Iowa Criminal Records

  • Iowa has 3,123,899 total people (FBI, 2015).
  • Iowa is the 21st largest state by population.

Court System

  • The Small Claims Court is a court which resolves a civil dispute involving $5,000 or less.
  • The Business Court improves the efficiency and responsiveness of the courts by dealing with cases that meet the criteria in the Memorandum of Operation.
  • The Juvenile Court handles cases involving a child in need of assistance, a delinquent, or adoption.
  • The District Courts ate the state trial courts with original jurisdiction in felony criminal cases, domestic relations, family law, probate cases and civil cases, with any amount of money in controversy.
  • The Court of Appeals is an intermediate appellate court who reviews appeals from trial court decisions. They do not preside over trials and therefore do not use new evidence, witnesses, juries, or court reporters.
  • The Supreme Court is another appellate court and functions like the Court of Appeals, but they also have supervisory and administrative control over the judicial branch and the lower courts and they have the power to admit persons to practice as attorneys in the courts of Iowa.

Crime Statistics for Iowa (FBI, 2015)

Crime Category Reported Cases National Rank
Violent Crime 8,936 18th / 51 (Low)
Murder 72 15th / 51 (Low)
Rape 1,156 16th / 51 (Low)
Robbery 1,047 12th / 51 (Low)
Aggravated Assault 6,661 20th / 51 (Low)
Property Crime 63,957 15th / 51 (Low)
Burglary 14,892 17th / 51 (Low)
Larceny Theft 44,723 16th / 51 (Low)
Motor Vehicle Theft 4,342 15th / 51 (Low)