Newton, IA Crime Statistics For 2021

Demographics | Crime | Cost Of Living
Updated: 2020-12-30
570
Total Crimes
3,800.3
Total Crimes / 100k People
53.44%
Above National Average
116 out of 125
In Iowa
8,589 out of 9,891
In America

What is the crime rate in Newton, IA?

According to the most recent data from the FBI, the total crime rate in Newton is 3,800.3 per 100,000 people. That's 53.44% higher than the national rate of 2,476.7 per 100,000 people and 89.99% higher than the Iowa total crime rate of 2,000.2 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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Newton SnackAbility

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

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

Statistic Count
Raw
Newton
/ 100k People
Iowa
/ 100k People
National
/ 100k People
Total Crimes Per 100K 570 3,800.3 2,000.2 2,476.7
Murder 0 0.0 1.9 5.0
Robbery 2 13.3 27.4 81.6
Aggravated Assault 60 400.0 200.4 250.2
Violent Crime 71 473.4 266.6 366.7
Burglary 146 973.4 371.1 340.5
Larceny 335 2,233.5 1,199.6 1,549.5
Car Theft 18 120.0 163.0 219.9
Property Crime 499 3,326.9 1,733.7 2,109.9

Violent Crime Rates In Newton

71
Violent Crimes
473.4
Violent Crimes / 100k People
29.09%
Above National Average
  • You have a 1 in 211.3 chance of being the victim of a violent crime in Newton each year. That compares to a 1 in 375.2 chance statewide.
  • The violent crime rate in Newton is 473.4 per 100,000 people.
  • That's 29.09% higher than the national rate of 366.7 per 100,000 people.
  • 77.59% higher than the Iowa violent crime rate of 266.6 per 100,000 people.

Property Crime Rates In Newton

499
Property Crimes
3,326.9
Property Crimes / 100k People
57.68%
Above National Average
  • You have a 1 in 30.1 chance of being the victim of a property crime in Newton each year. That compares to a 1 in 47.4 chance nationally.
  • The property crime rate in Newton is 3,326.9 per 100,000 people.
  • That's 57.68% higher than the national rate of 2,109.9 per 100,000 people.
  • And 91.90% higher than the Iowa property crime rate of 1,733.7 per 100,000 people.

Newton 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 Newton

City Population Count
Raw
Total Crime
/ 100k People
Property Crime
/ 100k People
Violent Crime
/ 100k People
Ames, IA 68,237 1,306 1,913.9 1,716.1 197.8
Ankeny, IA 61,090 961 1,573.1 1,360.3 212.8
Urbandale, IA 44,541 483 1,084.4 1,021.5 62.9
Waukee, IA 24,255 199 820.4 758.6 61.8
Johnston, IA 22,708 301 1,325.5 1,197.8 127.7
Altoona, IA 18,556 569 3,066.4 2,937.1 129.3
Clive, IA 17,305 128 739.7 699.2 40.5
Norwalk, IA 11,871 93 783.4 749.7 33.7
Colfax, IA 2,034 35 1,720.7 1,524.1 196.7
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