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Total crime 64%
Violent crime 71%
Property crime 63%
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 peopleWaterloo/100k peopleNebraska/100k peopleNational/100k people
Total crime0n/a (estimate)926 (estimate)2,3652,580
Murdern/an/an/a2.35.0
Rapen/an/an/a63.942.6
Robberyn/an/an/a39.286.2
Assaultn/an/an/a179.4246.8
Violent crimen/an/a (estimate)112 (estimate)285381
Burglaryn/an/an/a271.9376.0
Theftn/an/an/a1,555.31,594.6
Vehicle theftn/an/an/a252.6228.9
Property crimen/an/a (estimate)814 (estimate)2,0802,200

Key findings

  • Waterloo crime rates are 64% lower than the national average
  • Violent crimes in Waterloo are 71% lower than the national average
  • In Waterloo you have a 1 in 109 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 8%

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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 897
      The chance of being a victim of property crime in Waterloo is 1 in 123
      The chance of being a victim of crime in Waterloo is 1 in 109

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

      Waterloo police department

      ItemWaterlooNebraskaNational
      Law enforcement employees (officers & civilians)n/a2,523558,732
      Police officers & civilians /1000 residentsn/a2.13.3

      Sex offenders in Nebraska

      StateTotal offendersNebraska /100KNational /100K
      Nebraska6,070345266
      There are a total of 6,070 sex offenders in Nebraska. This yields a total of 345 sex offenders in Nebraska per 100,000 residents which is 30% greater than the national average.

      Nearby Cities With Low Crime Rates

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      Bennington, NE1,6080587587
      Arlington, NE1,32298718816
      Springfield, NE1,516100730830
      Yutan, NE1,069108792900
      Wann, NE81115840955
      Valley, NE1,852861,4571,542
      La Vista, NE17,064931,5721,665
      Waterloo, NE1,030112814926

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      City, StatePopulationViolent crime/100k peopleProperty crime/100k peopleTotal crime/100k people
      Clermont, GA1,0301229641,087
      Atwater, OH1,0301219391,060
      Skidmore, TX1,0302041,1771,382
      Empire City, OK1,0291811,1181,299
      Roseland, LA1,0312881,7552,044
      Waterloo, NE1,030112814926
      Source: The Waterloo, NE 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.