FBI: Record number of homicides in Iowa in 2020

Katie Akin, Iowa Capital Dispatch
Posted 9/29/21

There were 111 homicide offenses in Iowa in 2020, according to annual FBI data. That’s a nearly 60 percent increase from 2019, when Iowa recorded 70 murders. It’s also the largest number of Iowa homicides since the FBI began tracking the statistic in 1979.

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