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Total crime 12%
Violent crime 2%
Property crime 15%
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 peopleWadena/100k peopleIowa/100k peopleNational/100k people
Total crime0n/a (estimate)2,792 (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)373 (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)2,419 (estimate)1,7342,110

Key findings

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

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

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      Daily Crime In Wadena (per 100,000 people)

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      Chance of Being A Victim of Crime in Wadena

      The chance of being a victim of violent crime in Wadena is 1 in 269
      The chance of being a victim of property crime in Wadena is 1 in 42
      The chance of being a victim of crime in Wadena is 1 in 36

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

      Wadena police department

      ItemWadenaIowaNational
      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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      Monona, IA1,495104676780
      Elkader, IA1,325112726838
      Fayette, IA1,196117762880
      Strawberry Point, IA1,357118767885
      West Union, IA2,592124803927
      Oelwein, IA6,1953061,5461,852
      Edgewood, IA7953272,1252,452
      Wadena, IA2793732,4192,792

      Cities with similar population

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      Mendota, MN27995840935
      Creston, WA2794504,1014,550
      Tanana, AK2791,3804,6336,013
      Chataignier, LA2798164,7025,519
      Greeley, IA2793712,4082,779
      Wadena, IA2793732,4192,792
      Source: The Wadena, 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.