Annual Crime In Bridgewater (2018)

Date & Last Updated: This data reflects the 2018 calendar year and was released from the FBI in September, 2019; this is the most current data available.
In the event that crime data for this area is not available from the FBI, estimates are used. The estimates are based on demographic data including, but not limited to: home prices, income per capita and population density.
StatisticReportedincidents/100k peopleBridgewater/100k peopleIowa/100k peopleNational/100k people
Total crime0n/a (estimate)2,854 (estimate)1,9422,580
StatisticReportedincidents/100k peopleBridgewater/100k peopleIowa/100k peopleNational/100k people
Murdern/an/an/a1.75.0
Rapen/an/an/a30.942.6
Robberyn/an/an/a29.586.2
Assaultn/an/an/a187.9246.8
Violent crimen/an/a (estimate)367 (estimate)250381
Burglaryn/an/an/a352.6376.0
Theftn/an/an/a1,190.41,594.6
Vehicle theftn/an/an/a148.5228.9
Property crimen/an/a (estimate)2,487 (estimate)1,6922,200

Key findings

  • Bridgewater crime rates are 11% higher than the national average
  • Violent crimes in Bridgewater are 3% lower than the national average
  • In Bridgewater you have a 1 in 36 chance of becoming a victim of crime
  • Bridgewater is safer than 28% of the cities in the United States
  • Year over year crime in Bridgewater has decreased by 18%

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Compare Bridgewater, IA Crime To Other Cities

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      Daily Crime In Bridgewater (per 100,000 people)

      How Safe is Bridgewater (higher is better)

      Chance of Being A Victim of Crime in Bridgewater

      The chance of being a victim of violent crime in Bridgewater is 1 in 273
      The chance of being a victim of property crime in Bridgewater is 1 in 41
      The chance of being a victim of crime in Bridgewater is 1 in 36

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

      Bridgewater police department

      ItemBridgewaterIowaNational
      Law enforcement employees (officers & civilians)n/a3,827558,732
      Police officers & civilians /1000 residentsn/a1.83.3

      Sex offenders in Iowa

      StateTotal offendersIowa /100KNational /100K
      Iowa6,040205266
      There are a total of 6,040 sex offenders in Iowa. This yields a total of 205 sex offenders in Iowa per 100,000 residents which is 23% less than the national average.

      Nearby Cities With Low Crime Rates

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      Greenfield, IA1,951107721828
      Wiota, IA863172,1492,466
      Orient, IA4263232,1832,506
      Anita, IA8703242,1962,520
      Massena, IA3113262,2082,535
      Fontanelle, IA6673402,3022,642
      Cumberland, IA2503932,6573,050
      Bridgewater, IA1403672,4872,854

      Cities with similar population

      City, StatePopulationViolent crime/100k peopleProperty crime/100k peopleTotal crime/100k people
      Northway, AK1401,4305,3336,763
      Pringle, SD1405132,1902,702
      Taylor, NE1404413,2163,657
      Washington, VA14081673754
      Casmalia, CA1406423,4204,063
      Bridgewater, IA1403672,4872,854
      Source: The Bridgewater, IA crime data displayed above is derived from the FBI's uniform crime reports for the year of 2018. 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.