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Total crime 63%
Violent crime 37%
Property crime 67%
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 peopleWisconsin/100k peopleNational/100k people
Total crime32n/a (estimate)9591,8552,580
Murder0n/a0.03.05.0
Rape3n/a89.938.742.6
Robbery0n/a0.060.086.2
Assault5n/a149.8193.7246.8
Violent crime8n/a (estimate)240295381
Burglary1n/a30.0242.5376.0
Theft23n/a689.21,168.91,594.6
Vehicle theft0n/a0.0148.5228.9
Property crime24n/a (estimate)7191,5602,200

Key findings

  • Waterloo crime rates are 63% lower than the national average
  • Violent crimes in Waterloo are 37% lower than the national average
  • In Waterloo you have a 1 in 105 chance of becoming a victim of crime
  • Waterloo is safer than 58% of the cities in the United States
  • Year over year crime in Waterloo has not changed

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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 418
      The chance of being a victim of property crime in Waterloo is 1 in 140
      The chance of being a victim of crime in Waterloo is 1 in 105

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

      Waterloo police department

      ItemWaterlooWisconsinNational
      Law enforcement employees (officers & civilians)99,355558,732
      Police officers & civilians /1000 residents2.72.43.3
      There are a total of 9 Waterloo police officers. This results in 2.7 police officers per 1,000 residents which is 12.3% greater than the Wisconsin average and 17.5% less than the National average.

      Sex offenders in Wisconsin

      StateTotal offendersWisconsin /100KNational /100K
      Wisconsin24,983456266
      There are a total of 24,983 sex offenders in Wisconsin. This yields a total of 456 sex offenders in Wisconsin per 100,000 residents which is 71% greater than the national average.

      Nearby Cities With Low Crime Rates

      City, StatePopulationViolent crime/100k peopleProperty crime/100k peopleTotal crime/100k people
      Fall River, WI1,5841170117
      Lake Ripley, WI1,75549261310
      Cottage Grove, WI6,72985299384
      Lake Mills, WI5,796152236388
      Cambridge, WI1,17985448532
      Deerfield, WI2,488106561668
      Johnson Creek, WI2,890110581691
      Waterloo, WI3,341240719959

      Cities with similar population

      City, StatePopulationViolent crime/100k peopleProperty crime/100k peopleTotal crime/100k people
      Pine Ridge, SD3,3413091,3171,626
      Brimfield, OH3,3411541,1951,349
      Loxahatchee Groves, FL3,342107634740
      Sherwood, OH3,34268527595
      West Point, NE3,3430480480
      Waterloo, WI3,341240719959
      Source: The Waterloo, WI 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.