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Criminal statistics for the state of Iowa

Total Crime - In 2006, Iowa had a Total Crime Index of 3127.2 incidents per 100,000 individuals. This figure was down 0% from the previous year in 2005. The Total Crime Index was down 3% since 1999 and down even more in 1980, down 34.2%. Iowa's Total Crime Index has been steadily declining during the past 25 years.
Violent Crime - Iowa had a Violent Crime Index of 283.5 reported incidents per 100,000 people in 2006. This number was down 3.4% from 2005. The Violent Crime Index was up 64.1% since 1982, but down 20.1% since 1995. Iowa's Violent Crime Index has significantly rising in the past 25 years.
Property Crime - Iowa's 2006 Property Crime Index was 2833.7 reported incidents per one hundred thousand people. This figure was down 0% from the prior year. The Property Crime Index was down 3.8% since 1999 and down from a 25 year high in 1980, down 37.7%. Iowa's Property Crime Index has been steadily declining during the past 25 years.
Murder Rate - The 2006 Iowa Murder Rate was 1.8 reported incidents per one hundred thousand individuals. This figure was up 38.4% from the previous year, 2005. The Murder Rate was up 20% since 1999, but down 30.8% since 1981. Iowa's Murder Rate has been steadily declining during the past 25 years.
Forced Rape - In 2006, Iowa's Forcible Rape Index was 27.8 reported incidents per 100,000 people. This figure was down 2.8% from the previous year, 2005. The Forcible Rape Index was up a 25 year high of 133.6% in 1987. Iowa's Forcible Rape Index has drastically increased during the past 25 years.
Robbery - The Robbery Index in 2006 for Iowa was 43.5 incidents per 100,000 individuals. This figure was up 11.8% from the previous year in 2005. The Robbery Index was up 20.1% since 1982, but down 22.2% since 1997. Iowa's Robbery Index has changed slightly during the past 25 years, declining slightly.
Aggravated Assault - Iowa's Aggravated Assault Index in 2006 was 210.4 reported incidents per 100,000 people. This figure was down 6.3% from the previous year in 2005. The Aggravated Assault Index was up 72.7% since 1982, but down 24.3% since 1995. Iowa's Aggravated Assault Index has drastically increased during the past 25 years.
Burglary - In 2006, Iowa had a Burglary Index of 604.2 incidents per hundred thousand individuals. This figure was down 1.3% from the previous year in 2005. The Burglary Index was up 8.2% since 2000, but down 44.1% since 1980. Iowa's Burglary Index has been declining during the past 25 years.
Larceny Theft - The 2006 Larceny Theft Index of Iowa was 2030.7 incidents per 100,000 people. This figure was down 0.9% from the previous year, 2005. The Larceny Theft Index was down 6.5% since 1999 and down from a 25 year high in 1981, down 37%. Iowa's Larceny Theft Index has been steadily declining during the past 25 years.
Motor Vehicle Theft - The Motor Vehicle Theft Index in 2006 for Iowa was 167.9 reported incidents per 100,000 people. This figure was down 0.9% from the previous year in 2005. The Motor Vehicle Theft Index was up 11.1% since 1987, but down 32.3% since 1980. Iowa's Motor Vehicle Theft Index has changed slightly during the past twenty five years, declining slightly.