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Iowa has Experienced a Significant Crime Rate Increase in the Last Few Years, According to Reports


This news story was published on August 1, 2019.
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The state of Iowa is not known as a violent state by far, but there has been a recent rise in crime rates all across the state, with certain areas being more prone to criminal activities than others. Violent crime rates are up by significant margins according to FBI reports, and even the local police are of the opinion that they have been more busy than usual in the last few years.

Iowa is Still One of the Safest States in the US

In spite of crime rising at an alarming rate, Iowa remains one of the safer states in the US. According to reports published by USA Today, and collected from the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), Iowa is safer than 35 of the 50 States, which puts the state’s crime rate well below even the average crime rate within the nation.

Iowa is considered to be one of the safer areas of the country as a result, although it used to be much safer. Taking a look at the following stats however, does display the rise in both violent and non-violent crime, which can be a cause for alarm in the near future.

The Most Unlawful City in Iowa

The city of Clinton is on FBI records as the most dangerous and violent place in Iowa to live in. As per numbers published by the FBI in 2017, the violent crime rate is 1,155, for every 100,000 residents, which is actually quite surprising, given that the entire state only has a violent crime rate of 293 per 100,000 people. It is this fact that makes Clinton a particularly dangerous city in the state, although some more positive facts about the city were also discovered from the records.

The Most Violent City in Iowa is Not a Murderous City

The same records that had put Clinton as a violent and dangerous place in comparison to the rest of the state, also shows a positive, albeit anomalous fact. There were no reported murders in Clinton, as per the FBI and the local police force, taking into account the year of 2017 only.

Given that there were murders reported in other cities and rural areas with much lower rates of violent crime, it is certainly an anomalous fact, but still positive nonetheless. It is also to be noted that Clinton is one of the eight cities in the state of Iowa that managed to complete a whole year without any reported homicides.

The Reasons Behind Clinton’s Rise in Crime Rate

The city has a higher rate of unemployment than the state’s average at 3.4% (with the average being just 2.5%). It is estimated that at least some of the crimes were motivated by this comparatively higher unemployment rate in the city.

Even the rate of poverty in Clinton is significantly higher than the state average (12%) at 16%, which is of course, one of the key reasons that boosts crime in any region.

Aggravated assault is not only the main reason behind why Clinton has made it to the top of the chart in Iowa’s list of dangerous cities; it is almost the only reason for violent crimes in the city. Out of the 295 cases of violent crimes reported in 2017, 242 of them were a result of aggravated assault, none of which resulted in death, fortunately.

One could argue that the situation has changed and the reports are somewhat outdated, but these are the latest updates we have from the FBI officially and they are more or less the most reliable ones as well.

A Need for More Law Enforcement Officials is Apparent in Iowa

When the crime rates rise in any city, so does the need to employ more law enforcement officials. If anyone in the state is up for it, they can become part of the solution by completing an accredited Criminal Justice degree online.

On completion of the Bachelor’s degree, the candidate will be eligible to sit for exams and apply for law enforcement jobs in both federal and state departments.  Some of the areas which are currently in need of new employees include the US Marshal Department, the Fish and Games Department, Secret Service, Immigration and Customs Enforcement, CSI and of course, the FBI to name just a few.

As an alternative, residents of Iowa can also use their accredited Criminal Justice degree to start a Private Investigation firm of their own. Setting aside the career prospects, the serious PI service is often extremely helpful for local police departments in cracking cases faster and with more efficiency.

The Primary Reason for Alarm in Iowa

Perhaps in light of crime rates in states such as New Mexico, Louisiana and Alaska, the Iowan criminal records don’t seem so alarming after all. Nevertheless, the problem is not in the total, but in the rate at which crime has risen in Iowa. 

Apparently, between the years 2012 and 2017, Sioux City has seen their crime rate rise by a whopping 37%, while the state of Iowa itself has experienced an increase of 11.2%. None of the figures are encouraging to say the least.

Then again, given that an increase of crime rate by an almost unbelievable 113.7% was reported in Auburn-Opelika, Alabama, Sioux City is definitely not doing as poorly yet. However, it is to be noted that the difference in rise between Alabama (16%) and Iowa (11%) is not as significant, which isn’t assuring either.

Furthermore, in comparison with states such as Connecticut, which has actually seen a decrease in crime rates by 19%, or Delaware, where the crime rates went down by 17.2%, there is still much to be desired here for sure.

As things stand now, we await more updated reports from the FBI to see if Iowa has managed to curb its rising crime problem, or if it has increased after 2017. Unfortunately, in light of recent events, the latter is more likely to happen than the former.

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31 Responses to Iowa has Experienced a Significant Crime Rate Increase in the Last Few Years, According to Reports

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    Anonymous Reply Report comment

    August 5, 2019 at 10:18 am

    All mass killers are white? dude there have been alot of “mass” shooters that have bbeen non white, open your eyes. stop getting your news from buzzfeed or bet or whatever. stop taking the first thing the media says abbout a situatioN as truth. lots of non white rapists child molesters and murderers out there. two weekends ago in chicago 34 people got shot and noody said a word. they all got shot by dumb black guys with illegal weapons. every major city struggles with african american violence. just because they dont get caught doesnt mean they arent doing it. in any case black men commit more crime than anyone and should be kept in boarding houses and only let out to work. if you dont like it go to hell. the world would e a etter place with out black men in it and why are most black women so fat and disgusting?

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    O O Reply Report comment

    August 4, 2019 at 4:00 pm

    Why Are Africans Prone To Violence And Criminality?
    Written by Ozodi Osuji Ph.D

    This article makes the observation that most people who have encountered black folks in Africa and the new world make: they are prone to violence and criminality. The paper does not tell us why this is the case. It calls on scientists to subject the matter to biological studies to find out whether biological factors play a role in it; it further says that it is time we stopped blaming other people for what black folks do.
    Why Are Africans Prone To Violence And Criminality?
    Ozodi Osuji
    Black people in Africa and in the Americas are generally more violent than white and Asian people. There is high rate of black on black crimes in black neighborhoods in America; blacks kill themselves at a higher rate and commit violent crimes at a higher rate and wound up in jails and prisons than members of other races in America. Black Americans are 12% of the total population of the country but constitute over 50% of the jail and prison inmates of the USA.
    It is a generalization to say that black folks are prone to violence and crime for not all black folks are violent and or criminal. Be that as it may, many black persons are prone to violence and crime; if you ignore this fact and relate to black folks as you relate to folks from other races and let down your guards you are more likely to wound up a victim of violence and or crime

    My observation is that black folks are quick to violence; they are quick to verbally putting each other down; they do not respect their people and do not respect people in general although fearing white folk’s possession of big clubs that they could use in whacking black folk they appear to fear and respect white folk (but not love them for behind their blacks they rob them).

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      O O Reply Report comment

      August 4, 2019 at 4:03 pm

      Violence and attack is almost always in the consciousness of black folk and upon the least provocation they attack you; they attack you as if they were already waiting for a chance to attack you. They attack, harm and kill as if they do not take human life seriously.
      Thus, it came to pass that members of the other races are generally very careful around black folks; they intuitively understand that they had better not say anything that could provoke black folk into attacking them.
      Observing that black folks are prone to violence, white folks generally keep quiet when they are around black folks, not wanting to offend them and provoke their violence, a violence that is always near the surface.
      It seems that black folks do not know love for their people and for human beings but know only violence towards themselves and human beings in general.
      Black folks are very egotistical; as in all cases where there is overblown ego they want to be seen as very important persons and when they suspect that you did not treat them as important, when they feel belittled and demeaned they either yell at you or attack you; they seldom walk away from a person they perceive to be humiliating and degrading them as most other people would do. These people attack to show you that they are powerful (they are actually cowards for it takes courage to walk away from anger arousing stimuli).
      All human beings have egos and resent been insulted but most civilized persons understand that folks will always say nasty things to them and when that happens they walk away from the presence of those people. If you made them angry, black folks would insult you and or attack to kill you as if killing you means nothing to them.
      Since they act out like animals and really do not plan what they do, if you are the smart and vengeful type you may tolerate their initial attacks and go plan how to subject black folks to slavery and you would succeed. You would succeed because like bullies they are cowards and if you raise the heat on them they would run and go hide and talk but would not stand up like men and fight back.

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        O O Reply Report comment

        August 4, 2019 at 4:06 pm

        Black folks do not plan for the future; they are motivated by immediate gratification and act impulsively.
        Clearly, black folks need to do what the rest of humanity does: get to understand the nature of their egos and shrink them down rather than acting out like savages upon the slightest provocation; they must become civilized instead of always acting as barbarians.
        No one wants to articulate these empirical but negative realities about black folks lest one is seen as anti-black folks. I do not hate black folks. Nevertheless, I am obligated to validate my perception and say things as I see them and not deceive my eyes. I call it as I see it.
        The black people I see around me whether in Africa or the Americas are mostly violent people; they are prone to criminal activity; they have reduced Africa to criminal land.
        The politicians of Nigeria are better characterized as criminals looting the country’s oil revenue rather than leaders doing what are good for their people.
        It is by acknowledging these ugly facts about black folks and working to understand and change them that we can begin to help turn black folks around; denying what they do just so we do not offend them is to prolong their backwardness.
        Folks also deny that the average black person score poorly on IQ and standardized scholastic aptitude tests. By merit most black folks would not be able to enter good American universities unless exceptions are made for them (affirmative action). Only a handful of black folks, the ten percent that W.E.B Dubois talked about, are able to compete with other races.
        We need to understand why these empirical realities exist and help change them instead of deny them.

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          O O Reply Report comment

          August 4, 2019 at 4:07 pm

          CONCLUSION
          My observation, what my physical eyes show me is that African people in Africa, in the Americas and wherever black folks are found have a tendency to be more violent and prone to criminal activities than members of the other races of mankind.
          Some members of all the human races engage in violence and crime but black folks seem to excel in violence and criminal activity. Why they do so I do not understand. What I do know is the evidence of my eyes. I wish that someone can give us a biological and sociological explanation of why black folks do these dreadful things rather than give us the same old, same old excuses, such as blaming everything wrong with black folks on other people, thus treating black folks as if they are children who are not capable of being responsible for their behaviors.

          Ozodi Osuji

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            Anonymous

            August 4, 2019 at 5:31 pm

            Have you watched the news, you moron? Every mass killer is a white man. WHITE! Go back to your cave.

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            Anonymous

            August 4, 2019 at 5:35 pm

            You also blaspheme the name of Ozodi Osuji by attributing this crap to him.

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            O O.

            August 4, 2019 at 7:17 pm

            It has NOTHING to do with the shootings, you dumbass anonymous bitches. Look it up Einstein, he wrote it. Your not the sharpest pencil in the box, are you?

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            Anonymous

            August 4, 2019 at 8:01 pm

            You are correct. I was wrong. I should have said that you regurgitate the words of Ozodi Osuji like an old pro.

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        Anonymous Reply Report comment

        August 5, 2019 at 8:31 am

        Black on Black Crime is already Accepted by the Democrats & ALT LEFT Media…No Surprise.

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    Anonymous Reply Report comment

    August 4, 2019 at 10:46 am

    NO WAY!!! more section 8 housing seems to correlate with more crime. what a shock. what a shockingly shocking shock, you mean to tell me black people create crime? you mean to tell me that the 13% thats responsible for 50% of crime is somehow causing the crime rate in iowa to sky rocket? wait, youre telling me people raised in the ghetto raised to sell drugs rob and assault people the same kids who have 5th grade educations are not good for our community? wonder if anyone tried to tell you people that criminals from the ghetto would bring ghetto crime to our relatively safe community. before section 8 how many drive bys and stabbing did mason city have? yea black men are a plague upon society. if we killed half of them off tonight the crime rate would plummet into monday. african american males are worthless trash and the ones who are not worthless trash are an acceptable loss in a cull.

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      Anonymous Reply Report comment

      August 4, 2019 at 11:33 am

      You are a sick man. Probably Trump’s next Director of National Security. Thoughts and prayers to you.

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        Anonymous Reply Report comment

        August 5, 2019 at 6:20 am

        The truth hurts doesn’t it. If you don’t like it clean up your act. Act like humans instead of animals. We are fed up with your ghetto bullshit in our town.

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          Anonymous Reply Report comment

          August 5, 2019 at 1:21 pm

          Ok Larrey, but we are more sick of your bullshit. Time for you to move.

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      Anonymous Reply Report comment

      August 5, 2019 at 7:32 am

      Anonymous it’s clear as clear as crystal that your hateful statement: “yea black men are a plague upon society. if we killed half of them off tonight the crime rate would plummet into monday. african american males are worthless trash and the ones who are not worthless trash are an acceptable loss in a cull” is intended to promote racial hatred and violence against black men. Since the FBI Uniform Crime Reporting (UCR) Program collects hate crime data regarding potential criminal offenses motivated by racial hatred, I’ll ship your statemen to their office in Cedar Rapids for an investigation. By the way, I’ve copied this statement and the other one where you typed “its obvious that local law enforcement is working with and letting the nigs do whatever they want to around here” so that it doesn’t disappear from the North Iowa Today web page.

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      Anonymous Reply Report comment

      August 5, 2019 at 7:35 am

      Anonymous it’s clear as crystal that your hateful statement: “yea black men are a plague upon society. if we killed half of them off tonight the crime rate would plummet into monday. african american males are worthless trash and the ones who are not worthless trash are an acceptable loss in a cull” is intended to promote racial hatred and violence against black men. Since the FBI Uniform Crime Reporting (UCR) Program collects hate crime data regarding potential criminal offenses motivated by racial hatred, I’ll ship your statement to their office in Cedar Rapids for an investigation. By the way, I’ve copied this statement and the other one where you typed “its obvious that local law enforcement is working with and letting the nigs do whatever they want to around here” so that it doesn’t disappear from the North Iowa Today web page.

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    Anonymous Reply Report comment

    August 2, 2019 at 9:25 pm

    All them white old perverts getting busted for sex crimes. Many who get their rocks off with young girls and child porn. Send them back!

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      Anonymous Reply Report comment

      August 3, 2019 at 7:35 am

      It comes from all those Black Girls selling their ass!

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        Anonymous Reply Report comment

        August 4, 2019 at 2:41 pm

        Your mamma didnt sell it she gave it to me for free!

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          Anonymous Reply Report comment

          August 5, 2019 at 6:21 am

          My momma would cut your balls off and shove them down your throat you freakin sissy.

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    Anonymous Reply Report comment

    August 2, 2019 at 11:56 am

    Iowa’s sanctuary cities and chamber of commerce for big business have brought in the criminals – Chicago opens its jails gives the criminals $1200 bucks and a greyhound ticket to Iowa – same as their welfare people that have expired their freebees. Who would of thought of that scam except a DEMORAT run State – county – city. Demcraps are criminal minded and sly liars.

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    Anonymous Reply Report comment

    August 2, 2019 at 5:46 am

    Because of all the illegals and imports from Chitcago and Deadtroit. Damn drugs are a big part of the problem but a lot of them were brought in by the imports.

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    Anonymous Reply Report comment

    August 1, 2019 at 3:23 pm

    13=50 is all you need to explain this.

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      John Reply Report comment

      August 1, 2019 at 3:43 pm

      For those of us that are not very good with numbers, or clairvoyant, could you explain your hypothesis.

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        Anonymous Reply Report comment

        August 2, 2019 at 3:44 pm

        Black people commit nearly half of all murders in this country, which is astounding when you take into consideration the fact that they only make up 12-13 per cent of the population.

        Black people disproportionately commit, not just murder, but crime in general.

        If blacks were to disappear tomorrow, crime would drop by nearly 50 in almost all categories.

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          Anonymous Reply Report comment

          August 2, 2019 at 4:42 pm

          You keep hoping that happens.

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            Anonymous

            August 3, 2019 at 7:35 am

            We can help!

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            Anonymous

            August 3, 2019 at 7:55 am

            You keep attacking the messenger while completely missing the message. You’re not part of any solution.

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    John Reply Report comment

    August 1, 2019 at 12:41 pm

    Evidently, the criminals haven’t been to Worth county. Book’Em Danno.

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      Anonymous Reply Report comment

      August 4, 2019 at 10:50 am

      lol no shit. force section 8 reject scum to live in worth, worth sherrifs dept will have em all on their way to the cages they belong in within six months. hell if you inundate worth they will probably just start shooting the f*ucking monkeys. n*ggers are the worst. they speak like autistic kids they smell like ass they cant help but sell dope. hate em.