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Division of Criminal Investigations
SOR Unit -
215 East 7th St
Des Moines, IA   50319-0041

p (515) 725-6050     f (515) 725-6040

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DPS - Division of Criminal Investigations Records Unit
215 E 7th St
Des Moines, IA   50319

p (515) 725-6066     f (515) 725-6073

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Iowa Department of Corrections
510 E 12th Street
Des Moines, IA   50319

p (515) 725-5701

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Iowa Crime Stats

Iowa Criminal Records Statistics

Iowa Criminal Records Statistics

Recorded crime total for 2006: 66,953

Number of crimes per capita: 4304.56

Most "dangerous" Iowa city: Carter Lake

Crime Threat Level: 3

Other states with a crime threat level of 3:
California - Hawaii - Montana - Nebraska - Pennsylvania - Utah - Wyoming

Iowa Criminal Activity Breakdown

Iowa Criminal Activity Breakdown

Murders: 27
Rapes: 595
Robberies: 976
Assaults: 4,348
Property Crime: 45,172

Iowa exceeds the national average in:
Rape, Theft

Free Iowa Background Checks and Criminal Records

With a crime threat level of three, Iowa is a fairly safe place to live, but that doesn't mean there aren't any bad guys in this beautiful state. There were 66,000 crimes reported in 2006, and crime stats rank Iowa higher than the national average in rape and theft. Iowa residents can protect themselves with a background and criminal records check from Free Background Checks USA.

At Free Background Checks USA, we search all available public records to get you the information you need to protect yourself and your family. You can perform a similar check on your own, but you would have to contact the Division of Criminal Investigations SOR Unit for sex offender information as well as the Iowa Department of Corrections for incarceration records, and that's just the beginning of the research you would have to do.

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Tips on iowa Background Searches

Many times people do not think about running background checks on various people but obtaining Iowa criminal records is something that is very wise.

There are different reasons that you may be looking up Iowa criminal records. Sometimes people that are moving to a new area may be interested in finding out the crime rate or what time of criminals may be living around them.

If you are worried about sex offenders in your area you can check the Iowa Sex Offenders Registry. You can use this registry to find people who have been convicted or adjudicated of a sex offense as long as it was after July 1, 1995. The registry is kept up to date with daily updates.

Looking for other types of records? You can go to the Iowa Department of Corrections website and use it to search for an offender by the name, date of birth, offense or location.

If you cannot find the information that you need on these sites there are other public records sites that will gather the information for you for a minimal fee. This can really save you time and effort when you are searching for various types of records online.