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Criminal & Juvenile Justice Planning

EZAACD Easy Access to Adult Criminal Data

        Iowa Department of Human Rights


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Disposed Charge
Disposed charges include all charged offenses, including charges that resulted in a conviction, as well as charges that were ultimately dismissed, acquitted, not filed or reduced. Cases may include one or more charges, and all are included in the counts. Local ordinances are not included.
Convictions include all charges resulting in a conviction, including deferred judgments. Cases involving multiple charges may also involve multiple convictions, and each of those individual convictions are included in the results. Local ordinances are not included.
Calendar Year
Calendar year runs from January 1st through December 31st of each year.
Judicial District
The State of Iowa is divided into eight court districts, referred to as judicial districts, each encompassing five or more of Iowa's 99 counties. The legislature decided the size and shape of each district and no county lines are crossed, accounting for irregular shapes and sizes. Click here for map of judicial districts and counties.
State Fiscal Year
A state fiscal year runs from July 1st through June 30th of the following year.
The county in which the charge or conviction was handled.
Age at Conviction
The age of the defendant at the time of disposition, if known.
The gender of the defendant, if known.
The race of the defendant, if known.
Crime Class
The crime class is the level of offense or seriousness. In Iowa, felonies are crimes that are punishable by incarceration in state prison. Felonies in Iowa are designated as class "A," "B," "C," or "D." Misdemeanors are crimes that are punishable by up to two years in local or county jail and/or state prison. Misdemeanors in Iowa are designated as aggravated, serious, or simple.
Iowa Crime ClassPotential Criminal Penalty
Simple MisdemeanorUp to 30 days in jail and $625 in fines
Serious MisdemeanorUp to 1 year in jail and $1875 in fines
Aggravated MisdemeanorUp to 2 years imprisonment and $6250 in fines
Class D FelonyUp to 5 years and $7500 in fines
Class C FelonyUp to 10 years and $10,000 in fines
Class B FelonyUp to 25 years
Class A FelonyUp to Life imprisonment
Some crimes are exceptions to these sentencing classifications and may carry a mandatory minimum sentence.
Crime Type
The crime type is a general classification for criminal offenses, including Drug, Other, Property, Public Order, Violent, and Unknown.
Crime Sub Type
The crime sub type is a more detailed classification of criminal offenses and allows offenses to be placed into more specific groups.
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