Reported Annual Crime In Waterloo

StatisticReportedincidents/100k peopleWaterloo/100k peopleIowa/100k peopleNational/100k people
Total crime2,268n/a (estimate)3,3422,4192,745
StatisticReportedincidents/100k peopleWaterloo/100k peopleIowa/100k peopleNational/100k people
Murder5n/a7.43.35.3
Rape34n/a50.139.241.7
Robbery53n/a78.139.898.0
Assault249n/a367.0211.0248.9
Violent crime341n/a (estimate)503293383
Burglary532n/a784.0479.3430.4
Theft1,253n/a1,846.61,468.61,694.4
Vehicle theft142n/a209.3177.4237.4
Property crime1,927n/a (estimate)2,8402,1252,362

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A general overview of all the annual reported crimes in Waterloo, IA is displayed above. The data has been arranged to make it easier to find both the gross total of reported crimes and the number of crimes reported per 100,000 people in Waterloo, IA. These statistics are further divided into two distinct categories (violent crimes and property crimes) to provide more insight to how prevalent crime is in the area. You'll find that the rate of crime in Waterloo, IA averages 38% higher than the rest of Iowa while the rate of crime on a national scale is 22% higher than. You'll find that the occurrence of violent crime in Waterloo, IA is 71% higher than the average rate of crime in Iowa and 31% higher than the rest of the nation. Similarly, crime involving property stands 34% higher than the remainder of the state of Iowa and 20% higher than the nation's average. Both of these statistics relate to how safe residents and businesses are while performing everyday activities in the Waterloo, IA area.
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Waterloo crime map

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The Waterloo crime map provides a detailed overview of all crimes in Waterloo as reported by the local law enforcement agency. Based on the color coded legend above, the crime map outlines the areas with low crime compared to the areas with high crime. The Waterloo crime heat map offers insight into the total crimes on a block group level.

Did you know?

  • The overall crime rate in Waterloo is 22% higher than the national average.
  • For every 100,000 people, there are 9.16 daily crimes that occur in Waterloo.
  • Waterloo is safer than 19% of the cities in the United States.
  • In Waterloo you have a 1 in 30 chance of becoming a victim of any crime.
  • The number of total year over year crimes in Waterloo has decreased by 23%.

Compare Waterloo, IA Crime To Other Cities

Daily Crime In Waterloo (per 100,000 people)

The above illustration depicts the number of crimes committed daily in Waterloo, IA per 100,000 residents. Additionally, daily crime statistics are also listed for Iowa as well as national figures. In Waterloo, IA the total number of daily crimes is 1.38 times more than the Iowa average and 1.22 times more than the national average. Violent crime statistics in Waterloo, IA are 1.71 times more than the Iowa average and 1.31 times more than the national average. Regarding crimes committed against personal property, Waterloo, IA has a daily crime rate that is 1.34 times more than the Iowa average and 1.20 times more than the daily national average.

How Safe is Waterloo (higher is better)

Many people wonder how safe they are in Waterloo, IA in comparison to other notable cities in the state of Iowa as well as in comparison to the rest of the nation. Using the gauges above, which document and compare safety in Waterloo, IA to other cities in the state and across the country, Waterloo, IA is 18% safer than other cities of Iowa and 19% safer than other cities in the nation. When referring to the results, which show crime scores in Iowa cities and all around the United States, Waterloo, IA has a ranking of below average in comparison to other cities in the country, which is determined my comparing Waterloo, IA crime rate to all the other cities investigated.

Chance of Being A Victim of Crime in Waterloo

The chance of being a victim of violent crime in Waterloo is 1 in 199
The chance of being a victim of property crime in Waterloo is 1 in 36
The chance of being a victim of crime in Waterloo is 1 in 30
Do you want to know the risk of being victimized by a crime in Waterloo, IA? Displayed here are the statistics showing how likely you are to become a victim of a crime of violence, crime against your property, or any other crime. If you are in Waterloo, IA, then there is a 1 in 199 risk that you will experience a violent crime against you. These types of crimes may include homicide, sexual assault, robbery, and physical assault. Your risk of being a victim of property crime is 1 in 36. These types of crime include burglary, petty theft, and theft of motor vehicles. Altogether, there is a 1 in 30 risk that you will become a victim of crime in Waterloo, IA.

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

Determining whether Waterloo, IA is growing less or more safe for inhabitants is most easily done by comparing yearly crime rates. Graphs - like the one above - show crimes by crime type per 100,000 residents. They are displayed by crime types of violent, property, and total, in order to give a better overview of yearly crime rates. Waterloo, IA has decreased by 48% in violent crimes. At the same time, property crime has decreased by 16% year over year. Total crimes for Waterloo, IA has decreased by 23% in the same time frame.

Waterloo police department

ItemWaterlooIowaNational
Law enforcement employees (officers & civilians)1343,827558,732
Police officers & civilians /1000 residents1.91.83.3
There are a total of 134 Waterloo police officers. This results in 1.9 police officers per 1,000 residents which is 7.9% greater than the Iowa average and 40.2% less than the National average.

Sex offenders in Iowa

StateTotal offendersIowa /100KNational /100K
Iowa5,765196222
There are a total of 5,765 sex offenders in Iowa. This yields a total of 196 sex offenders in Iowa per 100,000 residents which is 12% less than the national average.

Nearby Cities With Low Crime Rates

City, StatePopulationViolent crime/100k peopleProperty crime/100k peopleTotal crime/100k people
Dike, IA1,30962451514
Hudson, IA2,41481588670
Denver, IA1,81491662753
Reinbeck, IA1,76597702799
Jesup, IA2,809103744847
Elk Run Heights, IA1,006104756861
La Porte City, IA2,4031299391,068
Waterloo, IA68,3575032,8403,342

Cities with similar population

City, StatePopulationViolent crime/100k peopleProperty crime/100k peopleTotal crime/100k people
St. Charles, MO68,3412262,5292,755
Jacksonville, NC68,4043242,9143,238
Frederick, MD68,2296601,8322,492
Mount Vernon, NY68,2176381,8892,527
Pasco, WA68,5672131,9832,197
Waterloo, IA68,3575032,8403,342
Source: The Waterloo, IA crime data displayed above is derived from the FBI's uniform crime reports for the year of 2017. 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.
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