Howard County, IA Arrest Records

Howard County, IA is among the safest counties in the USA with 0.21 per 1,000 residents crime rate compared to national 4.69 per 1,000 average. It has higher total crime rate than Polk, Johnson, Pottawattamie, Scott, Dallas counties in Iowa.
Howard County, IA property crime rate is 7.29 per 1,000 residents, lower rate than national average of 28.42 per 1,000. There were 36 larceny theft related arrests in 2016 that increased by 33.33% compared to 2015.

Howard County, IA Crime Rate

Total arrests in Howard County in 2016 increased by 25% compared to 2015 and is lower than national average of 33.12 per 1,000 people. Violent crimes decreased from 6 to 2 while non-violent crime increased by 36% from 50 to 68.

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

Crime Arrests
Larceny-theft 36
Burglary 25
Motor vehicle theft 7
Revised rape 1
Aggravated assault 1

Violent Crimes

Violent crime rate in Howard County decreased by 66.67% from 2015 and decreased by 60% in the last 5 years since 2011 from 5 to 2. In 2016 violent crime rate in Howard County was 95.43% lower than the national average. Your chance of being a victim of a violent crime is 0.021%.

Property Crimes

Property crime rates in Howard County increased by 36% from 2015 and increased by 23.64% in the last 5 years since 2011 from 55 to 68. In 2016 property crime rate in Howard County was 74.36% lower than the national average. Your chance of being a victim of property crime is 0.729%.

How Howard stands up against other counties

Howard vs. Clarke

You’ll be in more safety in Howard compared to Clarke county that had 3.11% higher crime rate compared to Howard county according to the FBI.
Rape rates of 0.1072 per 1,000 people is higher than national of 0.0199 per 1,000 people and lower than average 0.1074 in Clarke county.
Motor Vehicle Theft rates of 0.7501 per 1,000 people is lower than national of 2.8637 per 1,000 people and lower than average 1.8262 in Clarke county.

Names with the most arrests in Howard

Crime rate by age group, gender, and race

According to the records in Howard, Iowa, the most crimes, that's 25.63% of all records in county are committed by the people aged between 31-40. Felonies are committed more by men.

DID you know?

  • The overall crime rate in Howard County is 0.77% lower than the national average.
  • For every 1,000 residents, there are 2.06 daily crimes that occur in Howard County.
  • Howard, IA is safer than Clarke.
  • In Howard County you have a 1 in 133 chance of becoming a victim of any crime.
  • Year over year crimes in Howard, IA have increased by 25%.

Cities in Howard County

Names in Howard County