Polk County, IA Arrest Records

Polk County, IA is among the safest counties in the USA with 0.19 per 1,000 residents crime rate compared to national 4.69 per 1,000 average. It has lower total crime rate than Johnson, Pottawattamie, Dallas, Warren, Washington counties in Iowa.
Polk County, IA property crime rate is 1.51 per 1,000 residents, lower rate than national average of 28.42 per 1,000. There were 365 larceny theft related arrests in 2016.

Polk County, IA Crime Rate

5 Crimes In Polk County, IA in 2016 with the Most Arrests

Crime Arrests
Larceny-theft 365
Burglary 247
Motor vehicle theft 102
Aggravated assault 57
Revised rape 21

How Polk stands up against other counties

Polk vs. Linn

You’ll be in more risk in Polk compared to Linn county that had 9.41% lower crime rate compared to Polk county according to the FBI.
Assault rates of 0.1202 per 1,000 people is lower than national of 2.8422 per 1,000 people and higher than average 0.0677 in Linn county.
Larceny rates of 0.7700 per 1,000 people is lower than national of 20.5437 per 1,000 people and higher than average 0.5729 in Linn county.

Polk vs. Scott

You’ll be in more risk in Polk compared to Scott county that had 13.62% lower crime rate compared to Polk county according to the FBI.
Murder rates of 0.0042 per 1,000 people is lower than national of 0.0614 per 1,000 people and higher than average 0.0000 in Scott county.
Burglary rates of 0.5210 per 1,000 people is lower than national of 5.0167 per 1,000 people and higher than average 0.5160 in Scott county.

Names with the most arrests in Polk

Crime rate by age group, gender, and race

According to the records in Polk, Iowa, the most crimes, that's 28% of all records in county are committed by the people aged between 21-30. Felonies are committed more by men.

5 Latest Arrests and Mugshots from Polk, IA

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  • Arrest Date: 04-22-2019 08:09:41
  • Age: 24
  • Sex: Male
  • Race: Black
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  • Height: 6' 00"
  • Weight: 330
  • Hair: Black
  • Eye: Brown
  • Place of Birth: Iowa
  • Address: DES MOINES, IA
  • State: Iowa
  • Total Bond: 600
  • Booking Date: 2019-04-22 20:09:41
  • Location: PCJ
  • Summary: On April 22, 2019, Polk County Law Enforcement arrested 24-year-old Todd Allen Little for TRESPASSING, PUBLIC INTOXICATION 1st Offense in Polk, Iowa. He is 6' 00" tall, weighs 330 and has brown eyes. TRESPASSING, PUBLIC INTOXICATION 1st Offense is a offense but all suspects are presumed innocent until proven guilty. Information about upcoming court dates for Little may be obtained from one of the following law enforcement or prosecuting agencies: Polk County Law Enforcement.
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  • Arrest Date: 04-22-2019 08:31:16
  • Age: 38
  • Sex: Male
  • Race: Black
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  • Height: 5' 08"
  • Weight: 152
  • Hair: Black
  • Eye: Brown
  • Place of Birth: Iowa
  • Address: DES MOINES, IA
  • State: Iowa
  • Total Bond: 2000
  • Booking Date: 2019-04-22 20:31:16
  • Location: PCJ
  • Summary: Gemonne Selders was arrested on April 22, 2019. He is 38 years old, 5' 08" tall, weighs 152 and has brown eyes. Selders is charged with NARCS - POSSESSION SCH II - METHAMPHETAMINE by police near Polk, Iowa. bond was set at unknown as individuals are presumed innocent until proven guilty. To learn more about this incident including upcoming court dates, you may contact the following: Polk County Law Enforcement.
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  • Arrest Date: 04-22-2019 09:49:43
  • Age: 33
  • Sex: Female
  • Race: White
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  • Height: 5' 00"
  • Weight: 114
  • Hair: Brown
  • Eye: Green
  • Place of Birth: Iowa
  • Address: DES MOINES, IA
  • State: Iowa
  • Total Bond: 5566.25
  • Booking Date: 2019-04-22 21:49:43
  • Location: PCJ
  • Summary: Arrested on charges of POSSESSION OF CONTROLLED SUBSTANCE, 2ND OFFENSE, POSSESSION OF DRUG PARAPHERNALIA, DRIVING WHILE LICENSE UNDER SUSPENSION, IMPROPER USE OF REGISTRATION IMPROPER USE OF REGISTRATION, FAILURE TO PROVIDE PROOF OF FINANCIAL LIABILITY No Accident on April 22, 2019 was Karli Marie Janes. The 33-year-old Janes was arrested by Polk County Law Enforcement. She is 5' 00" tall, weighs 114 and has green eyes. Bond was set at unknown amount for the charge because Janes is presumed innocent until proven guilty. Police agencies listed here may assist with more information including court dates: Polk County Law Enforcement.
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  • Arrest Date: 04-23-2019 01:09:18
  • Age: 42
  • Sex: Male
  • Race: White
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  • Height: 6' 02"
  • Weight: 270
  • Hair: Brown
  • Eye: Blue
  • Place of Birth: Iowa
  • Address: DES MOINES, IA
  • State: Iowa
  • Total Bond: 5000
  • Booking Date: 2019-04-23 01:09:18
  • Location: PCJ
  • Summary: Rick Eugene Arnold was arrested on April 23, 2019 in Polk, Iowa on charges of THEFT 2ND DEGREE. He is 42 years old, 6' 02" tall, with brown hair, blue eyes and weighs 270 pounds. Per the United States judicial system, Arnold is presumed innocent until proven guilty. More information on this arrest may be obtained from local police at Polk County Law Enforcement.
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  • Arrest Date: 04-23-2019 01:18:19
  • Age: 32
  • Sex: Male
  • Race: White
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  • Height: 5' 05"
  • Weight: 220
  • Hair: Brown
  • Eye: Green
  • Place of Birth: Iowa
  • Address: SAYLOR TWP, IA
  • State: Iowa
  • Total Bond: 300
  • Booking Date: 2019-04-23 01:18:19
  • Location: PCJ
  • Summary: Arrested on April 23, 2019 was 32-year-old Mason Adam Kiefer who is 5' 05" tall, weighs 220 and has green eyes. Polk County Law Enforcement is charging Kiefer with CONSUMPTION / INTOXICATION, but He is presumed innocent until proven guilty. Police and district attorneys near Polk, Iowa found here may provide more information about this incident: Polk County Law Enforcement.