Reported Annual Crime In Oelwein

StatisticReportedincidents/100k peopleOelwein/100k peopleIowa/100k peopleNational/100k people
Total crime157n/a (estimate)2,5632,3332,860
StatisticReportedincidents/100k peopleOelwein/100k peopleIowa/100k peopleNational/100k people
Murder0n/a0.02.34.9
Rape3n/a49.037.038.6
Robbery1n/a16.333.5101.9
Assault26n/a424.4213.2237.8
Violent crime30n/a (estimate)490286373
Burglary21n/a342.8476.7491.4
Theft102n/a1,665.01,431.61,775.4
Vehicle theft4n/a65.3139.0220.2
Property crime127n/a (estimate)2,0732,0472,487
The table above provides a full overview of all reported crimes in Oelwein, IA for the year. The sum of recorded criminal acts in Oelwein, IA is displayed; for comparisons, each offense is also shown in regards to the amount of offenses per 100,000 people. Along with this, they are separated into multiple categories: violent crimes and property crimes. The crime data reveals that the overall Oelwein, IA crime rates are 10% higher than in comparison to the Iowa mean and are 10% lower than the nation's mean. In regards to violent offenses, Oelwein, IA has a rate that is 71% higher than the Iowa average; compared to the United States, it is 31% higher than. Looking at crimes involving property, Oelwein, IA is 1% higher than its state's mean, and 17% lower than the country's average.

Did you know?

  • The overall crime rate in Oelwein is 10% lower than the national average.
  • For every 100,000 people, there are 7.02 daily crimes that occur in Oelwein.
  • Oelwein is safer than 25% of the cities in the United States.
  • In Oelwein you have a 1 in 40 chance of becoming a victim of any crime.
  • The number of total year over year crimes in Oelwein has decreased by 12%.

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Daily Crime In Oelwein (per 100,000 people)

The above illustration depicts the number of crimes committed daily in Oelwein, IA per 100,000 residents. Additionally, daily crime statistics are also listed for Iowa as well as national figures. In Oelwein, IA the total number of daily crimes is 1.10 times more than the Iowa average and 1.12 times less than the national average. Violent crime statistics in Oelwein, IA are 1.71 times more than the Iowa average and 1.31 times more than the national average. Regarding crimes committed against personal property, Oelwein, IA has a daily crime rate that is 1.01 times more than the Iowa average and 1.20 times less than the daily national average.

How Safe is Oelwein (higher is better)

When comparing the safety of Oelwein, IA compared to every other city in Iowa as well as the entirety of the United States, the gauges found above illustrate that Oelwein, IA ranks safer than 17% of every city located within Iowa along with 25% of the all the cities located in the United States. The results of these graphs are created after analyzing each of the cities in Iowa and in the United States as a whole. It is then established the total amount of cities that have a lower crime rate than Oelwein, IA. As a result, Oelwein, IA is ranked below average when compared to the majority of US cities.

Chance of Being A Victim of Crime in Oelwein

The chance of being a victim of violent crime in Oelwein is 1 in 205
The chance of being a victim of property crime in Oelwein is 1 in 49
The chance of being a victim of crime in Oelwein is 1 in 40
Are you curious to know the likelihood of suffering from a crime in Oelwein, IA? The graphics above display the likelihood of becoming victimized by an illegal act such as a crime including violence or property damage. If you reside in Oelwein, IA, the likelihood that you will suffer a violent crime is 1 in 205. These sorts of violent crimes include murder, sexual assault, robbery, and physical assault. Illegal actions against property are represented by a likelihood of 1 in 49 that you become a victim. These sorts of crimes against personal property include burglary, theft, and auto theft. In total, the likelihood of being victimized by a crime in Oelwein, IA is 1 in 40.

Year Over Year Crime In Oelwein (per 100,000 people)

A good indicator of whether Oelwein, IA is becoming a safer or a more dangerous place to live can be determined by analyzing the year over year crime rate. In the graph above, the year over year crime rates are displayed for violent, property and total crimes per 100,000 people. The number of violent crimes in Oelwein, IA has decreased by 22%, while the property crime rate in Oelwein, IA has decreased by 9% year over year. The number of total crimes in Oelwein, IA has decreased by 12% year over year.

Oelwein police department

ItemOelweinIowaNational
Law enforcement employees (officers & civilians)153,838556,527
Police officers & civilians /1000 residents2.31.83.3
There are a total of 15 Oelwein police officers. This results in 2.3 police officers per 1,000 residents which is 28.6% greater than the Iowa average and 29% less than the National average.

Sex offenders in Iowa

StateTotal offendersIowa /100KNational /100K
Iowa5,765196222
There are a total of 5,765 sex offenders in Iowa. This yields a total of 196 sex offenders in Iowa per 100,000 residents which is 12% less than the national average.

Nearby Cities With Low Crime Rates

City, StatePopulationViolent crime/100k peopleProperty crime/100k peopleTotal crime/100k people
Fairbank, IA1,12999708806
Jesup, IA2,642101721822
Fayette, IA1,2061369721,107
Sumner, IA2,0811379791,115
Independence, IA5,9552461,7592,005
Oelwein, IA6,3214902,0732,563

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City, StatePopulationViolent crime/100k peopleProperty crime/100k peopleTotal crime/100k people
Pea Ridge, WV6,3211721,0251,197
Lincoln, AL6,3215865,6906,276
Johnsburg, IL6,3221112,2912,403
Johnson Lane, NV6,3192268681,094
Southold, NY6,323124522645
Oelwein, IA6,3214902,0732,563
Source: The Oelwein, IA crime data displayed above is derived from the FBI's uniform crime reports for the year of 2015. The crime report encompasses more than 18,000 city and state law enforcement agencies reporting data on property and violent crimes. The uniform crime reports program represents approximately 309 million American residents, which results in 98% coverage of metropolitan statistical areas.