I know it doesn’t surprise any of you. Trying to be sarcastic. To be fair, I haven’t heard back yet from the PD on the 50 percent increase in aggravated assaults. They could have all been caused by those darned Chicago immigrants…ha. Seriously, crime’s up everywhere — in Iowa. Down in the Midwest and the nation. WHAT GIVES?

Read my entire story here. It’s worth noting, as well, that Iowa City and Cedar Rapids have the two lowest crime rates of Iowa cities with more than 50,000 residents. So, relatively speaking, we’re safer here than we would be anywhere else.