations visually. It's mathematically the same as doing per capita comparisons and isn't conveying that there are 100,000+ people in a location.

Council Bluffs SnackAbility

6
/10
Overall SnackAbility
Jobs
8/10
Housing
6
Affordability
8
Diversity
7
Safety
5
Amenities
8.5
Education
6
Commute
9

How Does Council Bluffs Crime Compare To The Rest Of The Country?

Statistic Count
Raw
Council Bluffs
/ 100k People
Iowa
/ 100k People
National
/ 100k People
Total Crimes Per 100K 3,867 6,182.4 1,941.5 2,568.4
Murder 1 1.6 1.7 5.0
Robbery 62 99.1 29.5 86.2
Aggravated Assault 63 100.7 187.9 246.8
Violent Crime 150 239.8 250.1 368.9
Burglary 435 695.5 352.6 376.0
Larceny 2,853 4,561.2 1,190.4 1,594.6
Car Theft 429 685.9 148.5 228.9
Property Crime 3,717 5,942.5 1,691.5 2,199.5

Violent Crime Rates In Council Bluffs

150
Violent Crimes
239.8
Violent Crimes / 100k People
-34.99%
Below National Average
  • You have a 1 in 417.0 chance of being the victim of a violent crime in Council Bluffs each year. That compares to a 1 in 399.9 chance statewide.
  • The violent crime rate in Council Bluffs is 239.8 per 100,000 people.
  • That's -34.99% lower than the national rate of 368.9 per 100,000 people.
  • -4.11% lower than the Iowa violent crime rate of 250.1 per 100,000 people.

Property Crime Rates In Council Bluffs

3,717
Property Crimes
5,942.5
Property Crimes / 100k People
170.18%
Above National Average
  • You have a 1 in 16.8 chance of being the victim of a property crime in Council Bluffs each year. That compares to a 1 in 45.5 chance nationally.
  • The property crime rate in Council Bluffs is 5,942.5 per 100,000 people.
  • That's 170.18% higher than the national rate of 2,199.5 per 100,000 people.
  • And 251.33% higher than the Iowa property crime rate of 1,691.5 per 100,000 people.

Council Bluffs Crime Compared To Iowa Average

Each category of crime indexed to the worst per capita in Iowa.
Data Source -- FBI UCR 2018.

Crime In Cities Around Council Bluffs

City Population Count
Raw
Total Crime
/ 100k People
Property Crime
/ 100k People
Violent Crime
/ 100k People
Omaha, NE 469,351 18,942 4,035.8 3,475.9 559.9
Bellevue, NE 53,683 1,096 2,041.6 1,831.1 210.5
Papillion, NE 19,588 406 2,072.7 1,873.6 199.1
La Vista, NE 17,177 286 1,665.0 1,571.9 93.1
Ralston, NE 7,535 141 1,871.3 1,725.3 146.0
Plattsmouth, NE 6,444 127 1,970.8 1,753.6 217.3
Glenwood, IA 5,315 128 2,408.3 2,088.4 319.8
Bennington, NE 1,532 9 587.5 587.5 0.0
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