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Total crime 44%
Violent crime 32%
Property crime 58%
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.
StatisticReportedincidents/100k peopleCedar Rapids/100k peopleIowa/100k peopleNational/100k people
Total crime4,815n/a (estimate)3,5932,0002,489
Murder2n/a1.51.95.0
Rape27n/a20.136.942.6
Robbery83n/a61.927.481.6
Assault233n/a173.9200.4250.2
Violent crime345n/a (estimate)257267379
Burglary837n/a624.6371.1340.5
Theft3,268n/a2,438.71,199.61,549.5
Vehicle theft365n/a272.4163.0219.9
Property crime4,470n/a (estimate)3,3361,7342,110

Key findings

  • Cedar Rapids crime rates are 44% higher than the national average
  • Violent crimes in Cedar Rapids are 32% lower than the national average
  • In Cedar Rapids you have a 1 in 28 chance of becoming a victim of crime
  • Cedar Rapids is safer than 27% of the cities in the United States
  • Year over year crime in Cedar Rapids has decreased by 11%

Cedar Rapids crime map

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The Cedar Rapids crime map provides a detailed overview of all crimes in Cedar Rapids 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 Rapids crime heat map offers insight into the total crimes on a block group level.

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

      The above illustration depicts the number of crimes committed daily in Cedar Rapids, per 100,000 residents. In Cedar Rapids, the total number of daily crimes is 1.80 times more than the Iowa average and 1.44 times more than the national average. Violent daily crime statistics in Cedar Rapids are 1.04 times less than the Iowa average and 1.47 times less than the national average. For property crime, Cedar Rapids has a daily crime rate that is 1.92 times more than the Iowa average and 1.58 times more than the daily national average.

      How Safe is Cedar Rapids (higher is better)

      Compared to the other cities in Iowa and all other cities across the US, is Cedar Rapids safe? From the gauges displayed above, you will notice that Cedar Rapids is safer than 24% of other cities in the state of Iowa. In addition, Cedar Rapids is safer than 27% of cities in the entire United States. To achieve these results, all Iowa and United States cities were analyzed to determine how many locations had a lower crime rate than Cedar Rapids. By studying this data, it was possible to determine that Cedar Rapids is below average in safety when compared with other United States cities.

      Chance of Being A Victim of Crime in Cedar Rapids

      The chance of being a victim of violent crime in Cedar Rapids is 1 in 389
      The chance of being a victim of property crime in Cedar Rapids is 1 in 30
      The chance of being a victim of crime in Cedar Rapids is 1 in 28
      How likely are you to become a victim of crime? In Cedar Rapids, Iowa you have a 1 in 389 chance of becoming a victim of violent crime. Violent crimes include murder, rape, robbery and assault. With regards to property crime, you have a 1 in 30 chance of becoming a victim. Property crimes include burglary, theft and vehicle theft. Overall, you have a 1 in 28 chance of becoming a victim of crime in Cedar Rapids.

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

      An analysis of year to year crime rates in Cedar Rapids, Iowa (per 100,000 people) is a useful indicator of whether the area is becoming a safer or a more dangerous place to live. The amount of violent crime in Cedar Rapids has decreased by 9%, the amount of property crime in Cedar Rapids has decreased by 11%, and the total amount of crime in Cedar Rapids has decreased by 11% year over year.

      Cedar Rapids police department

      ItemCedar RapidsIowaNational
      Law enforcement employees (officers & civilians)2633,827558,732
      Police officers & civilians /1000 residents2.01.83.3
      There are a total of 263 Cedar Rapids police officers. This results in 2.0 police officers per 1,000 residents which is 13.7% greater than the Iowa average and 37% 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
      Robins, IA3,43451330381
      Walford, IA1,42854349403
      Atkins, IA1,71360388447
      Fairfax, IA2,41861398459
      Ely, IA2,13373475548
      Solon, IA2,39973476549
      Lisbon, IA1,90888571659
      Cedar Rapids, IA129,5372573,3363,593

      Cities with similar population

      City, StatePopulationViolent crime/100k peopleProperty crime/100k peopleTotal crime/100k people
      Enterprise, NV129,6204552,1382,593
      Carrollton, TX129,2663672,0932,459
      Charleston, SC129,8883732,2602,633
      Visalia, CA128,7384342,8903,324
      New Haven, CT130,4058953,7994,694
      Cedar Rapids, IA129,5372573,3363,593
      Source: The Cedar Rapids, IA crime data displayed above is derived from the FBI's uniform crime reports for the year of 2019. 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.