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Total crime 69%
Violent crime 91%
Property crime 64%
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 peopleNorwalk/100k peopleIowa/100k peopleNational/100k people
Total crime93n/a (estimate)7832,0002,489
Murder0n/a0.01.95.0
Rape1n/a8.436.942.6
Robbery0n/a0.027.481.6
Assault3n/a25.3200.4250.2
Violent crime4n/a (estimate)34267379
Burglary12n/a101.1371.1340.5
Theft72n/a606.51,199.61,549.5
Vehicle theft5n/a42.1163.0219.9
Property crime89n/a (estimate)7501,7342,110

Key findings

  • Norwalk crime rates are 69% lower than the national average
  • Violent crimes in Norwalk are 91% lower than the national average
  • In Norwalk you have a 1 in 128 chance of becoming a victim of crime
  • Norwalk is safer than 86% of the cities in the United States
  • Year over year crime in Norwalk has decreased by 14%

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

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      Daily Crime In Norwalk (per 100,000 people)

      The number of daily crimes per 100,000 residents in Norwalk, Iowa is displayed in the graph above. As you can see, the daily crimes for Norwalk are 2.55 times less than the Iowa average and 3.18 times less than the national level. Daily violent crimes in Norwalk are 7.91 times less than than Iowa and 11.26 times less than the national mean. While daily property crimes in Norwalk are 2.31 times less than than Iowa and 2.81 times less than the national average.

      How Safe is Norwalk (higher is better)

      Compared to the other cities in Iowa and all other cities across the US, is Norwalk safe? From the gauges displayed above, you will notice that Norwalk is safer than 93% of other cities in the state of Iowa. In addition, Norwalk is safer than 86% 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 Norwalk. By studying this data, it was possible to determine that Norwalk is above average in safety when compared with other United States cities.

      Chance of Being A Victim of Crime in Norwalk

      The chance of being a victim of violent crime in Norwalk is 1 in 2968
      The chance of being a victim of property crime in Norwalk is 1 in 134
      The chance of being a victim of crime in Norwalk is 1 in 128
      Are you at risk of becoming a victim of crime in Norwalk, Iowa? If you reside in Norwalk, then there is a 1 in 2968 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 134. These types of crime include burglary, petty theft, and theft of motor vehicles. Altogether, there is a 1 in 128 risk that you will become a victim of crime in Norwalk.

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

      An ideal indicator of whether Norwalk is becoming a safer or more dangerous place to live can be done by analyzing the year over year crime rates per 100,000 people. Year over year violent crime in Norwalk has decreased by 59% and the rate of property crime in Norwalk has decreased by 9%. The total crime rate in Norwalk has decreased by 14% year to year.

      Norwalk police department

      ItemNorwalkIowaNational
      Law enforcement employees (officers & civilians)153,827558,732
      Police officers & civilians /1000 residents1.71.83.3
      There are a total of 15 Norwalk police officers. This results in 1.7 police officers per 1,000 residents which is 8.3% less than the Iowa average and 49.2% 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
      Dallas Center, IA1,85186559645
      Van Meter, IA1,25690585675
      Saylorville, IA3,44595616711
      Clive, IA17,02240699740
      Cumming, IA415108701808
      St. Marys, IA210108701808
      Waukee, IA16,95562759820
      Norwalk, IA9,94434750783

      Cities with similar population

      City, StatePopulationViolent crime/100k peopleProperty crime/100k peopleTotal crime/100k people
      Jefferson, GA9,9463062,1302,436
      Fairfield, IA9,9422931,9022,195
      Brownsville, TN9,9381,6173,5245,141
      Elkhorn, WI9,9311209511,071
      Waldwick, NJ9,92220557576
      Norwalk, IA9,94434750783
      Source: The Norwalk, 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.