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Total crime 67%
Violent crime 84%
Property crime 64%
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.
StatisticReportedincidents/100k peopleWaukee/100k peopleIowa/100k peopleNational/100k people
Total crime199n/a (estimate)8202,0002,489
Murder0n/a0.01.95.0
Rape8n/a33.036.942.6
Robbery1n/a4.127.481.6
Assault6n/a24.7200.4250.2
Violent crime15n/a (estimate)62267379
Burglary28n/a115.4371.1340.5
Theft143n/a589.61,199.61,549.5
Vehicle theft13n/a53.6163.0219.9
Property crime184n/a (estimate)7591,7342,110

Key findings

  • Waukee crime rates are 67% lower than the national average
  • Violent crimes in Waukee are 84% lower than the national average
  • In Waukee you have a 1 in 122 chance of becoming a victim of crime
  • Waukee is safer than 82% of the cities in the United States
  • Year over year crime in Waukee has decreased by 38%

Waukee crime map

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The Waukee crime map provides a detailed overview of all crimes in Waukee 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 Waukee crime heat map offers insight into the total crimes on a block group level.

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      Daily Crime In Waukee (per 100,000 people)

      The graph above looks at the comparison of crimes committed in Waukee on a daily basis (per 100,000 people) to crimes committed throughout the state of Iowa and the USA. According to the latest crime statistics, daily crimes in Waukee (which include property crimes as well as violent crimes), when compared to Iowa, are 2.44 times less than the state average and 3.03 times less than than national average. Violent crimes committed in Waukee on a daily basis are 4.31 times less than than Iowa average and 6.13 times less than the average nationwide. Daily property crime rates in Waukee are 2.29 times less than the daily state average and 2.78 times less than the daily national numbers.

      How Safe is Waukee (higher is better)

      What are the odds that you'll be safer in Waukee, Iowa compared to other areas of Iowa, as well as the rest of America? When it comes down to it, is Waukee safe? In the graphs above, it shows that Waukee is safer than 87% of Iowa cities, and 82% compared to all other cities across America. These statistics are calculated by taking a closer look at each city's crime rate in Iowa, as well as the rest of the US. It is then determined which cities see less crime than Waukee. At this time, Waukee sees a above average rate of crime in comparison to other United States cities.

      Chance of Being A Victim of Crime in Waukee

      The chance of being a victim of violent crime in Waukee is 1 in 1618
      The chance of being a victim of property crime in Waukee is 1 in 132
      The chance of being a victim of crime in Waukee is 1 in 122
      Are you curious to know the likelihood of suffering from a crime in Waukee? If you reside in Waukee, the likelihood that you will become a victim of a violent crime is 1 in 1618. Violent crimes include: murder, sexual assault, robbery, and physical assault. There is a 1 in 132 change that you will become a victim of a property crime. These sorts of crimes against personal property include: burglary, theft, and auto theft. In total, the likelihood of being victimized by a crime in Waukee, is 1 in 122.

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

      The year over year change in crime per 100,000 people helps to understand whether crime in Waukee, IA is on the rise or declining. The violent crime rate in Waukee has decreased by 59%, while the property crime rate in Waukee has decreased by 35% year over year. Summing up the numbers, Waukee has decreased by 38% with regards to total crimes year over year.

      Waukee police department

      ItemWaukeeIowaNational
      Law enforcement employees (officers & civilians)163,827558,732
      Police officers & civilians /1000 residents1.11.83.3
      There are a total of 16 Waukee police officers. This results in 1.1 police officers per 1,000 residents which is 38.9% less than the Iowa average and 66.2% less than the National average.

      Sex offenders in Iowa

      StateTotal offendersIowa /100KNational /100K
      Iowa6,040205266
      There are a total of 6,040 sex offenders in Iowa. This yields a total of 205 sex offenders in Iowa per 100,000 residents which is 23% less than the national average.

      Nearby Cities With Low Crime Rates

      City, StatePopulationViolent crime/100k peopleProperty crime/100k peopleTotal crime/100k people
      Granger, IA1,46168442510
      Polk City, IA4,11520499519
      Dallas Center, IA1,85186559645
      Van Meter, IA1,25690585675
      Saylorville, IA3,44595616711
      Earlham, IA1,52396625721
      Clive, IA17,02240699740
      Waukee, IA16,95562759820

      Cities with similar population

      City, StatePopulationViolent crime/100k peopleProperty crime/100k peopleTotal crime/100k people
      Bon Air, VA16,9572301,8172,047
      Mesquite, NV16,9531331,1421,275
      McKinleyville, CA16,9485642,9813,545
      Country Walk, FL16,9752861,6251,911
      Moraga, CA16,977128692821
      Waukee, IA16,95562759820
      Source: The Waukee, IA 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.