Friday, April 15, 2016

What Are the 10 Most Dangerous Communities in Iowa?

I was looking at this list (from August 2015) of the 10 Most Dangerous Places in Iowa earlier today, according to the Only In Your State website. I've been through a few of these places at least twice in my lifetime. Of course, the commenters are blaming illegal immigrants, Chicago transplants, and progressive politics on these rankings.

Iowa City didn't make the list. Neither did Cedar Rapids. It looks like they took the crime statistics for each town to determine the worst of the worst communities. Then again, I'm not sure if they counted all crimes or not.

Here are the 10 Most Dangerous Places in Iowa (in descending order):
10. Muscatine -- population 23,034. 1 in 24 chance of being a victim of crime.
9. Waterloo -- population 68,366. 1 in 23 chance of being a victim of crime.
8. Davenport -- population 102,157. 1 in 22 chance of being a victim of crime.
7. Burlington -- population 25,725. 1 in 21 chance of being a victim of crime.
6. Centerville -- population 5,448. 1 in 20 chance of being a victim of crime.
5. Fort Dodge -- population 24,639. 1 in 19 chance of being a victim of crime.
4. Clinton -- population 26,473. 1 in 19 chance of being a victim of crime.
3. Des Moines -- population 207,510. 1 in 18 chance of being a victim of crime.
2. Keokuk -- population 10,769. 1 in 15 chance of being a victim of crime.
1. Council Bluffs -- population 61,969. 1 in 12 chance of being a victim of crime.
For the record, I still feel safer in Iowa's most dangerous city than in most other state that I've visited during my lifetime!

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