Spencer, IA Crime Statistics For 2021

Demographics | Crime | Cost Of Living
Updated: 2020-12-30
190
Total Crimes
1,726.0
Total Crimes / 100k People
-30.31%
Below National Average
65 out of 125
In Iowa
5,488 out of 9,891
In America

What is the crime rate in Spencer, IA?

According to the most recent data from the FBI, the total crime rate in Spencer is 1,726.0 per 100,000 people. That's -30.31% lower than the national rate of 2,476.7 per 100,000 people and -13.71% lower 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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Spencer SnackAbility

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

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

Statistic Count
Raw
Spencer
/ 100k People
Iowa
/ 100k People
National
/ 100k People
Total Crimes Per 100K 190 1,726.0 2,000.2 2,476.7
Murder 0 0.0 1.9 5.0
Robbery 1 9.1 27.4 81.6
Aggravated Assault 0 0.0 200.4 250.2
Violent Crime 7 63.6 266.6 366.7
Burglary 42 381.5 371.1 340.5
Larceny 135 1,226.4 1,199.6 1,549.5
Car Theft 6 54.5 163.0 219.9
Property Crime 183 1,662.4 1,733.7 2,109.9

Violent Crime Rates In Spencer

7.0
Violent Crimes
63.6
Violent Crimes / 100k People
-82.66%
Below National Average
  • You have a 1 in 1,572.6 chance of being the victim of a violent crime in Spencer each year. That compares to a 1 in 375.2 chance statewide.
  • The violent crime rate in Spencer is 63.6 per 100,000 people.
  • That's -82.66% lower than the national rate of 366.7 per 100,000 people.
  • -76.14% lower than the Iowa violent crime rate of 266.6 per 100,000 people.

Property Crime Rates In Spencer

183.0
Property Crimes
1,662.4
Property Crimes / 100k People
-21.21%
Below National Average
  • You have a 1 in 60.2 chance of being the victim of a property crime in Spencer each year. That compares to a 1 in 47.4 chance nationally.
  • The property crime rate in Spencer is 1,662.4 per 100,000 people.
  • That's -21.21% lower than the national rate of 2,109.9 per 100,000 people.
  • And -4.11% lower than the Iowa property crime rate of 1,733.7 per 100,000 people.

Spencer 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 Spencer

City Population Count
Raw
Total Crime
/ 100k People
Property Crime
/ 100k People
Violent Crime
/ 100k People
Worthington, MN 13,329 161 1,207.9 975.3 232.6
Storm Lake, IA 10,430 210 2,013.4 1,620.3 393.1
Fairmont, MN 10,023 238 2,374.5 2,115.1 259.4
Estherville, IA 5,609 40 713.1 552.7 160.5
Algona, IA 5,413 51 942.2 554.2 388.0
Sheldon, IA 5,102 107 2,097.2 1,803.2 294.0
Cherokee, IA 4,954 44 888.2 585.4 302.8
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