The website has revealed their ranking of the 10 safest cities in the state of Iowa. The methodology they used is explained as:

To identify the safest cities in Iowa, we reviewed the most recent FBI Uniform Crime Report statistics. A total of 7,639 cities were factored into this ranking with populations ranging from 7,639 to 4,007,147. However, we eliminated any cities that failed to submit a complete crime report to the FBI and removed cities with populations under 10,000.

Overall, data from 8,793 law enforcement agencies that represented more 193 million of the US population helped us draw interesting insights between the size of the police force and incidence of crime.

Based on this, the results are:

  1. Norwalk
  2. Pella
  3. Spencer
  4. Johnston
  5. Clive
  6. North Liberty
  7. Urbandale
  8. Waukee
  9. Boone
  10. Marion

Norwalk reported only 9 violent crimes in 2017 with a population of nearly 9,000. Pella only had 154 crimes in 2017, and sports a population of 10,322.

To see more data from the study, check out more here.


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