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Total crime 67%
Violent crime 71%
Property crime 66%
Date & Last Updated: This data reflects the 2019 calendar year and was released from the FBI in September, 2020; this is the most current data available.
Crime data for this area is not available from the FBI, so estimates are used based on demographic data including, but not limited to: home prices, income per capita and population density.
StatisticReportedincidents/100k peopleBuffalo/100k peopleIowa/100k peopleNational/100k people
Total crime0n/a (estimate)833 (estimate)2,0002,489
Murdern/an/an/a1.95.0
Rapen/an/an/a36.942.6
Robberyn/an/an/a27.481.6
Assaultn/an/an/a200.4250.2
Violent crimen/an/a (estimate)111 (estimate)267379
Burglaryn/an/an/a371.1340.5
Theftn/an/an/a1,199.61,549.5
Vehicle theftn/an/an/a163.0219.9
Property crimen/an/a (estimate)721 (estimate)1,7342,110

Key findings

  • Buffalo crime rates are 67% lower than the national average
  • Violent crimes in Buffalo are 71% lower than the national average
  • In Buffalo you have a 1 in 121 chance of becoming a victim of crime
  • Buffalo is safer than 60% of the cities in the United States
  • Year over year crime in Buffalo has decreased by 10%

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      Daily Crime In Buffalo (per 100,000 people)

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      Chance of Being A Victim of Crime in Buffalo

      The chance of being a victim of violent crime in Buffalo is 1 in 901
      The chance of being a victim of property crime in Buffalo is 1 in 139
      The chance of being a victim of crime in Buffalo is 1 in 121

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

      Buffalo police department

      ItemBuffaloIowaNational
      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

      City, StatePopulationViolent crime/100k peopleProperty crime/100k peopleTotal crime/100k people
      Eldridge, IA6,12229602631
      Walcott, IA1,45061671732
      Durant, IA2,03299642741
      Andalusia, IL1,148165747912
      Coyne Center, IL1,083174791965
      Blue Grass, IA1,5634026311,033
      Bettendorf, IA35,0481241,2821,406
      Buffalo, IA1,226111721833

      Cities with similar population

      City, StatePopulationViolent crime/100k peopleProperty crime/100k peopleTotal crime/100k people
      Apple Mountain Lake, VA1,22683655738
      Homer, GA1,2261501,0481,198
      Onset, MA1,226138497636
      Clyde, NC1,2261459201,065
      Wattsville, VA1,22699784883
      Buffalo, IA1,226111721833
      Source: The Buffalo, 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.