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Total crime 14%
Violent crime 1%
Property crime 17%
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 peopleWaterloo/100k peopleIllinois/100k peopleNational/100k people
Total crime0n/a (estimate)2,129 (estimate)2,2532,489
Murdern/an/an/a6.65.0
Rapen/an/an/a48.042.6
Robberyn/an/an/a98.481.6
Assaultn/an/an/a254.0250.2
Violent crimen/an/a (estimate)385 (estimate)407379
Burglaryn/an/an/a271.7340.5
Theftn/an/an/a1,426.61,549.5
Vehicle theftn/an/an/a148.2219.9
Property crimen/an/a (estimate)1,744 (estimate)1,8472,110

Key findings

  • Waterloo crime rates are 14% lower than the national average
  • Violent crimes in Waterloo are 1% higher than the national average
  • In Waterloo you have a 1 in 47 chance of becoming a victim of crime
  • Waterloo is safer than 31% of the cities in the United States
  • Year over year crime in Waterloo has increased by 158%

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      Daily Crime In Waterloo (per 100,000 people)

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      Chance of Being A Victim of Crime in Waterloo

      The chance of being a victim of violent crime in Waterloo is 1 in 261
      The chance of being a victim of property crime in Waterloo is 1 in 58
      The chance of being a victim of crime in Waterloo is 1 in 47

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

      Waterloo police department

      ItemWaterlooIllinoisNational
      Law enforcement employees (officers & civilians)1630,690558,732
      Police officers & civilians /1000 residents1.62.63.3
      There are a total of 16 Waterloo police officers. This results in 1.6 police officers per 1,000 residents which is 39.1% less than the Illinois average and 50.4% less than the National average.

      Sex offenders in Illinois

      StateTotal offendersIllinois /100KNational /100K
      Illinois32,213263266
      There are a total of 32,213 sex offenders in Illinois. This yields a total of 263 sex offenders in Illinois per 100,000 residents which is 1% less than the national average.

      Nearby Cities With Low Crime Rates

      City, StatePopulationViolent crime/100k peopleProperty crime/100k peopleTotal crime/100k people
      Kimmswick, MO149000
      Lakeshire, MO1,64172287359
      Smithton, IL3,7920391391
      Valmeyer, IL1,1840402402
      Grantwood Village, MO1,01369370440
      Red Bud, IL3,597228371599
      Freeburg, IL4,11171566637
      Waterloo, IL10,1973851,7442,129

      Cities with similar population

      City, StatePopulationViolent crime/100k peopleProperty crime/100k peopleTotal crime/100k people
      Rockport, TX10,1972404,0634,303
      Eunice, LA10,1995135,5346,047
      Columbia, IL10,193162591753
      Little Canada, MN10,2022282,0072,235
      Watervliet, NY10,2074421,9892,431
      Waterloo, IL10,1973851,7442,129
      Source: The Waterloo, IL 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.