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Total crime 12%
Violent crime 2%
Property crime 14%
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.
Crime data for this area is not available from the FBI. Either data from local enforcement agencies is applied or estimates are created 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)2,781 (estimate)2,0002,489
Murdern/an/an/a1.95.0
Rapen/an/an/a36.942.6
Robberyn/an/an/a27.481.6
Assaultn/an/an/a200.4250.2
Violent crimen/an/a (estimate)371 (estimate)267379
Burglaryn/an/an/a371.1340.5
Theftn/an/an/a1,199.61,549.5
Vehicle theftn/an/an/a163.0219.9
Property crimen/an/a (estimate)2,410 (estimate)1,7342,110

Key findings

  • Van Wert crime rates are 12% higher than the national average
  • Violent crimes in Van Wert are 2% lower than the national average
  • In Van Wert you have a 1 in 36 chance of becoming a victim of crime
  • Van Wert is safer than 27% of the cities in the United States
  • Year over year crime in Van Wert has increased by 3%

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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 270
      The chance of being a victim of property crime in Van Wert is 1 in 42
      The chance of being a victim of crime in Van Wert is 1 in 36

      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, IA224108701808
      Leon, IA1,995127827955
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      Woodburn, IA2303792,4592,837
      Osceola, IA4,9924592,3932,852
      Decatur City, IA2053822,4832,865
      Weldon, IA1813902,5362,926
      Van Wert, IA1903712,4102,781

      Cities with similar population

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      Parkdale, MO1905272,8113,339
      Howard City, NE1904372,9603,396
      Watson, MN1903583,1573,515
      Summit Lake, WI1903711,8632,234
      Forada, MN1902502,1992,449
      Van Wert, IA1903712,4102,781
      Source: The Van Wert, 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.