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Total crime 16%
Violent crime 46%
Property crime 10%
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.
StatisticReportedincidents/100k peopleCedar Falls/100k peopleIowa/100k peopleNational/100k people
Total crime908n/a (estimate)2,1751,9422,580
Murder1n/a2.41.75.0
Rape27n/a64.730.942.6
Robbery6n/a14.429.586.2
Assault52n/a124.6187.9246.8
Violent crime86n/a (estimate)206250381
Burglary128n/a306.6352.6376.0
Theft666n/a1,595.41,190.41,594.6
Vehicle theft28n/a67.1148.5228.9
Property crime822n/a (estimate)1,9691,6922,200

Key findings

  • Cedar Falls crime rates are 16% lower than the national average
  • Violent crimes in Cedar Falls are 46% lower than the national average
  • In Cedar Falls you have a 1 in 46 chance of becoming a victim of crime
  • Cedar Falls is safer than 47% of the cities in the United States
  • Year over year crime in Cedar Falls has not changed

Cedar Falls crime map

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The Cedar Falls crime map provides a detailed overview of all crimes in Cedar Falls as reported by the local law enforcement agency. Based on the color coded legend above, the crime map outlines the areas with lower crime compared to the areas with higher crime. The Cedar Falls crime heat map offers insight into the total crimes on a block group level.

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      Daily Crime In Cedar Falls (per 100,000 people)

      The number of daily crimes per 100,000 residents in Cedar Falls, Iowa is displayed in the graph above. As you can see, the daily crimes for Cedar Falls are 1.12 times more than the Iowa average and 1.19 times less than the national level. Daily violent crimes in Cedar Falls are 1.21 times less than than Iowa and 1.85 times less than the national mean. While daily property crimes in Cedar Falls are 1.16 times more than than Iowa and 1.12 times less than the national average.

      How Safe is Cedar Falls (higher is better)

      What are the odds that you'll be safer in Cedar Falls, Iowa compared to other areas of Iowa, as well as the rest of America? When it comes down to it, is Cedar Falls safe? In the graphs above, it shows that Cedar Falls is safer than 51% of Iowa cities, and 47% compared to all other cities across America. These statistics are calculated by taking a closer look at each city's crime rate in Iowa, as well as the rest of the US. It is then determined which cities see less crime than Cedar Falls. At this time, Cedar Falls sees a below average rate of crime in comparison to other United States cities.

      Chance of Being A Victim of Crime in Cedar Falls

      The chance of being a victim of violent crime in Cedar Falls is 1 in 486
      The chance of being a victim of property crime in Cedar Falls is 1 in 51
      The chance of being a victim of crime in Cedar Falls is 1 in 46
      Are you at risk of becoming a victim of crime in Cedar Falls, Iowa? If you reside in Cedar Falls, then there is a 1 in 486 chance that you will experience a violent crime. These types of crimes may include homicide, sexual assault, robbery, and physical assault. Your risk of being a victim of property crime is 1 in 51. These types of crime include burglary, petty theft, and theft of motor vehicles. Altogether, there is a 1 in 46 risk that you will become a victim of crime in Cedar Falls.

      Year Over Year Crime In Cedar Falls (per 100,000 people)

      The year over year change in crime per 100,000 people helps to understand whether crime in Cedar Falls, IA is on the rise or declining. The violent crime rate in Cedar Falls has not changed, while the property crime rate in Cedar Falls has not changed year over year. Summing up the numbers, Cedar Falls has not changed with regards to total crimes year over year.

      Cedar Falls police department

      ItemCedar FallsIowaNational
      Law enforcement employees (officers & civilians)413,827558,732
      Police officers & civilians /1000 residents1.01.83.3
      There are a total of 41 Cedar Falls police officers. This results in 1.0 police officers per 1,000 residents which is 42.4% less than the Iowa average and 68.1% less than the National average.

      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
      Dike, IA1,30953359413
      Hudson, IA2,41469469538
      Denver, IA1,81478527605
      Reinbeck, IA1,76583559642
      Elk Run Heights, IA1,00689602691
      Shell Rock, IA1,254101684785
      La Porte City, IA2,403110747858
      Cedar Falls, IA40,8282061,9692,175

      Cities with similar population

      City, StatePopulationViolent crime/100k peopleProperty crime/100k peopleTotal crime/100k people
      Campbell, CA40,7882843,2953,579
      Brentwood, TN40,873809261,007
      Covington, KY40,7664052,7123,118
      Sumter, SC40,7609174,6945,612
      The Colony, TX40,7572291,0921,320
      Cedar Falls, IA40,8282061,9692,175
      Source: The Cedar Falls, 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.