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Total crime 69%
Violent crime 73%
Property crime 68%
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 peopleWapello/100k peopleIowa/100k peopleNational/100k people
Total crime0n/a (estimate)809 (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)104 (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)705 (estimate)1,6922,200

Key findings

  • Wapello crime rates are 69% lower than the national average
  • Violent crimes in Wapello are 73% lower than the national average
  • In Wapello you have a 1 in 124 chance of becoming a victim of crime
  • Wapello is safer than 79% of the cities in the United States
  • Year over year crime in Wapello has decreased by 18%

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

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      Daily Crime In Wapello (per 100,000 people)

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      Chance of Being A Victim of Crime in Wapello

      The chance of being a victim of violent crime in Wapello is 1 in 961
      The chance of being a victim of property crime in Wapello is 1 in 142
      The chance of being a victim of crime in Wapello is 1 in 124

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

      Wapello police department

      ItemWapelloIowaNational
      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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      Fruitland, IA1,19686585672
      Mediapolis, IA1,536105714819
      Winfield, IA1,068114771884
      Columbus Junction, IA2,2141308821,012
      Oakville, IA1572941,9902,285
      Grandview, IA4493062,0712,377
      Morning Sun, IA9063322,2502,583
      Wapello, IA1,922104705809

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      City, StatePopulationViolent crime/100k peopleProperty crime/100k peopleTotal crime/100k people
      West Glendive, MT1,922118789907
      Robesonia, PA1,922123600723
      Minneapolis, KS1,9211031,0261,129
      Wadley, GA1,9235802,4793,059
      Westernport, MD1,9212521,0941,346
      Wapello, IA1,922104705809
      Source: The Wapello, 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.