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Total crime 70%
Violent crime 73%
Property crime 69%
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 peopleWahpeton/100k peopleIowa/100k peopleNational/100k people
Total crime0n/a (estimate)785 (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)101 (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)684 (estimate)1,6922,200

Key findings

  • Wahpeton crime rates are 70% lower than the national average
  • Violent crimes in Wahpeton are 73% lower than the national average
  • In Wahpeton you have a 1 in 128 chance of becoming a victim of crime
  • Wahpeton is safer than 80% of the cities in the United States
  • Year over year crime in Wahpeton has decreased by 20%

Wahpeton crime map

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

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      Daily Crime In Wahpeton (per 100,000 people)

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      Chance of Being A Victim of Crime in Wahpeton

      The chance of being a victim of violent crime in Wahpeton is 1 in 991
      The chance of being a victim of property crime in Wahpeton is 1 in 147
      The chance of being a victim of crime in Wahpeton is 1 in 128

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

      Wahpeton police department

      ItemWahpetonIowaNational
      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.

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      Source: The Wahpeton, 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.