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Total crime 5%
Violent crime 9%
Property crime 7%
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.
Crime data for this area is not available from the FBI, so estimates are used based on demographic data including, but not limited to: home prices, income per capita and population density.
StatisticReportedincidents/100k peopleVan Wert/100k peopleIowa/100k peopleNational/100k people
Total crime0n/a (estimate)2,699 (estimate)1,9422,580
Murdern/an/an/a1.75.0
Rapen/an/an/a30.942.6
Robberyn/an/an/a29.586.2
Assaultn/an/an/a187.9246.8
Violent crimen/an/a (estimate)347 (estimate)250381
Burglaryn/an/an/a352.6376.0
Theftn/an/an/a1,190.41,594.6
Vehicle theftn/an/an/a148.5228.9
Property crimen/an/a (estimate)2,352 (estimate)1,6922,200

Key findings

  • Van Wert crime rates are 5% higher than the national average
  • Violent crimes in Van Wert are 9% lower than the national average
  • In Van Wert you have a 1 in 38 chance of becoming a victim of crime
  • Van Wert is safer than 31% of the cities in the United States
  • Year over year crime in Van Wert has decreased by 20%

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

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      Daily Crime In Van Wert (per 100,000 people)

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      Chance of Being A Victim of Crime in Van Wert

      The chance of being a victim of violent crime in Van Wert is 1 in 288
      The chance of being a victim of property crime in Van Wert is 1 in 43
      The chance of being a victim of crime in Van Wert is 1 in 38

      Year Over Year Crime In Van Wert (per 100,000 people)

      Van Wert police department

      ItemVan WertIowaNational
      Law enforcement employees (officers & civilians)n/a3,827558,732
      Police officers & civilians /1000 residentsn/a1.83.3

      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

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      Sun Valley Lake, IA224101684785
      Leon, IA1,995119807927
      Osceola, IA4,9921581,8211,980
      Murray, IA6613512,3762,727
      Woodburn, IA2303542,3992,754
      Decatur City, IA2053582,4222,780
      Weldon, IA1813662,4752,840
      Van Wert, IA1903472,3522,699

      Cities with similar population

      City, StatePopulationViolent crime/100k peopleProperty crime/100k peopleTotal crime/100k people
      Cornish, OK1907344,5265,259
      High Hill, MO1907023,7004,402
      Callaghan, VA1902502,0842,334
      Rye, CO1905283,5514,079
      Manitou, OK1907514,6315,382
      Van Wert, IA1903472,3522,699
      Source: The Van Wert, 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.