At Protect America, we’ve put together a list of the 10 cities in Iowa with the lowest burglary rates.

We call these cities “Burglary Safe Zones.” We’ve also made a list of the 10 cities in Iowa with the highest burglary rates. We call these cities “Burglary Hot Spots.”

Our lists are based on data from the recent FBI Uniform Crime Report. We only counted cities that submitted burglary data.


2016 Iowa Burglary Safe Zones

  1. Wilton
    • Population 2,796, Burglaries 1
    • Town trivia: Wilton is home to the oldest ice cream parlor in the world.
  2. Williamsburg
    • Population 3,203, Burglaries 2
    • Town trivia: Williamsburg was laid out in 1856.
  3. Decorah
    • Population 7,915, Burglaries 5
    • Town trivia: Decorah is the county seat of Winneshiek County.
  4. Humboldt
    • Population 4,611, Burglaries 3
    • Town trivia: Humboldt’s original name was Springvale.
  5. Clarion
    • Population 2,757, Burglaries 2
    • Town trivia: Clarion is the birthplace of the four-leaf clover logo used by 4-H.
  6. Bloomfield
    • Population 2,627, Burglaries 2
    • Town trivia: Bloomfield is the county seat of Davis County, Iowa.
  7. Waukon
    • Population 3,766, Burglaries 3
    • Town trivia: Waukon is the county seat of Allamakee County, Iowa.
  8. North Liberty
    • Population 15,891, Burglaries 17
    • Town trivia: North Liberty is a suburb of Iowa City.
  9. Eldridge
    • Population 6,288, Burglaries 7
    • Town trivia: Eldridge was incorporated in 1871.
  10. Hampton
    • Population 4,314, Burglaries 5
    • Town trivia: Hampton is the county seat of Franklin County.

2016 Iowa Burglary Hot Spots

  1. Centerville
    • Population 5,410, Burglaries 107
    • Town trivia: Centerville is known for its annual Pancake Day festival.
  2. Audubon
    • Population 2,004, Burglaries 28
    • Town trivia: Audubon is named for John James Audobon, the ornithologist and painter.
  3. Keokuk
    • Population 10,670, Burglaries 130
    • Town trivia: Keokuk is named after a Sauck American Indian chief.
  4. Osage
    • Population 3,660, Burglaries 44
    • Town trivia: Osage is the county seat of Mitchell County.
  5. Fairfield
    • Population 9,827, Burglaries 117
    • Town trivia: Fairfield’s library was the first Carnegie Library outside of Pennsylvania or Scotland.
  6. Marshalltown
    • Population 27,766, Burglaries 329
    • Town trivia: Marshalltown was founded in 1851.
  7. Prairie City
    • Population 1,699, Burglaries 20
    • Town trivia: Prairie City’s motto is “Proud Of Our Past, Confident Of Our Future.”
  8. Waterloo
    • Population 68,355, Burglaries 779
    • Town trivia: Waterloo is home to Michele Bachmann, former Minnesota Congressperson.
  9. Red Oak
    • Population 5,538, Burglaries 62
    • Town trivia: Red Oak is home to Johnny Carson, the entertainer and late night host.
  10. Adel
    • Population 4,291, Burglaries 48
    • Town trivia: Adel is the county seat of Dallas County.

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