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Total crime 64%
Violent crime 67%
Property crime 64%
Date & Last Updated: This data reflects the 2020 calendar year and was released from the FBI in September, 2021; this is the most current data available.
Crime data for this area is not available from the FBI. Either data from local enforcement agencies is applied or estimates are created 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)2,0022,346
Murdern/an/an/a3.56.5
Rapen/an/an/a40.738.4
Robberyn/an/an/a29.873.9
Assaultn/an/an/a229.4279.7
Violent crimen/an/a (estimate)126 (estimate)304388
Burglaryn/an/an/a371.1314.2
Theftn/an/an/a1,130.11,398.0
Vehicle theftn/an/an/a197.1246.0
Property crimen/an/a (estimate)706 (estimate)1,6981,958

Key findings

  • Buffalo crime rates are 64% lower than the national average
  • Violent crimes in Buffalo are 67% lower than the national average
  • In Buffalo you have a 1 in 121 chance of becoming a victim of crime
  • Buffalo is safer than 74% of the cities in the United States
  • Year over year crime in Buffalo has not changed

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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 791
      The chance of being a victim of property crime in Buffalo is 1 in 142
      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, IA6,12243515558
      Walcott, IA1,45061671732
      Durant, IA2,03254697751
      Andalusia, IL1,148172631804
      Coyne Center, IL1,083183668851
      Blue Grass, IA1,5634026311,033
      Maysville, IA1592291,2781,507
      Buffalo, IA1,226126706833

      Cities with similar population

      City, StatePopulationViolent crime/100k peopleProperty crime/100k peopleTotal crime/100k people
      Onset, MA1,226130444574
      Clyde, NC1,2261648691,032
      Wattsville, VA1,226100695795
      Homer, GA1,2261768851,062
      Apple Mountain Lake, VA1,22683581664
      Buffalo, IA1,226126706833
      Source: The Buffalo, IA crime data displayed above is derived from the FBI's uniform crime reports for the year of 2020. 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.