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Total crime 4%
Violent crime 17%
Property crime 2%
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 peopleOelwein/100k peopleIowa/100k peopleNational/100k people
Total crime148n/a (estimate)2,4671,9422,580
Murder0n/a0.01.75.0
Rape3n/a50.030.942.6
Robbery2n/a33.329.586.2
Assault14n/a233.4187.9246.8
Violent crime19n/a (estimate)317250381
Burglary34n/a566.8352.6376.0
Theft88n/a1,466.91,190.41,594.6
Vehicle theft7n/a116.7148.5228.9
Property crime129n/a (estimate)2,1501,6922,200

Key findings

  • Oelwein crime rates are 4% lower than the national average
  • Violent crimes in Oelwein are 17% lower than the national average
  • In Oelwein you have a 1 in 41 chance of becoming a victim of crime
  • Oelwein is safer than 36% of the cities in the United States
  • Year over year crime in Oelwein has increased by 30%

Oelwein crime map

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

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      Daily Crime In Oelwein (per 100,000 people)

      The above illustration depicts the number of crimes committed daily in Oelwein, per 100,000 residents. In Oelwein, the total number of daily crimes is 1.27 times more than the Iowa average and 1.05 times less than the national average. Violent daily crime statistics in Oelwein are 1.27 times more than the Iowa average and 1.20 times less than the national average. For property crime, Oelwein has a daily crime rate that is 1.27 times more than the Iowa average and 1.02 times less than the daily national average.

      How Safe is Oelwein (higher is better)

      When comparing the safety of Oelwein to every other city in Iowa, as well as the entirety of the United States, is Oelwein safe? The gauges above illustrate that Oelwein is safer than 40% of every city located within Iowa along with 36% of the all the cities located in the United States. The results of these graphs are created after analyzing each of the cities in Iowa and in the United States as a whole. As a result, Oelwein, IA is ranked below average when compared to the rest of the US cities.

      Chance of Being A Victim of Crime in Oelwein

      The chance of being a victim of violent crime in Oelwein is 1 in 316
      The chance of being a victim of property crime in Oelwein is 1 in 47
      The chance of being a victim of crime in Oelwein is 1 in 41
      Are you curious to know the likelihood of suffering from a crime in Oelwein? If you reside in Oelwein, the likelihood that you will become a victim of a violent crime is 1 in 316. Violent crimes include: murder, sexual assault, robbery, and physical assault. There is a 1 in 47 change that you will become a victim of a property crime. These sorts of crimes against personal property include: burglary, theft, and auto theft. In total, the likelihood of being victimized by a crime in Oelwein, is 1 in 41.

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

      A good indicator of whether Oelwein is becoming a safer or a more dangerous place to live can be determined by analyzing the year over year crime rate (per 100,000 people). The number of violent crimes in Oelwein has decreased by 12%, while the property crime rate in Oelwein has increased by 40% year over year. The number of total crimes in Oelwein has increased by 30% year over year.

      Oelwein police department

      ItemOelweinIowaNational
      Law enforcement employees (officers & civilians)153,827558,732
      Police officers & civilians /1000 residents2.31.83.3
      There are a total of 15 Oelwein police officers. This results in 2.3 police officers per 1,000 residents which is 28.7% greater than the Iowa average and 28.7% 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
      Fairbank, IA1,16887592679
      Jesup, IA2,80988592680
      Fayette, IA1,196110744854
      Sumner, IA2,205117789906
      Dunkerton, IA8952591,7502,008
      Independence, IA6,0051991,9412,140
      Winthrop, IA9153082,0812,389
      Oelwein, IA6,1953172,1502,467

      Cities with similar population

      City, StatePopulationViolent crime/100k peopleProperty crime/100k peopleTotal crime/100k people
      Covedale, OH6,1951861,4481,634
      Dahlonega, GA6,196106837943
      Shrewsbury, MO6,1973113,3893,700
      Cambria, CA6,1982441,2971,540
      Enoch, UT6,1994505511,001
      Oelwein, IA6,1953172,1502,467
      Source: The Oelwein, 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.