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Total crime 68%
Violent crime 67%
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.
StatisticReportedincidents/100k peopleWaterloo/100k peopleIllinois/100k peopleNational/100k people
Total crime86n/a (estimate)8262,3372,580
Murder0n/a0.06.95.0
Rape7n/a67.346.042.6
Robbery0n/a0.0111.586.2
Assault6n/a57.6239.7246.8
Violent crime13n/a (estimate)125404381
Burglary10n/a96.1306.7376.0
Theft62n/a595.71,472.31,594.6
Vehicle theft1n/a9.6153.8228.9
Property crime73n/a (estimate)7011,9332,200

Key findings

  • Waterloo crime rates are 68% lower than the national average
  • Violent crimes in Waterloo are 67% lower than the national average
  • In Waterloo you have a 1 in 122 chance of becoming a victim of crime
  • Waterloo is safer than 76% of the cities in the United States
  • Year over year crime in Waterloo has decreased by 64%

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 lower crime compared to the areas with higher crime. The Waterloo crime heat map offers insight into the total crimes on a block group level.

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      Daily Crime In Waterloo (per 100,000 people)

      The bar chart above reveals the rate of daily crimes in Waterloo for every 100,000 residents. The Waterloo total amount of daily crime is 2.83 times less than the Illinois average and 3.12 times less than than that of the nation. As for violent crimes, the daily average in Waterloo, is 3.24 times less than the Illinois average, and it is 3.05 times less than the national average. The statistics for property crimes show that Waterloo has a daily crime average that is 2.76 times less than the Illinois average and 3.14 times less than the daily national rate.

      How Safe is Waterloo (higher is better)

      Compared to the other cities in Illinois and all other cities across the US, is Waterloo safe? From the gauges displayed above, you will notice that Waterloo is safer than 62% of other cities in the state of Illinois. In addition, Waterloo is safer than 76% of cities in the entire United States. To achieve these results, all Illinois and United States cities were analyzed to determine how many locations had a lower crime rate than Waterloo. By studying this data, it was possible to determine that Waterloo is above average in safety when compared with other United States cities.

      Chance of Being A Victim of Crime in Waterloo

      The chance of being a victim of violent crime in Waterloo is 1 in 801
      The chance of being a victim of property crime in Waterloo is 1 in 143
      The chance of being a victim of crime in Waterloo is 1 in 122
      Interested in knowing the odds that you will be a crime victim in Waterloo? In Waterloo, you have a 1 in 801 chance of falling victim to a violent crime, such as rape, robbery, assault, or even murder. In terms of property crime, your chances of being a victim are 1 in 143. These crimes include theft, vehicle theft, and burglary. Your overall chance of being a victim of crime in Waterloo, IL is 1 in 122.

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

      A good indicator of whether Waterloo is becoming a safer or a more dangerous place to live can be determined by analyzing the year over year crime rate (per 100,000 people). The number of violent crimes in Waterloo has decreased by 70%, while the property crime rate in Waterloo has decreased by 63% year over year. The number of total crimes in Waterloo has decreased by 64% year over year.

      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
      Smithton, IL3,79226209235
      Grantwood Village, MO1,01370372442
      Lakeshire, MO1,64172644716
      Freeburg, IL4,11147683730
      Red Bud, IL3,597114742856
      Valmeyer, IL1,184159716875
      Waterloo, IL10,197125701826

      Cities with similar population

      City, StatePopulationViolent crime/100k peopleProperty crime/100k peopleTotal crime/100k people
      Rockport, TX10,1972054,1274,332
      Eunice, LA10,1994374,8355,272
      Columbia, IL10,1932911,3921,684
      Little Canada, MN10,2022121,9252,138
      Watervliet, NY10,2073562,2242,580
      Waterloo, IL10,197125701826
      Source: The Waterloo, IL 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.