Reported Annual Crime In Cedar Rapids

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 peopleCedar Rapids/100k peopleIowa/100k peopleNational/100k people
Total crime5,322n/a (estimate)4,0361,9422,580
StatisticReportedincidents/100k peopleCedar Rapids/100k peopleIowa/100k peopleNational/100k people
Murder6n/a4.51.75.0
Rape34n/a25.830.942.6
Robbery121n/a91.829.586.2
Assault209n/a158.5187.9246.8
Violent crime370n/a (estimate)281250381
Burglary929n/a704.4352.6376.0
Theft3,681n/a2,791.21,190.41,594.6
Vehicle theft342n/a259.3148.5228.9
Property crime4,952n/a (estimate)3,7551,6922,200
The table above illustrates an overview of the annual crime reported in Cedar Rapids, IA. These figures on reported criminal activity in Cedar Rapids, IA, based on a reported crime per 100,000 citizens, is shown in order to compare these rates across disparate categories. You will notice that the crimes collected here, for comparison purposes, have been separated between violent crimes and those involving or threatening property. According to the annual crime data, the crime rate in Cedar Rapids, IA is 108% higher than the average of the whole of the state of Iowa, and when compared with the national average, is 56% higher than. When looking at violent crimes, Cedar Rapids, IA has 12% higher than violent crime rate than Iowa average, while remaining 26% lower than the national average. In property crime, Cedar Rapids, IA is 122% higher than the average of Iowa and is 71% higher than the national average.
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Did you know?

  • The overall crime rate in Cedar Rapids is 56% higher than the national average.
  • For every 100,000 people, there are 11.06 daily crimes that occur in Cedar Rapids.
  • Cedar Rapids is safer than 27% of the cities in the United States.
  • In Cedar Rapids you have a 1 in 25 chance of becoming a victim of any crime.
  • The number of total year over year crimes in Cedar Rapids has decreased by 2%.

Compare Cedar Rapids, IA Crime To Other Cities

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

The above illustration depicts the number of crimes committed daily in Cedar Rapids, IA per 100,000 residents. Additionally, daily crime statistics are also listed for Iowa as well as national figures. In Cedar Rapids, IA the total number of daily crimes is 2.08 times more than the Iowa average and 1.56 times more than the national average. Violent crime statistics in Cedar Rapids, IA are 1.12 times more than the Iowa average and 1.36 times less than the national average. Regarding crimes committed against personal property, Cedar Rapids, IA has a daily crime rate that is 2.22 times more than the Iowa average and 1.71 times more than the daily national average.

How Safe is Cedar Rapids (higher is better)

Compared to the other cities in Iowa and cities in all other U.S. states, how safe is Cedar Rapids, IA? From the gauges displayed above, you will notice that Cedar Rapids, IA has been ranked safer than 24% of other cities in the state of Iowa. In addition, Cedar Rapids, IA 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, IA. By studying this data, it was possible to determine that Cedar Rapids, IA 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 357
The chance of being a victim of property crime in Cedar Rapids is 1 in 27
The chance of being a victim of crime in Cedar Rapids is 1 in 25
Wondering what the chances are that you will be the victim of a crime in Cedar Rapids, IA? The illustrations above show how likely you are to become a victim of violent crime, property crime or any crime. In Cedar Rapids, IA you have a 1 in 357 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 27 chance of becoming a victim. Property crimes include burglary, theft and vehicle theft. Overall, you have a 1 in 25 chance of becoming a victim of crime in Cedar Rapids, IA.

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

An analysis of year to year crime rates in Cedar Rapids, IA is a useful indicator of whether the area is becoming a safer area to live or a more dangerous area. In the above graph, you can see that the year to year crime rates are shown for the total crime, property crime, and violent crime per 100,000 people. The amount of violent crime in Cedar Rapids, IA has decreased by 5%, the amount of property crime in Cedar Rapids, IA has decreased by 2%, and the total amount of crime in Cedar Rapids, IA has decreased by 2% year to 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, IA3,43448322370
Walford, IA1,42850340391
Atkins, IA1,71356378434
Fairfax, IA2,41857389446
Ely, IA2,13369464532
Solon, IA2,39969464533
Palo, IA1,03686583669
Cedar Rapids, IA129,5372813,7554,036

Cities with similar population

City, StatePopulationViolent crime/100k peopleProperty crime/100k peopleTotal crime/100k people
Enterprise, NV129,6204982,2452,743
Carrollton, TX129,2661381,7101,849
Charleston, SC129,8883032,0772,380
Visalia, CA128,7383352,9643,299
New Haven, CT130,4058423,8964,738
Cedar Rapids, IA129,5372813,7554,036
Source: The Cedar Rapids, 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.
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