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Survey ranks Atlantic as one of the safest cities in Iowa


September 19th, 2019 by Ric Hanson

A survey by SecurityBaron.com ranks Atlantic as one of the safest cities in Iowa. Coming in with a score of 75.57, Atlantic ranks 33rd among the 50 safest cities in the State. The analysis found that Atlantic (with a population of 6,588) had a rate of 3.49 violent crimes per 1,000 citizens. The city also has a citizen-to-officer ratio of 1.82 per 1,000 people and an average income of $39,702. Additionally, there are 3,283 households in Atlantic and a rate of 19.88 property crimes per 1,000 citizens.

It was also found that the safest city in Iowa is Sioux Center, with a safety score of 90.1 and an average income of $73,185. Sioux Center has a rate of only 0.26 violent crimes per 1,000 citizens and in fact, a citizen-to-officer ratio of 0.92 per 1,000 people. It’s highly unlikely you’ll be a victim of crime here! There are also 2,361 households in Sioux Center on average. The results were gleaned from FBI crime statistics.

By comparison, it was found that Storm Lake ranked last on the list, with a safety score of 68.3 and a median income of $48,382. The city in Buena Vista County has a rate of 6.58 violent crimes per 1,000 citizens, along with a citizen-to-officer ratio of 1.76 per 1,000 people.

For more information, go to: https://securitybaron.com/safe-cities/iowa/