Dubuque Crime Rates vs. Other Iowa Cities
The violent crime rate consistently decreased in Dubuque from 2008-2012, compared to rates in most other Iowa communities, which stayed the same or increased. The rate of property crime in Dubuque increased slightly over that five-year period.
FROM THE SURVEY:
- Theft and property damage were the areas of highest concern for respondents.
FROM THE DIALOGUES:
- Those who do not live downtown perceive it to be a dangerous area, while 69.69% of survey respondents who do live downtown believe their neighborhoods are safe.
- Attendees who have lived in Dubuque longer had greater concerns over safety issues than those who are newer to the community; newcomers felt that Dubuque was a safe place to live.