Ottumwa has a population of 24,397. During the past three years, Ottumwa saw 3,631 arrests. For 2017, the Ottumwa's arrest rate totaled 589.01 per 10,000 residents. This increase of 86.07% makes Ottumwa higher than the national average of 316.54 per 10,000 residents. From that total, 143 were violent crimes like murder, rape, and robbery. The city of Ottumwa also totaled 1,294 arrests for property crimes during 2017.
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Overall, Ottumwa had a higher rate of non-violent crime. For 2017, Ottumwa averaged 143 violent crimes and 1,294 non-violent crimes.
The city of Ottumwa experienced 1,205 violent crimes during 2007-2017. Of that total, 8 were for murder/non-negligent manslaughter. Additionally, 155 was for legacy rape. The robbery total was 97, and the aggravated assault total was 945.
It is situated in Wapello county, Iowa with a total number of 44 employees - 2 female, 32 male officers and 10 civilians. Ottumwa PD ORI (Originated Agency Identifier) number is IA0900100, it belongs to the West North Central division in the Midwest region with a region code of Region II.