Fort Dodge, IA Crime Statistics For 2020

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Updated: 2020-03-08
1,226
Total Crimes
5,038.8
Total Crimes / 100k People
96.19%
Above National Average

What is the crime rate in Fort Dodge, IA?

According to the most recent data from the FBI, the total crime rate in Fort Dodge is 5,038.8 per 100,000 people. That's 96.19% higher than the national rate of 2,568.4 per 100,000 people and 159.53% 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.

Fort Dodge SnackAbility

5
/10
Overall SnackAbility
Jobs
6/10
Housing
4
Affordability
8
Diversity
7
Safety
3
Amenities
8.5
Education
8
Commute
9.5

How Does Fort Dodge Crime Compare To The Rest Of The Country?

Statistic Count
Raw
Fort Dodge
/ 100k People
Iowa
/ 100k People
National
/ 100k People
Total Crimes Per 100K 1,226 5,038.8 1,941.5 2,568.4
Murder 1 4.1 1.7 5.0
Robbery 18 74.0 29.5 86.2
Aggravated Assault 110 452.1 187.9 246.8
Violent Crime 151 620.6 250.1 368.9
Burglary 137 563.1 352.6 376.0
Larceny 880 3,616.8 1,190.4 1,594.6
Car Theft 58 238.4 148.5 228.9
Property Crime 1,075 4,418.2 1,691.5 2,199.5

Violent Crime Rates In Fort Dodge

151
Violent Crimes
620.6
Violent Crimes / 100k People
68.23%
Above National Average
  • You have a 1 in 161.1 chance of being the victim of a violent crime in Fort Dodge each year. That compares to a 1 in 399.9 chance statewide.
  • The violent crime rate in Fort Dodge is 620.6 per 100,000 people.
  • That's 68.23% higher than the national rate of 368.9 per 100,000 people.
  • 148.16% higher than the Iowa violent crime rate of 250.1 per 100,000 people.

Property Crime Rates In Fort Dodge

1,075
Property Crimes
4,418.2
Property Crimes / 100k People
100.87%
Above National Average
  • You have a 1 in 22.6 chance of being the victim of a property crime in Fort Dodge each year. That compares to a 1 in 45.5 chance nationally.
  • The property crime rate in Fort Dodge is 4,418.2 per 100,000 people.
  • That's 100.87% higher than the national rate of 2,199.5 per 100,000 people.
  • And 161.21% higher than the Iowa property crime rate of 1,691.5 per 100,000 people.

Fort Dodge 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 Fort Dodge

City Population Count
Raw
Total Crime
/ 100k People
Property Crime
/ 100k People
Violent Crime
/ 100k People
Ames, IA 67,461 1,516 2,247.2 2,063.4 183.8
Boone, IA 12,607 225 1,784.7 1,277.1 507.7
Carroll, IA 9,920 170 1,713.7 1,693.5 20.2
Perry, IA 7,824 263 3,361.5 3,157.0 204.5
Algona, IA 5,509 42 762.4 490.1 272.3
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