Now that the Uniform Crime Report is out from the FBI, it seems funny that Davenport isn’t listed under Iowa cities. Makes it a little tougher to repute the local report that says although arrests and citations are up, crime is down. However, since the Davenport Police Department released a crime report to local newspapers, I’ll use their figures. These figures are all figured at per 100,000 population. Links to the FBI site, and other sites where I got these figures are listed at the bottom of this post.
In 2,006 the National violent crime rate was 473.5, Davenport’s rate was 819, Cedar Rapids was 401, and Des Moines was 1,3066.
In 2,006 the National murder rate was 5.7, Davenport was 4, Cedar Rapids was 6, and Des Moines was 6.
The National forcible rape rate was 30.9, Davenport was 63, Cedar Rapids was 39, and Des Moines was 62.
The National robbery rate was 149.4, Davenport was 271, Cedar Rapids was 136, and Des Moines was 374.
The National aggravated assault rate was 287.5, Davenport was 481, Cedar Rapids was 220, and Des Moines was 864.
The National property crime rate was 3,334.5, Davenport was 7,397, Cedar Rapids was 5,872, and Des Moines was 13,505.
The National burglary rate was 729.4, Davenport was 1,440, Cedar Rapids was 1,114, and Des Moines was 2,189.
The National larceny theft rate was 2,206.8, Davenport was 5,637, Cedar Rapids was 4,460, and Des Moines was 10,331.
The National motor vehicle theft rate was 398.4, Davenport was 295, Cedar Rapids was 288, and Des Moines was 985.
On the number of Police page, Davenport has 205 police.
Only Cedar Rapids at 223 police personel, and Des Moines at 491 police have more police personel in the state. The populations of the mentioned cities are: Davenport, 98,751; Cedar Rapids, 123,773; and Des Moines, 195,194.
These are not my figures. I had no influence over the FBI or DPD in the outcome of these reports. But it concerns me that the forcible rape rate is high, the violent crime rate is high, and thefts seem to be growing. By high, I mean above the National average. That’s my take on their figures, yours may vary.
To see that National crime rates back to 1987 go to this link-
The crime report released by the Davenport Police Department is
For the Iowa page of the FBI report go to
To look at the number of Police in each city go to http://www.fbi.gov/ucr/cius2006/data/table_78_ia.html
To remember where we stood in 2005, go to this link