Ottumwa, IA Crime Statistics For 2020

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Updated: 2020-03-08
1,437
Total Crimes
5,890.1
Total Crimes / 100k People
129.33%
Above National Average

What is the crime rate in Ottumwa, IA?

According to the most recent data from the FBI, the total crime rate in Ottumwa is 5,890.1 per 100,000 people. That's 129.33% higher than the national rate of 2,568.4 per 100,000 people and 203.37% 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.

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Ottumwa SnackAbility

4
/10
Overall SnackAbility
Jobs
5/10
Housing
4
Affordability
8
Diversity
8
Safety
3
Amenities
8.5
Education
6
Commute
9

How Does Ottumwa Crime Compare To The Rest Of The Country?

Statistic Count
Raw
Ottumwa
/ 100k People
Iowa
/ 100k People
National
/ 100k People
Total Crimes Per 100K 1,437 5,890.1 1,941.5 2,568.4
Murder 0 0.0 1.7 5.0
Robbery 13 53.3 29.5 86.2
Aggravated Assault 107 438.6 187.9 246.8
Violent Crime 143 586.1 250.1 368.9
Burglary 287 1,176.4 352.6 376.0
Larceny 918 3,762.8 1,190.4 1,594.6
Car Theft 89 364.8 148.5 228.9
Property Crime 1,294 5,303.9 1,691.5 2,199.5

Violent Crime Rates In Ottumwa

143
Violent Crimes
586.1
Violent Crimes / 100k People
58.89%
Above National Average
  • You have a 1 in 170.6 chance of being the victim of a violent crime in Ottumwa each year. That compares to a 1 in 399.9 chance statewide.
  • The violent crime rate in Ottumwa is 586.1 per 100,000 people.
  • That's 58.89% higher than the national rate of 368.9 per 100,000 people.
  • 134.38% higher than the Iowa violent crime rate of 250.1 per 100,000 people.

Property Crime Rates In Ottumwa

1,294
Property Crimes
5,303.9
Property Crimes / 100k People
141.14%
Above National Average
  • You have a 1 in 18.9 chance of being the victim of a property crime in Ottumwa each year. That compares to a 1 in 45.5 chance nationally.
  • The property crime rate in Ottumwa is 5,303.9 per 100,000 people.
  • That's 141.14% higher than the national rate of 2,199.5 per 100,000 people.
  • And 213.57% higher than the Iowa property crime rate of 1,691.5 per 100,000 people.

Ottumwa 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 Ottumwa

City Population Count
Raw
Total Crime
/ 100k People
Property Crime
/ 100k People
Violent Crime
/ 100k People
Oskaloosa, IA 11,525 288 2,498.9 2,099.8 399.1
Fairfield, IA 10,337 354 3,424.6 3,269.8 154.8
Pella, IA 10,240 154 1,503.9 1,318.4 185.5
Mount Pleasant, IA 8,349 224 2,683.0 2,527.2 155.7
Washington, IA 7,451 190 2,550.0 1,717.9 832.1
Centerville, IA 5,316 308 5,793.8 5,436.4 357.4
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