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This article refers to crime in the U.S. state of Iowa.


In 2019, there were 7,545 violent-crime incidents, and 8,237 offenses reported in Iowa by 246 law enforcement agencies that submitted National Incident-Based Reporting System (NIBRS) data, and covers 98% of the total population.[1]

With fewer than four crimes reported for every 1,000 people, Iowa's violent crime rate is nearly 15% lower than the national average.[2]

Capital punishment laws

Capital punishment is not applied in this state.[3]


  1. ^ "Federal Bureau of Investigation Crime Data Explorer".
  2. ^ "Iowa's 20 Safest Cities of 2019". 1 February 2019.
  3. ^ B. A. Robinson (8 June 1995). "Capital punishment". Facts about Capital Punishment. Ontario Consultants on Religious Tolerance. Retrieved 20 December 2011.